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Old 05-25-2017, 09:27 AM   #28
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Default Re: Can you Parry a Bear?

Originally Posted by Harald387 View Post
It's not 'eight hundred pounds of bear aimed at your sword'; it's 'one extended limb of a creature that weighs eight hundred pounds being deflected far enough from its path to miss your body'. There's far (FAR) more to a 'parry' than simply putting your weapon directly in the path of the swing and letting it take all the force involved.
This. But off the top of my head I'd suspect that realistically an attacking bear is usually going to slam or grapple and bite, and not claw much until it has the target immobile. A bear defending would claw while retreating.
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