Originally Posted by sammich
This has probably been discussed already, but does anyone use the dual weapon combo (the triple damage, cross sword slash)? You get the triple damage at the end but it finishes the combo, so while you gain the extra 1X damage, you have start off with 2 normal hits again if that last hit isn't the end of the hit window, and you're down on damage. Is it worth bothering?
The dual cross combos are very effective if you use them wisely. Save the cross slash for the last to maximize your damage for example after initiating a combo, go L,R,L,U that gives you at 4 combos and 7 hits in total. Don't get greedy and try putting too many in there or your last combo will get blocked. You also have to know the kind of break you have for example if you have a perfect parry break you may be able to sneak in at least 1 other combo making it L,R,L,R,U.
Then again if you find yourself giving a cross slash too early, continue it as another combo initiation for example if your combo ended with U, swipe down for a regular hit and Up again to start a new combo sequence. by this time your break might be over but you will be able to at least sneak in another combo
And yes it IS worth bothering.