Talk:Edge-guard breaking

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Authenticity of term[edit]

I've just been searching; the only examples of the the term 'guard break' that I've found with relation to Smash Bros are to do with shield stun and shield breaks. I've never seen anyone on Smash Boards use it, or heard it used by any competitive players. While this set of tactics seems viable, the name 'guard break' doesn't seem to be used when referring to it; the term 'counter' seems more common. It seems that the majority of 'guard breaks' are performed in relation to specific edge guarding techniques; there don't appear to be any general moves or tactics. So, it might be a good idea to merge this article with Edge guard or Recovery under a heading like 'Countering edge guarding'. Mako Shark (talk) 12:21, June 30, 2010 (UTC)

Merging with Edgeguarding would make the page too long. I don't know what happened to the discussion, but we had a similar one a few years ago. Counter is too common of a term already to include something else under, and guard break was chosen because even if it is not commonly accepted, it is intuitively obvious what it means. Clarinet Hawk (talk · contributions) 14:13, June 30, 2010 (UTC)
I see, thanks for clarifying. I also found a short technique guide that does use the term. Mako Shark (talk) 10:03, July 1, 2010 (UTC)