Combat Focus is a skill in the Lords of Shadow franchise. It is implemented as a meter that gradually fills up as attacks and combos are performed well. When it is full, attacking enemies causes Neutral Elemental Orbs (Lords of Shadow) or Blood Orbs (Lords of Shadow 2) to be emitted from enemies. Gabriel must then have to absorb these floating orbs before they disappear.
Game Specific InformationEdit
The meter is found at the bottom of the screen and fills up whenever the player successfully strikes at enemies with the Shadow Whip. It gets emptied instantly when taking damage, or when switching to the Chaos Claws or the Void Sword.
When the meter is full, the gem at the center will glow, accompanied by an audio cue. While the gem is still glowing, any further hits dealt to enemies using the Shadow Whip will cause them to drop Blood Orbs, which can then be used to fill up the Chaos or Void Magic. The difficulty level affects the rate at which the Combat Focus fills up with every successful hit. Failure to land a successful attack to any enemy within a given time will also cause the meter to drain slowly.
|Item Data: Combat Focus|
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|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|The combat focus is an ancient technique from the Brotherhood of Light. Once fully focused, a capable warrior can extract Neutral Elemental orbs from his enemies after each successful hit. (Usage) The combat focus meter is filled when you fight well; use varied attacks and avoid being hit. Lack of combat will slowly decrease the meter and magic use will pause it.|| Skill (Basic Action)|
|Inherited from his training under the Brotherhood of Light, Dracula retains his knowledge of Combat Focus. When he is concentrating fully, the Prince of Darkness can extract blood orbs from his enemies with each successful hit. The focus meter fills when you fight well: Try different attacks, use Synchronised Blocks and avoid getting hit. Not fighting reduces the Combat Focus and activating any of our powers stops it completely.|| Skill (Basic Action)|
| First Obtained: Bernhard's Wing|