Sword combat in Minecraft is incredibly simplistic and boring compared to most other combat games.
You hit someone with a sword, they flash and get knocked back a little bit, and you hit them again and again until they die. Sometimes, the other player hits you too many times and then you die too.
If you want to spice up vanilla Minecraft’s combat system, then I recommend the Dynamic Sword Skills Mod for Minecraft.
The Dynamic Sword Skills Mod aims to introduce parrying, dodging, and strategic sword attacks to Minecraft.
The mod is actually an offshoot of the Zelda Sword Skills Mod, which is a standalone mod featuring Zelda items and features as well as a sword combat overhaul. The Dynamic Sword Skills Mod is designed for players who don’t want Zelda items but still want the cool sword combat.
Players begin with a basic Sword Skill orb. Over time, more orbs can be acquired by looting chests, defeating mobs, and killing enemy players. Weapons with the Looting enchantment give players a much higher chance of an orb drop.
Skill Swords will also appear in chests throughout the game world. Swords can be of multiple types of materials, although swords made of diamond will have a higher skill level than swords made of lower types of materials.
You can configure all sword settings in the mod’s configuration files. Basically, this mod lets players but different orbs in their hotbar and then use those orbs to configure sword skills. It makes combat significantly more entertaining.
How to Install Dynamic Sword Skills Mod for Minecraft 1.7.5
Step 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge
Step 2) Download the latest version of the Dynamic Sword Skills mod from download link here
Step 3) Drag and drop the mod’s .zip folder into the .minecraft/mods folder
Step 4) Delete the META-INF folder
Step 5) Start playing and enjoy!