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Old 05-02-2009, 09:52 PM
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Question Focus Sash vs. Focus Band

I'm trying to figure out the best hold items for my team and I came across this question. What is better between Focus Sash and Focus Band? Are they the same or what? Any thoughts?
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:26 PM
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Default Re: Focus Sash vs. Focus Band

From what I've seen on Shoddy and just speaking from my opinion, Focus Sash is better. Yes, you have to have 100% to use it, but with Focus Band, you only get a 10% chance to survive. Handy if you're feeling lucky, but not something that people would generally depend on.

So, yeah. Focus Sash > Focus Band.
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:33 PM
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Default Re: Focus Sash vs. Focus Band

You wouldn't be able to use Focus Band in standard anyway, because hax items are banned.
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:55 PM
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Default Re: Focus Sash vs. Focus Band

Focus sash only allows to live one attack while focus band is random and can let you live with 1 hp multiple times *I used it on PBR when I was a nub when I first got into battling* which is what makes it a hax item.

Focus Sash is the standard and is the only you can use.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:08 PM
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Default Re: Focus Sash vs. Focus Band

I would never depend on Focus Band. I would never depend on a 10% chance...lol...

Focus Sash > Focus Band. xP
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:09 PM
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Default Re: Focus Sash vs. Focus Band

Focus band is okay if you're insanely lucky. I've been saved quite a few times from it (even 3 times in a row). But it is a banned item on wifi however and the focus sash is just all around better.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:19 PM
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Default Re: Focus Sash vs. Focus Band

Focus Band is banned under the hax clause because it is luck reliant, which removes an element of skill from the game. Focus sash has a definate predetermined effect and can be effectively utilized through strategy. Focus sash all the way imo.
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:36 PM
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Default Re: Focus Sash vs. Focus Band

Since Focus Band (and other hax-related items) are usually banned from standard play, one could say that Focus Sash is the only item you can use.

Really though, I would use something that would work 100% of the time compared to something that works only 10%. In short, Focus Sash > Focus Band.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:24 AM
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Default Re: Focus Sash vs. Focus Band

I now know the difference between Focus Band and Focus Sash. I don't think I'll be wasting my BP on Focus Band anytime too soon!
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:35 PM
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I don't see because never to prefer Focus Band to Focus Sash, the second it independently works from the hax of whom uses it...
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:44 AM
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Default Re: Focus Sash vs. Focus Band

While it is banned, Focus Sash works better anyway, it is reliable (well, especially on leads beacause SR screws with it).
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:09 AM
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Well, Focus Sash served me pretty well. I got to the semi-finals in the Seattle Regional Video Game Championship. That was a lot farther than I thought I'd get. Thanks for all the advice.
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: Focus Sash vs. Focus Band

The metagame in which that tournament is played didn't have a lot of Stealth Rock.
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:00 PM
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The metagame in which that tournament is played didn't have a lot of Stealth Rock.
Well, I got hit by Stealth Rock once...so my Focus Sash didn't help me that round. But that was just one time.
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Default Re: Focus Sash vs. Focus Band

Okay, thanks for the info(^^)
Now I know what to use!
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