Tips for Players
What is ragdol muscle strength
It's how "loose" the animations are. The default standard value for it is around 9.8.
How to play training mode
It is probably planned for the future patches, by now you can try to use passive AI (see below) or you can do it yourself right now actually, set Damage to 0 in options and choose Local co-op. Also just press F2 for now to turn off the AI.
How to understand moveset and attack
Characters automatically move to try and defend any attack you perform if they're in a "neutral" position (not attacking). If you can time your attack to interrupt an action, and don't hit their weapon on the way in, you'll score a hit. If it's a clean enough hit on a vulnerable part of their body, they die. Sometimes if your attack comes from a particularly awkward angle for the opponent, their guard won't be in position in time and you can hit them from neutral too, but this is unreliable and risky, so shouldn't be assumed or expected to be the case by default.
How to cut hand or leg
It is a rare occasion and you need to hit a perfect place in a perfect time. Try Isabelle for heavier slashes.
High guard longsword cuts vs sabre
It's very easy trying cutting from the high guard with Isabella. It's rather too easy to hit the AI if the opponents has a sabre, since they can't parry the attack. Marie and Isabella as oppponents can counter it by thrusting, since a high thrust blocks the downward strike, but Gideon, Jacek and Barabasz don't do that.
How to attack with rapier
Don't see the slashes as an attack itself, you can use the slashing to get your rapier in position then faint and do a stab, they are highly relying on movement direction, with that you can get around the enemies guard, especially when they are striking and land killing stabs quiet easily.
How to fight against rapier
Rapier's weakness is that, well, it does rapiery things. It stabs. Which means it's easier to sidestep with immediate counter. But you need to be closer than you think, cuz her lunges have incredible range. Or Also sidestep to get in her face for a close range punch and cut, long guard for safety and punish her long guard lunges (those have the longest recovery).