Yes, thanks a lot! One guy said he is 2 years late lol im posting this about 4 or 5 years later then. I know the frustration, ugh. Basically, i have learned its all about the orb attacks (Blue attack) really. that, and combos. I think the guard survival accounts for all the guards you see fighting.. from what ive encountered at least. almost finished tho... a couple more characters to go.. then to the leveling up. yay!