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assassins creed 2's training says that for seekers it's best to take down seekers by switching to your fists and then disarm them, to take away their advantage.
i found while i was completing the game that it was so much easier to skip the disarm and just switch to your fists and beat up the seekers while not wasting the time trying to disarm them and possibly getting hurt by their attacks if you fail to disarm them.
I agree. It's wierd that with your fists you can keep hitting them until they are down. They won't even counter you. You can only be be another enemy. But for some reason hidden blades they block every time.