Those of you who have fought me in the past know I'm a trashcan, but my worst times are against prep classes. I feel like it is just a fight with a timer and if they hit their prep before they die, they win.
I know that isn't true because I see people cure out of breaks and fight on. So my question to you more advanced fighters is: how?
My self limb tracking is very unreliable since it seems people hit breaks at different "amounts of hits". Some classes like dragon you know you are getting broke at 4 so it's easy to at least predict when you are prepped and then react, but what about other classes? SnB is a good example where different artifact levels and str amounts seem to change when you break. What's the strategy to know when to go defensive?
When going defensive whats the "rule of thumb"? I know that is a huge question and I don't expect a book on how to cure against each class, but what's the general rules to follow?