This mod started out as a compilation of all those other mods that add new styles to Jade Empire. Eventually I figured out how to add styles myself and added a few more. All in all there's around 40 styles now. 50 if you count weapon upgrades as well. Quite a lot of styles have been modified. Some have been re-balanced. To others I've added new effects. And some have been re-purposed entirely. But I didn't stop at adding and modding styles either. There are new gem armors, new techniques, new merchants, brand new concepts like specializations... I can say without the slightest bit of exaggeration, that this is the largest mod for Jade Empire out there. In fact: It is many times larger than all other mods combined and that is not just because it *contains* so many other mods. The last time I checked the codebase totaled to 25,000 lines. In other words: This mod is a complete overhaul.
My mod's web site showcases the new styles in their purest form. You will see me start and finish combat in a single style at a time. That's certainly useful for documentation, but it's not how I play the game. I like to mix and match styles and switch tactics a lot. That is after all what my mod is about: Giving you more options!
Here you see a possible way of fighting Emperor Sun Hai. What makes this fight tricky, is that he has three very special styles: a weapon style, a martial style and a magic style. The nasty bit is, that he's immune to the type of style he's using at the moment. The even nastier bit is, that he changes styles a lot faster than you possibly could - no matter how hard you try.
The two main styles I use here, are the Halberd and Monkey Paw. The Halberd is perfect for keeping him out of my range while he's using Viper. It's also good for attacking him when he uses magic. You don't want to come to close to him, when he uses magic, because he might switch to Viper or Tien's Justice at any time. As a matter of fact: You don't want to come to close to him at all - except with Monkey Paw. Monkey Paw allows you throw yourself at him like a projectile and retreat as quickly as you attacked. In between I also use Dire Flame, but only when he wastes my time with blocks and area attacks...