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 I play a thoroughly evil character. Since I'm evil, I'm allowed to equip the "Heart of Darkness". This vile gem armor drastically enhances the effects of the Energy Styles. There are two of those: Spirit Thief, which drains your opponent's Chi and transfers it to you; and Storm Dragon, which steals your opponent's Focus. (I should probably mention that my mod completely redefines Storm Dragon). With these two styles I nix his Chi and Focus reserves in a matter of moments.
The only thing I have left to worry about from him is Paralyzing Palm. But why let him come close enough? So I use Stone Immortal to petrify him and Death's Razor to throw him around.
I find there's a certain poetic justice in finishing Li with Death's Razor.