A Charged Slash is an attack performed by holding the A Button briefly before releasing it. Charged Slashes cannot be blocked by the common enemy, but leave Travis vulnerable to an enemy's attack while charging the beam katana. Charged Slashes also consume more of the beam katana's battery charge than regular slash attacks. The manner in which Charged Slashes are executed is also dependent on the Slashing Stance that is being assumed. A High Charge Slash sends Travis slashing forwards, and a Low Charge Slash causes Travis to slash the enemies at his sides.