Sleights are a term used to describe a specialty ability used by more experienced warriors. These attacks change how an ordinary strike will play out, usually by boosting the damage done. Due to the great amount of varying of types of weapons, sleights are never the same, and each one is designed for a specific weapon type.
With a simple weapon such as a sword, their sleights are also simple. Usually consisting of a simple, but effective way of dealing more damage. These techniques are solely based on the ability of the user, and not on the weapon itself, as most swords do not have any specific abilities, or enhancements.
Dagger Sleights are meant to be stealthy, and as less noticeable as possible, while still being able to cause great damage to the intended target. Such Sleights are highly valued among thieves and assassins, because their inconspicuous, and allow a target to be quietly disposed of.
Keyblade sleights include techniques such as Ars Arcanum. These attacks use the Keyblade's specific properties to unleash its inner power on a foe. Most Keyblade Sleights can be used by any kind of Keyblade, whether its an original, or a mass produced copy. The reason why even copies can is due to the fact that they, although do not contain the same amount of power or magic as the originals, still have an inner power, and thus are able to draw out these abilities. (Although the result of it would still be significantly less powerful then a original Keyblade.)
Both Stave and Rods use almost identical Attack Types, though they are generally classified seperatly, due to the different weapons used for them. Stave Sleights are a bit of an oddity. Instead of increasing potential magic power, they turn these elegant magical weapons into great Melee weapons, though still not up to par as the other weapons.
Both Stave and Rods use almost identical Sleights, though they are generally classified seperatly, due to the different weapons used for them. Rod Sleights are a bit of an oddity. Instead of increasing potential magic power, they turn these elegant magical weapons into great Melee weapons, though still not up to par as the other weapons.
Bow Sleights are a little different from others. Instead of a technique, or magic, Bow Sleights are designed to target and hit critical points on the body, disabling specific functions, or quite simply killing the target quietly. Bow Sleights are reliable in the sense that they can be used to just disable a target, rather then outright killing it.