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Sometimes, I see people glow for a few seconds:

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What is that, what does it mean and how can I do it?

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do they stop glowing after an attack? If I remember from my brief playing of this game during the steam holiday achievement thing, it looks like he's charging up an attack. – l I Jan 6 '12 at 1:05
@yx. It doesn't seem to be tied to attacks, but it lasts a few seconds and goes away. – John the Green Jan 6 '12 at 1:07
well in that case that exhausts my minute knowledge about this game :P – l I Jan 6 '12 at 1:08
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Recently, Spiral Knights changed the charge up animation for weapons. (It used to be most more obvious what was going on)

This glow appears when you have a fully charged attack, which you can do by holding the attack button down.

The exact nature of the charge attack depends on the weapon you are using.

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Huh. Turns out yx was right after all. – John the Green Jan 6 '12 at 3:01

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