Long wepons can only be deflected by using a long wepon or a heavy wepon, with the hidden blade assassination being an acception, but that is bangerous to use because of its low counter odds. If you were to block a smash attack from a brute, then your long wepon will break and the half that you still have will function as a mediun sized wepon. A long wepon has a miximun combo of three hits. The special attack of the long wepon is the sweep attack. This is a charged attack that can be learned by training at the villa. When this attack is done sucsesfully, you will sweep your enemy off of their feet. If you use the swep attack more than three times with the same wepon, it will break in half. The best way to obtain the long wepon is to disarm a seeker. However, you can also pick up the wepon after you kill the seeker.