When you swordfight, use only the hammer or little scorpion moves. These are easy to pull off, and will give you respect each time they hit. If your opponent is dodging these attacks, which some do, then hit him or her a few times with another attack to bring him or her to about half health. Now, use the hammer or little scorpion move again. The opponent might block your attack, but it is very powerful and will break their sword after a few hits. *** This does not work for every fight. For example, against Harry as his sword is unbreakable. Also, it will not work if you do not have an offhand sword equipped. Never kill an opponent after a duel. If you let them live, you will get a lot of respect, and they often open up secrets for you.