Another tech in Crusade is known as SSC, or Shield Stun Canceling. It's incredibly easy to pull off, and greatly improves the gameplay of v0.9.0, as one of the version's biggest probelms is the high amount of shield stun. To perform a SSC, simply press down while in shield stun. If done too early or too late, you will perform a spotdodge, which can be punished. But if done perfectly, it allows for incredibly fast punishes.
SSC allows you to follow up with options that normally wouldn't be as good OOS options, like shine or rest. It its also the fastest. way to land a grab after being hit on shield.