cosmic-star-dust said: I've read the post on fight scenes, but what about if they're not human (i.e. Angels, demons, etc)?
Uh, if you’re asking me how to write fight scenes with fictional creatures, I’m pretty sure the answer is ‘make it up.’ Much like creating your own set of magic rules. Not much more I can think of than that?
Consider what you’re making up. As previous people have said, you have free reigns when the creatures fighting are completely made up by yourself. But rarely do you make up omnipotent races, so you have to consider the tools (of war) at the creatures disposal.
In the case of humans, we have spent millennia designing thousands of ways to kill just each other. What would happen if a fantastical race with supernatural powers were added to the mix? How would our weapon designs change?
For example, on a battlefield, with humans versus a race of monstrous creatures. The monsters have large flying demons that harasses the infantry formations. A naturally evolved defence to that would be tall pikes pointed at the air, to deter the flying demons.
Obviously not a perfect example since the issue is magical creature vs magical creature (and isolated fighting, not grand battles). My main point is that unless a made up creature is omnipotent or limited in sentience and tool use, it will, much like us invent new ways to combat its foes