Yes Nsword can kill faster than Tsabers, and Ffan. However.... Both weapons do infact have "excellent" defeat moves. Also, Substantial time will have been wasted on the Offense side. in their failure to kill the general. At that point the offense will have to choose weather to LEAD the enemy general to theirs... thereby initiating the Defense to use "The Chase" Tactic in Part 4. If they don't try to lead then they must be trying to win secondary judgement by which they will already have a sizable deficit. It will comedown to if this...
Q:Are the Nsword players' ko skill good enough to catch up AND pass the slightly slower other weapons?
A:If its noob team on noob team? No
if its advanced on semi or noob? Yes.
If its advanced on advanced? Toss up
Call me a lagger one more dam time.