IGN is featuring an article about all things combat in Age of Conan. Sporting a video that honestly explains it all (rather than via text), here's a bit of what the article does say:
We could go into a really long and detailed explanation of how this combat system works, but we figured you'd have more fun actually watching this video, which features Funcom product manager Erling Ellingsen as he introduces you to the Age of Conan combat system. Meanwhile, the game plays directly behind him thanks to the magic of technology! Age of Conan launches on May 20 for the PC, and an Xbox 360 version will follow at a later date. We'll have plenty more on Age of Conan in the coming weeks, too, so keep an eye open.
Still doesn't make sense? Head over to IGN to see the video.