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  • I say Lava bending cause it's cooler.

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    • If the fight takes place on the aircraft or ship then lavabending useless. In this situation, metalbending very useful. There are many weapons: forks, knives, doors, tables, and so on.

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    • I say Lava.

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    • Lavabending certainly is not "cooler." (Nyuk nyuk nyuk)

      I think metalbending is more practical and has more nonlethal applications and general utility.

      Lavabending seems extremely destructive.

      If it had to be one or the other, I'd go with metalbending...but I'd really want both.

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    • Lavabending seems better if you want to cause wanton destruction. It also has the benefit of greater intimidation factor. But metalbending is more useful ... there aren't going to be a lot of situations where spewing out a fountain of lava is going to be of great help to you.

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    • Weltall8000 wrote:
      Lavabending certainly is not "cooler." (Nyuk nyuk nyuk)

      Thank you for saying that before me.

      I prefer lavabending because everything can be solved with spewingout afountin of lava. I even believe it should have been more useful against the mecha.

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    • I'd say metal because there's metal almost everywhere, even on people's clothes. Unless you're going to carry around earth with you. And when you bend lava, you're not only endangering your opponents but also yourself, not to say that metal isn't dangerous, but it's just lower on the danger scale.

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    • I like both styles but I, personally, prefer metalbending because of its versatility and all around usefulness. You can swing on building etc with metalbending and it has a good balance for defense and offense. Lavabending seems to be ONLY good for offense unless you count the fear factor as defensive. Lava is just a destructive element and you always have to be on your toes youself when you bend lava because one mistake could burn your skin off. This is why I ask why did they have to give Bolin the skill. His confidence level with metalbending was low so why not do something to increase his confidence level and give him the skill. I mean we all know he can do it because of both what Suyin says about limiting yourself AND Toph saying even he could learn it. They could have at least let him do it in Book 4 somehow and it is the one he wanted. I hope Bolin, whether in the comics or a future show, does end up learning it so he can have 2 subskills.

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    • Waterbend.3.19 wrote:
      I'd say metal because there's metal almost everywhere, even on people's clothes. Unless you're going to carry around earth with you. And when you bend lava, you're not only endangering your opponents but also yourself, not to say that metal isn't dangerous, but it's just lower on the danger scale.

      Short of large metal/wood buildings or being out on the ocean, you're never very far from earth for conventional earthbending. But even then, Ghazan was able to do some serious damage with a few small stones that would easily fit in a pouch or pocket.

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    • Integer115 wrote:
      If the fight takes place on the aircraft or ship then lavabending useless. In this situation, metalbending very useful. There are many weapons: forks, knives, doors, tables, and so on.


      This raises a good question, I think. Lava is just molten earth... could it be possible for a metalbender to master molten metal?


      On topic, I'd choose metalbending because it's so versatile. Lavabending seems like something used almost exclusively for combat (though you could probably cook a mean stake with it).

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    • Lavabending is number one!Yeah, metalbending has a lot of capabilities, but I think lavabending is more powerful. Just look at what it can do. Ghazan collesped a section of the wall in ba sing se like it was nothing.  And he destroyed the NAT (something i never liked). Now, tell me that ain't tight.

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    • Lavabending is probably inherently more destructive. Metalbending has more obvious utility.

      Not to say there isn't overlap between all of these parts back and forth here, but that's the gist of it.

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    • Lavabending is inherently more destructive, which makes it probably more powerful, but not as practical unless you're not bothered by the possibility of substantial collateral damage. 

      Metalbending has more practical utilities and can be used with far more precision than lavabending, which would make it better IMO.

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    • Weltall8000 wrote:
      Lavabending is probably inherently more destructive. Metalbending has more obvious utility.

      Not to say there isn't overlap between all of these parts back and forth here, but that's the gist of it.

      Lavabending can be very useful, depending on how the bender utilizes it. Maybe in the future bolin could come up with some new moves.

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    • Lavabending is better for AOE attacks while metalbending is better for blacksmithing.

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    • Flying Fury wrote:
      Weltall8000 wrote:
      Lavabending is probably inherently more destructive. Metalbending has more obvious utility.

      Not to say there isn't overlap between all of these parts back and forth here, but that's the gist of it.

      Lavabending can be very useful, depending on how the bender utilizes it. Maybe in the future bolin could come up with some new moves.


      Yes, like the amazing Boiling Water Style. Seriously now, could a bloodbender boil someone's blood? I think a firebender can probably do it, but since waterbenders can change water temerature by making them colder they should be able to do it too.

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    • ...please, don't give the writers ideas.

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    • They do say that you can turn earth into Lava so you could just turn the earth around the bot to lava ending the fight fairly fast.

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    • People In one book A Noncanon Zuko made a Lava Dragon Ghazan made a Lava Shurkien So proof we can make Objects out of it I say a master bender can use Lava perfectly

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    • Lava can also be used as a projectile. Ghazan threw lava boulders at Mako and Bolin. Highly effective to attack something like an airship, plane, or dragon and bison.

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    • Flying Fury wrote:
      Lava can also be used as a projectile. Ghazan threw lava boulders at Mako and Bolin. Highly effective to attack something like an airship, plane, or dragon and bison.

      OR you can use metal bending inside a giant colossus to smash all of that too. In style. *Kuvira puts on some shades*

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    • Kubernes wrote:
      Flying Fury wrote:
      Lava can also be used as a projectile. Ghazan threw lava boulders at Mako and Bolin. Highly effective to attack something like an airship, plane, or dragon and bison.
      OR you can use metal bending inside a giant colossus to smash all of that too. In style. *Kuvira puts on some shades*

      OH YEEEEEAH!!!

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    • I would go for metalbending, you can make wonderful art, Huan is the living prove

      Also at this time where metal is in so many objects its just more usefull then lava.

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    • Metal Bending its more powerful then lava, and you can bend any object that has metal in it.

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    • You guys are aware that anything that can be earthbent can probably be lavabent, right?

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    • TrollYo wrote:
      Metal Bending its more powerful then lava, and you can bend any object that has metal in it.

      lolno.

      Highly purified metals such as platnum can't be bent despite being metal.

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    • I say metal. Why?

      Firstly, there are many metal objects (knives, forks, etc.).

      Secondly, lavabending can harm me, the bender, very easily.

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    • It seems strange that people cite commonness of metal as though lavabending would be scarce. Any earth can be lavabent, so it's actually more plentiful than metalbending. I will agree that lava takes a lot of control to use without damaging oneself, but it's not impossible or even unlikely to self-injure fighting with metal either.

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    • I would say it's Lavabending. If you imagine two people fighting, what should the Metalbender do what the Lavabender can't block? Unless they are on an area where is no earth but Metal what would be quite unfair. I think Metalbending is not a really good element for attacks, whereas Lava can be used for both, even more for attacks as it seems to me. And with Lavabending you can just melt the Metal if it touches it too long. Furthermore, you can make your amount of Lava very big, but you can't mix two pieces of Metal unless you can melt them.

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    • Cold welding is actually a thing, though I don't know if we see any metalbenders do it. I'd say metal is pretty dang good at hurting people, though maybe not quite as good as lava.

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    • The thing about Lavabending is that there is something it can, hypothetically, do that no other form of Earthbending can do - Fractional melting. The basic version of this geological concept is the magma in a 'lava chamber' is slowing cooling, and as it cools certain minerals form first and other minerals remain in the molten magma, changing it's composition. Now what does this mean? With enough time and focus, you can focus specfic minerals out of your magma, and shape it with Magmabending to anything you want. In layman terms, you can make gemstones in any shape you want! Want a Quartz swam, get some granite and get cracking, or is a pure diamond ring by working with kimberlite!

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    • Metalbending is more useful in everyday life, and does anybody remember Toph's bracelet? That is what I'm about.

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    • I think lavabending can be useful for utilitarian purposes as well, not just in combat situations. Lava can act as a light source, create fire and provide heat for comfort or for cooking. Also, like Jaxusblackrose said, lava can be helpful for blacksmithing/metallurgy as it can create different minerals. Mind you, this could either revolutionize or disrupt the mining industry!

      Lavabending with its extreme heat could also melt through objects like that glowing 1000 degree knife does, or how Ghazan made a sharp disc of lava to cut open a hole through his wooden cell.

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