This seems like a really stupid question, but I can't figure this out and searching the forums and Google has turned up nothing. I'm trying to do on-land charges against Mortis and his army of bone spiders on Mentor, but Ryu likes to collect all of the essence immediately so I can't use it to charge my UT.ic
I MUST be doing something wrong, but there's no button specifically for pulling essence toward you. It seemed pretty random and automatic all throughout my Warrior playthrough, but it's really pissing me off now.
EDIT: Never mind, figured it out! You don't collect essence while blocking.