Confidence works better the more hits you block, Counter-Attack will fire off more often the more you parry as well and finally, the skill itself increases your parry chance... So with Evasion to top it off you have a solid defense. Do you actually do better with 0 DCI on a Bushido template because you give your char the chance to block more?.. On a side note, which of the Samurai Empire weapons' special moves blocks your enemy's next hit when toggled on? For some reason I cannot access the Special Moves list right now.