Chivalry 2 engrosses you within a full, relentless medieval combat experience. An experience that includes lopped-off limbs, guttural shouts, knights, and siege warfare. Despite initial appearances, Chivalry 2 contains a fairly deep combat system. So, don’t be too surprised if your deaths tally in the 10s or high teens. There lies a ton to be aware of, so take a look at these beginner’s tips for Chivalry 2 to aid you during the chaos of battle.
Combat in Chivalry 2 includes your typical slashes, thrusts, and overhead attacks. Thankfully, players can parry incoming attacks but be aware of this draining your stamina. Essentially, this ensures no player spams blocking and if you do, you will be punished.
As you would expect, developer Torn Banner ensures the same applies to other players. Sure, you slash away and try to break down another player’s defense the hard way. Or, you can send a kick directly into their chest and knock them off balance. This frees up a brief window where you can jump in and land some hits.
Be Careful Where You Swing
More often than not, players will find themselves within a large clump of their allies facing an equally large clump. In these cases, you want to avoid flailing your weapons in large, sweeping swipes. Why? Because you will hit your allies as well as your enemies. Whenever faced with these moments, stick to overhead and thrusting strikes. You do not want to become that guy who is constantly taking down his own teammates. This looks incredibly bad and you lose points even from just hitting your own team.
Do Not Give Up When You’re Downed
Whenever an opponent downs you, your first instinct may be to crawl away in search of an ally to revive you. Well, little know fact, players can actually still punch while in this downed state. If you land enough punches to fill the bar in the center of the screen, you can actually stand back up and continue fighting. Although your health will remain quite low, it’s a far better alternative than just running and praying for someone to heal you.
Make Use of Those Counters
Naturally, every move you make in Chivalry 2 will cost stamina. This ensures players cant simply flail their swords around or block to an infinite degree. However, with countering, players can actually refill their stamina bars during the heat of battle. In order to counter, players must hold the block position and match their opponent’s strikes. So, if they send an overhead strike, you must follow suit with the same attack. This will really task the player with watching their opponent’s every move but the reward speaks for itself.
Stay on the Move
Remain nimble during combat encounters by dodging towards the appropriate directions. Horizontal slashes can easily be avoided by stepping backward, then closing the gap during the opponent’s recovery phase. Players also have the ability to crouch but these are quite risky. They are not guaranteed to work 100% of the time. But, if you manage to duck underneath a horizontal slash, watching the attack whiff past you is one of the more rewarding sensations in the game.
Experiment with Weapons
Chivalry 2 has 3 different weapon types, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. These are classified as cut, chop, and blunt weapons. For instance, swords, axes, and hammers respectively. Weapons like longswords will have further ranger as well as the ability to cleave through opponents. These will tend to be the faster weapons but their major drawback is the lack of damage they do in comparison to chop and blunt weapons.
Blunt weapons, like the battleax, are shorter and slower than cut weapons. But, they more than make up for this with their power bonus against armor and they also can cleave through opponents. Blunt weapons, like the hammer, are the slowest of the bunch but will reward you by dealing the most damage.
As mentioned above, each weapon has its benefits and drawbacks. There is a wide variety of weapons so it is up to you to experiment and discover which best suits your playstyle.
Don’t Ignore Hanging Traps
If you see something hanging in Chivalry 2, there’s reason to believe it can be knocked down. By doing this, the object will plummet down and deal massive damage to those victims within the vicinity. Whether it is dangling bodies or braziers hanging on posts, take a moment to throw something or shoot an arrow. I promise you it will be worth the effort.
Hopefully, with these beginner tips added to your arsenal, your trek into the blood-soaked fields of Chivalry 2 will prove a bit more manageable.