One of the best things about fighting in games like Vampyr is the fact that you have a lot of freedom in how you fight. However, that also means that the controls are a little bit more complicated than they would be otherwise and use of this Vampyr Combat Guide will be of massive help.
Our Vampyr Combat Guide will tell you about all of the basics of combat in Vampyr and will acquaint you with some very useful Tips and Tricks to ensure that you are able to fight in a much more deadly and efficient manner.
Before we head in, it is important to remember that opponents in this game do a lot of damage so most of your time will be spent evading and dodging their attacks.
A hit can be very devastating and downright critical towards the end of the game. For that reason, improve your Endurance as much as you can and dodge the enemy attacks.
Autophagy can also be very useful as it allows you to heal yourself. Choose a weapon that allows you to suck blood as this will give you the option to retreat from the fight and heal yourself before heading back in.
The most important mechanic of the game revolves around attacking, breaking away, and attacking once again.
How to Master Combat
Vampyr‘s Combat System is similar to Dark Souls in many ways and we all know how stupidly infuriating that game is, don’t we?
You need to manage all of your vitals: Health, Stamina, and Blood. You can use vials to heal health or your Autophagy for the same effect.
Stamina will allow you to dodge attacks so you need to increase your Endurance as much as you possibly can.
After that, you need to have as much Blood as possible as it enhances your ability to fight by giving you additional advantages.
Remember that in order to get Blood, you need to stun enemies and then drain their blood away. Once their blood has been drained, stunning them again will be difficult.
Try to attack the enemies after they have done their move and they are the most vulnerable. Using your abilities will always fair well when in the midst of combat.
You will only have 1 ability at the start of the game, but you will be able to unlock the other ones as you progress forward in the game.
All of the abilities work well but I personally recommend Rage as your Ultimate Ability as it does a lot of burst damage to multiple enemies and can get you out of a tight situation quite easily.
New abilities are unlocked with the XP that you earn for doing vampire stuff on the streets of London. You can use this XP to get new abilities for yourself among other things.
Remember that you need to focus on a certain area to be strong enough in it to take out enemies. It is not possible to have a perfectly balanced character that is as effective as a character that has mastered one of the crafts.
You should always level up the basic powers such as your Health, Endurance, and Bite. Apart from that, you can either go the defensive or get powers that give you the ability to shield or freeze.
You can also go the Aggressive route and get attacks that allow you to wreak havoc up close. Beware, as this is a fairly risky strategy. You can also go for Tactical Powers that will help you close the gap or run away from enemies among other things.
Humans generally have 4 types and they are not that difficult to eat. Flame Swords can interrupt your attack but are generally not that strong so just stay sharp to beat them.
Brawlers are quite strong and you need to avoid being pinned down by them if you do not want to suffer the consequences. Flamethrowers are quite self-explanatory. Use long-range powers or get the hell out of there.
Lastly, Priests can blind you among other things to avoid them until they pause and raise their cross. Then, get behind them to surprise them and defeat them.
For the Vampires, Skals are easy enough to figure out on your own. Werewolves need to be watched out for as they have a long-range attack.
Brutes also are similar to Werewolves in that regard and you need to watch out for them or they will do multiple attacks in quick succession to take you out. Ekons have similar powers to you so learn to counter them and defeat them.
Lastly, Toxic Skals need to be dispersed before they can be engaged on and you must be away from them when they die as they explode upon their demise.
That is all we have for our Vampyr Combat Guide. Let us know if we missed something using the comments section below!