Chivalry 2 rewards players that take the time out to master the fundamental mechanics of the game. In this Chivalry 2 Tips guide, we’ll be showing you tidbits that you absolutely need to know to gain mastery of the game.
Chivalry 2 Combat Tips
Chivalry 2 introduces what it knows best; medieval combat. Considering the hand-to-hand combat in Chivalry 2 is pretty complex in and of itself, it would definitely help if you could get a head-start with a few Chivalry 2 Tips from our guide.
Chivalry 2 Tips for Beginners
We’ve compiled a few Chivalry 2 Tips down below for you to see for yourself. These are extremely basic mechanics of the game that you might be ignoring otherwise during your playthroughs.
- One essential tip would be about the consumption of food. If you happen to find a food item, use the battlecry key to eat it and replenish your lost health.
- While facing attacks from multiple enemies, block an attack and then quickly attack to generate a riposte that will defend you from all the enemy attacks.
- In order to defend yourself, one useful tip would be to dodge a normal swing by crouching and looking down if the swing is not too low.
- You can inflict combo attacks with your Bow/Crossbow, do this by wheeling your mouse up or down.
- In order to limit friendly fire, use overheads and stabs in teamfights.
- One smart move is to use battle environment to your advantage. For example, if you locate a chandelier hanging from the ceiling, you can aim at it and make it fall over your enemies to kill them once and for all.
- If you run out of bandages you can refill them at the ammo box.
- Make sure that you finish off your enemies before they get revived, they can punch you twice and revive themselves. It is also important that you destroy enemy banners; they can heal the enemy team once close to them.
Fundamentals for Combat
Combat in Chivalry 2 is all about knowing when to land a hit, and knowing when to press the Right Mouse Button to parry an incoming attack. Having the right combination of offense and defense will ensure victory for you in most one-on-one battles.
However, if you happen to mistime even one parry, and/or end up losing all of your stamina, you’re going to have a tough time coming out on top.
If you feel like your opponent might be getting a little too decent with their parries. You might want to utilize the rather inconvenient and rude kick to the face to break their defense. Once they’re off-balance, you can unleash a flurry of hits to bring them down.
Chivalry is not just about offense, but you need to have an A-game regarding your defense as well. However, before you invest all of your energy into parrying, remember if parrying drains your enemy’s stamina, it’ll drain yours as well. Once all of your stamina is depleted, you’ll find yourself running around the battlefield without a weapon.
An opponent’s move can also be countered by copying his exact attack type which could be either slash, stab, or an overhead attack. Other than that, you can move back, left, right, and duck to dodge an attack.
Once you’re done mastering individual moves, you can then start landing combos. The trick to landing a combo is that you initiate your next move before your first move is finished. You can also charge towards your opponent and attack him with what is known as the sprint attack.
Try out Free-For-All
It’s important that you try out the Free-For-All gamemode before you go for any objective-oriented gamemode. Free-For-All let’s you hone your one-on-one skills with different enemies. Keep fighting to refine the art of the sword, and once you’ve got the hang of it, go ahead and conquer battlefields with the edge of your blade!
Know your Enemy
There are a total of four classes in the game; Archer, Vanguard, Footman, and Knight. These classes have further subclasses which provide specializations for players to try.
Each class is identified by its unique fighting style and place in battle. Classes and subclasses have a special ability that can offer crucial help in battle such as the horn or banner that gives you the healing ability that heals everyone on the team near you.
It is vital to know your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses. Many Chivalry weapons inflict a high amount of damage against enemies.
For example, the Vanguard Dane Axe causes up to 30% increased damage on Knights and 21% on Footmen. You can utilize these weapons to your advantage even better if you can identify every Chivalry 2 class.
The best way to identify enemies in Chivalry 2 is by examining their weapons. A two-handed weapon is usually used by Vanguard or a Knight. If they’re wearing heavy armor then they’re most likely a Knight. If they are using a polearm then they are a Footman.
Positioning is Key
Fights in Chivalry 2 can get crowded. While this allows you to score the maximum number of kills, it can be a bit dangerous as well. You can corner and distract your enemies to defeat them but there are high chances of this happening to you as well.
You can only dodge and counter the moves from the enemies that are in front of you. If you let them encircle you, they’ll be attacking from all sides. Try staying at one end of the battle. However, you can use this strategy to your advantage as well. If you see a foe distracted and away from his team, surround him along with your teammates and finish him off.
Positioning is key, so make sure you’re in the most advantageous spot for the battle to be in your favor.
Avoid Team-Killing, Watch your Blade
Sometimes during the battle, you can end up hitting your teammates and friends unintentionally. You should avoid this mistake at all costs as it can punish you and points will also be excluded from your score. While fighting shoulder to shoulder with your enemies, avoid slashing at all costs.
Aim, Set and Throw!
Throwing is a major part of Chivalry 2 combat. You can push G to throw weapons or items. This is an effective strategy while dealing with enemies who try to run away from you. You can also throw items at vulnerable players from a distance.
The footman subclass has some interesting items such as javelins and throwing axes as primary weapons that you can throw. If your stars don’t align, then try being a nine-year-old and start throwing any throwable that you can find.
You can throw knives, oil pots, and even your primary and secondary weapons. Once you’ve thrown a tantrum and have nothing left on you, start picking up weapons from the ground and start throwing them as well.
It’s Alright to Throw your Weapon in Chivalry 2
You can block attacks but remember that it can cost you your stamina. Once your stamina is depleted it can make you lose your weapon and leave you defenseless. Luckily, once your weapon is lost, you can pick it up from defeated players.
You can use anything as a weapon in the fight. Barrels and stones can also be used as weapons once thrown, fire ballista weapons can also be picked up and even the fallen limbs of players can be used as weapons.
Teamwork makes the Dream Work
In free-for-all matches where it’s every player for themselves, you can proceed while acting as an unstoppable killing machine. On the other hand, most matches are team efforts.
Sometimes, it is necessary to complete a stage in a battle objective rather than having a great kill-to-death ratio to win. In other words, sometimes sacrifices are required for the greater good of the team.
How to Equip Shield
Having no shield will leave you quite vulnerable on the battlefield. And shields can only take a beating for a while, after which they break down.
You can either pick one up from the ground, or you can spawn with a shield in your hand.
To have a shield in your hand when you spawn, you need to play as one of the following subclasses Man-At-Arms, Guardian, and Skirmisher. These are the subclasses of the Footman, Knight, and Archer classes.
To equip the shield as Footman and Knight, you need to be at level 4. To equip the shield as an Archer, you need to be at level 7.
How to Change Armor
Changing your armor too is purely for aesthetic purposes, given that the stats don’t change no matter how stunning your armor looks.
Armor customizations are done through the customization’s menu accessed through the Armoury tab in the settings. This is only possible when you’re not in a battle.
There are plenty of armor sets to chooses from, however, you’ll have to pay for each and every one of them.
How to Get More Bandages
Bandages are required during the battles to heal your warriors. They’re found lying around in Ammo Crates. Therefore, don’t worry if you begin the battle with a single bandage, you’ll find plenty of them in the battlefield.
How to Block
Defense is as important as offense during a war. But an enemy attack in Chivalry 2 is not a child’s play.
Pressing the left trigger or the right mouse button will pull up your block, but not for long. The moment the block begins, the block gauge shows up and let’s you know you don’t have much time left before your blocking stamina runs out.
Once the gauge has been depleted, the enemy will break through your block. Therefore, try not to block every single attack and try to preserve it for all those attacks which cannot be dodged.
How to Change Weapons
During the battle you’ll require different kinds of weapons to initiate all kinds of attacks, depending on the situation.
Therefore, quite often you’ll find yourself switching back and forth between different weapons throughout the battle.
Changing weapons is quite easy for the keyboard warriors. You can simply press the number keys to cycle between the weapons.
If you’re using a controller, then the D-pad can be used to bring up the weapon wheel and then you can cycle through it to equip the perfect weapon.
How to Counter
To counter an enemy’s attack, you need to know what attack the enemy was pulling on you. Then, you need to block the attack and initiate that same attack to successfully pull off a counter attack.
How to Perform a Feint
The first rule for winning the battle is that you never let you enemies know what’s coming their way.
If your moves become highly predictable, they can easily be countered. Therefore, you’ll have to mislead your opponents at times. This is where the feint strategy plays its part.
Performing a feint is pretty straight forward. All you have to do is perform an attack (slash, overhead, or stab) and immediately perform another attack only to see your opponents preparing for a slash and getting stabbed instead.
However, timing is the key player here. If the attack has already been initiated and you’re a little late in pressing the button for another attack, your feint attempt would be a failure.
How to Use Oil Pot
If you’re planning on frying your opponents to death, oil pots might be your go-to weapon.
To use the oil pot, you need to have your special ability bar fully replenished. Then, the oil pot can be equipped by pressing 4 for the pc gamers, and the down key on the D-pad for the console gamers.
With the oil pot in your hand, throw it using either G button on the keyboard or the shoulder buttons on your controller. It’ll then light fire approximately 15 feats away from you.
Oil pots can be used by Knights and Vanguards only. For Knights, you’ll have to unlock their Crusaders subclass to access this ability.
How to Eat Food
Fighting with an empty stomach can be quite challenging at times. Therefore, Chivalry 2 allows you to feed your soldiers as well.
You’ll pick up plenty of food items during a battle. Food in Chivalry 2 can either be used to replenish your health, or land some damage to the opponents by throwing it.
You can devour on the food by equipping it and then pressing X twice on Xbox, pressing Square twice on PlayStation, and pressing C on the PC.
How to Equip Weapons
Now, towards the most important tactic of the game, and that is equipping your weapons. Running around the battlefield without a weapon won’t end well for you.
Let’s begin by putting the right set of gear in your loadout. This is done through the loadout menu.
However, equipping a different weapon during a battle is slightly tricky, especially for console gamers. You can either hold the right D-pad button to bring up the weapon wheel or you can press the left analogue and tap on Y/Triangle to cycle through the weapons.
On PC, it’s fairly simple. All you have to do is press on the relevant number key and the weapon will be in your hands in no time.
Lastly, the weapons can also be picked from the ground using X or Square on the controller, and E on the keyboard.
How to Crouch
Crouching can save you a lot during the battle. It is your last line of defense, when nothing else works. All you have to do is take a seat and let all those axe swings fly over your head.
Pressing and holding the right analogue will make your player go to crouch on console, and pressing and holding the left Ctrl button will help you crouch on PC.
How to Drag
To initiate the perfect drag move, keep the enemy in your view and then move the camera in the opposite direction to your weapon. Keep your mouse and analogue sensitivity low to improve your chances of landing the perfect drag attack.