I just get behind them as they're slower holding up a shield. If they back up into a wall or corner that's when multiple people + a well timed kick can potentially open them up faster than a shield break but it can still take time just to get one person, potentially eating an arrow in the back.heavy inf controls the game.
Also I think shields still have more health in captain, tdm and siege than in skirmish. I've never had a problem with really defensive turtlers that didn't just end with a kick.
That might be the most annoying time actually, during a 1v1. Maybe this is why we haven't seen duel servers yet lol. Against a turtler I can throw out 20x feints, combo attacks and perfect foot work but it's all nullified by holding down RMB. Unless you have an axe that shield won't be breaking anytime soon.Unfortunately, unlike warband it's usually not that valuable to just try and smash their shield to bits since it takes so long but if it comes down to a 1v1 thats basically all you can try and do. If there are other things you can do to assist your team just go do that if someone is turtling.
As if mindlessly attacking with a weapon is any better...I find myself in a 1v3 many times and facing some noob holding up a shield not even attacking, just waiting till his friends arrive in a minute. How do you counter this? Also if you do this you are a coward.
uh.. blocking with a weapon takes SKILL how is that being a coward? Cav, archers and shield holders are all cowards who are insecure about their 1v1 dueling skills = bad players triggered?As if mindlessly attacking with a weapon is any better...
The point of a shield is to block. The point of a Skirmish game is to win. What you call cowardice, is literally called Tactics.
If the single player just blocks and you aren't skilled enough to stop it. Walk away. You don't have to fight, and you are exceptionally misguided in staying if you KNOW help is coming for them. Just like Archers who stand in the open are asking to be flattened by Cavalry.
As Far as shields go, I pretty much always take an axe for that purpose.
"A player who blocks with a weapon is a coward cause the weapon never breaks and I can't ever hit him".
Evidently you can't detect sarcasm.uh.. blocking with a weapon takes SKILL how is that being a coward? Cav, archers and shield holders are all cowards who are insecure about their 1v1 dueling skills = bad players triggered?
never said I can't beat one, I said its too powerful that some noob can delay their death for like 4 minutes, makes for bad gameplay.Evidently you can't detect sarcasm.
I was making a joke. That you would also complain about Weapon blocks because the weapon can just infinitely block and you can't kill them.
I could care less about dueling skills in a video game, but was top tier in For Honor competitively, which has a much more difficult learning curve.
If you really can't beat someone who Shield spams. Sorry to tell you, you're just bad.
If you can't beat them BECAUSE they bring friends, Well then you are just stupid. Why fight out numbered?
Generally I'm finding the stun is long enough to get a quick thrust in, and two or three of those tends to put an end to it. Plus you can always kick them to death (or even better, over the nearest wall if playing siege. Yelling 'This is Calradia!' while doing so is entirely optional). Also as the kick doesn't leave you locked quite as long as Warband's did it's possible to kick and move around the side which lets you abuse the directional blocking somewhat (given they'll normally block towards the side you're trying to move around, a swing or overhead usually catches them out; with a relatively quick one hander I've even managed to hit them behind the shield via that method).Shield bash against shield does nothing, kicking is too short a stun to open him up in a meaningful way,