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I mean if we didn't have it cover you'd be more ****ed than you currently are when you're outnumbered. Overheads can easily sneak past shields a lot better than in Warband.What really annoys me though is how this applies to melee. The video below shows just how much the shield hitbox actually extends beyond its physical limits and this makes it really hard to take on shielded foes in close combat without everything feeling really stodgy and stilted. I really like that they added directional shield use in the game and it feels like a cool step up from warband, but with things as they are it seems almost pointless. I certainly didn't know it was this extreme.