How to Fight

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Combat Mode

Where to aim

Firearms: baseline.
  • Hard to hit: Head, Eyes, Neck
  • Easier to hit: Hands, Feet, Groin, Face
  • Easy to hit: Body
  • Attack unprotected enemy body parts.
  • Any wound lowers the Dexterity of the injured for a few seconds. It makes sense to anticipate a lethal blow with a simple one.
  • It is not difficult to finish off a fallen opponent.
  • A kick in the groin is a male weakness.

Combat Styles

Fient (Feint). RMB performs a feint on the target. Makes the enemy parry prematurely, opening him for a real attack. A bad idea if the enemy is not alert or isn't planning to parry.

Defense. Increases your reaction - parry and dodge, makes it possible to counterattack. Price: slows down movement, weakens your attack, increases vulnerability to feints.

Dual (Dual). RMB strikes a target with a weapon in your secondary hand. Price: reduced accuracy.

Guard (Guard). Use RMB in combat mode to automatically attack anyone who approaches you. A shooting weapon allows you to target any tile in vision.

Reckless Attack (Fury). RMB will deal a reckless blow. The target will experience a penalty for dodging and parrying this attack, and the delay between your attacks will be lower. Price: attacks are conducted with -2 to the STR.

Strong attack (Strong). RMB deals a powerful blow. The damage roll will use the highest number based off your character's STR. Price: quickly leads to fatigue.

Gentle attack (Weak). Deals a gentle blow. Good for a friendly punch.

Aimed attack (Aimed). RMB delivers an aimed strike. Improved chance to hit, improved chance to hit the selected zone. Price: extended delay between attacks.

Types of weapons

As easy as that.
  • Blunt (clubs, staves, fists) - the most versatile weapon, but the runaway enemy is unlikely to die without help.
  • Stabbing (spears, rapiers, daggers) - useless against zombies and skeletons.
  • Penetrating (picks) - easily gets stuck when it is not asked for.
  • Cutting (swords, knives) - even light armor can reduce its effectiveness.
  • Slashing (axes) - gets rid of shields pretty well.

Helmets

  • Doesn't matter how good of a fighter you are, a good hit over the head will bring big changes into your brain. Wear a helmet.

Energy Shields

Energy shields brought the cold steel back to the north, although they're pretty rare and expensive.

Energy Shields:

  • Reflect bullets, arrows and energy blasts.
  • Lower melee weapons' damage.
  • Won't save you from syringe-guns.
  • Can be in forms of ones that go on your belt, and ones that go on your shoulder.
  • Get disabled on contact with liquids.
  • Can be used as weapons. Get close to the enemy and turn on two shields.

Shields

  • Give big advantage in melee combat.
  • Smack your shield with your weapon to scare your enemies.
  • Shield wall! Standing nearby your friend, who also carries a shield, you get even less vulnerable.

Unarmed combat

  • Having the opponent knocked down, stand on him and use TAKEDOWN to press him to the ground. Useful for civilian arrest - capture the criminal and call the guards.

Firearms

  • Feed the firearm with a magazine.
  • Reload the weapon (PgDn or LMB on the weapon in active hand).
  • Take off the safety: RMB. Do not forget to engage it back after you finish shooting.
  • Aim (HARM+RMB at the target). The weapon will be automatically pointed at the selected target, increasing the chance to hit them.
  • Shoot!

Ammunition

  • Full Metal Jacket : High penetration.
  • Hollow Point : High damage to an unarmored target, the bullet splits up once it's inside the body. Low chance of through-and-through wound.
  • Armor Piercing: Does additional damage to armor because of the steel core.
  • Tracer : Leaves a distinct bright tracer. Using them in an automatic weapon alongside other ammo helps correct your firing, increasing accuracy.
  • Silver : Are used by superstitious inquisitors.


Weapon Ammo
ML-23 .380
Harat-83 .380
Karek R90 .380
Karek R89 9mm
Arbo 9 9mm
Screamer 17S .45
Screamer 23 .45
Talon M12A3 .45
W93 Mother .357
Neoclassic R&W10 .357
Neoclassic Duelista .357
Neoclassic Richter .410, .45 Long
Shotgun 12 Gauge
Kramm M2 7.62
Lakko H77 7.62
Princess 7.62
Boyarin 7.62
Grinder 7.62

Advices

Murders and You

The most vulgar kind of murder is an open attack in the middle of the street. Here, the interesting plot, and your own safety quickly dissolve and the chances of you succumbing to wounds or revenge rise quickly.

  • Avoid open fights. When the enemy is not expecting an attack, the reaction of the player and character (Combat Mode OFF) is reduced, multiplying your chances. Attack suddenly, hit in the back!
  • A few drops of poison on your weapon will do the job for you. Even the mighty censor won't be able to live through a couple drops of Tzchernide on your dagger.
  • Inject poison into food or pour it into drinks. Ask someone to bring it over to them, do not forget to quietly get rid of the "courier".
  • False reports are very effective. Substitute your enemy, accusing him of a crime - and watch how the local griefers are tearing him apart. Get the support of one or two false witnesses to make a lie more convincing.
  • No body - no case. Hide corpses and evidence, while making an innocent look.

Taking Alive

  • Do not use cutting and piercing weapons. Combine grabs, clubs and throwing nets.
  • Use DISARM to disarm the opponent.
  • Throw the enemy down: Grab and Wrench his hand , then grab the enemy's body with your second hand and apply TAKEDOWN.
  • While your enemy is down, stand on him and use TAKEDOWN to press him to the ground. Useful in cases of a civil arrest - take a criminal into captivity and call the guards.