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[1233] Is being a meat shield knight a viable strategy?

Discussion in 'Knight' started by SirDangalang, Sep 5, 2014.

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Taking hits for the team, Yah or Nah?

  1. Yah

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  2. Nah

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  1. SirDangalang

    SirDangalang Lvl. 128 MissingNo. Donator

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    So the general idea is to shield continuously when leading a push towards a enemy base, with your main priority being to shrug off all incoming hits from both enemy archers and knights. This is so that you give your charging knight allies behind a chance to capitalise on an exposed enemy after their attack is negated, allow archers to peg arrows at your opponent from behind you, or give builders some safety distance to fortify while an enemy is distracted trying to kill you off.

    Combined with the use of burgers while shielding continuously, alongside the fact that whilst shielded there aren't that many attacks (to my knowledge) that can kill a knight outright from full health, for a time it would be quite difficult for the enemy to kill you off unless you are outnumbered and/or alone without support which this tactic is not intended for.

    I tested doing this myself in a few public CTF games and from my experience it was most effective during the initial rush where I would carry a trampoline as well to drop down, so allied knights can hop over a front wall and create chaos while the other team is still getting their stuff together. At the worst I could always throw burgers at allies to heal them up as well giving a little flexibility if they're taking damage later on being more of a medic knight.

    What are your thoughts to this guys? 25252525
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2014
  2. kodysch

    kodysch Base Burner Staff Alumni
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    Yeah i like it, Having a knight shield at the front with archers behind him makes it like a moving platform. Once all the archers are picked by your archers that have cover, you can lower your shield and take care of any knights or archers that stayed too long.
     
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  3. Verzuvius

    Verzuvius Shark Slayer

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    Build cover as builder. Not as knight, they can't build.
     
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  4. SirDangalang

    SirDangalang Lvl. 128 MissingNo. Donator

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    The meat shielding knight could accompany a fellow knight and builder as a three person rush team to buy time though for the builder right? And whilst he/she can't create cover and defences they could drop defence to time jabs or play normally to hold ground, compared to a front line builder in a similar position being forced back or killed off quickly.

    But definitely attack builders may be more effective if a team needs to fully set up a forward static position though @Verzuvius . Although I'm thinking also that comparatively though in moving pushes where a group of knights/archers clashes against another group, one ally could dedicate themselves to block stuff giving advantages to the team in getting favourable attack timings and such right? ::):
     
  5. TheDirtySwine

    TheDirtySwine Ballista Bolt Thrower Staff Alumni Donator

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    As a knight I'll grab bombs and die just so all the other archers and builders don't. Does that count?
     
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  6. SirDangalang

    SirDangalang Lvl. 128 MissingNo. Donator

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    Can't tell if that's a critique or an agreement in a way I'm not quite grasping @TheDirtySwine haha ::):

    Loading up on bombs and then getting prematurely killed by going full shield mode sounds a bad deal if you're fuelling the ammunition of the other side certainly, so for like value purchasing hold 2 burgers and 2 bombs could mitigate some risk in that and give you bomb throwing potential while shielding.

    Unless you literally mean catch incoming bombs to save the lives of your team totally like in "The Bodyguard" movie.
    Because yes that counts.
    That is badass. :r_flex::B)::flex:
     
  7. TheDirtySwine

    TheDirtySwine Ballista Bolt Thrower Staff Alumni Donator

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    Yeah basically the last part sorry I didn't explain it well. I'm on my phone and I don't like to type up large messages
     
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  8. Jepton

    Jepton Shipwright

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    I enjoy just shield rushing into a knight duel and watching my team mow the other players down.

    Occasionally, I buy 4 bombs, light each one and put them in my inventory, slash into enemies, and watch hilarity ensue.
     
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  9. TheDirtySwine

    TheDirtySwine Ballista Bolt Thrower Staff Alumni Donator

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    Too bad you couldn't put lit bombs in an enemy backpack lol
     
  10. A better idea is to drive a catapult through the enemy lines
     
  11. Well without an archer by your side your extremely vulnerable to everything so long as they are alive and you aren't reckless you'll pull through
     
  12. mcrifel

    mcrifel Arsonist Official Server Admin
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    If you attack all at once then its a great strategy. For example if there are 2 knights 2 archers and a builder then the 2 knights should be protecting the archers and the builder with their shields while they are walking or swimming.
     
  13. -Q

    -Q Donator

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    Shielding doesn't work when a decent enemy knight hits you with a double slash - jab, which will kill you instantly, disallowing you from using burgers to heal. In reality, going full shield mode rather than dodging around will just hasten your death.
     
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  14. SoraBorealis

    SoraBorealis Catapult Fodder

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    @Jepton 1337 pro MLG strategy
     
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  15. Koveltskiis

    Koveltskiis Catapult Fodder

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    You can put them in a corpse, as long as it has something else in it25252525
     
  16. TheDirtySwine

    TheDirtySwine Ballista Bolt Thrower Staff Alumni Donator

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    But that happens to rarely to ever be taken advantage of
     
  17. zampanothechimera

    zampanothechimera Shopkeep Stealer

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    Throw there bombs back and shield stun would get you killed less
     

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