Manhunt Strategies

#1 Posted by EpicSteve (6487 posts) -

When you're hiding during Manhunt, what are your strategies? Do you attempt to hide and rack up small points? Or do you purposely get yourself seen and try to escape? I don't seem to be doing too well during the defensive segment.

#2 Posted by natetodamax (19205 posts) -

Ah yes, Manhunt. Definitely my favorite mode. 
 
At the beginning of the match I usually run into the nearest hay pile to get an early lead. After getting a few points there, I join up with a group of people standing around and I morph. Usually it takes quite a few seconds before a pursuer gets to me. When they approach the circle, I drop a smoke bomb, stun them, and run away to join another group. I basically just repeat that process throughout the round.

#3 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -

find a good hiding spot and stay there as long as possible. 
trying to escape will either limit their points or gain them much more, depending on your escaping skills.

#4 Posted by EpicSteve (6487 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" Ah yes, Manhunt. Definitely my favorite mode.  At the beginning of the match I usually run into the nearest hay pile to get an early lead. After getting a few points there, I join up with a group of people standing around and I morph. Usually it takes quite a few seconds before a pursuer gets to me. When they approach the circle, I drop a smoke bomb, stun them, and run away to join another group. I basically just repeat that process throughout the round. "
I always get killed when I get stunned, but if I never go offensive I don't rack up enough points to win. It's like I'm fucked either way.
#5 Posted by natetodamax (19205 posts) -
@EpicSteve said:
" @natetodamax said:
" Ah yes, Manhunt. Definitely my favorite mode.  At the beginning of the match I usually run into the nearest hay pile to get an early lead. After getting a few points there, I join up with a group of people standing around and I morph. Usually it takes quite a few seconds before a pursuer gets to me. When they approach the circle, I drop a smoke bomb, stun them, and run away to join another group. I basically just repeat that process throughout the round. "
I always get killed when I get stunned, but if I never go offensive I don't rack up enough points to win. It's like I'm fucked either way. "
If you see more than 1 pursuer milling around your group, it would be wise to just drop the smoke bomb and get out of the area.
#6 Posted by project343 (2823 posts) -

Key abilities: morph (without blender) / disguise (with blender), and smoke bomb. When possible, stick with your group. 60 points every 3 seconds (multiplied by 4 for team score) is A LOT. Also, always go for a stun if a group member dies around you---assuming you can approve the target without being painfully obvious. If they catch you trying to stun, they might just stab you in the face.
 
Pay a lot of attention if:  
- the persona is walking toward you directly 
- the persona does not meld with a group the same way AI does (pay attention to how AI merges with groups--it's very distinctly AI-like)  
 
Smoke bomb if: 
- the person uses Templar's Vision in your sight and enters your space; remember that it's always better to use it too early than too late 
- the non-AI-like group merger would have gained focus/almost gained focus
 
Run if: 
- the person is above you on a ledge; if they look ready to attack, that means they used Templar's Vision around a corner to spot you 
 
From what I understand, disguise is a wonderful tool once you get the blender perk. It wipes a lock--which is the most important thing to do when escaping. In my experience, smoke bomb is a much stronger tool than mute. Yes, mute is less obvious, but distant pursuers can be avoided. The pursuers who are right in your face will almost always successfully stab in an assassination/mute duel.

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#7 Posted by ZombiePie (5662 posts) -

I'm a smoke bomb and stun fan.

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#8 Posted by ClamFTW (42 posts) -

If you're playing with friends, try to hide in a group, as you'll get more points for sticking together, at least early in the match.  Defense is all about keeping the score as close as possible until the round ends, then pour on the offense for an easy win

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