Sword/pistol blocking?

#1 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -

So if I equip a sword and a pistol, do I lose my bullet shielding privileges?
If I do, is it worth it? The dual wieldable pistol isn't even that powerful and Damocles does kind of blow people up, anyway, so....

#2 Posted by Itwastuesday (934 posts) -

I HAVE NO IDEA IF THIS IS TRUE because I don't regularly take a pistol that can be dual wielded with the sword, but I read somewhere that if you press back/s and fire/mouse1 at the same time you start blocking.

#3 Posted by shamroll (145 posts) -

You can block bullets?  You can duel wield?  Bullet Shield? 
 
They need to put out a strategy guide for this game.  

#4 Posted by joachimo (200 posts) -

@shamroll said:

You can block bullets? You can duel wield? Bullet Shield? They need to put out a strategy guide for this game.

haha, i totally agree - i shit my pants when i found out i could block bullets while wielding a sword.

#5 Posted by IamTerics (405 posts) -

I believe that you can hold right click to block bullets with your sword. It depletes your "mana" bar but you can still block after its gone. If you have a pistol in one hand you have to hold 'S' first and then right click.

#6 Posted by Karkarov (2984 posts) -

You can actually block with other things too.  I think shift right click blocks on any weapon.  Just don't know if guns can block other guns.

#7 Posted by Sin4profit (2908 posts) -

@Itwastuesday said:

I HAVE NO IDEA IF THIS IS TRUE because I don't regularly take a pistol that can be dual wielded with the sword, but I read somewhere that if you press back/s and fire/mouse1 at the same time you start blocking.

this is true

#8 Posted by kingschiebi (52 posts) -

Running towards your opponents while blocking with the sword, jumping over them using lvl10 cyberlegs, firing the entire clip full-auto into the first row and turning around mid-air to do a backstab upon landing is totally badass.
Another little tip, you can cloak while blocking and it wont break your cloak if you should get hit (if you've got enough energy).

#9 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -

Wait, if I hold down s (back), how would I move forward while blocking?
And yeah, I heard something about blocking with guns too, not that I ever need it, considering I only ever roll with a silenced sniper or a minigun.

#10 Posted by kingschiebi (52 posts) -

You can release and just hold rmb onceblock is initiated to walk around

#11 Edited by JoeyRavn (4949 posts) -

The more I know about this game, the more I want to play it. But the more I know about this game, the more I see it makes a terrible job at explaining itself...

Urgh: Also, don't even bother going to the Steam forums for help. The community there is obnoxious. You can't even say something negative about the game, because they'll be at your throat, calling you names and saying you "suck at games 4 real".

#12 Edited by atejas (3057 posts) -

Confirmed. s+left allows you to parry. I think the shield might be less effective, but not sure.
@JoeyRavn
With a game like this, I can imagine. It would be like the worst elements of the STALKER, Deus Ex, and 40k fanbases rolled into one sweaty ball of nerdrage.
@kingschiebi said:

jumping over them using lvl10 cyberlegs,
I'd assumed you'd be able to goomba stomp them by that point.
#13 Posted by kidkarolus (11 posts) -

lvl 10 cyberlegs is not nearly as fun as some of the other alternatives, specifically seeing through walls then killing people with the sniper...never knew what hit him

#14 Posted by Jackel2072 (2237 posts) -

@kidkarolus said:

lvl 10 cyberlegs is not nearly as fun as some of the other alternatives, specifically seeing through walls then killing people with the sniper...never knew what hit him

dude i want to see through walls. i figured i had to upgrade my cyber eye to get that ability right?

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