1h+shield knight setup



  • Hello

    I’ve spent a lot of time playing Vanguard with 2handers and polearms, now i’m trying to learn the sword and shield style as a knight.

    Is there anywhere i can read about this fighting style? What would you say is the best 1handed weapon for a knight? I’ve read about the warhammer but it has a very short reach and i tend to prefer blocking and stabbing.

    What in your opinion is the best setup for a shield knight?



  • @simonp:

    Hello

    I’ve spent a lot of time playing Vanguard with 2handers and polearms, now i’m trying to learn the sword and shield style as a knight.

    Is there anywhere i can read about this fighting style? What would you say is the best 1handed weapon for a knight? I’ve read about the warhammer but it has a very short reach and i tend to prefer blocking and stabbing.

    What in your opinion is the best setup for a shield knight?

    If you like stabbing, try the Sword of War 1-handed with a shield.



  • I am of the opinion that if you’re using a shield and you’re a knight and you’re not using the sword of war, something has gone wrong.



  • I might be dumb, but isn’t the sword of war a 2 handed sword? How can i use that with a shield?



  • @simonp:

    I might be dumb, but isn’t the sword of war a 2 handed sword? How can i use that with a shield?

    Just press 1 to toggle between one and two handed.



  • As long as you have a shield selected in the 3rd slot, with the sword of war out, hit 1. Should switch it up to 1h with shield. All knight swords are “bastard” or hand and a half swords.



  • Lol….15 hours played i had no idea you could do that, thanks.



  • @simonp:

    Lol….15 hours played i had no idea you could do that, thanks.

    Lol i had at least twice that played before I figured it out :(



  • be manlier and play without shield



  • @x123:

    be manlier and play without shield

    So 2 handed sword of war or 1-handed sword of war without a shield?



  • @ReMixx:

    @x123:

    be manlier and play without shield

    So 2 handed sword of war or 1-handed sword of war without a shield?

    1h sow without shield.



  • Apart from manly manliness, is there any reason to not carry a shield as a knight?



  • @simonp:

    Apart from manly manliness, is there any reason to not carry a shield as a knight?

    2 shiny throw axes. Most of all blocking field of view with a shield ruins my awareness of whats going in that battlefield. Becoming a tortoise with a great chance of side hit or sudden kick. Not quite sure but i somehow managed to puting even a stab with a nord sword right through a side of a towershield. ofc there is many good players with a shield.



  • I only have a shield to counter missiles for myself or teammates and to make a nice war-cry by banging on my shield with a sword, other then that I use 2handers. See archer ahead, switch to shield and charge or run away and regroup.



  • I like the Morning Star with the Kite. :D

    N7Ags68OHS4

    Probably not the most effective, but it is my absolute favorite.



  • @BDrift:

    2 shiny throw axes. Most of all blocking field of view with a shield ruins my awareness of whats going in that battlefield. Becoming a tortoise with a great chance of side hit or sudden kick. Not quite sure but i somehow managed to puting even a stab with a nord sword right through a side of a towershield. ofc there is many good players with a shield.

    But is there any difference to the actual sword handling when not using a shield? Does 2 handing it give you more power or speed or anything?



  • But is there any difference to the actual sword handling when not using a shield? Does 2 handing it give you more power or speed or anything?

    http://goo.gl/4aalu - Folks from this forum published some useful stats. Remember you can play 1 hand style animation having no shield in other hand by 3-2-2-1 sequence of weapon changing.



  • @BDrift:

    http://goo.gl/4aalu - Folks from this forum published some useful stats. Remember you can play 1 hand style animation having no shield in other hand by 3-2-2-1 sequence of weapon changing.

    Hey thanks for that!



  • I prefer the longsword for dueling. Reach, baby.



  • @simonp:

    Lol….15 hours played i had no idea you could do that, thanks.

    Lol about 55 hours played for me and I actually genuinely forgot you could do that. I remember using a 2-h as a 1h+shield in my first few games but for some reason I haven’t done that for weeks and I totally forgot that was a thing 'til I read this thread. :P


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