Cool video. But I don’t think something like this should be/could be easily implemented. We already have shield bash.
But on a different point, I do think you should be able to swing from behind shields. At least with the small shield and possibly the heater shield, the other shields are too bulky and realistically you would have to move them aside to swing your weapon anyways. Warriors didn’t drop their shields to their sides to get a swing in, that would be a pretty dumb idea on the battlefield.
What my idea was, is for this to be properly applied, you would have to allow hits to the legs under the small shield/heater shield, which is not currently possible. This would only do partial damage since obviously it’s a leg shot, and people eventually would learn to crouch block or jump to defend themselves.
This swinging from behind shields could be pretty easily implemented with just the swings we have right now.
- A slash from the right to the left could bring the shield over the weapon and to the right side near the shoulder to block overhands from your opponent, and vice versa with the left slash.
- An overhand from the right could bring the shield under the weapon and to the right, near the abdomen, to block a swing from the right, and vice versa for an overhand from the left.
- A stab would just move the shield slightly to the left.
The controls could be kept the same, all you would need to do is hold right click and attack as normal with clicks or wheel scrolls.
To balance this, these attacks could take more stamina than normal, and as I said before, allow hits to be registered when attacking under a shield. This would allow for more exciting shield combat, as opposed to block, swing, block, etc, in my opinion.