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    Why can't I backstab?? - Completed

    Post by laezyre on Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:49 pm

    I have hit foes in the back from close range using the R1 button hundreds of times and have NEVER gotten the backstab animation. I've used my barbed sword and the bandit's dagger mostly. I used the drake sword for a while and a spear often.
    I have seen a higher damage number at times, but have never seen the slow motion animation for back stab.
    This is driving me nuts.
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    Post by nsane32 on Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:51 pm

    parry it does more dmg


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    Post by Tolvo on Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:55 pm

    How good is your connection?
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    Post by meridam99 on Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:05 pm

    Make sure you don't have your shield up? I am not accusing you of not playing well, but my buddy was complaining about the same thing. He didn't know you couldn't backstab if you were blocking.


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    Post by Danthuyer on Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:25 pm

    meridam99 wrote:Make sure you don't have your shield up? I am not accusing you of not playing well, but my buddy was complaining about the same thing. He didn't know you couldn't backstab if you were blocking.

    make that x2 !!! Thanks for the tip

    I was wondering why my backstabs were speratic at best and now i know why happy

    i do try to parry at times but i fail at this also.... actualy ask a few peopl on here .. i am just... FAIL .. lols


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    Post by laezyre on Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:38 pm

    DOH! My shield is up most of the time by habit. Thanks for the help.
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    Post by Serious_Much on Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:40 pm

    meridam99 wrote:Make sure you don't have your shield up? I am not accusing you of not playing well, but my buddy was complaining about the same thing. He didn't know you couldn't backstab if you were blocking.

    have a cookie, most people do this early on i gurantee silly


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    Re: Why can't I backstab?? - Completed

    Post by Teh_hapy_octopus on Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:03 pm

    Serious_Much wrote:
    meridam99 wrote:Make sure you don't have your shield up? I am not accusing you of not playing well, but my buddy was complaining about the same thing. He didn't know you couldn't backstab if you were blocking.

    have a cookie, most people do this early on i gurantee silly

    i was having the same problem early on and complaining until my bro screamed at me "DONT HOLD YOUR SHELD WHILE BACKSTABBING"


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    Post by laezyre on Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:35 am

    It would help newbs like me if the back stab section under combat mentioned the shield being down. It just says to get close behind and use R1 attack.
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    Post by meridam99 on Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:58 pm

    laezyre wrote:It would help newbs like me if the back stab section under combat mentioned the shield being down. It just says to get close behind and use R1 attack.

    Updated the Wiki to show this information:

    http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Combat

    Thanks for the catch!


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