Tips on Manual Aiming?

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    Tips on Manual Aiming?

    Post by ThatPerson on Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:16 am

    Whenever I use my Pyromancies and Sorceries, I find that I get a lot of dodges and I wondered if manually aiming my spells would help. Any tips with manual aiming?


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    Re: Tips on Manual Aiming?

    Post by reim0027 on Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:29 pm

    I can give you the basics. But, I suck hard at it. Horizontal aim = L3, vertical = R3. Imagine your head as the cross hairs. Aim your head where you want to go. Then use R3 to gauge the height.


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    Re: Tips on Manual Aiming?

    Post by ThatPerson on Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:34 am

    Thanks, Reim.


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    Re: Tips on Manual Aiming?

    Post by DamageCK on Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:50 am

    What helped me the most, specifically with pyro, was playing locked off all the time and getting used to finding your target without using the locking mechanism. Playing unlocked is really useful even for melee because you can always adjust the direction you're attacking, so you attack where they'll be and not where they are when you start the animation.


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    Re: Tips on Manual Aiming?

    Post by Rifter7 on Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:41 am

    man.. if i can make a suggestion..

    take the advice you're getting here but.. just make an attune/dex/vit character and play thru the game using pyromancies unlocked.

    have a rapier and heater shield too, but primarily stick to pyros.

    its like if i compare this to playing a guitar- classical hand position would be locked on. locked off would be your own position that you developed. if i tell you how to do it my way that doesn't necessarily mean it's gonna work for you man, u just have to learn it yourself and take whatever advice works...

    i say play thru pve because unlike pvp, you'll have relatively low stress environments and different scenarios to try out- where in pvp things can be predictable and ull make a lot of punishable mistakes.

    damage and me are good at playing unlocked, i can't really speak for damage but i've been doing it forever.


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    Re: Tips on Manual Aiming?

    Post by DamageCK on Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:12 am

    I've been on it for about two months, and I can't play any other way now. PvEing is a pretty solid suggestion too. You can just sit in an area and practice lobbing fireballs at mobs until your aim is on time. It helps a lot as well.


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    Re: Tips on Manual Aiming?

    Post by DarkW17 on Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:21 am

    All great tips and the pve idea is a good one Rifter...when I used to host in the moonpit I would practice throwing daggers at stuff to work on it!

    Fighting lock/unlocked is something I have always done....every roll attack you do should start locked and finish unlocked to manually aim the attack were the person is for instance!

    Casting spells is no different you wanna stay locked till you wanna use a pyro then quickly unlock and throw ahead of were they are going!

    One trick I find useful is using a gcfb and doing that but then if you miss roll through it and try to pull them through the chaos AOE before it dissappears!


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    Re: Tips on Manual Aiming?

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:01 pm

    DamageCK wrote:What helped me the most, specifically with pyro, was playing locked off all the time and getting used to finding your target without using the locking mechanism. Playing unlocked is really useful even for melee because you can always adjust the direction you're attacking, so you attack where they'll be and not where they are when you start the animation.
    ^This....and using a bow unlocked will help greatly too, since fireballs will follow the same path as arrows for a bit. In fact, I learned to throw unlocked by using EVERY PROJECTILE this way. Evenually it just becomes second nature.


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