I stink at PVP. Any tips?

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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by DemonOfFate on Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:02 am

    If you haven't already, try mid rolling for a while in a tank style gameplay, you might be surprised at how well it works out, then again, you might hate it. If anything, try setting up some Duels, i'd be willing to help you get used to pvp, and i'm sure plenty of other people on here would.

    Oh and id also recommend making a build that can wield all weapons. Something like this http://mmdks.com/1lbu and of course, you would use this build to try every single weapon possible and find which one you like the most, of course this will take time, but it pays off in the end. I'd also mess around with rolls on that build.


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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by Ezlare on Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:09 am

    Alright, then. I'm going to try out the builds above a bit, especially the third one. It may take me a while, but it's a start. And thanks, all. I could experiment with all of the things mentioned.


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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:10 am

    This was the best that I could do for high poise and defense as a str/faith. Not my best but fast roll plus a greatsword is not easy with poise without the wolf ring.
    A int build seems easier to use with the vit, and the stats to balance str, dex with some useful magic.


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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by Rifter7 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:55 am

    find a weapon you like, play with it as much as you can and adapt the build accordingly... or find a new weapon if it doesn't work.

    getting good with your weapon of choice should be the first thing you ever do with the build before you start adding fancy stuff to it- so go for a very simple, durable and mobile build.


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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by Jansports on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:02 am

    You want to be strong? You wanna ROLL PLACES HELLA FAST. You want Faith to buff your stuff?

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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:03 am

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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by Jansports on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:10 am

    WhatDoesThePendantDo? wrote:You and your clubs, Jans. tongue

    Me ❤ large club

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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by Tegu on Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:47 am

    http://mmdks.com/1le6
    Here's the one I'm using and I am a beginner. It's working well if I can overwhelm their poise and back off.
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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by Pilgrim34 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:26 pm

    It's a strong build but you'll be very vulnerable against a mobile opponent who will find it easy to keep their distance from you and then backstab/riposte- maybe swap the Wolf Ring for Havel's so that you can at least mid-roll?


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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by Elifia on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:40 pm

    Tegu wrote:http://mmdks.com/1le6
    Here's the one I'm using and I am a beginner. It's working well if I can overwhelm their poise and back off.

    You have a really weird encumbrance. It's just a tad over 50%.

    I'm not really good at PvP either, but lately I've been using this build.
    It's got good defense and hp, allowing for mistakes. The 2 shields mean you always can decide to block stuff, if you want. The only thing you really need to dodge is those lightning spears some clerics like to throw. But that's easy.
    The claymore has a good moveset. It can easily punish BS fishers, and you can stunlock people for a couple of hits.
    And it's only lvl 65, so you probably won't be fighting all the hardcore lvl 120 players.
    I'm actually winning 1vs2 sometimes. So there's gotta be something good about it happy


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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by Walter_White on Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:22 pm

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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by Tegu on Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:36 pm

    Elifia wrote:
    Tegu wrote:http://mmdks.com/1le6
    Here's the one I'm using and I am a beginner. It's working well if I can overwhelm their poise and back off.

    You have a really weird encumbrance. It's just a tad over 50%.

    I'm not really good at PvP either, but lately I've been using this build.
    It's got good defense and hp, allowing for mistakes. The 2 shields mean you always can decide to block stuff, if you want. The only thing you really need to dodge is those lightning spears some clerics like to throw. But that's easy.
    The claymore has a good moveset. It can easily punish BS fishers, and you can stunlock people for a couple of hits.
    And it's only lvl 65, so you probably won't be fighting all the hardcore lvl 120 players.
    I'm actually winning 1vs2 sometimes. So there's gotta be something good about it happy
    I'm sorry, I did not properly copy it.
    http://mmdks.com/1lmj
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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by Elifia on Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:41 pm

    Tegu wrote:
    Elifia wrote:
    Tegu wrote:http://mmdks.com/1le6
    Here's the one I'm using and I am a beginner. It's working well if I can overwhelm their poise and back off.

    You have a really weird encumbrance. It's just a tad over 50%.

    I'm not really good at PvP either, but lately I've been using this build.
    It's got good defense and hp, allowing for mistakes. The 2 shields mean you always can decide to block stuff, if you want. The only thing you really need to dodge is those lightning spears some clerics like to throw. But that's easy.
    The claymore has a good moveset. It can easily punish BS fishers, and you can stunlock people for a couple of hits.
    And it's only lvl 65, so you probably won't be fighting all the hardcore lvl 120 players.
    I'm actually winning 1vs2 sometimes. So there's gotta be something good about it happy
    I'm sorry, I did not properly copy it.
    http://mmdks.com/1lmj

    You still have this weird 51.1% encumbrance. With just 2 more END you can mid-roll.


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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by Dibsville on Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:42 pm

    Best way to get better at PvP is to go to the forest.


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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by befowler on Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:26 pm

    Personally, I didn't find build help to be useful until I was decent at PvP; it was like having a nice car I didn't know how to drive. If you are just starting out, here's what did help me:

    1) Watch a bunch of tutorial videos on basic pvp, like avoiding backstabs. Make a list of the techniques and then work on one at a time until you are ok at it before you move to the next, rather than trying to just throw it all together at once. High flying "pro" or fun PvP videos are for later when it's easier to interpret and apply what you are seeing.

    2) Pick a weapon you feel comfortable with. Doesn't matter what. Forcing yourself to like a weapon just because others claim it's great or OP is a recipe for frustration. I started with fast weapons with adaptable movesets, like straight swords (which I still really enjoy).

    3) Backpedal/dodge a lot, and don't spam attacks. The longer a fight lasts, the more likely you are to learn something from it even if you end up losing anyway. Spamming tends to get you parried or backstabbed, and even if it works you won't learn much. I used to force myself to only do a single R1/R2 attack before rolling/running, even if it connected and the target got stunned.

    And have fun! You won't learn anything if you are stressed out, or still fuming over that last lagstab from your prior match.


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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by Tegu on Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:55 pm

    Elifia wrote:
    Tegu wrote:
    Elifia wrote:
    Tegu wrote:http://mmdks.com/1le6
    Here's the one I'm using and I am a beginner. It's working well if I can overwhelm their poise and back off.

    You have a really weird encumbrance. It's just a tad over 50%.

    I'm not really good at PvP either, but lately I've been using this build.
    It's got good defense and hp, allowing for mistakes. The 2 shields mean you always can decide to block stuff, if you want. The only thing you really need to dodge is those lightning spears some clerics like to throw. But that's easy.
    The claymore has a good moveset. It can easily punish BS fishers, and you can stunlock people for a couple of hits.
    And it's only lvl 65, so you probably won't be fighting all the hardcore lvl 120 players.
    I'm actually winning 1vs2 sometimes. So there's gotta be something good about it happy
    I'm sorry, I did not properly copy it.
    http://mmdks.com/1lmj

    You still have this weird 51.1% encumbrance. With just 2 more END you can mid-roll.

    What the heckkk?
    Oh, I just realized I forgot to fix the Iato and onion bro roll.
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    Re: I stink at PVP. Any tips?

    Post by Tchuwib on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:22 pm

    befowler wrote:Personally, I didn't find build help to be useful until I was decent at PvP; it was like having a nice car I didn't know how to drive. If you are just starting out, here's what did help me:

    1) Watch a bunch of tutorial videos on basic pvp, like avoiding backstabs. Make a list of the techniques and then work on one at a time until you are ok at it before you move to the next, rather than trying to just throw it all together at once. High flying "pro" or fun PvP videos are for later when it's easier to interpret and apply what you are seeing.

    2) Pick a weapon you feel comfortable with. Doesn't matter what. Forcing yourself to like a weapon just because others claim it's great or OP is a recipe for frustration. I started with fast weapons with adaptable movesets, like straight swords (which I still really enjoy).

    3) Backpedal/dodge a lot, and don't spam attacks. The longer a fight lasts, the more likely you are to learn something from it even if you end up losing anyway. Spamming tends to get you parried or backstabbed, and even if it works you won't learn much. I used to force myself to only do a single R1/R2 attack before rolling/running, even if it connected and the target got stunned.

    And have fun! You won't learn anything if you are stressed out, or still fuming over that last lagstab from your prior match.

    I have to be a brown nose on this one and say that's the best advice on the list. It's perfect advice for a starter at PvP.

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    Post by Saturday-Saint on Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:54 am

    befowler wrote:Personally, I didn't find build help to be useful until I was decent at PvP; it was like having a nice car I didn't know how to drive

    IMO getting a good and easy to use build should be step #1 for everybody getting into PvP. Something like Dex hybrid with a buff, or Q with Clay, Halberd, and/or Zwei. Basically something that will let them compete with other players who are around their skill level without having to slog through dozens of hours of losing due to build handicap.

    Also having something that actually rewards you for learning basic stuff (which general-use easy builds do) gives new players a really good feedback loop, so they're gonna learn the fundamentals of the game better and faster.


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    Post by OrnsteinBro on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:38 pm

    You know, now that I see this thread... I stink at pvp too, I need tips.

    How do you beat a pair of smart players using katanas and TWOP? They both have at least 77 poise, hornet's ring, more than 2k hp, wotg and dark magic. I keep running into this pair in the forest and losing, when I parry the other one will run up and bs, and they know to execute the running r1s sumultaneously. They can parry too. How do I win?


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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:39 pm

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    Post by skarekrow13 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:42 pm

    Hope they left their rolly cats alive? twisted

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    OrnsteinBro wrote:You know, now that I see this thread... I stink at pvp too, I need tips.

    How do you beat a pair of smart players using katanas and TWOP? They both have at least 77 poise, hornet's ring, more than 2k hp, wotg and dark magic. I keep running into this pair in the forest and losing, when I parry the other one will run up and bs, and they know to execute the running r1s sumultaneously. They can parry too. How do I win?

    You'd need to stack poise and use WoG/Dark Magic yourself, but it's understandable to lose against something like that almost no matter how good you are

    Are they spawn camping?


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    The Letter X wrote:
    OrnsteinBro wrote:You know, now that I see this thread... I stink at pvp too, I need tips.

    How do you beat a pair of smart players using katanas and TWOP? They both have at least 77 poise, hornet's ring, more than 2k hp, wotg and dark magic. I keep running into this pair in the forest and losing, when I parry the other one will run up and bs, and they know to execute the running r1s sumultaneously. They can parry too. How do I win?

    You'd need to stack poise and use WoG/Dark Magic yourself, but it's understandable to lose against something like that almost no matter how good you are

    Are they spawn camping?

    Yeah, spawn camping.

    skarekrow13 wrote: Hope they left their rolly cats alive? twisted

    Everything is dead. I ran them through the cat and mushroom areas. Also, when one BSes the other goes for TWOP instantly.


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