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Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Scott Peers
First Published: 07-06-2018 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-07-2020 / 13:25 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 09-08-2020 / 05:12 GMT

Combat perks can be gained from each of the categories listed below. The following recommendations are reasoned based on the frequency that a perk will be useful in your first playthrough.

Defence

PerkLevelEffect
Perfect Block0, Train with Captain BernardYou've learned to fend off the opponent's blow with a well-timed block. You'll know exactly when to block from the appearance of a green shield in the middle of the combat rose.
Firm Grip4Blocking your opponent's strikes with your shield will cost him 15% more Stamina.
Weapon-Cruncher4If you beat your opponent in a clinch, you'll damage his weapon 15% more. A damaged weapon will cause much less damage, as well as its price being greatly reduced.
Golem8Your armour is one third more frightening than usual.
Knight in Shining Armour12In sunny weather, the glint of your armour will dazzle everyone so much, you'll be taken for a noble knight and have a +4 Charisma bonus.
Well Worn12You're able to put on your armour so cleverly that it's real weight is one third lighter than it actually weighs in the inventory.

Recommended acquisition order per level: Weapon-Cruncher > Golem > Well Worn

Warfare

PerkLevelEffect
Feint0, Train with Captain BernardUnlocks the ability to perform feints in combat.
Bloodletter4You have a greater chance of drawing your opponent's blood.
Rusty Edge4The more damaged your sword, the greater chance of poisoning your opponent when you hit them, even without poison applied to your weapon. If you do have poison on a damaged weapon, the chances of administering it are increased by half.
Furious8The less your maximum Stamina, the greater injury you cause.
Sadist8When you draw an opponent's blood, it gives you a +1 Strength bonus.
Against All Odds12You'll have 20% greater Strength, Agility, Warfare and Defence in a fight where you're outnumbered.
Chain Strike12Each blow in an uninterrupted chain will hurt your opponent more than the previous one. Any interruption will cancel the bonus.

Recommended acquisition order per level: Bloodletter > Sadist > Against All Odds

Axe

PerkLevelEffect
Blunt Strike8Instead of a started strike from the right, strike unexpectedly at the opponent's face. Turn your weapon around his and strike him quickly with the blunt end. If you have a shield, use its edge for striking.
Fehler: Blinding Strike9Attack repeatedly from various sides to confuse the opponent. If you have a shield, cover your final strike behind it. If not, get past the opponent's cover with a quick strike.
Drei Wunder: Forearm14The 'third wonder' of swordfighting is the 'Schnitt' or cut, which doesn't defeat the opponent, but makes it difficult for him to continue fighting. After several feints, slash unexpectedly at the opponent's forearm.

For axes there is currently only one specific order to follow.

Mace

PerkLevelEffect
Blunt Strike8Instead of a started strike from the right, strike unexpectedly at the opponent's face. Turn your weapon around his and strike him quickly with the blunt end. If you have a shield, use its edge for striking.
Fehler: Blinding Strike9Attack repeatedly from various sides to confuse the opponent. If you have a shield, cover your final strike behind it. If not, get past the opponent's cover with a quick strike.
Drei Wunder: Forearm14The 'third wonder' of swordfighting is the 'Schnitt' or cut, which doesn't defeat the opponent, but makes it difficult for him to continue fighting. After several feints, slash unexpectedly at the opponent's forearm.

For axes there is currently only one specific order to follow.

Sword

PerkLevelEffect
Zorn ort: Wrath Strike6With a rapid Zornhau from the Ox stance, parry the opponent's strike to the side from your left shoulder and thrust the point straight to his chest.
Double Stab7After a flurry of quick thrusts twist the point forward, guide the opponent's weapon sideways with twin quick stabs and strike the exposed chest.
Blunt Strike8Instead of a started strike from the right, strike unexpectedly at the opponent's face. Turn your weapon around his and strike him quickly with the blunt end. If you have a shield, use its edge for striking.
Fehler: Scarmaker8By means of rapid attacks, put the opponent on the defensive, then feint a stab, but instead of carrying it through, execute a Mittlehau around the opponent's blade straight to the face.
Halbschwert: Half Sword8After deflecting a deceptive thrust, don't pull back, but instead lunge forward, grasp the middle of your blade with your free hand and will the full force of both arms, drive the point into the opponent's chest.
Fehler: Blinding Strike9Attack repeatedly from various sides to confuse the opponent. If you have a shield, cover your final strike behind it. If not, get past the opponent's cover with a quick strike.
Drei Wunder: Wrist10The 'third wonder' of swordfighting is a slash that will not defeat your opponent, but will make it difficult for him to continue. After a few misleading strikes, suddenly slash at the wrist.
Durchlauffen: Run Through12Following a feint from the right, you run through the opponent's defence and strike him with the pommel of the sword. The technique is often used when passing into a clinch.
Duplieren: Doubling14After several strikes from unexpected sides, evade the opponent's blade by turning the short edge and striking with a slash to the unguarded face. If executed correctly, a very powerful technique.

At level 8, choose 'Halbschwert: Half Sword' for an effective riposte which, if executed properly, kills the opponent instantly.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Deep Silver
  • Platforms
    PC
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    7 June 2018
  • Last Updated
    22 July 2020
  • Guide Author
    Scott Peers

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an open-world RPG set in the last throes of the Middle Ages. The year is 1403 and the Kingdom of Bohemia is about to be plunged into turmoil. Henry, a resdient of the castle town Skalitz, is the son of a renowned blacksmith. When Skalitz is attacked, both of his parents are killed by the invading forces of Hungarian King Sigismund, led by Sir Markvart von Aulitz. Henry's quest then becomes your own; to exact vengeance upon those who destroyed his hometown, friends and family. Along the way, Henry finds himself embroiled in the affairs of the great lords in the region. Rather than give in to the hatred fueled by the death of his boyhood, Henry decides to become a man and help in any way that he can against the ramifications of the assault on Skalitz.

Included in this guide:

  • A complete walkthrough of the main story, including multiple outcomes
  • Guides to specific side quests associated with each settlement
  • Reference to important points of interest along the way
  • Useful gameplay tips to ensure the best possible start
  • Character development guide to the basics, build options and recommended perks
  • A comprehensive guide for all regular and hidden achievements
  • A fully interactive map with descriptions and screenshots for all map locations

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