The Sword and Shield are a melee weapon type that deal cut and blunt damage. The Sword and Shield are one of the most beginner friendly weapons because players can deal damage with the sword whilst also guarding using the shield. Whilst they are considered a lower damage weapon type, they do have a low recovery time, meaning you’ll be able to deal a lot of chain attacks and combos.
The Sword and Shield are great for the player who wants a little more diversity. You have the ability to do both cut damage using your sword and blunt damage using shield attacks. You can also use items without sheathing your weapon by pressing+ . The downside to the Sword and Shield is that it has a relatively short range meaning you’ll have to remain close to the monster to attack it.
Basic Sword and Shield Controls
Below you’ll find the basic controls for the Sword and Shield. Once you’ve gotten to grasp with basic controls, you’ll be able to use them in different orders to pull off various combos.
|Use an Item||+|
Sword and Shield Combos
Using the controls above, you’ll be able to perform attack combos that can deal extra combo damage.
|Basic Combo||Chop → Side Slash → Lateral Slash → Return Stroke||→ → →|
|Powerful Combo||Lateral Slash → Return Stroke → Spinning Rising Slash → Spinning Reaper||→ → → +|
|Monster-Stunning Combo||Shield Attack → Shield Bash → Hard Bash||+ → →|
Silkbind attacks use up a wirebug and then have a longer cooldown than wirebug moves, meaning you’ll want to make sure to time your silkbind attacks well so that you don’t waste the wirebug.
|Falling Shadow||+||This attack performs a leaping attack. Successfully landing the attack will trigger another attack.|
|Windmill||+||This attack uses ironsilk to swin your blade in a circle. The first swing around negates a monster’s attack. This attack uses up 2 Wirebugs.|