I usually backstab, or roll and r1 spam. I was fighting someone in the forest today that was just blasting soul spear/black magic/soulmass, and I was getting wasted. I had to act fast and backstabbed. Did not feel bad about it at all
3(2)v.1: Backstab once again, or try to parry. Usually, I have poison arrows on deck so I try to poison one and hope they have no moss to cure it, and die while I run around. Always tough fighting 1v1.
I thought about it, and I really don't understand all the fuss about backstabbing in the forest. It is not a duel ground, if you want that go to the kiln or the undead burg, it is win at all cost. But that is my opinion.