reim0027 wrote:Sounds like a reasonable fight. They are using strategy. I become much more defensive when I'm low on health, as many people do. They pull out an estoc, you pull out a shotel. They start to BS, you start to counter.
reim nailed it quite well.
Quite a few guys in here can tell you about my "Surprise Shotel" which ends most fights for me. Only reim and sure_magicians are too smart to fall for such tricks, so I think that general PvP player has near 100% chance of dying to it.
It's simple, you got Shotel ready for swap, but you don't use it. Just bait a poke from your opponent and follow the bait (R1 in case of rapiers I guess) with fast swap and Shotel R2. Works wonders, especially against shield poking. If you hide the Shotel quickly, there are some that won't even notice what you did. Works like a charm.
To be fair. I also tend to turtle and go for criticals a lot more when my HP is low and my opponents is high. It's simply your best bet at turning the tables in such a case. The problem is that it works. Just as I go for defence, most guys will become aggresive to finish you off, so it's a lot easier to get a bs, or parry on them.
If all else fails, go for Poison/Toxic, or spam GC/BF. Works as well as all else.