Ambush using melee: does it work? Not for me.

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Ambush using melee: does it work? Not for me.

Post by Hal900x » May 27th, 2016, 10:49 pm

I am setting my high blades melee character to ambush. A guy walks right up to my face, and nothing happens. Am I doing it wrong?

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Re: Ambush using melee: does it work? Not for me.

Post by Drool » May 28th, 2016, 1:17 pm

Melee ambush is always kinda weird. Frankly, ranged ambush seems twitchy too. It's either chance based, or there's some weird scripting going on.
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Re: Ambush using melee: does it work? Not for me.

Post by Binary-Blues16 » May 28th, 2016, 3:56 pm

I've set up a blade-wielding in ambush and when an enemy closed, I took the free attack. There's a perk that seems to disrupt the ambush thing, but I don't know how or why.

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Re: Ambush using melee: does it work? Not for me.

Post by Stuurminator » May 28th, 2016, 4:56 pm

I've found Ambush often only triggers when an enemy leaves a tile that your character can attack, not enters it. So if you've set up a melee ambush and the enemy charges you, it won't trigger on their movement unless they have to cross two tiles to reach you (which can happen if you can attack diagonally and they cannot). Of course, it should still trigger when they attempt to attack you.

If it's not happening at all, it may be because you have one of the Glancing Strike or Opportune Strike or similar perks. For whatever reason, they reportedly override the ambush mechanics altogether.

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Re: Ambush using melee: does it work? Not for me.

Post by Hal900x » May 28th, 2016, 6:51 pm

I do have the glancing strike perk. that really sucks, and should be fixed.

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Post by Drool » May 29th, 2016, 12:11 pm

I thought it had been, actually. Not sure though.
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Re: Ambush using melee: does it work? Not for me.

Post by IHaveHugeNick » May 29th, 2016, 1:04 pm

I don't think it's anything to do with perks. Melee ambush never worked for me on release (no perks in that version), and I've had two melee guys on my first playthrough.

And to be fair, combat in this game rarely gives an opportunity to even try a melee ambush. 99% of the time I just run in front with my meatbag and go swingin'
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