Chivalry 2 is full of unique weapons, most of which are up to the player’s preference. However, some weapons are better in certain situations than others. Chivalry 2Team Objective modes like The Fall of Lionspire and Escape from Falmire will expose players to a variety of situations where the weapon they use to free prisoners from a cage isn’t ideal for crossing a narrow bridge. Players will find themselves fighting 1v1 as often as they find themselves completely overwhelmed. What weapons would they wish they had? We came up with several different battle scenarios and decided on the best weapon to use Chivalry 2.
Before we dive into the best weapons in Chivalry 2, it is essential to understand how the different types of damage and bonuses apply between different classes. You can deal three types of damage in Chivalry 2: Crop, Trim and Blur.
Cut damage from weapons like The Messer, The Falchion, and any other sword or spear is uniform across all class types. These weapons are good places to start for new players as they get used to the look and feel of the different classes on the battlefield.
Slicing weapons will typically deal more base damage than Strike or Slash weapons, as seen with the Greatsword and Messer’s max damage meter. However, they are not given increased damage to Knights and Footman, the two classes with the most health in the game.
Chop damage deals 25% more damage to the Knight and 17.5% more damage to the Soldier. These weapons include the ax, the Glaive, and the Halberd. If you can chop wood with it, it will deal damage when chopping Chivalry 2. The only tight weapon in Chivalry 2 maximum damage is War Ax, Executioner’s Ax, and Battle Ax.
blunt damage will punish the Knight, simple and understandable. They will deal 50% more damage to Riders and 35% more damage to Soldiers. The best blunt weapon in Chivalry 2 is Maul, can single-shot knights when launching a special attack. Of course, its slow-motion capabilities sometimes make it unwieldy.
Now that we’ve established the different damage types, let’s dive into some of the best weapons for any given situation. Chivalry 2.
There’s nothing better than beating a human opponent in an uninterrupted 1v1 match. While you might think you want the biggest and the worst weapon, speed and accuracy are more important, and the two weapons outperform all others in a 1v1 setup.
One-handed spear and shield
The One-Handed Spear has a lightning-fast stab that deals 50 light damage and 70 heavy damage. As a cutting weapon, that’s the maximum damage you’ll deal with the One-Handed Spear. What makes this weapon more viable is the included shield, which is great for blocking arrows and passively defending yourself.
A Spear and Shield can be used by both the Knight class of the Guardian and the class of Weapons. Between the two, the Knight will provide more health and can set the Healing Banner as their class skill, but the Ego can move faster and deploy the bandana. The One-Handed Spear has a pretty good reach, so it’s best to get past your opponent. This makes the Ego’s speed increase more valuable than the Knight’s bonus health (only 25 HP added). Since you’re in a 1v1 situation, being able to back up faster than your opponent can catch you gives you an advantage.
One-Handed Spear’s downside is its skill ceiling. You have to be precise, or else you will crash into the air next to your opponent. You have a chance to survive in 2v1, but as soon as three or more enemies surround you, you won’t be able to survive.
You read it right. The shovel may seem like a useless weapon, but it’s actually one of the best in the game Chivalry 2, especially in a 1v1 situation. As a Blunt weapon, the Shovel will deal significant extra damage to Knights and Soldiers while dealing additional slash damage. Faster recovery, faster drop, and faster slash make it great for interrupting attacks and punishing players who wield big weapons.
You actually have a better chance holding the Shovel more than when holding the spear in one hand. The fast slashes make it easy to hit multiple targets, especially when protected during a successful Riposte.
Footman’s Field Engineer class is the only class that can use a Shovel. You can still move fairly quickly and have ample health to work with. Use spike traps and fences to protect targets like Trebuchets on Lionspire. Field Engineer deals 100% more damage to targets, which means Shovel is perfect for clearing enemy obstacles, doors, and traps.
The flip side of 1v1 combat is crowd control. By crowd control, we mean a handful of enemies that rush at you and you alone. You won’t be able to kill them all at once, but you can hold them back and deal some significant damage until reinforcements arrive. Be forewarned: These crowd control weapons pose a risk to collateral damage because of their long and wide attacks.
The Executioner’s Ax deals tight damage, dealing extra damage to Knights and Egos. It has an increased overall damage while being released more slowly. The wide range of the Blade’s slash, coupled with its good drag mechanism, can hit and stagger multiple enemies at once.
Timing the charge attack will dodge bots and deal a lot of damage to enemy players rushing at you. Now reeling and trying to heal, keep attacking and lead your team forward. Follow that heavy slash with an overhead attack to finish off enemies in true executioner fashion. Avoid Ax attacks. The same goes for chopstick weapons in general.
While it’s fine with enough space, the Executioner’s Ax isn’t worth much when someone’s right in front of you. This is especially true if your headband wearer uses a fast weapon like a shovel or a Short Sword. Make sure to leave a good distance between you and the oncoming goals.
The Greatsword has its perks, and it also has its pitfalls. While it’s great for crowd control, reaching farther than the Ax, it has a slow and long release. This means you will have to allow more space between you and an incoming wave of enemies. However, once you have had enough time, you should kill mobs easily.
The Greatsword is a Slicing weapon and can only be used by the Vanguard’s Devastator class. You’ll deal base damage across all classes, but the real trick is your leap attack. Although it can only be performed at full speed, a leap attack can single-shot Archers and bots while stunning and dealing over 100 damage to other enemies.
You really have to master drag to make good use of the Greatsword. Playing in third person will give you a better understanding of where your enemies are in relation to your shot. If you can time it right, you can easily make up for the Greatsword’s slow attack speed by hitting enemies right at the start of your slash.
The Longbow is the only viable ranged weapon in Chivalry 2. Sorry Crossbow users, but the Bow is the easiest ranged weapon to learn and the most reliable in any given situation. That’s right, a well-placed crossbow bolt can wreak havoc on Knights and Soldiers. However, those accurate shots are few and far between unless you are the best Crossbow player in the world.
With Bow, you will never have to take your eyes off your target. Players should support their teammates by finishing or damaging the enemy they are fighting. Be prepared to draw your weapons when the enemy starts closing in on you. On the other hand, don’t be afraid to shoot a quick arrow at them before switching. They may already be weak. Enemies are weak and only need a little extra damage to finish.
Messer is generally the best weapon in Chivalry 2. Now, this doesn’t mean you’ll win every war you find yourself in. Messer is the most versatile and gives you a fighting chance in any situation. It’s great for crowd control and comes with a slash attack that’s fast enough to have an advantage over other two-handed weapons. However, if you’re faced with a shovel-wielding Ego who knows how to use it, you could be in trouble.
As a cutting weapon, The Messer will only deal base damage across all classes. However, it does receive an increased damage buff to counter its longer release time. Timing is key to using Messer and pulling a powerful slash attack on multiple targets is the best way to use it.
1v1, Messer can punish with a slash combo on the head. Avoid stabs, as they take a long time to finish and don’t deal as much damage as overhead. You have more range than you think with Messer, so start swinging before enemies are in range to keep the fight in your favor.
Messer can be used by the Vanguard’s Raider class and the Knight’s Crusader class. While the Raider allows you to carry two primary weapons, the Crusader’s second weapon is one of the best in the game. The Ax and Falchion combine beautifully with the Messer and are handy to use in your oil pan. However, the player can choose the Morning Star for extra damage against other Knights and Egos.