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7 Things to Not Do in Kingdom Come: Deliverance

From IGN - February 13, 2018

The land of Bohemia in 1403 was a far different place what we know today - and it can be hard to figure out what you should do, and what youd better avoid, especially with all the sneaky mechanics that Kingdom Come: Deliverance hides within it. Below you will find a list of Things Not to Do when adventuring in Bohemia - they just might save your life!

EditDont Ignore the Main Questline

One of the big allures of open world RPGs is that you dont need to worry about whatever main story has captured the player characters attention - not when you can go wild, explore forests, and undertake side quests.

However, regardless of how you feel about Henrys tale of revenge, there are certain elements to the Main Questline that should not be missed, as youll only be making things harder for yourself.

The first thing youll want to do is become friends with Captain Bernard - this is very important! Bernard is an expert in combat and warfare, whereas Henry is pretty terrible. When you first arrive in Rattay it can be enticing to just go off and explore, but you may recall that your fighting sucks.

Only Captain Bernard can fix this! Stick with the main story until he takes you out for combat training, and youll finally learn how to effectively block, dodge, and riposte using the Perfect Block mechanic that he teaches. This will give you a much better chance at surviving fights, because everyone else knows these skills too.

But wait, dont go yet! If you stick with the main story a bit farther, youll travel with Captain Bernard to the village of Neuhof and undertake the Ginger in a Pickle quest (and get a free horse in the process!). Once this quest is complete, Bernard will return to Rattay - and at this point you can speak with him to train further.

This is the only way you can unlock more combo attacks, and eventually learn Master Strikes - an upgraded version of the Perfect Block that follows up with an unblockable attack! You can also spar with him whenever you like to further increase your weapon skills.

EditDont Get Into Tough Combat Situations or Fight Too Many Opponents

As much as we all want Henry to be an unstoppable badass hero that saves the land of Bohemia, at the end of the day, hes still a peasant. To simple blacksmiths son, combat can be brutal, unforgiving, and downright unfair. And nothing is more unfair than getting ganged up on by multiple opponents.

A lot of combat survival relies on blocking incoming blows - which means if you get sidelined by another opponent, you may be dead before you realize what hit you. To that effect, always study potential fights carefully. Not only can you scout out how many opponents you may have to face, but you can also look for ways to thin the ranks.

Consider options like sneaking into enemy camps, poisoning food supplies, and assassinations. If that wont work, a good bow can pick off extra opponents before they charge over to you. Remember that armor plays a big factor in fights - if you were to hit them while they sleep, theyll have to stumble out of bed and put their armor on while you hack at their unprotected heads. If theres ever a chance to even the odds - do so!

EditDo Not Leave Side Quests Hanging

Unlike other RPGs, Kingdom Come isnt always content to wait around for you while you spend 20 hours hunting rabbits in the woods. Certain main quests have time sensitive elements but will never lock you out - but there are Side Quests that are better undertaken as soon as you are able.

If a quest mentions the importance of punctuality - like meeting someone urgently at a specific time, or taking out a target quickly - theres a good chance the quest may just move on without you. Sometimes things will work out OK, but you wont get a reward for doing nothing. Other times, important people might get killed - or impatient debt collectors may send thugs after you!

If youre unsure of what might happen, remember that the game makes a save file when a new quest is started, and you can also create a manual save by sleeping or drinking Savior Schnapps and let your what-if scenario unfold.

EditAvoid Eating Low Quality Food

EditDont Let Your Armor and Weapons Deteriorate

EditDont Ignore Your Bodys Needs

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is truly the Medieval Peasant Survival Simulator for our time. Sometimes, the most dangerous foe out there is your own body - and youll need to take good care of it if you want to survive

EditAvoid Hauling Stolen Goods Through Town

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