Melee combat in Mordhau can look like a bit of a wild affair to the untrained eye, but there’s actually a lot of nuances to learn. It’s far more strategic than you might imagine and you will need to get to grips with more than just attacking and blocking if you’re going to master it. Here’s how to riposte in Mordhau if you’re struggling to understand how it works.
How to Riposte in Mordhau
First, let us establish exactly what a riposte in Mordhau actually means.
A riposte is a counter-attack that quickly strikes at an opponent after successfully parrying their attack. It is a much swifter strike than simply parrying and then attacking in two different motions. Think of it as one fluid block and attack.
To perform a riposte in Mordhau, you simply need to queue an attack immediately after blocking an incoming strike. As soon as your opponent winds up a strike, parry with the right mouse button and then quickly attack with the left mouse button.
If you have performed a riposte, you’ll quickly counter-attack your opponent.
But how do you know if you’ve pulled off the move correctly? Well, if you look at your circular crosshair carefully, you’ll notice that it goes hollow when a riposte has successfully been activated. If it remains solid then you’ve missed the timing.
Our advice is to continually practice your ripostes using the crosshair as an indication of whether you’re getting used to the timing. It is a very useful tool in a 1v1 duel so it’s absolutely worth mastering.
That should be all the information you need about how to riposte in Mordhau. For more useful tips and guides on the game, be sure to search Twinfinite. We’ll have plenty more coverage of the game over the coming weeks.