How the hell do you backstab?

#1S_PaulikPosted 10/15/2011 2:53:23 PM
Every time I sneak up on something and press attack it just does a normal attack, it is starting to annoy the s outta me.
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#2dorsman84Posted 10/15/2011 2:55:55 PM
you cant back stab everything but what ive noticed is in this game you amost have to circle a little past the point of being flush with their back THEN hit attack. each enemy is different but once you know the sweet spot it becomes second nature. i backstabbed constantly in sens fortress and other places
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#3Linkinpark03Posted 10/15/2011 2:57:02 PM
Get behind enemy, shield down, HOLD r1
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#4EzekialPosted 10/15/2011 2:57:05 PM
I have also noticed that they can't have que'd another action against you yet. It's easy to backstab when they fully miss you, but when you block a hit you'll not have time to backstab.
#5S_Paulik(Topic Creator)Posted 10/15/2011 2:59:14 PM
Hmm guess practice makes perfect. I am at the undead Paris right now where the caster is + the 3 rapier skeletons. Back stab would be nice right about now haha. Thanks guys!
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#6mmSNAKEPosted 10/15/2011 3:00:10 PM
Wait for them to attack, circle around and sodomize them.
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#7CheesypoofPosted 10/15/2011 3:02:37 PM
Forgetting to lower the shield is what got me most of the time. I'm pretty confident I'll get a backstab when I make sure to lower my shield.
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#8custerkePosted 10/15/2011 3:02:44 PM

Just make sure that you're exactly behind the enemy and that you do NOT have your shield up. That's what I was doing wrong in the beginning, I kept my shield up but it doesn't work that way.

It's super easy when you get the hang of it, I'm doing nothing but backstabs right now.

#9S_Paulik(Topic Creator)Posted 10/15/2011 3:15:29 PM
Do you have to be like right on them? The Rapier Skeletons seems to turn around no matter how slow I walk up to them.
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#10lee__dPosted 10/15/2011 3:16:49 PM
also, i found that i have to have the left stick in the neutral position. if im pushing in a direction, i cant backstab