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                                         MELEE FAQ
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                                  Table of Contents
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              |  01.  Legal Disclaimer                                |
              |  02.  Advanced Melee Moves                            |
              |  04.  Ring Fighting Tips                              |
              |  04.  Melee Weapons                                   |
              |  05.  Credits                                         |
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    Stealth Kill
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    Stealth kills are easy to do, but are extremely satidfying for some reason.
    What you do, is go up behind an enemy, and press the R trigger. If you are 
    unarmed, you will snap theit neck. If you have a shiv, you'll slice their
    throat. If you have a club, you'll bash them over the head. You can use the L
    trigger for this as well. The R trigger is faster, but also louder, than using
    the L trigger.
    
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    Right-Left Combo
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    If you are in close combat with an enemy, wait for a good opening, when they
    are not attacking. Press Right+R and then immediately press Left+R before the
    attackends. If you time it correctly, Riddick will do the second attack much
    faster than he usually does.
    
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    Down-Up Combo
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    This is similair to the Right-Left combo, you just obviously do different
    attacks. Riddick will do the second one, whether it be the elbow strike, or the
    downward bash, faster than he usually does. This does not work for the Shivs,
    however, as the up and down attacks are the same.
    
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    Counter Attack
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    Move in close on an aremd enemy, so that you're right in front of them. Wait 
    for them to attack, and as just as they do, press the L trigger. You'll counter
    them, and kill them instantly. If they have a gun, you'll grab it, and push it
    to their head, shooting them. If they are unarmed, or have a shiv, you'll push
    it to the side, and slash their neck open.
    
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    Hide Bodies
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    After you kill someone, press the left thumbstick inward, to crouch down next
    to them. While like this, look at their hands, and hold the X button. Riddick
    will pick them up. Drag them into the darkness, where other people can't see
    them, and you'll be able to avoid drawing attention to yourself.
    
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    Being as you can't use guns in the ring - Actually, you won't even have access
    to the guns when you're in the ring - you'll have to make due with either your
    fists or your melee weapons. Since it consists of Melee Fights, and this is a
    FAQ on all things melee, I'll give you some tips on defeating the opponents 
    that you will see there; That's 5 in total.
    
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    Harman
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    Harman is the first, and easiest fight. He'll be unarmed, so you don't need
    anything before fighting. Just keep you're guard up, with the L trigger, and 
    wait for him to punch you. When he does, take your finger off the L trigger, 
    and give him a down-up combo using your fists. After that, move around him a 
    bit, and wait for him to attack again. Once again. block and combo him. A few
    of these, and he'll go down, granting you the win.
    
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    Baasim
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    This is another easy fight. Baasim isn't armed. So, just do what you did with
    Harman. Block, down-up/right-left combo, move. Rinse and repeat, and Baasim
    will die quickly. However, he is stronger than Harman. You may want a shiv,
    but you shouldn't need it just yet. I'd reccomend just duking it out with fists.
    
    
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    Sawtooth
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    Unlike Baasim, Sawtooth has a Shiv. So, you'll want one as well. you have two
    options, buy one from Monster in the Dining Ward, or buy a better one from 
    Cricket in the Recreation Area, for 30. After that, you can start the fight.
    What you'll want to do in this fight, is keep your guard up, and try to
    counter a few of Sawtooth's attacks. Try to circle him, and give him a slash
    or two whenever you can. You can also knock him back with a stab, if you want.
    Soon, he'll die.
    
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    Cusa
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    Cusa is the strongest person yet. Use the Shiv once again, and try to play the
    blocking game. Whenever you block one of his attacks, give him a combo, and
    move to the left or right. If you're fast enough, you don't even have to wait,
    just move and slash him. Soon enough, number four should go down as well.
    
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    Bam
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    Bam comes equipped with a spiked knuckleduster, and is easily the toughest
    fighter that you'll see in the ring. He'll come at you from the start, so have
    your Shiv ready, and stab him when he approaches. After that, you should switch
    to being evasive, as opposed to defensive or offensive. Don't try to block his
    attacks. Instead, keep moving in a circle around him. Whenever he's not face-
    to-face with you, slash him, move back a little, and begin circling again. 
    When he goes down, you're the new champion of the ring!
    
    
    
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    This section of the FAQ is here so that you can see all the different 
    Melee Weapons you can get, where you can get them, some descriptions, etc. I
    think I have them all, but if I find more - Or you found one not listed, and
    you e-mail it to me - I'll update the list. That's it for an introduction.
    The list is shown below:
    
    
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    | Fists                                                                       |
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      Type:           ---                                                          
      First Found:    ---                                                          
      Commonly Found: ---                                                          
      Strength:       <>                                                           
      Speed:          <><><>                                                       
      Description:    When Riddick's in trouble, and has no weapon, he can always  
                      turn to his fists. Just try not to take on someone with a    
                      gun using them, if you don't have to.                        
                                                                                   
      Moves:          [R]        Right Hook                                        
                      [R]+Left   Left Hook                                         
                      [R]+Right  Right Hook                                        
                      [R]+Down   Uppercut                                          
                      [R]+Up     Elbow Strike                                      
                      [L]        Block                                             
    
    
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    Knuckledusters
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    Knuckledusters are metal converings to put over your knuckles, obviously 
    increasing the damage that you can do with your punches. The controls are the
    same as the fists. This is the first type of weapon you'll get in the game, so
    they are useful, but switch them off for a type of Shiv, as soon as you can.
    
    
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    | Knuckleduster (Squared)                                                     |
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      Type:           Knuckle Duster                                              
      First Found:    On Molina in Block A in cell 38.                            
      Commonly Found: Various prisoners.                                          
      Strength:       <><><>                                                      
      Speed:          <><><>                                                      
      Description:    This is the first type of Knuckleduster that you'll find.   
                      It isn't great, but it's better than your fists. This one   
                      looks like a block of metal with finger holes in it.        
                                                                                  
      Moves:          [R]        Right Hook                                       
                      [R]+Left   Left Hook                                        
                      [R]+Right  Right Hook                                       
                      [R]+Down   Uppercut                                         
                      [R]+Up     Elbow Strike                                     
                      [L]        Block                                            
    
    
    
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    | Knuckleduster (Rounded)                                                     |
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      Type:           Knuckle Duster                                              
      First Found:    On prisoners in Aquilla Territory                           
      Commonly Found: Various prisoners.                                          
      Strength:       <><><>                                                      
      Speed:          <><><>                                                      
      Description:    This is the second type of Knuckleduster that you'll find.  
                      It isn't great, but it's better than your fists. This one   
                      is rounded to fit your fingers better than the squared      
                      version of it.                                              
                                                                                  
      Moves:          [R]        Right Hook                                       
                      [R]+Left   Left Hook                                        
                      [R]+Right  Right Hook                                       
                      [R]+Down   Uppercut                                         
                      [R]+Up     Elbow Strike                                     
                      [L]        Block                                            
    
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    | Knuckleduster (Spiked)                                                      |
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      Type:           Knuckle Duster                                               
      First Found:    Bam in the fight ring.                                       
      Commonly Found: ---                                                          
      Strength:       <><><><>                                                     
      Speed:          <><><>                                                      
      Description:    This is the final, and strongest knuckleduster you'll find
                      in the game. It's metal like a plain knuckleduster, but it's
                      black, and has spikes coming out of it. As you can guess,
                      the spikes add quite a sting to the punches you throw. 
       
      Moves:          [R]        Right Hook                                        
                      [R]+Left   Left Hook                                         
                      [R]+Right  Right Hook                                        
                      [R]+Down   Uppercut                                          
                      [R]+Up     Elbow Strike                                      
                      [L]        Block 
    
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    Shivs
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    Shivs are like knives. In this game, the definition is expanded to anything
    you can get your hands on that can be used to stab somebody with. Shivs aren't
    the strongest weapons in the game, but when you consider their speed, it 
    becomes clear that they are the best melee weapons.                     
    
    
    
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    | Carved Bone                                                                 |
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                                             - Thanks to N P for this contribution.
      Type:           Shiv                                                       
      First Found:    Kill Alonzo when coming back up from the mines.
      Commonly Found: ---                                         
      Strength:       <><><><>                                                    
      Speed:          <><><><><>                                                  
      Description:    This looks like a bone, that was carved into a Shiv. It
                      looks pretty cool, and it can only be got at one point in
                      the game: When you kill Alonzo.
                                                                                  
      Moves:          [R]        Downward Slash                                   
                      [R]+Left   Left Slash                                       
                      [R]+Right  Right Slash                                      
                      [R]+Down   Stab                                             
                      [R]+Up     Stab                                             
                      [L]        Block                                            
    
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    | Shiv (Chisel-Like)                                                          |
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      Type:           Shiv                                                       
      First Found:    Prisoners in Aquilla Territory                              
      Commonly Found: Various prisoners.                                          
      Strength:       <><><><>                                                    
      Speed:          <><><><><>                                                  
      Description:    This is the first type of Shiv you'll be able to get your   
                      hands on, and you will find it on several prisoners in the  
                      Aquilla territory. This model of Shiv looks like a chizel.  
                                                                                  
      Moves:          [R]        Downward Slash                                   
                      [R]+Left   Left Slash                                       
                      [R]+Right  Right Slash                                      
                      [R]+Down   Stab                                             
                      [R]+Up     Stab                                             
                      [L]        Block                                            
    
    
    
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    | Shiv (Curved Blade)                                                         |
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      Type:           Shiv                                                        
      First Found:    Buy it from Cricket near the fight ring.                    
      Commonly Found: ---                                                         
      Strength:       <><><><>                                                    
      Speed:          <><><><><>                                                  
      Description:    This is a pretty good Shiv - kind of big, compared to some  
                      of the other models. It's definitely worth the buy, if you  
                      have the UDs to pay for it. This is the Shiv shown on the   
                      box of the game, and is likely the best one you'll find.    
                                                                                  
      Moves:          [R]        Downward Slash                                   
                      [R]+Left   Left Slash                                       
                      [R]+Right  Right Slash                                      
                      [R]+Down   Stab                                             
                      [R]+Up     Stab                                             
                      [L]        Block                                            
    
    
    
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    | Shiv (Thick Metal Blade)                                                    |
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      Type:           Shiv                                                        
      First Found:    Prisoners in Aquilla Territory                              
      Commonly Found: Various prisoners.                                          
      Strength:       <><><><>                                                    
      Speed:          <><><><><>                                                  
      Description:    You'll find this Shiv early in the game, but when you get it
                      you'll also have the Chizel Shiv and the Thin Shiv to get.  
                      This has hte shortest reach of the three, so pass on it if  
                      you see anything better. This shiv looks like a knife with  
                      no handle.                                                  
                                                                                  
      Moves:          [R]        Downward Slash                                   
                      [R]+Left   Left Slash                                       
                      [R]+Right  Right Slash                                      
                      [R]+Down   Stab                                             
                      [R]+Up     Stab                                             
                      [L]        Block                                            
    
    
    
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    | Shiv (Thin Metal Blade)                                                     |
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      Type:           Shiv                                                        
      First Found:    Prisoners in Aquilla Territory                              
      Commonly Found: Various prisoners.                                          
      Strength:       <><><><>                                                    
      Speed:          <><><><><>                                                  
      Description:    You'll find this Shiv early in the game, along with the     
                      Chizel Shiv and the Thick Shiv. It's the longest of them    
                      so you may want to choose it. This shiv looks like a knife  
                      with no handle.                                             
                                                                                  
      Moves:          [R]        Downward Slash                                   
                      [R]+Left   Left Slash                                       
                      [R]+Right  Right Slash                                      
                      [R]+Down   Stab                                             
                      [R]+Up     Stab                                             
                      [L]        Block                                            
    
    
    
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    | Scalpel                                                                     |
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      Type:           Shiv                                                        
      First Found:    In the Infirmary on a table                                 
      Commonly Found: ---                                                         
      Strength:       <><><><>                                                    
      Speed:          <><><><><>                                                  
      Description:    You'll find this when you're om the Infirmary, so don't pass
                      up on the chance to get it. It's a surgeon's tool, so you   
                      can picture what it looks like, but it works great in a     
                      fight. This is the second best shiv that you'll be able to  
                      find.                                                       
                                                                                  
      Moves:          [R]        Downward Slash                                   
                      [R]+Left   Left Slash                                       
                      [R]+Right  Right Slash                                      
                      [R]+Down   Stab                                             
                      [R]+Up     Stab                                            
                      [L]        Block                                            
    
    
    
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    | Screwdriver                                                                 |
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      Type:           Shiv                                                        
      First Found:    On the mechanic in the Mainframe.                           
      Commonly Found: Mechanics and Janitors                                      
      Strength:       <><><><>                                                    
      Speed:          <><><><><>                                                  
      Description:    This is just the average scewdriver that you'd expect to see
                      in your tool chest. However, anything can be used as a      
                      weapon, if you're Riddick. I'd reccomend avoiding this one  
                      unless you don't have any other shivs.                      
                                                                                  
      Moves:          [R]        Downward Slash                                   
                      [R]+Left   Left Slash                                       
                      [R]+Right  Right Slash                                      
                      [R]+Down   Stab                                             
                      [R]+Up     Stab                                             
                      [L]        Block     
    
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    Clubs
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    You can imagine what clubs are - Big heavy objects you hit people with. There
    are several different kinds in this game. All of them are very powerful in
    strength, but are too slow to be useful against most enemies - Particularly
    the ones with guns.
    
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    | Club (Mace-Like)                                                            |
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      Type:           Club                                                       
      First Found:    Buy from Monster in the Feed Ward                           
      Commonly Found: ---                                      
      Strength:       <><><><><>                                                    
      Speed:          <>                                                  
      Description:    This is a high quality metal club, that seems to be modeled
                      after a mace of some sort. It has great reach, and power, 
                      but due to it's lack of speed, I don't suggest bringing it
                      into too many fights.                     
                                                                                  
      Moves:          [R]        Right Bash                                  
                      [R]+Left   Left Bash                                       
                      [R]+Right  Right Bash                                      
                      [R]+Down   Upward Bash  
                      [R]+Up     Downward Bash     
                      [L]        Block        
    
    
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    | Club (Bat-Like)                                                            |
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      Type:           Club                                                       
      First Found:    On Abbot                          
      Commonly Found: ---                                      
      Strength:       <><><><><>                                                    
      Speed:          <>                                                  
      Description:    This club seems to be modelled after a baseball bat or
                      something. It has great reach and power, but due to its
                      lack of speed, I don't suggest taking it into too many
                      fights.                   
                                                                                  
      Moves:          [R]        Right Bash                                  
                      [R]+Left   Left Bash                                       
                      [R]+Right  Right Bash                                      
                      [R]+Down   Upward Bash  
                      [R]+Up     Downward Bash     
                      [L]        Block   
    
    
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    | Club (Steel Pipe)                                                           |
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      Type:           Club                                                       
      First Found:    In the Cryo Pyramid area on the ground near where you start.
      Commonly Found: ---                                      
      Strength:       <><><><><>                                                    
      Speed:          <>                                                  
      Description:    This club is nothing more than a large metal pipe. At the
                      time that you get it, it will be the only weapon you have
                      though, so it will prove very useful.                 
                                                                                  
      Moves:          [R]        Right Bash                                  
                      [R]+Left   Left Bash                                       
                      [R]+Right  Right Bash                                      
                      [R]+Down   Upward Bash  
                      [R]+Up     Downward Bash     
                      [L]        Block   
    
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    | Club (With Blade)                                                           |
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                                             - Thanks to N P for this contribution.
      Type:           Club                                                       
      First Found:    Kill Void when coming back up from the mines. 
      Commonly Found: ---                                      
      Strength:       <><><><><>                                                    
      Speed:          <>                                                  
      Description:    This looks alot like the mace-like club that you can buy
                      from monster, except this one has a flat blade sticking out
                      of it, like a hook.  
                                                                                  
      Moves:          [R]        Right Bash                                  
                      [R]+Left   Left Bash                                       
                      [R]+Right  Right Bash                                      
                      [R]+Down   Upward Bash  
                      [R]+Up     Downward Bash     
                      [L]        Block   
    
    
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    SayainPrince:    This is me. I wrote the guide.
    LiMpBiZkitFaN:   For his FAQ, which inspired me to write one for the game.
    rarusk:          For his FAQ, which I checked the names of the ring fighters.
    N P:             He contributed two wepaons I completely overlooked.
    
    
    
    
     
    
    
    

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