First tutorial. I did this at around 1 in the morning so excuse any grammar mistakes you find. Constructive criticism is appreciated.
In this tutorial, we will cover the basics of the four styles to knifing in Counter-Strike: Source.
[b][u] TAKING OUT YOUR KNIFE[/u][/b]
In order to defeat an opponent in a “knife battle”, you must first learn how to equip yourself with such a device. There are three ways of doing this. First, and most basic, press the number 3 above your W and E keys. Second, scroll, using your mouse, to the third weapon slot which will have the silhouette of a knife in it. Click and you will equip your knife. The third, and best way of switching weapons, go to your options menu at one point in the game even before you start knife rounds, go to the keyboard settings, advanced and check the box next to “Enable quick weapon switch” which will allow you to scroll directly to your knife without clicking to confirm your choice.
The first learned and least used technique to knifing is simple: left click with the mouse until the enemy goes away. This is a horrible way to attack someone with a knife, as it will take at least [b]five hits[/b] to end your opponents life, in which time they may take yours. Each strike has a range of about 3 in-game feet and does anywhere between 15 and 20 damage, depending on things such as armor and location of the strike. If you were using this technique before, stop immediately, uninstall Counter-Strike: Source, disassemble your computer and never buy another computer game for the rest of your life. [b]This is by far the worst method of attacking your enemy in the game. There should be no reason whatsoever to use it![/b]
[b][u]TECHNIQUE TWO[/u][/b] The second and most widely used method of using the knife is also easy to learn. Simply right click your mouse twice while in close proximity to your foe. This is also known as your “secondary attack”. I usually only use this when I am absolutely certain I can not use Technique Three (see below), and it usually results in what I call “lancing”, where you attack the enemy, back off a bit, and run back into him to attack him the second time. Each hit does about 65 damage. Your secondary attacks have an in-game range of about two feet, and are slower than your primary attacks. [b]This technique is used most often but has its weak points just like the rest.[/b]
[b][u]TECHNIQUE THREE[/u][/b] This technique is not as renowned as the second, but is more effective depending on circumstances. It requires a lot more from you, and should only be used when you are ready to use it. The attack consists of two primary attacks followed by one secondary attack which causes 105 damage to an unarmored opponent if you strike them from the front in the torso. There are a few things you must take into account with this technique. The most important is how aggressive the enemy is. If your opponent is very aggressive, as soon as he hits you the first time, he will stop moving around and will wait for his knife to reset. If he is a more passive knifer, I suggest you take technique two, as these types of people usually lance more than they grapple. Another thing to keep in mind is the health of your opponent. There is a mod that I played that will reset the two combatant’s health up to 130 when they are the only ones left. If neither wears armor, then the two secondary attacks would be the way to go, as it causes [i]exactly[/i] 130 damage. So keep in mind how many times you hit your enemy, just so you don’t make any mistakes. If you miss one of your quicker attacks, you must make sure that you only make it up after your heavy attack. [b]This is the most efficient way to disable an enemy in upfront Close Quarters Combat, though it is also the most complex.[/b]
Now, you may be thinking “Tactic, I have already learned one more strategy for knifing an opponent reading your tutorial, my mind has no room for another!” but I assure you, you already know this technique. Do not worry, loyal reader, as this is more simple to learn than reloading a weapon (though some Counter-Strike players can hardly do that). This technique is basically “backstabbing.” You must only approach the enemy from behind and perform a secondary knife attack. Be sure to hit them from behind, which is not necessarily in the back, as the characters in CSS stand at a slight angle. It’s best if you attack them 180 degrees from the direction their gun is pointing, which is usually under the right armpit (see Screenshot 4). A distraction is very useful if you wish to attack an enemy this way. Such distractions may include, but are not limited to: team mates, flash bangs, smoke grenades, fragmentation (HE) grenades, gunfire, movable objects, lighting, sprays, dark rooms, etc. [b]This is the most inconsistent way to knife someone. Use this technique if you are absolutely certain it will work.[/b]
There are 4 known techniques to knifing in Counter-Strike: Source.
1) Death by a thousand paper cuts 2) Heavy, slow, but powerful Secondary knifing 3) The strategic combo attack 4) The backstabbing b*stard way
1) Primary Attack (x5-6) 2) Secondary Attack (x2) 3) Primary Attack (x2), Secondary Attack (x1) 4) Circle around the enemy, Secondary Attack (x1)
Hope this tutorial helped you guys out there, I’m sure the hospital will have as much fun treating you guys as you will hurting each other!
(Screenshots courtesy of Syntality [http://www.SynGaming.co.nr] and the author of this tutorial)