- Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:18 pm
I've been hit and miss with the night's cavalry. I know I can kill them, but they have the same intimidation factor for me now as they did the first time I saw one. when it notices me then stops the horse and stares at me just before charging me down, it always gets my adrenaline pumping and I make mistakes then die. I've been at leyndell for a while, but I only saw the worth of the guard counter in the shunning grounds. I thought it might be worth trying on the night's cavalry near the 'altus highway junction' grace and the one I've been having most trouble with near 'lenne's rise' grace in dragonbarrow, it worked a treat. using the guard counter made light work of both of them, I had the curved sword, dragoncrest shield, greatshield and carian filigreed crest talismans equipped and a brass shield with 'barricade shield' AoW it was very effective. 'barricade shield' doesn't just block the night's weapon, it works on the horse's attacks as well, the horse's attacks can also be guard countered. the one using a flail on the road near the 'altus highway junction' grace is the easiest of the two to kill using the guard counter, the one near 'lenne's rise' grace in dragonnarrow has a glaive, the barricade shield works just as well to block its attacks as it does with the flail, but this one has a combo that can hit you either in the middle of or just after hitting it with a guard counter. it needs a bit more care, but it does ride some distance to turn around and come back for another attack giving enough time to use at least one flask. I don't know how effective this strategy would be without barricade shield to mitigate the stamina hit you would otherwise take from blocking their attacks, but once you've got that you'll be golden. the curved sword talisman is in stormveil castle past margit. if anyone is having trouble with them I recommend trying this. I can't see it working in consecrated snowfield fighting two at the same time though.