I have taken a break from Conan for a while and came back recently. I have been playing by myself to get a feel for things again yet I have always played on my own even in online servers. I’ve noticed combat seems a lot more difficult and strange now. Dodging seems practically useless now even with light armor and points in agility as it doesn’t move far enough away to avoid any attacks. I used to wear light armor and use a 1-hand sword or daggers but I constantly die using that now. I switched to using a sword and a shield and wearing medium armor but I can’t seem to get any hits in without getting thrashed and knocked over as soon as I lower my shield. I thought that wasn’t for me so I tried Heavy Armor and 2-Hand Weapons. I thought it was working for a while but everything I knock down in hopes it would give me time to not get hit stands up right away before my animation is even finished and kills me. Its also harder to get the 2-hand weapon hit to land as sometimes my axe or sword will go right through it but it doesn’t actually hit the mob. I pretty much avoid any fight where I can’t kill it in two or three swings because I get stun locked and die. I was able to kill the dredge boss because it attacks pretty slow and I’m able to actually block and get a hit in but I can’t even handle a single hyena without dying. I have a lot of points invested in combat related stats but it doesn’t seem to help much. I tried the bow with an accuracy build in the very beginning as well but it seemed to barely put a dent in anything damage wise. It stinks because I used to have some decent survivability as long as I didn’t have more than 2 mobs attacking me. I would like to play with others at some point but I don’t want to be the weak link.
Am I just doing this wrong? Am I just bad at this game? Does anyone have any combat tips or strategies? Does anyone have any builds or weapon combinations they use that are good?
Thanks in advance .