I am RioTLoRD and this is my guide.... LoL
tTips For Shadow Warrior
Knowing The LeveL
Ok first thing u have to learn is the level you are not going to win an y game unless you know the level. Or you r going to end up running around with maybe 1 uzi while some newbie runs after u with heats. When I say learning the level I mean knowing every inch and knowing all the shortcuts. U should know all the secrets for every level you play and you should make 2 to 3 routes each route cycles thru each part of the map getting u to fill up your arsenal of whatever u think u need for the battle. Each route should not be too different and simple if it is players will pick on to it real quick and stop your route(stickie bombs,closing doors,intercepting) KEEP MOVING ALWAYS! You will learn this one rule the hard way. Players like blkrose,myself,peruvian etc. never stay in 1 section of a map too long we r in one section no more then 5 seconds the most is maybe 8 (certain levels r really big) Timing yourself so u will not be in one place to long BUT still get all the items and weapons for your inventory is good practice once u master that you will be 40% harder to kill because u will atleast always have 150+ health and have medkit and armor. I cannot stress this enough ALWAYS HAVE A MEDKIT I MEAN ALWAYS never go into a fight without a medkit. Medkit saves lives if u have 200health and 100 armor you can survive 2 direct missle shots and then have 100 health again (w0000!!) So that u can run away and get more health or a weapon or both.....
The Types Of Players
There r countless types of players but they all fall under certain catagories I figured this out after playing over a year...
Newbie: The easiest and the dumbest player out there they just sit there and move very slowly not much of a threat but r annoying in multiple player games when they get a missle launcher and your trapped heheheh
Campers: They r newbies who know thelevel alittle better and like to stay in 1 perticular section and wait for u with god knows how much ammo and weapons. U can stop them in 2 ways 1. go in there section and move around forcing them to waste ammo make them chase u out... or if you know that the player is a camper you attack early on in the game and use stickies to keep him form going in that area. Or you can kil him and then go striaght after him as soon as he spawns (u must know the level real well Lesson#1) Doing this will make u harder to beat and make them quit camping hehhe
Advanced Camper: Not all campers are newbies (Carnage4u) some of them r very good and just camp because they cannot beat u in a fair battle Ex. I was playing under the name mr_Bonz (muhahaha) and I wa splaying with blkrose Spidey_J and Carnage4u in woods... Well carnage kept dying. (LoL) He started to stay in the woods section and put respawn stickies and camp by heat seekers. He was also by the 1 cookie and 100armor which made him very hard to kill. for this reason I stress that u shoot grenades in the teleporters and after doing so go in get what u need and run out even if he is shooting at u run out and (exactly) do a 180 turn and start shooting grenades or missles in the teleporter prohibits the camper form following u and suckers him in for a few good shots...
Non-Strafer: I say that if u do not strafe u suck, u suck, u suck, u suck..... hehehe anyways only good none strafer I can remember was Baron_1. He knew the level Leeps like the back of his hand and knew the rest of the 3 shareware levels too... he had a rythem when he played and he had very good aim.... plus he used sticky bombs very well.... Main problem was everyone that strafe was faster then him and people like myself would run figure him out and just chase after him a lot not alloying him to get a weapon.... So I advise u to learn strafing.
Circle strafer: They r basicly a non strafer just learning and when they strafe they try to do a circle aorund u just shoot ahead of them and they die... nuff said
Rookie: Player who played for liek 6 months or longer they strafe pretty well but tend to jump a lot. These players r very good but need to move smoother and not in a erradic way so they can actually have better aim. They r very dangerous in multi player games with 4 people. they arent a threat in a 1 on 1 cause of there lack of aim and knowledge. If u r new and trying to get better its advised u play these people cause they arent bad but they arenat too overwhelmingly good.
Pro: These are rookies that have been playing vets for a long period of time 4-5 months of almost JUST playing vets. These players a rough and tough and will stand up to the most sneaky players if u intend on playing them u better be ready to for a fight cause they won`t quit. U will need to master strafing and knowing the level to beat pros u will need to know how to dodge very well and know as many "gimmick" tricks to defeat them..... U also will have to know how to use EVERY weapon to your advantage and lso inventory. If u want to beat them
Vets: U can only hope that god has smiled on u if u expect to beat a vet, These players know every trick every part they can switch up strategies at a moments notice or never change there strategy and still beat u. These guys have or used to play everyday all day if u expect to even kill a Vet u have to be very aggressive. Heres a good tip if u gethim to suicide GO AFTER HIM KILL HIM BEFORE HE GETS A EAPON KEEP DOING IT!!!! People may call that cheap but it usally desides who the winner and who is the loser. Do not htink for a second that u can give him/her a chance to get a weapon. If u do not put prerssure on the vet they will put pressure on u 10x more then u prolyl oculd ever could think.
Ok now on to the weapons. If u do not know how to use a weaapon your as good as dead. your either learn the weapon or do not use it. (LEARN IT) Never rely on just 1 or 2 wepas a vet will take notice and prevent u form reaching that weapon.
Shuriken- Try just throwing whiel straifnhg left and right it usally hits them for minor damage
Fists- U should try to junciton fists with smoke bomb and flahs bomb and just catch them in a corner and they r dead.
Sword- 2 slices kill them usally just try and corner them and u got them (sometimes)
Missle Launcher- One of the most powerful weapons in the game 1 shot kills 2 1/2 if the guy has fulll health and ammo. try to shoot alittle ahead pof where they r going and try to ALWAYS have heats u get 5 shots so make them count....
Grenade Launcher- The best weapon for elevated levels... When I use it I run pass the person and shoot 180 degrees in back of my self... because they will usally jump that direction and meet there fait. Also I liek to spread shots with it I shoot in almost every frontle direction and back up it will cover the area and causethis weapon has a fats rate of fir but is very powerful too making it good for almost any situatio. Also u should use grenade to shoot in teleporters and check for stickies in waters and shoot in certain spots where people r usally located at.
Rail Gun- Very slow rate of fire and takes 2 shots to kill sometimes one if u hit them dead on the money ($$$money shot) There r 2 ways to use this weapon firts use a short range weap liek riotgun spread mode or uzis or something that will whittle there health out. They will then prolyl run or back up... as soon as they do switch weapon to rail and fire away they r easy to hit and 1 shot kill.
Uzi(s)- Very fast rate of power and deals out damage if u have 2 uzis, but it eats up ammo very fast. u shoudl use uzi on levels where there is a lot of ammo and use it in junction with flash bomb it will eat them alive....
Sticky Bombs- My second favorite weapon these weapons kill with 2.... up close... u can use them to guard weaps or throw them in certain 'common' spots where u nkow they r going to go and drop them there so they will alert u where they r at. I useally use stickies in places where they r going to hurt u liek in woods by Grenade launcher wall.. Or in pools and also in vertical DOORs! As soon as it opens bOoOooOm!
Guardian Head- This is a good weapon for winder players (speed) they 2nd focus mode on the weapons makes a circle which if u r in contact or inrange of opponent they lose health in seconds and die... (RioTLoRD,blkrose,JABO luvz head!) If u use it right it almost garuntees(not spelled right) a kill. Just try to use it in closed spots or when they r attakcing u not when u r atacking them cause then they r already running.
RioTGuN- Mah Fav Weapon omg this weapon is the best weapons besides grenade launcher. 1st mode it has .8 second blasts whish r half the damage of a rail gun. use it far away and it still deals out the same damage. 2nd mode if a 4 blats shot if hit point blank or fairly close it kills 110 health but if u r far away the damage only may take out 5 out of u (revert to 1st mode or uzis) I tend to kill a lto of pros in metal or woods with 1st mode shotgun cause it easy to aim and it is strong compared to always missing with a missle launcher or grenade laucher (I don`t miss alot with ML )
Ripper Heart- Evil little weapon makes a clone that walks around (WALKS) and shoots rapid fire rails with god like aim!!only way to avoid detah is to kill it firts and to know how to strafe really well.. use this weapon make it protect key items of that level (Lesson#1) and use it as a trump Crad just incase your low on health. It catches them off guard and u may get 2 kills if they spawn near it heheh.
Gas Bomb- Only one thing to say abotu this inventory weapon use it at spots where u nkow he/she is going to be it can take a LOT of ammo out of them and lbind them sometimes.
caltrops- bs weapon only good if u ahave like 6 of them concetrated at one spot (waste of time)
flahs bomb- Best inventory weapon blinds them nuff siad...
smoke bomb.- makes u a shadow perfect for snaeaking around level for health and things (RioTLoRD,Oo7_)
medkit-Lesson#2 ALWAYS HAVE ONE!!
Gimmicks- Little tricks only vets know and may tell pros and rookies to help them. (some newbies know these too)
1.Junction jump button or button used a lot with medkit (automedkit!!!)
2.Aim at gound with missle launcher and grenade launcher (blast radius hurst a lot)
3.Water Stickies Works 50% of the time doesnt work after u do it twice most peopel arenet stupid....
4.Invincible stickies throw them on spots that they usally blow up on at point blank range
5.RioT`s Gimmick~~~~~~~ aiming alittle to the air when using heats. It makes them smarter and hleps them trakc people better (dosnt always work) I have another trick that ALWAYS WORK ask ray222 I test them out on him hehehe one missle hovered over his head for ahwile while he was in tank while some followed him into houses righ tbefore he closed the door!!!
6.tele frag haha these r funny stand by tele and start chopping away with sword!
7.Jumping off elevated platforms helps aim a LOT especially with railgun and riotgun and instant hit wepas liek that.
8.Strafe running thats runnign diagnol it helps u move faster and hleps u dodge heats.
9.WHen heats r coming after u duck down and do a 180 turn then run off the heats will hit the gorund (muhahahaha)
10.Respawn stickies- hahaha the oldest trick in the book 3 stickies at a respawn spot kills.... nuff said
if u use defualt config for sw u suck, u suck , u suck, u suck..... heheheh make your own cfg so u can switch wepaons faster
Kb only- Only good players Ive seen that r kb only r ray222 and Baron_1. They have many disadvatages but they have the best control.....
Mouse and KB- takes a week or so to learn then 1 onth or 2 to master some of the best players use mouse. Mouse is pure aim if u cantaim with mouse go back to kb cause there is no use in using it.
Gamepad- Only Gamepad players they r good is Peruvian(One of the best all aorund playrs out there) and StalkerX(good vet) the rest did not turn out to well liek myself I left gamepad it sucks :p u onyl get 4 buttons nto much versitlity or control..... but u r very fast and can strafe with Tanks!!!
SideWinder (muhahah) The name puts fear in the hearts or rookies and newbies and almost anyone who play sw. I am a winder and so r a LOT of the best players of SW. Winder enables u to move a LOT faster have Very GOOD aim (with practice) u theres some bug in sw u can survive someitmes 3 stickies bomb by runing then ducknig before blast. All that put in to a single package plus u cna use the keyboard as well makes it thee most evil controller around. Only mainproblem is it takes a while to actually get good with a winder. Especially people liek me who r lefty :) (RioTLoRD,PLO_sTyLe)
This is the end of my Guide im tired now Good nite and HaPPy GaMiNG