What is it? The Throwing Knives ability is another nifty tool that will help you put a rein on some of the more skittish types. Instead of killing your target, the throwing knives slow down their movement speed to a crawl and prevent them from hopping around and climbing buildings.
Technique: The Butterfingers
Ever follow a target for a good deal of time making sure to stay out of sight only to watch them scurry up the side of a building? Sucks, doesn’t it? Your throwing knives will help to remedy this.
Make sure to lock onto your victim when you start to tail them. The moment they start running up that wall, toss out a throwing knife. They’ll fall right back down to earth and then be forced to hobble around dazed and confused for several seconds. Calmly walk in and pull some clean up duty.
(Unlocked at Lvl 19)
What is it? The Templar Vision ability is basically the multiplayer version of Eagle Vision. When activated, your targets are highlighted in bright blue while your pursuers are highlighted in bright red. Unfortunately, you light up like a damn Christmas tree whenever you use it.
Technique: The Rooftop Avenger
While skulking around on the rooftops does have its definite downers (i.e. everyone and their mother can see where you are), there are some ups to it as well. For instance, you get to crash down upon your victims like some sort of majestic flying eagle god. Unfortunately, if your targets are doing their jobs, it’ll be a little difficult to pick them out of the crowd. This is where Templar Vision comes in.
Once again, we don’t recommend running around on the rooftops; however, if you’re already up there for the whole world to see, then who cares if you’re all sparkly and fabulous? Activate Templar Vision to pick your target out of the crowd and grab an easy aerial kill. Then run like Hell.
(Unlocked at Lvl 21)
What is it? Charge is an ability that’s designed for manly men who understand finesse is for little girls. When activated, your character becomes an unstoppable juggernaut who plows through NPCs with reckless abandon. What’s even better, you’ll automatically kill your target if you come in contact with them (no need for a kill input).
Technique: The “Oh, Eff This”
When you see a group of five or six NPC clones of your target marching nonchalantly towards you (aka “The Million Man March”), don’t get upset. Don’t worry about tailing the group until your target makes a mistake or taking an educated guess as to which is the real one. Just charge the group like a rocket-powered rhino. Rocking the Silent Hunt perk while utilizing this technique will help give you a fairly decent kill score as the perk keeps your stealth meter from depleting so quickly when charging.
Technique: The “Oh, Eff This” Part II
This is nothing fancy. Simply reverse the “Oh, Eff This” strategy so that your target is a pursuer. If a (supposed) NPC is fast walking towards you or, even better, sprinting towards you, charge their ass.
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