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Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:15 AM

So lately I have been trying to get better at PvP, I can be decent at times but if the opposition has better armor or enchants then me I am pretty much toast =\. I am decent with parkour, I can run and hit easily and spin around, attack, then spam. I am decent with the bow as well, when in trouble I usually sprint then start shooting whoever I am killing. Whenever the opposition has a fire aspect sword it's an automatic death for me as well, I usually try to use teamwork to fight others but when I am the only one on I am s screwed.

Thanks for the help in advance, I hope I get some good guides.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:59 PM

I have no idea. I guess you should get better armor and weapons too. Try to be on par with the opposition.

Also, train a lot. The more you play the better you'll eventually get.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:21 PM

Make potions. When you find an enemy, throw a couple poison and damaging ones. As long as you have some golden apples or something, you should be good.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:33 PM

View PostGcubed, on 27 May 2012 - 12:59 PM, said:

I have no idea. I guess you should get better armor and weapons too. Try to be on par with the opposition.

Also, train a lot. The more you play the better you'll eventually get.

View PostMichaelR99, on 27 May 2012 - 02:21 PM, said:

Make potions. When you find an enemy, throw a couple poison and damaging ones. As long as you have some golden apples or something, you should be good.
Thanks, I am pretty good with brewing but when I throw them I always hit myself...

#5

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:41 PM

Don't walk backwards when attempting to hit someone. Just charge. In the end, it usually results in you hitting more and them hitting less.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:29 PM

If I were you I would brew Strength Potions. Though they can be hard to get, they are worth it. A strength II potion adds six damage, so a regular diamond sword becomes a Sharpness VI sword, and a Sharpness V becomes a Sharpness Xl

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:21 PM

The only way to get better at PVP is to lose a few fights. So you learn what your faults are and you can get better.

As for being equipt for the fight, never fight with anything less than full diamond armor and enchant a sword as high as you can.

Keep in mind Smite has no effect on players. Only zombies, pigmen and skeletons.

Sharpness, fire aspect, knockback etc work well on players. Although knockback, in my opinion isn't very useful as far as damage dealing. It does get them out of your face temporarily though.

Sharpness 1 isn't really worth it, if you PVP I would suggest Sharpness 2 and above. The high the better, of course. Fire aspect is always good as well, and knockback will save you a bit of time.

If you can, try to fight near water. So just incase someone does use fire aspect you can jump in the water. Or try to fight when it;s raining because the rain will put the fire out.

ANY enchantment on armor always helps. So even if it's only a level1 enchantment, do it. I always enchant my armor even if it's all level 1 enchantments.

And my final suggestion is to try and utilize potions as much as you can. Use splash poisons, which greatly benefits the attacker, or even splash potion of slowness so they can't catch up to you. Or use speed for yourself to run, and especially use strength potions. They work extremely well.

If it's multiple people fighting I would suggest using instant heal potions, but for 1 vs. 1 you probably dont need to worry about that.

Another thing I have found useful, but are slightly difficult to obtain, are ender pearls. You can use them to teleport as far as you can throw it, but the teleport deals an instant 3-4 hearts in damage. So use it wiselty.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:34 PM

View PostDadoza, on 12 July 2012 - 08:21 PM, said:

As for being equipt for the fight, never fight with anything less than full diamond armor and enchant a sword as high as you can.
To expect him to always have enough diamonds to make into armor is ridiculous. Especially when every diamond has been plucked out from the caves. Besides, when he is mining for diamonds, you can't say that he won't be confronted in the caves.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:59 PM

The fighting in Minecraft is way too simple to be really technique or reflex-based. It's usualy just a few guys whacking eachoter and throwing potions. The REAL trick to Minecraft is being a good strategist. The Minecraft world is infinite and easily alterable, so you should be able to find a favorable postition that gives you the advantage somewhere. For example, arches should generaly live in places high up on mountains, since it's easier to shoot downhill than uphill. And if you're good at charging and knocking people way back, you may want to live in a place with a lot of natural or artificial environmental hazards, such as ravines and lava pools, so you can knock people into said hazards. It's all about adaption. Or if you're ambushed somewhere where the terrain isn't favorable for you technique, change your style a bit. For example, when fighting in forests, it's worth it to learn how to easily climb and jump from tree to tree, since it's hard for poeple to reach you that way. It's all about adapting. Either adapt the landscape to fit your fighting style, or adapt your fighting style to the landscape.

   ANother thing: Stealth. You generaly want to stay hidden when exploring in PvP servers. one trick if you're near the ocean or a river is to use a dark blue skin and travel underwater. If you crouch while deep underwater, you're basicaly invisible from the surface.

When you do this, use the bucket gill exploit. When you're low on air, look straight ahead and keep walking forward, and right click. This will make you scoop up the water in the bucket, creating a temporary air pocket for a split second (But long enough) so that your breath gauge refils. Now click on the ocean floor to empty your bucket and repeat.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:14 PM

View Postkoopachris, on 12 July 2012 - 08:59 PM, said:

The fighting in Minecraft is way too simple to be really technique or reflex-based. It's usualy just a few guys whacking eachoter and throwing potions. The REAL trick to Minecraft is being a good strategist. The Minecraft world is infinite and easily alterable, so you should be able to find a favorable postition that gives you the advantage somewhere. For example, arches should generaly live in places high up on mountains, since it's easier to shoot downhill than uphill. And if you're good at charging and knocking people way back, you may want to live in a place with a lot of natural or artificial environmental hazards, such as ravines and lava pools, so you can knock people into said hazards. It's all about adaption. Or if you're ambushed somewhere where the terrain isn't favorable for you technique, change your style a bit. For example, when fighting in forests, it's worth it to learn how to easily climb and jump from tree to tree, since it's hard for poeple to reach you that way. It's all about adapting. Either adapt the landscape to fit your fighting style, or adapt your fighting style to the landscape.

   ANother thing: Stealth. You generaly want to stay hidden when exploring in PvP servers. one trick if you're near the ocean or a river is to use a dark blue skin and travel underwater. If you crouch while deep underwater, you're basicaly invisible from the surface.

When you do this, use the bucket gill exploit. When you're low on air, look straight ahead and keep walking forward, and right click. This will make you scoop up the water in the bucket, creating a temporary air pocket for a split second (But long enough) so that your breath gauge refils. Now click on the ocean floor to empty your bucket and repeat.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:20 AM

Another thing, always jump. When you are falling and hit a player, you deal a critical. This can be useful if you need to even the odds in a fight. You also probably know that sprint jumping is faster, which can be useful to get away from an opponent with better gear. Be careful though, it uses food up fast. If you find yourself frequently outmatched, brew speed potions with sugar to get away and save your hard earned gear. If they have a good sword use weakness potions.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:26 AM

I found that critting really helps in the long run. Jumping also throughs your opponent off focus, because i find that they look up to hit you so when you land they continue slicing the air, while you get the chance to hack at them. Critting, believe it or not, actually helped me win in a Iron armour vs Diamond armour fight in a landslide. I also managed to snag his Fire Aspect 2 Sharp 3 sword.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:48 AM

Lava buckets could help too. Deals a lot of damage, plus slows an enemy.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 02:12 AM

Block and hit your both hitting and blocking left then right click
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 02:25 AM

One thing that always makes pvp epic is when you use ender pearls.
If you can get behind someone in the heat of the battle, they'll never see it coming.  Thus, the two hits you take when you teleport with the ender pearl are made up by the 4 hits you can get on the enemy.

But potions.  Seriously.  they're freaking great for pvp.

Also, use flint and steel, lava buckets, etc.
place down blocks in front of them to throw them off.  doors are really useful since they automatically go two high and they freak people out when you put them down

But still, an important thing is to know your attack range.  If you know the limits of your attacks, then you can hit them the instant they get in range.  Remember to sprint and jump to land criticals.

if the enemy is charging at you and you can't run, then block with your sword with right click.  Most people forget that you can do this.

If you have time before the fight to plan, then consider placing traps.

Finally, remember that the one who attacks first (preferably from behind) is at the advantage, because the knockback won't allow them to directly counterattack.

Hope this helps!

edit:  Oh, and in case of you sneaking up on someone, hit them with arrows, then once they turn around to see you, ender pearl behind them and dump lava on them.  I've won many a fight with this exact tactic.
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 02:49 AM

Practice with a friend on the server. Play a friendly match with them and see what method works for you. I like to do the creeper-kill style. Sprint, 3 Critical attacks (Diamond Sword), go back. And repeat. And try to have good armor. :P With enough skill, and low-lvl enchanted diamond armor, It'll be way easier for you.
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 02:55 AM

View PostMassive_Smurf, on 12 July 2012 - 08:34 PM, said:

To expect him to always have enough diamonds to make into armor is ridiculous. Especially when every diamond has been plucked out from the caves. Besides, when he is mining for diamonds, you can't say that he won't be confronted in the caves.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:16 AM

View PostMassive_Smurf, on 12 July 2012 - 08:34 PM, said:

To expect him to always have enough diamonds to make into armor is ridiculous. Especially when every diamond has been plucked out from the caves. Besides, when he is mining for diamonds, you can't say that he won't be confronted in the caves.

Why is that so rediculous? not all diamonds are in caves, do some work and make a branch mining operation. You'll get tons of diamonds. And the chances of him being confronted in caves is slim, unless he's dumb enough to sit in a cave close to everyone else
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:02 AM

I would be FANTASTIC at PvP if I had a desktop PC. It isn't all about advantages game-wise. I get thrashed all the time because I use a mouse-pad. And don't reply to this saying "Just get a USB mouse you fail!" I have been through 12 USB mouses in my lifetime and I'm not gonna break another one. Lag can also get you killed. Try to make your game look terrible and it should give you advantages in ways. However, if you make the game look as good as possible, it should give you a bit of lag. And if you have an internet connection like mine (I live in a rural village, it takes 10 seconds to load a page sometimes :'( ) you can actually use lag to your advantage. I get the common glitch of standing for a while and then teleporting away, so your enemy will attack the air while you could be miles away :D
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:27 AM

It all depends on what kind of PVP you are talking about, a proper combat or not.

For proper combat, get the best armor you can and potions, damage strength and regeneration. Golden apples help alot also.

For the "nonproper" combat, a lava bucket and a stone sword (without any armor) can kill anyone. Follow your target until they are in a close area (branch mine or house are the best), sneak up a few blocks above him and drop lava. (you might need to block the exits).