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Pirates can chain or 'combo' their blade (Cutlass, Sabre or Broadsword) or Dagger attack skills together to hit their enemies with ever-increasingly lethal attacks. But, this must be perfectly timed. So, it pays not to just button mash (rapidly hit the attack button or key).

To perform a Combo, the pirate first needs to have more than 1 ability in their respective weapon. Each time they add a new attack ability; they add another part to their combo ability. If an attack skill is not known, the combo will skip to the next.

Using Combos

Combinations come down to timing. After the first attack, watch the movement of the blade and the motion trail behind it. As the pirate completes the stroke, hit the Attack button or key again (Left-mouse button or Left CTRL key). If timed correctly, the pirate will perform the next move in the combo.

Continuing to hit each timed attack will continue to do damage to an enemy, until the pirate reaches their last ability, miss, or the enemy deflects the attack. If you 'mis-time' the following attack, it will produce less damage and the combo run ends as well. The words 'MIS-TIMED' will appear to let you know.

At that point, the pirate will have to go back to their first attack to build the next combination.

Following a successfully completed combo, there may also be a slight lag as the pirate resets their attack, however Finesse decreases that wait time.

Cutlass Combos

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Hack- Basic swing Slash- Back swing Cleave- Powerful downward strike Flourish- A flurry of quick strokes
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Thrust- A finishing stab

Sabre Combos

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High Cut- A short upper swing. Low Slash- Graceful, downward swipe. Rapid Strike- Set of quick, vicious stabs. Slice & Dice- A flurry of cuts.
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Cyclone Cut- A circular

spin before striking.

Broadsword Combos

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Chop - A basic swing Roundhouse- Pirate spins their arm all the way around before striking. Spin Cut- The pirate whips their whole body around to strike. Reverse Spin Cut- Spin Cut the opposite direction.
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Jumping Slash- Pirate leaps,

then strikes downward.

Dagger Combos

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Cut- A basic strike Swipe- A quick blade-spinning strike Gouge- A direct downward stab Eviscerate- Multiple vicious slices

Throwing Knives Combos

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Knife Throw- Pirate throws knife similar to Asp. Left-Handed Throw- Like Knife Throw but with the other hand. Double Throw- Both Knife Throw and Left-Handed Throw at the same time. Twin Backhand- Two Sidewinders.

Crew Combos

Pirates attacking the same enemy can built up a Combo Attack value. Each successful hit causes the number to rise along with the total damage done by all attackers. Fighting high-level bosses, these numbers can reach astronomical levels.

Hit Combo

However, there appears to be no value or reward for this Combo value in game. It's not said if this combo value results in higher loot.

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