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Mordhau builds guide – creating the best Mordhau character builds and loadouts

Hopefully by now you’ll have an honest understanding of fight, weaponry, and perks in Mordhau (and when you haven’t, what are you doing right here? Go learn certainly one of my different guides!). Now it’s time to mix all this data and talk about the place to take a position your 16 factors in our Mordhau builds and loadouts information. Under I’ve created eight numerous and powerful builds, all of which can be utilized to nice impact in quite a lot of totally different conditions. I’ll additionally present a number of ideas to make sure that if you create your personal character construct from scratch, you’ll have a few additional tips up your sleeve.

I wasn’t kidding about studying my different Mordhau guides, by the best way. When you’re in search of a broader understanding of the sport, by all means take a look at our Mordhau information, which is full of helpful ideas and explanations, in addition to hyperlinks to all different areas of this increasing and in-depth information collection, masking every part from Mordhau weapons stats and superior Mordhau melee fight tricks to the totally different Mordhau recreation modes on supply and the way to achieve them.

Mordhau builds & loadouts information

First we’ll begin with a quick overview of how you can create an honest character construct in Mordhau, earlier than swiftly shifting onto the eight instance builds that type the majority of this loadouts information. When you’re impatient to start out cracking some skulls together with your new uber-powerful construct, then be happy to skip forward to your loadout of selection utilizing the hyperlinks slightly below.

Mordhau builds – contents

Making a Mordhau character construct – some helpful ideas
1# – Staff Preventing Construct (Billhook, Bloodlust, three/three/zero)
2# – Duellist Construct (Messer, Dodge, Second Wind, 2/three/zero)
three# – Horseback Construct (Spear, Pleasant, 2/three/zero)
four# – Archer Construct (Longbow, Arming Sword, Ranger, zero/1/zero)
5# – Viking/”Drag-Lord” Construct (Conflict Axe, Bloodlust, 2/three/1)
6# – Scavenger Construct (Quarterstaff, Scavenger, Bloodlust, three/three/three)
7# – Zweihander Construct (Zweihander, 2/three/1)
eight# – Thrower Construct (Brief Spear, Throwing Axe, Throwing Knife, Pleasant, 2/three/2)

Making a Mordhau character construct – some helpful ideas

In the event you’ve performed or watched a recreation of Mordhau, you’ll know that the sport offers you with a choice of pre-made loadouts to check out, from the Spear-wielding Footman to the pesky ranged Huntsman. However the enjoyable really begins once you dispense with these boring default builds, and begin to create your personal.

Whereas creating a brand new character, not solely do you might have the power to customize their seems to be, voice sort (and pitch), and physique, however you will need to additionally make some essential selections relating to the gear and traits of your construct. With every construct you a given 16 factors to spend on weapons, armour, and perks; you don’t have to make use of all 16, however there’s no profit to utilizing much less, so it is best to all the time spend all of them in case you plan to make the strongest construct attainable.

Newcomers will usually decide their weapon first, earlier than shifting onto their armour sort, and eventually spending their remaining factors (if they’ve them) on perks. However actually, the precedence ought to shift relying on what you need to create with this construct. Probably the most profitable loadouts, I discover, start with one core concept, whether or not it’s “I need a character with full Heavy Armour” or “I need a character with each Bloodlust and Dodge”. You then see what you are able to do together with your remaining factors with a view to stability the character out as a lot as attainable.

With regard to Armour, you’ll be able to select the best way to cut up your factors into defending the top, torso, and legs. Heavier Armour will make you extra survivable, however lower your general motion velocity. Nevertheless, because it solely impacts motion velocity and doesn’t scale back the velocity of your assaults in any means, it’s typically much better to clad your self in heavier armour. Notably should you’re a more moderen participant, I’d strongly advise investing at the least 5 factors into defending every little thing above your waist.

As for the legs, you’ll discover that with a lot of the examples under I’ve put much more factors into defending the top and torso than I’ve into defending the legs. And that is truly a quite common notion in Mordhau. Whereas there’s undoubtedly benefit to defending the legs (skilled gamers will determine weakly-armoured areas and goal their assaults there), the top and torso are much more necessary areas to cowl.

1# – Workforce Preventing Construct (Billhook, Bloodlust, three/three/zero)

  • Weapons: Billhook (5)
  • Perks: Bloodlust (5)
  • Armour:

That is my present loadout for workforce matches comparable to Frontline, Skirmish, and Group Deathmatch. It’s extraordinarily balanced, offering satisfactory safety alongside the extraordinarily powerful Bloodlust perk and the most effective value-for-money weapons in Mordhau.

Sure, the Billhook is that good. In case you haven’t given it a correct attempt but, permit me to persuade you: for simply 5 factors, you get one of many longest-reaching weapons within the recreation (longer than a Greatsword or a Poleaxe), with nice injury on each strikes and thrusts even towards closely armoured foes, some forgiving assault animations, and the distinctive potential to tug gamers round together with your assaults. For five factors! It’s simply ludicrous.

With Bloodlust and your trusty Billhook, you possibly can tear by means of a number of opponents directly, whereas remaining protected by your 6 Armour factors. The Billhook can also be my weapon of selection for 1v1 duelling servers, and it’s allowed me to defeat an excellent many Zweihander, Maul, Greatsword, Estoc, Poleaxe, Halberd, and Rapier customers in my time. So it gained’t allow you to down there both. All in all this can be a phenomenal and versatile construct which you need to critically think about giving a attempt in case you’re not already doing so.

2# – Duellist Construct (Messer, Dodge, Second Wind, 2/three/zero)

  • Weapons: Messer (5)
  • Perks: Dodge (four), Second Wind (2)
  • Armour:

Whereas I personally have given up on the Dodge perk as a result of I don’t want it anymore and may spend these four factors elsewhere, there’s no denying its energy in quite a lot of circumstances – notably 1v1 conditions. Second Wind can also be up there, as the opposite must-have perk for devoted duellists because of its capacity that will help you win Stamina fights.

And that leaves us with simply 10 factors for our weaponry and armour. So how can we spend it? For duels, I’d all the time need no less than a 2/three/zero statline on Armour. Which works out properly, as a result of it provides you 5 factors for weapons – and it’s my opinion that the 5 level weapons offer you entry to a number of the greatest weapons within the recreation when it comes to worth for cash.

I might very simply inform you to equip the Billhook once more right here, however the Messer is one other wonderful weapon, one that really excels in duels because of its tricksome animations (notably when dragging and acceling) and appreciable injury values. The Messer is a reasonably widespread weapon of selection on duelling servers, and for good purpose. Simply keep in mind to all the time apply it to one-handed mode, as a result of it actually makes your assaults just a little quicker. Sure, it additionally barely decreases the combo time of your strikes, however I’d take faster assaults each time.

three# – Horseback Construct (Spear, Pleasant, 2/three/zero)

  • Weapons: Spear (10)
  • Perks: Pleasant (1)
  • Armour:

For the horse-lovers on the market, I’ve ready the above construct, which regardless of its simplicity is extraordinarily efficient (I’d go as far as to say unmatched) with regards to going round on a horse in Camp or Grad. The core of this construct is in fact the Spear, a really costly weapon however one which supplies the longest attain of any melee weapon in Mordhau. It’s merely one of the best weapon to make use of when driving on horseback, as a result of so long as you’ll be able to management your horse and goal your assaults, you’ll virtually all the time hit your opponent first, even when they see you coming and put together their very own assault.

I’ve additionally added the Pleasant perk, as a result of even with the best driving expertise on the planet, in bigger workforce matches you’ll inevitably end up trampling a few of your teammates. As for Armour, there’s an argument to be made about placing these factors into torso and legs quite than torso and helmet, as a result of whereas on horseback you’re slightly extra more likely to be hit in your legs. And you may definitely be happy to make this alteration.

The rationale I haven’t is as a result of I like this construct to work nicely on foot in addition to on horseback – and never simply that, however this loadout can also be the most effective you’re gonna discover in terms of coping with enemies on horseback. Sure, the Billhook is nice because of its potential to tug them off their horse, however good gamers will all the time hit you first because of the prolonged attain of the Spear. Therefore the Spear. However anyway, that’s why I put the remaining factors into the helmet slightly than the legs: since you gained’t all the time be on a horse, and whereas on foot (and particularly when dealing with an enemy rider) it’s much better to guard your face.

four# – Archer Construct (Longbow, Arming Sword, Ranger, zero/1/zero)

  • Weapons: Longbow (11), Arming Sword (2)
  • Perks: Ranger (2)
  • Armour:

I need to confess that I concentrate on melee builds excess of archery builds, however the above continues to be an awesome answer for those who’re questioning the place to spend your remaining 5 factors after you’ve bought your phenomenally costly Longbow. First, you’ll want a melee weapon for when enemies get too shut. There are a number of 1-cost weapons that would do the trick – the Dagger, the Brief Sword, the Cleaver, the Quarterstaff – however I favor to spend one additional level to select up the Arming Sword, which provides you barely greater attain and injury.

After that, I almost all the time decide up the Ranger perk, as a result of it’s simply so helpful when utilizing bows, notably once you’re in a long-range duel with an enemy archer. You’ll thank your self in these moments that you simply invested these 2 factors within the means to maneuver quicker together with your bow drawn again.

And that leaves a single level left, which we should always all the time placed on chest armour. The torso is all the time an important factor to guard, as a result of it’s the place you’ll be hit by far probably the most typically in Mordhau. It’s not a lot, nevertheless it’ll typically forestall you from dying in a single hit. And archers aren’t actually meant to be closely armoured.

5# – Viking/”Drag-Lord” Construct (Warfare Axe, Bloodlust, 2/three/1)

  • Weapons: Conflict Axe (5)
  • Perks: Bloodlust (5)
  • Armour:

That is one other extraordinarily powerful construct, however not one I exploit fairly often as a result of I think about it a really “one-trick-pony” loadout. I’ve seen it known as the “Viking” construct, however I all the time name it the “Drag-Lord” construct, as a result of that’s precisely what it’s good for. In giant group matches, in the event you’ve acquired the hold of making use of large and deceptive drags to your Conflict Axe swings, you possibly can carve a path by way of a number of enemies directly with this loadout.

Many individuals would like to select up the Maul because of its assured one-shot-to-the-head means; however the Struggle Axe does just about the identical factor for two fewer factors. Beware that its thrust injury is pitifully low, however you gained’t typically be thrusting anyway. Your entire factor is operating round like a headless hen, weaving out and in of melee vary simply in time to land some devastating blows in your opponents. Bloodlust will make it easier to to persevere within the 1vX situations you’ll typically end up in; and choosing the Warfare Axe over the Maul permits you to spend these additional factors into a really respectable 2/three/1 (or three/three/zero should you want) Armour statline.

I’ve seen some completely incredible gamers making good use of this actual loadout to devastate the enemy group and put themselves on the prime of the leaderboard by fairly a margin. Success shouldn’t be assured, but when you already know what you’re doing it will probably make for a really enjoyable and really bloody time.

6# – Scavenger Construct (Quarterstaff, Scavenger, Bloodlust, three/three/three)

  • Weapons: Quarterstaff (1)
  • Perks: Bloodlust (5), Scavenger (1)
  • Armour:

Women and gents, the last word Scavenger construct. This makes for a really enjoyable time certainly, offered you’re respectable with out a superb weapon. The entire level of Scavenger is to make your enemies drop their gear upon dying so you can also make use of it as an alternative. Which suggests, for those who greatest that man with a Zweihander, out of the blue that 10-cost weapon is yours, and all you wanted was a 1-cost perk.

This construct pushes that technique to absolutely the excessive by investing all of your factors into Bloodlust and the heaviest of Armour. With the price of Scavenger taken under consideration, this leaves you with simply 1 level in your weapon. Personally I feel it’s all the time right down to both the Brief Sword or the Quarterstaff. The Brief Sword is barely quicker and offers barely extra injury towards calmly armoured foes, whereas the Quarterstaff has a a lot better attain and is a greater defensive weapon because of its stamina values. Which is why I give the sting to the Quarterstaff.

With this construct, all you want to do is locate (or greatest somebody with) a Zweihander or a Halberd, or another weapon you want; and instantly you’re the equal of a personality value 25+ factors. It’s nice enjoyable, and it’s additionally a superb solution to shortly study quite a lot of totally different Mordhau weapons.

7# – Zweihander Construct (Zweihander, 2/three/1)

  • Weapons: Zweihander (10)
  • Perks: N/A
  • Armour:

Ah, the Zweihander. The favorite weapon of what seems to be a majority of Mordhau’s playerbase because of its excessive injury, lengthy attain, and its wonderful drags and accels. Plus, if the weapon’s slowness actually is an excessive amount of for you, you’ll be able to all the time change to the alt-attack mode for a faster however shorter weapon (although even on this mode it’s nonetheless a long-reaching weapon).

The query is, how do you make a very good construct together with your 6 remaining factors after you’ve bought the Zweihander? Everybody will inform you one thing totally different, however personally my answer is that this: don’t decide up any perks. The one perk I’d contemplate taking can be Bloodlust, however that’s 5 out of your 6 factors gone, leaving simply 1 for Armour.

I’d favor to easily place all 6 of my factors on Armour, as a result of if you understand what you’re doing with the Zweihander you possibly can attain the highest of the leaderboard with out the necessity for Bloodlust or another perk. Should you needed to select up a small 1-cost perk like Pleasant or Tenacious, you possibly can all the time eliminate that 1 level in your legs; however general this offers a really balanced and powerful Zweihander construct for these struggling to make one.

eight# – Thrower Construct (Brief Spear, Throwing Axe, Throwing Knife, Pleasant, 2/three/2)

  • Weapons: Brief Spear (four), Throwing Axe (2), Throwing Knife (2)
  • Perks: Pleasant (1)
  • Armour:

I created this construct only for a little bit of enjoyable to be utterly trustworthy, however truly it’s a surprisingly respectable and balanced construct in most conditions. The core, in fact, is the choice of throwables with which you’ll be able to wreak havoc unexpectedly from a distance. The Throwing Axes are in your armoured opponents, whereas the Throwing Knives are for the frivolously armoured foes. I’ve additionally added the Pleasant perk, simply in case you might have a nasty day the place your purpose is off and you retain embedding your axes into the backs of your teammates’ heads.

The Brief Spear is your fundamental weapon as a result of it’s truly a very versatile and implausible weapon for simply four factors – and since it’s throwable as a final resort when you’ve run out of all the things else. And since it prices so little, you possibly can afford to offer your self a very respectable 2/three/2 or three/three/1 Armour statline. Should you needed you can commerce in some extent or two to swap out your Brief Spear for one thing just like the Estoc (a incredible sword, by the best way). However to be trustworthy, the Brief Spear actually is a superb weapon in its personal proper; long-reaching, fast, and with very powerful thrust injury.

 

I feel that must be sufficient to provide you an concept of tips on how to go about creating a few of the greatest, strongest character builds in Mordhau. And now that I’ve written this information, every time I see somebody in-game enjoying one in every of these builds I’ll have the ability to say “hey, look! I’m an influencer!” Not that that was secretly the entire cause behind this information or something. No sir.