What is Chambering?
Chambering is a combat technique in Mordhau. The defensive skill most closely resembles a parry. However, the technique requires more finesse than your average parry. Luckily, the pay off for landing this difficult to master technique is totally worth it.
Chambering is accomplished when a player matches the movement and attack angle of their opponent. Timing the chamber just before the opponent’s strike, the player is capable of negating the oncoming attack and exposing their opponent with a punishing stun.
Chambering costs a significant amount of stamina, making it a risky move to attempt. That being said, the technique is also a great way to gain initiative over your opponent and to punish your opponent for feinting their strikes.
How to Chamber?
In order to successfully chamber, you will have to read your opponent. You will need to be able to read the angle of attack from your opponent and then mirror that movement with your own weapon. When your opponent telegraphs an attack from the upper left angle, for instance, you should mirror your opponent’s attack by moving to chamber at the upper right angle. If your opponent is using a stabbing attack, then the angle will not be a factor concerning the chamber technique. By perfectly mirroring your enemy’s movement in this fashion, you will be able to pull off a perfect block.
When blocking, do not attempt to block until just before the attack from your opponent lands. Getting a feel for this timing will take some practice. If you block too soon, you will be stunned from the attack and will be unable to complete the chamber. If you block too late, you will be struck with the full force of the oncoming attack.
If you block at the right moment, however, your opponent will be left stunned and exposed for a counter-strike. Take advantage of this moment by dishing out either a stab or a slash attack.