Discussion: Age Of Conan: Hyborian Adventures / Age Of Conan - Tactics & Strategy Discussion - The benefits of the Double-Tap - Welp, I was aware originally that jinking side-to-side via the double-tap made it hard for
Welp, I was aware originally that jinking side-to-side via the double-tap made it hard for one to hit you (specifically ranged dmg). What I didnt realize that jinking fwd. and back gives similar benefits, only better.
Jinking fwd. towards your enemy gives you an attack bonus; the chance to stun your opponent on your next combo. Yes... that's right.. STUN... And a FREE stun for everyone. And very rarely have I failed to stun someone using this tactic. As soon as they're stunned, pick your most powerful combo you have available regardless of direction (since they'll have no defense).
Jinking back gives you a huge defense bonus in melee, making you near impossible to hit. Couple that with a quick jink fwd. right afterwards and you've got a pretty powerful strat. Jink fwd. into melee, stun, combo, jink back to guard the repose, then jink fwd again... rinse, wash, repeat. (especially on newb pvpers who dont close the distance in time)
All these abilities pop up as buffs in the effects tray and have probably got to be the most underused tactics in the game. Now that I realize exactly what they do though, I use em all the time when I'm in melee.