Skulk Strats

HeymanHeyman Join Date: 2005-03-29 Member: 46895Members Posts: 406
edited June 2005 in Kharaa Strategy
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Skulks skulk.gif are the most fragile of all of the lifeforms in NS , but one skulk can do lots of damage. These will show you how to make yourself be a helluva lot of trouble for the marines

Strats


Stalker

Does: The stalker likes to sneak(duh).
Targets: Lone marines, Group Stragglers, base monkeys, pairs (for the daring)

First of all, you need to know how to stalk your target. I always parasite my marine before starting. This will alert your marine and even draw him from his group(if he has one). You'll know where you're target is and if you die it always benefit's the team, it also takes down his armor a notch and 1 less bite for you. Follow him and check the map to see where he is going(default button is "c"). You can go around and "intercept" or follow him. I would chuckle a bit one direction and move the other way to knock him, if you have cloak that is. USE THE WALL CLIMBING ABILITY, this is essential to following him, and sometimes you have no choice but to use it anyways.
If your prey fails to see you, sneak up and bite him in the ****, and he won't know what hit him. If your prey DOES see you, you can rush him by leaping at him and biting, or you can run, and the rine will be in defcon 4 mode.

For upgrades, I recommend silence, cloak, and carapace.


The guerilla

Does: picks away at the rine groups
Targets: Stragglers, lead rines, base monkeys, pairs

Better get this out of the way:LEAP is your best friend. The speed boost and the extra dmg will always give a rine a hard time to aim. Before you attack, check out how many rines there are Basically, you should take a bite at a marine then run for it. Parasite is still good, because you get 1 less bite again. Focus really helps since you save energy, and more damage. You should NEVER target more then 1 marine at a time, or you will most certainly die. Isolate him, and leap bite him, then run. Wash, rinse, repeat.

For upgrades, I recommend celerity, focus, and carapace.


The Kamikaze

Does: keeps enemy morale down, and weakens their groups.
Targets:Bases, Hive-lockdowns, Small and Big groups

Leap is still your friend. Anyhow, Xenocide is the favored weapon for this kinda work, so get sense of fear so you don't waste it. Track down groups and make sure they're packed together, otherwise your xeno will be a waste. Celerity will make you a harder target, and carapace will keep you alive longer. Activate your xeno right before you go in, and leap straight at the biggest pack, and you should get a few kills.

For upgrades, I recommend celerity, sense of fear, and carapace.

I'll add more strats later.

Updated.
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Comments

  • im_lostim_lost TWG Rule Guru Join Date: 2003-04-26 Member: 15861Members Posts: 3,925
    You mention parasite reducing the number of bites needed by one, and in the same paragraph you mention leap. Since you mention hive lockdowns, you are talking about ns mode, where marines will always have a1 before skulks get leap. The parasite is useful, but if marines have armor upgrades, it probably won't make it one less bite to kill the marine.
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  • Real_PUAReal_PUA Join Date: 2005-03-23 Member: 46255Members Posts: 68
    Why would you get regen for a skulk?
  • HeymanHeyman Join Date: 2005-03-29 Member: 46895Members Posts: 406
    edited June 2005
    1 armor usually absorbs 2-3 dmg; you have ten armor, so that would be about 20-30 absorbed dmg, which means 2-3 bullets of an lmg lvl 0. Armor will save you, and sometimes you can't get back to the hive. This way, you'll have full armor and you won't have to make several trips to the hive, and you'll make more attacks on marine targets.
  • MouseMouse The Lighter Side of Pessimism Join Date: 2002-03-02 Member: 263Members, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow Posts: 3,567 mod
    QUOTE (Real PUA @ Jun 11 2005, 05:38 PM)
    Why would you get regen for a skulk?

    It's my preference.
    Celerity Regen SoF

    I usually play as a scout, so the ability to stay out in the field after a battle is invaluable.

    As far as random tips go:
    Use the walls, even while in under fire
    Move randomly, it makes you harder to hit
    Bunnyhopping isn't all that great, see the previous point for why
    Learn the timing on the shotgun, most people fire it on full auto
    Keep track of all active grenades and mines nearby, avoiding them is more important than not getting shot.
    Against multiple marines, you can use the marines themselves as temporary cover.

    And most importantly

    Don't get hit.

    While that may seem obvious, many skulks ignore it in favour of 'Kill the Marines'. When in actual fact, if you're not getting hit, you can kill the marines whenever you want.
    -/AUS/- PS_Mouse
  • Sparki_the_DarkiSparki_the_Darki Join Date: 2005-05-11 Member: 51453Members Posts: 89
    Me is more of a Stalk/Ambush Skulky

    Usually take Silence, then Cloaking or Carapace if available.

    But as soon as the rines got Motiontracking, stalking seems to be negated >_<
    (Which is usually the time for fade or battlegorge biggrin-fix.gif)


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  • NGENGE Join Date: 2003-11-10 Member: 22443Members Posts: 1,007
    QUOTE (Mouse @ Jun 11 2005, 09:44 PM)
    QUOTE (Real PUA @ Jun 11 2005, 05:38 PM)
    Why would you get regen for a skulk?

    It's my preference.
    Celerity Regen SoF

    I usually play as a scout, so the ability to stay out in the field after a battle is invaluable.

    As far as random tips go:
    Use the walls, even while in under fire
    Move randomly, it makes you harder to hit
    Bunnyhopping isn't all that great, see the previous point for why
    Learn the timing on the shotgun, most people fire it on full auto
    Keep track of all active grenades and mines nearby, avoiding them is more important than not getting shot.
    Against multiple marines, you can use the marines themselves as temporary cover.

    And most importantly

    Don't get hit.

    While that may seem obvious, many skulks ignore it in favour of 'Kill the Marines'. When in actual fact, if you're not getting hit, you can kill the marines whenever you want.

    Scout skulks are worthless.

    Any skulk can "scout", fades and lerks replace them as soon as they come into play, if 50% of the skulks on your team parasites then that's all the scouting your team will need untill lerks/fades come into play.

    Regen does not improve the life expectancy of the skulk mid combat, and if you take carapace healing isn't a bother for the skulk, even when far away from the hive he can rely on gorges.


    Most general way to play skulk:

    Attack when you think you can kill the marine. Judging when you can kill the marine is actually very tough, so the only solution is to practice. Furthermore, learning to do things like bunnyhop will increaseParasite everything. When you get leap go nuts and attack marines non-stop and win the game.


    Bunnyhop can be random, if you are good, by the way, and gives all the advantages of faster movement as well.
    Smart thing of the moment:



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  • MistenTHMistenTH Join Date: 2003-01-01 Member: 11706Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 493
    Don't forget this one:

    The distraction.

    Bunny hop (if N/A), hop in randomly to draw fire, climbing walls and hiding behind cover. Watch marines try to unload on you, then chuckle when fellow skulks / fades come and rip the reloading marines apart.
  • HeymanHeyman Join Date: 2005-03-29 Member: 46895Members Posts: 406
    edited June 2005
    PM me if you want me to add it. Put it in this form

    The Distraction

    Does:
    Targets:

    <input how you play as this>

    <recommended upgrades here>
  • SLizerSLizer Join Date: 2003-11-07 Member: 22363Members, Constellation Posts: 1,301
    The ground rocket

    Does: Run in ground level
    Targets: Guns


    This class is the backbuild of marine team and every public alien team has them at least one. The basic idea of this is to run in straight line to marine in long hallway to get killed, this is the best way to make sure you wont win. Naturally you always need to say OMG when you die.


    Upgrades are best to leave without taking for maxed out effect.

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  • tjosantjosan Join Date: 2003-05-16 Member: 16374Members, Constellation Posts: 1,335
    edited July 2005
    The Submarine

    Does: Is looking cool while moving quickly in water

    Target: To look cool while moving quickly in water

    This class jumps into water such as the pool in reactor room on tanith and while holding crouch swims around in wide circles by strafe turning, looking like a really cool sub-marine.

    It's advisable to drop your weapons as you get close to the intended water-area to increase the ease with which you gain speed.

    Important: use binds to continously make submarine sounds such as *BEEEP* or *Wrrrrrr*.
  • TOmekkiTOmekki Join Date: 2003-11-25 Member: 23524Members Posts: 2,254
    this is kharaa strategy WHAT THE ****
    <DOOManiac> my main thing about clans is they never seem to actually have fun when playing
    <DOOManiac> even if they're winning they are so caught up in the seriousness of the situation they don't have fun. its like work. where's the fun in that?


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  • tjosantjosan Join Date: 2003-05-16 Member: 16374Members, Constellation Posts: 1,335
    edited July 2005
  • GoDlolGoDlol Join Date: 2005-01-08 Member: 33703Members Posts: 216
    tjosan is a doctor
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  • Sparki_the_DarkiSparki_the_Darki Join Date: 2005-05-11 Member: 51453Members Posts: 89
    When I have leap and happen to have a rine trying to kill me, instead of leaping ahead, I use leap to dodge the shoots by totally jump to the next wall and back.
    (Only works well with lvl3 adrenaline)

    Minor hits usually but I stay alive.
    LMGs tend to spit bullets like hell and after the dreaded "click click click" I make my move and leap ahead for bite or continue the dodging if the rine pulls out the handgun.

    I do this often because I usually meet rines always miles away along a corridor -_-
    Leaping straight ahead is fatal, so if you got walls, leap and adrenaline then spamleaping around.

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  • voulgevoulge Join Date: 2005-07-20 Member: 56337Members Posts: 60
    QUOTE
    (NGE @ June11th 2005, 01,04PM)

    "Scout skulks are worthless."


    lol, arent skulks a scout class!!!??? wow.gif:0;)

    silly sillly
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  • TOmekkiTOmekki Join Date: 2003-11-25 Member: 23524Members Posts: 2,254
    he meant dedicated scout skulks are worthless
    <DOOManiac> my main thing about clans is they never seem to actually have fun when playing
    <DOOManiac> even if they're winning they are so caught up in the seriousness of the situation they don't have fun. its like work. where's the fun in that?


    last.fm
  • Router_BoxRouter_Box Join Date: 2004-09-07 Member: 31483Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation Posts: 638
    edited July 2005
    The Jagular

    Does: Sits above doorways and drops on you
    Target: Pooh Bears

    QUOTE
    "Look Pooh!" said Piglet suddenly. "There's something above one of those doorways."

    "So there is!" said Pooh, looking up wonderingly. "There's an Animal." Piglet took Pooh's arm, in case Pooh was frightened.

    "Is it One of the Fiercer Animals?" he said, looking the other way. Pooh nodded.

    "It's a Jagular," he said.

    "What do Jagulars do?" asked Piglet, hoping that they wouldn't.

    "They hide above doorways, and drop on you as you go underneath," said Pooh. "Christopher Robin told me."

    "Perhaps we better hadn't go underneath, Pooh. In case he dropped and hurt himself."

    "They don't hurt themselves," said Pooh. "They're such very good droppers." Piglet still felt that to be underneath a Very Good Dropper would be a Mistake, and he was just going to hurry back for something which he had forgotten when the Jagular called out to them.

    "Help! Help!" it called.

    "That's what Jagulars always do," said Pooh, much interested. "They call 'Help! Help!' and then when you look up, they drop on you."


    [t]Pooh is the best marine this game has ever seen tbh.
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  • stallioNstallioN Join Date: 2005-06-21 Member: 54363Members Posts: 192
    QUOTE (Sparki the Darki @ Jul 6 2005, 05:45 PM)
    When I have leap and happen to have a rine trying to kill me, instead of leaping ahead, I use leap to dodge the shoots by totally jump to the next wall and back.
    (Only works well with lvl3 adrenaline)

    Now that I'm thinking about it, getting adrenaline for a hive 2 skulk seems like a more appealling idea. If you're quick and random with leap, it can be very easy to avoid shots. It also looks extremely cool. If this is used in conjunction with focus (as sensory is a fairly standard second hive option), it can be pretty deadly. Although I've tried this on NGE before and I get hopelessly owned by a shotgun.
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