Sorry Borderlands fans, that wasn’t a reference to Krieg (well maybe it was) but I couldn’t resist. Dishonored 2 has given players the ability to choke out enemies during combat, which allows you to pursue a non-lethal course even while engaging in combat, which is cool.
What is even better is the fact that during the length of time that it takes to choke out your opponent, you have quite an effective human body shield, that will protect you from bullets, crossbow bolts and swords. I had one guard attempt to shoot me and he blasted his allies head off, which was awesome to say the least.
This method of protection is not fool proof as attacks from different angles can still get through, plus once your target has been hit they drop to the ground, because they are dead. This once again leaves you exposed, so keep repeating the combat choke out until all enemies have been eliminated…or just go nuts and kill them all. The choice is yours.
If you are unsure how to do a combat choke, you must first block an enemies attack. If you block just as they are about to hit you, you will send them staggering back, which is the signal for them being stunned. You will the need to quickly move in and hold the button that you would normally hold for a non-lethal take down (RB for my fellow Xbox players). Thats all there is to it. Good luck assassins.