Whenever someone else is attacking an enemy, I sometimes get a message on the screen that says

Hold (Right Mouse Button Icon) to Exploit

What does that mean exactly and what does it do?

What are the effects of "exploiting" in this case?

  • 6
    Leave my nice catchy little google baiting title. Thanks. Apr 21, 2014 at 11:52
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    To be fair, it's a poorly worded title.
    – Waterseas
    Apr 21, 2014 at 14:06
  • "How can I exploit?" Well...you even say it right in the question body. Hold the right mouse button. ;)
    – Cloudy
    Apr 21, 2014 at 15:36

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"Exploiting" is a game mechanic that will essentially knock-down/stun an opponent.

To performan a successful exploit, you'll first have to get your enemy into off-balance (e.g. by blocking a heavy attack or disrupting a cast). Once that happens, you're able to perform a heavy attack (doesn't have to be fully charged) to exploit their weakness, resulting in the mentioned stun/knockdown.

  • I often stun enemies when I am fighting alone, but never saw this message. Does this work when you are fighting on your own or this a coop action only, if I can use that term? Apr 21, 2014 at 12:14
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    It always works. The message you're talking about is one of the tutorial/combat tips. By default they won't show again, unless you (re-)enable them in the options.
    – Mario
    Apr 21, 2014 at 12:15

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