10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2013 5:22 PM by DarkxAngel20 RSS

Tips on using root shield/skorpion

DarkxAngel20

So, I just got my skorpion to lvl 3, and I 'm trying to get more kills with it so that I can unlock akimbo for it. I just wanna know if combining the skorpion with a riot shield is a good class to use. I've been using the riot shield to get close to enemies while resisting enemy fire, and when I got close enough, I would use the skorpion to make a kill or something. I found that the the riot shield is good for when you're not camping and when you're in mid range to long range enemy encounters. So, are there any tips on how I can improve this class? What's the fastest and easiest ways to make kills with a single skorpion? I want to get the skorpion to lvl 5 so that I can unlock akimbo for it, and thnx!

  • Re: Tips on using root shield/skorpion
    DarkxAngel20

    Sorry, I meant "riot shield" in the title, not "root shield". Typo there.

  • Re: Tips on using root shield/skorpion
    frats74

    DarkxAngel20 wrote:

     

    So, I just got my skorpion to lvl 3, and I 'm trying to get more kills with it so that I can unlock akimbo for it. I just wanna know if combining the skorpion with a riot shield is a good class to use.

     

    It's okay.

     

     

    DarkxAngel20 wrote:

     

    I've been using the riot shield to get close to enemies while resisting enemy fire, and when I got close enough, I would use the skorpion to make a kill or something. I found that the the riot shield is good for when you're not camping and when you're in mid range to long range enemy encounters. So, are there any tips on how I can improve this class?

     

    I just unlocked the Bulletproof Title for defectling 50,000 Bullets. I followed advice from this old thread:http://www.callofduty.com/thread/200439639?tstart=30

     

    Unlocking the Title may not be what you want to do, but there are good tips there on how to set up your Riot Shield Class.

     

    DarkxAngel20 wrote:

     

    What's the fastest and easiest ways to make kills with a single skorpion? I want to get the skorpion to lvl 5 so that I can unlock akimbo for it, and thnx!

     

    Get close.

     

     


    • Re: Tips on using root shield/skorpion
      DarkxAngel20

      I have deflected quite a few shots from choppers before, and I can tell you that the riot shield can really save your life when you're under heavy enemy fire. I'm mainly just trying to get akimbo for my skorpion, so I thought that riot shields might help when getting up close. My skorpion is now lvl 4, and it only has a bit of exp left before it reaches lvl 5. Its supposed to have little to no recoil when hipfired, so akimbo is best for skorpions. So, after watching some youtube videos on this, and the tips said to try and surprise the enemy. Use a riot shield to deflect a few shots, wait until the enemy runs out of ammo, then, quickly switch to your skoprion, and make a kill. That's how I've been doing it so far, and its working. People are actually surprised that I'm using a skorpion to kill rather than an mp9. It was also very funny to watch as people get killed by their own bullets when they deflect your riot shield. People seem very nervous when going up against riot shielders. I also find that using a riot shield increases my confidence to not camp, but instead, move around the map carefully, and trying to make kills. This is good practice for me, so that later on, when I'm ready, I can move around the map with an assualt rifle and skorpion instead of relying on a riot shield all the time. Thnx!

       

      Also, I don't use silencers on my skorpion cause I find that using silencers is part of the reason why I can't get kills from mid range, since silencers reduce your weapon's range, and knowing that skorpions have very short range, I chose not to use silencers at all. I found that it was easier to kill like that, especially at mid range.

      • Re: Tips on using root shield/skorpion
        frats74

        DarkxAngel20 wrote:

         

        I don't use silencers on my skorpion cause I find that using silencers is part of the reason why I can't get kills from mid range, since silencers reduce your weapon's range, and knowing that skorpions have very short range, I chose not to use silencers at all. I found that it was easier to kill like that, especially at mid range.

         

        When I was using the Skorpion, I used it Akimbo at first, but it was not accurate. So, I used a silencer on it instead. I was able to get more close stealth kills because of it and I was able to unlock the 2,500 kills Winged Title.

         

        Right now, I would like to get 2,500 kills with the G18. But, it's too wildly inaccurate even when used solo with a silencer or extended mags. It makes up for it in fire rate though.

         

        Message was edited by: frats74

        • Re: Tips on using root shield/skorpion
          DarkxAngel20

          Well, I just unlocked akimbo skorpions this week. Its my first time using any akimbo weapons, actually. I didn't realize that you had to use the aiming down sights button on the left to fire the left skorpion, until I tried it out. You have to press both the left and right triggers (L1 and R1, since I'm playing on ps3), in order to fire  both weapons. It was pretty easy actually, and steady aim really helped with the increased hip fire accuracy. I managed to get my akimbo skorpions to lvl 9. Akimbo skorpions is definately one of the best secondary weapons I've ever used.

           

          As for the silencer, I just don't find it as affective on the skorpion as on any other weapons, since the skorpion has very short range, and silencers just reduces its range even more, so I chose not to use it. Akimbo skorpions are just awesome!

           

          Also, I managed to do a long range kill with the akimbo skorpions. The range is actually quite good without silencers. Also,  I noticed that your starting ammo is reduced from 60 to 40 when using akimbo skorpions, so I was thinking that maybe scavenger might be a good perk to use to replenish ammo, but otherwise, akimbo skorpions are really great weapons to use.

          • Re: Tips on using root shield/skorpion
            frats74

            DarkxAngel20 wrote:


            As for the silencer, I just don't find it as affective on the skorpion as on any other weapons, since the skorpion has very short range, and silencers just reduces its range even more, so I chose not to use it. Akimbo skorpions are just awesome!

             

            Silencers with Skorpions are not very effective as opposed to Akimbo. Range does become an issue when Silencers are used, which was why I later used Extended Mags after I unlocked it so I won't sacrifice accuracy.

             

             

            DarkxAngel20 wrote:

             

            Also, I managed to do a long range kill with the akimbo skorpions. The range is actually quite good without silencers. Also,  I noticed that your starting ammo is reduced from 60 to 40 when using akimbo skorpions, so I was thinking that maybe scavenger might be a good perk to use to replenish ammo, but otherwise, akimbo skorpions are really great weapons to use.

             

            Yeah, when using Akimbo ammo is shared between the two. Scavenger would be a good Perk to go along with it if you plan on Running 'N Gunning with it all over the map.

            • Re: Tips on using root shield/skorpion
              DarkxAngel20

              I was debating whether faster reload or more ammo would be more important. Maybe I should use specialist, so that I get more ammo and get faster reload. Ya, I don't really find silencers that effective when it comes to skorpions. Silencers with a type 95 was never an issue with me, since the type 95 has better range. I'm really not used to hip firing, cause I usually aim down sights when firing. Btw, do you play on psn or xbox live? I play on psn. I wish that they didn't give you so little ammo when using akimbo. I keep running after about 2 rounds. I'll try scavenger to see if its better. The reload time on skorpions aren't bad, are they? Also, thanks to the riot shield, I'm a little more confident in moving around the maps a bit (not running and gunning), but at the same time, not rushing into enemies. I'll try not to camp, but I'm not very good with moving around maps without getting killed too quickly.

              • Re: Tips on using root shield/skorpion
                frats74

                DarkxAngel20 wrote:

                 

                I was debating whether faster reload or more ammo would be more important. Maybe I should use specialist, so that I get more ammo and get faster reload.

                 

                I use Specialist in 9 of my 10 Classes. I earn Scavaneger first, Sleight of Hand second and Quickdraw for third; I change Quickdraw to Steady Aim when I'm using a Shotgun like a Striker or an AA-12.

                 

                 

                DarkxAngel20 wrote:

                 

                Ya, I don't really find silencers that effective when it comes to skorpions.

                 

                Which is why I switched to an MP9 and a G18. But, I think the G18 is better with a Red Dot Sight or Extended Mags.

                 

                 

                DarkxAngel20 wrote:

                 

                Silencers with a type 95 was never an issue with me, since the type 95 has better range.

                 

                Yeah, I use it with together with Impact. That way even though Range is affected by the Silencer, Impact will give it more power.

                 

                 

                DarkxAngel20 wrote:

                 

                I'm really not used to hip firing, cause I usually aim down sights when firing.

                 

                It took me a while to get used to in MW2. I used to run around with Akimbo P90's. I'm a lot better now, especially with the Striker and AA-12 Shotguns.

                 

                 

                DarkxAngel20 wrote:

                 

                Btw, do you play on psn or xbox live? I play on psn.

                 

                I play on Xbox. But, I did think you played on Xbox too when you first started posting.

                 

                It's a bummer that you're not.

                 

                 

                 

                DarkxAngel20 wrote:

                 

                I wish that they didn't give you so little ammo when using akimbo. I keep running after about 2 rounds. I'll try scavenger to see if its better.

                 

                In MW2 there is a Bling Perk that allows the player to add two attachments on the Primary Weapon. I used Akimbo and Extended Mags on the P90's.

                 

                I had to get used to the idea that things changed in MW3.

                 

                 

                DarkxAngel20 wrote:

                 

                The reload time on skorpions aren't bad, are they?

                 

                I never really paid that much attention to it since I use Specialist. By the time I earn Slight of Hand, I'm already in the zone.

                 

                 

                DarkxAngel20 wrote:

                 

                Also, thanks to the riot shield, I'm a little more confident in moving around the maps a bit (not running and gunning), but at the same time, not rushing into enemies. I'll try not to camp, but I'm not very good with moving around maps without getting killed too quickly.

                 

                You're welcome.

                 

                Play the game the way you want to play it.

                • Re: Tips on using root shield/skorpion
                  DarkxAngel20

                  frats74 wrote:

                   

                   

                   

                  I use Specialist in 9 of my 10 Classes. I earn Scavaneger first, Sleight of Hand second and Quickdraw for third; I change Quickdraw to Steady Aim when I'm using a Shotgun like a Striker or an AA-12.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Which is why I switched to an MP9 and a G18. But, I think the G18 is better with a Red Dot Sight or Extended Mags.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Yeah, I use it with together with Impact. That way even though Range is affected by the Silencer, Impact will give it more power.

                   

                   

                   

                  It took me a while to get used to in MW2. I used to run around with Akimbo P90's. I'm a lot better now, especially with the Striker and AA-12 Shotguns.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  I play on Xbox. But, I did think you played on Xbox too when you first started posting.

                   

                  It's a bummer that you're not.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  In MW2 there is a Bling Perk that allows the player to add two attachments on the Primary Weapon. I used Akimbo and Extended Mags on the P90's.

                   

                  I had to get used to the idea that things changed in MW3.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  I never really paid that much attention to it since I use Specialist. By the time I earn Slight of Hand, I'm already in the zone.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  You're welcome.

                   

                  Play the game the way you want to play it.

                   

                  Actually, I only play on psn, cause its free to play. I just don't find xbox live to be any different than psn, besides having to pay $60 a year for gold membership. I've been playing for almost a year, but I don't seem to be very good at running and gunning without dying. I don't wanna just rush in and let the enemy know where I am. I'm wondering if capture the flag is a good way to practice getting better at tdm. I'm trying not to rely on the riot shield too much.

                   

                  Ya, hipfiring is very difficult, and can take some time and practice to get used to. I usually end up camping a bit, and when someone is busy killing my teammates, I kill them from behind.

                  • Re: Tips on using root shield/skorpion
                    DarkxAngel20

                    I've decided that I'm done camping, and I'm gonna move around the maps carefully, and get as many kills as possible. I find it more fun to gun down people myself then watiting for them to come to you. Its time I step up my game and kill other players myself for a change. Besides, camping is really boring....