With the larger open world scope of Conqueror’s Blade soon to be revealed in the closed beta test, our glorious knight in knitted armour, Miguel, has decided to rein things in for his latest video update. Taking a back-to-basics approach, he explains the all-important and often-overlooked combat mechanics of Conqueror’s Blade through the art of duelling.

Duelling is a consensual but consequence-free form of one-on-one PvP that friends and strangers can engage in to learn the ropes and keep their skills sharpened, or just to kill a bit of time while in a city between bouts of open world campaigning.

Speaking of cities, Miguel also gives us a sneak peek at some of the various tiers of in-game settlements, what advantages they’ll offer, and why you might want to develop them to help keep undesirables out.