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Argent Tournament Jousting Strategy

I try to do the Argent Tournament dailies every day (before for the titles and now just for the seals). My guildies and other friends do them as well but I always hear them complaining about how difficult the jousting ones are.

I’ve tried to explain the strategy that I use (and I can’t remember exactly where I found it) but it appears to be a bit confusing since I can’t show them what I mean.

So my solution was to create a video of Niqora using the technique on two different opponents. Of course you don’t have to watch the whole thing to get the jist of what I’m doing but it’s there just in case you do.

Here’s an explanation of the technique:

  1. Get your shields (Defend) up to 3 stacks right before you challenge the opponent.
  2. Once he takes off, spam Charge. You’ll automatically charge him when he’s far enough away. This will remove one of his shields.
  3. You’ll keep charging past him and what you want to do is to make a loop back around so you end up standing right in front of him. While you make the loop, spam Shield Breaker. This may take a couple tries to get right and sometimes it doesn’t even work. But if it does work, your opponent will lose another shield and he won’t be able to get a Charge/Shield Breaker off on you.
  4. Once you are within melee range again after completeing the loop, spam Thrust while making sure that you have 3 shields up. I always press Defend once during the melee part even if I still have 3 stacks of shields up. This way I know they won’t expire unexpectedly.
  5. Once your opponent starts to walk away from you again, start spamming Charge and repeat the process over again.

A higher quality version of this video is available on Xfire.

Here are two other explanations of the same strategy in case mine isn’t clear enough:

And of course questions/comments are always welcome. I hope this helps some people out when they’re doing their jousting. 🙂


  1. Posted July 26, 2009 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    That sounds almost exactly like my strategy! It does work awesomely well.

    • Faeldray
      Posted July 28, 2009 at 11:54 am | Permalink

      *nods* So far it seems to be a strategy that works the best and is still fairly easy to do, especially for “button mashers” like myself. 😛 Of course you could just get a buddy to help out…but that’s not always plausible.

  2. Xian
    Posted August 4, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Sometimes, you can get people to help you out with the valiants/champions. I wouldn’t recommend asking, but on occasion I’ve had someone come up and start smacking away at my opponent. While I am perfectly capable of dealing with them alone, I more than welcome the help.

    I even had a boomkin druid friend of mine help me finish off a champion when I was having a little trouble. He saw me /wave at him and started blasting the poor, unsuspecting champion with his awesome spells. =)

    • Faeldray
      Posted August 5, 2009 at 10:02 am | Permalink

      I’ve had people randomly do that for me as well. I honestly would like to kill them off all on my own but meh, I’m not going to be mad for them helping me. 🙂

  3. Xian
    Posted August 4, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Oh, BTW, how do I get a cool little picture like you have on the post, Faeldray? (i.e. the picture of the bow)

    • Faeldray
      Posted August 5, 2009 at 10:09 am | Permalink

      Oh! It’s a gravatar. I believe they’re on by default in WordPress blogs.