Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Clinch Mechanics

Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Clinch Mechanics
Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Clinch Mechanics

Short guide to help you understand clinch mechanics.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Guides:


Sorted out how clinch works and want to share this info with beginners. As it is not described in in-game help notes, might be useful for those who just started the game.

To get in a clinch you need to close the distance with your opponent which triggers clinch automatically.

To win the clinch you HAVE to press one of the attack buttons as soon as possible after getting in a clinch (main attack- LMB, peircing/alternative attack – RMB or special attack – F).

Chances of winning the clinch depend on the difference between yours and your opponent strength and perks (maybe from the type of an armor and general combat skill).

So don’t think you do something wrong when you lose all clinches at the beginning. I’ve started to get an upper hand in some clinches when i hit 10-12 strenght and got the “Clinch Master” perk in the strength tree.

Here is the description of the possible attacks in a clinch:


  • Main – push in head with left hand
  • Piercing – knee kick to the head
  • Special – twist the elbow

Weapon with no shield

  • Main – kick and push
  • Piercing- hit with the fist/handle of a weapon
  • Special – push with hand

1h + Shield

  • Main – kick and push
  • Piercing- hit with the handle of a weapon
  • Special – hit with the fron edge of a shield
Helena Stamatina
About Helena Stamatina 2704 Articles
My first game was Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot (PlayStation) back in 1996. And since then gaming has been my main hobby. I turned my passion for gaming into a job by starting my first geek blog in 2009. When I’m not working on the site, I play mostly on my PlayStation. But I also love outdoor activities and especially skiing.

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.