During The Quest for Guybrush Tall Tale, you must complete the Trial of the Sword. To finish the Trial, you will partake in Insult Sword Fighting. This type of combat will be new for pirates who have only sailed the Sea of Thieves and are unfamiliar with Monkey Island.
If this is your first time hurling insults back and forth, there is no need to worry! To master the art of Insult Sword Fighting, you simply need to learn and memorize a variety of Insults and Retorts that will leave your opponents stunned!
How does Insult Sword Fighting work?
Once in a fight, you can start trading strikes and blocks with your opponent using your cutlasses as in a typical sword fight. However, after some back-and-forth of attacking and blocking, there will be a pause for you or your opponent to deliver an Insult. During this pause, you don’t need to use your cutlass. Instead, you will use your words! More specifically, Insults and Retorts!
Insults and Retorts come in pairs. For every Insult, there is a corresponding Retort.
If your opponent delivers an Insult, you must approach and interact with them to respond with the corresponding Retort. If you select the correct Retort, you will stun your opponent, allowing you to deal a hefty amount of damage. However, if you choose the wrong Retort, you will stagger and take damage.
If you get to deliver an Insult, you will stun your opponent if they don’t respond with the correct Retort. However, if they do, you will stagger and take damage.
Stay within the fighting area during Insult Sword Fighting. If you do leave the vicinity, you will forfeit the duel and lose.
You will need to stun and deliver damage to your opponent three times to win a fight. You will lose if you stagger and take damage three times.
Insult and Retorts
Below is a list of every Insult and its Retort:
|My deeds are spoken of worldwide!||Well, everyone loves a good joke.|
|My swordplay will amaze you!||Yeah - I'm amazed you've lasted this long.|
|Your not fit to lick my boots!||I'll be scraping you off mine shortly.|
|I've met pigs that are scarier than you!||Glad to hear you stay in touch with your parents.|
|No one has faced me and lived!||With breath that bad, I'm not surprised.|
|I'm here to take your life!||It's about time you got one.|
|I'll wipe the floor with you!||I hope you're better at cleaning than you are at fighting.|
|I'm the greatest fighter on the seas!||Too bad you met ME on dry land.|
|Need to catch your breath?||Only from laughing at you.|
|No-one has ever beaten me in combat!||Oh, so this IS your first time?|