Staying alive in Chivalry 2 is important if you want to keep getting those points and winning matches. That’s why I put together this guide on the many different ways you can heal yourself and your teammates too. This medieval warfare game can be chaotic if you don’t know what you’re doing.
How to Heal in Chivalry 2
The main method most players will use to heal is a bandage. Everyone starts with one and can get more of them at resupply crates spread throughout every map. Unfortunately, these crates can be a little difficult to find if you’re not familiar with each map. With that said, using a bandage will restore your health to full slowly as long as you don’t get hit.
So make sure you don’t start bandaging in the middle of combat. You’re more likely to get hit and stop healing or die before you can get any health back. The second way to heal yourself isn’t as efficient but it works when you can’t get to a resupply crate. As mentioned in our Chivalry 2 best tips and tricks guide, you can eat food to heal.
If you’ve ever noticed small food around the map like apples or bread, you can pick them up. After doing so, use the battle cry button to eat it. While it won’t heal a ton like a bandage, it heals a small chunk over time. This can help when you’re behind enemy lines and need a little pick me up.
The third method is using a War Horn ability to heal yourself and every teammate nearby. As goes with all active abilities, this needs to be charged before you can use it. This is a great ability for healing a group of teammates on the front line. Regardless of whether they need a small amount of health or a ton.
The fourth way is the Banner ability for healing everyone nearby until it breaks. This heals over time similar to other methods, but it only does a small amount at a time. The one good thing similar to the War Horn ability is that it heals every teammate nearby. That’s why you’ll see Banners frequently near objectives where players tend to gather.
The Banner is an excellent way to rack up points without trying too hard. You just have to make sure you nail the placement of it. You don’t want to place it somewhere that it’ll get broken immediately. But, you don’t want it to be somewhere too far from the fight that nobody gets to use it.
The fifth way is interacting with a Bandage Kit thrown by the Footman class. These work the same as bandages, so they’re another great way to heal. However, you can’t heal yourself with your own Bandage Kits. So don’t try to throw one and use it, you’ll only pick it back up instead. Be careful of throwing these at teammates because they currently deal a small amount of damage.
The final method I’m not positive of, but pretty sure for a quick disclaimer. When you’re not in combat for a certain amount of time, you’ll start to regenerate your health back. This is good for if you’re only a little hurt or running in between objectives with no enemies around.
Jeff is a journalist with over 10 years of experience writing, streaming, and making content about video games. With an associate degree in journalism, he’s a sucker for RPGs, survival games, roguelikes, and more.