to sum up what brujah was trying to clarify i think hes saying once you and an opponent are engaged in melee .... the best dps option for his nearby friendly should be to engage in melee himself and over power you with numbers/flanking and backstabs. instead of the ideal strategy be to shoot you both to the downed state and res his friend, people will still do this for sure there is noobs everywhere ... but if the most efficient time wise strategy is to engage in melee yourself the good players will do so and the game will play more as intended. At present this is the case you can TTK your friend then the enemy before that enemy could potentially TTK your friend in most cases(ailment weapons are the exception). meaning from a game design angle you are rewarding the lowest skill denominator more (guy with his eyes closed and the full auto trigger down) more than the guy taking the most risk (melee or the engaged ranged character in the melee). This should be the most efficient way by game mechanics to help your friend in melee :: http://plays.tv/video/5801353fdb3cc1d613/backstab-2?from=user And this is what pistols should be for instead of being a melee weapon :ignore the shenanigans with the retical you can't do that anymore you used to be able to retap melee lock on to reorient your pistol real quick even if it wasn't a smart pistol, after each shot it would disengage though.) http://plays.tv/video/58013285d0d5c3b503/use-your-pistol-part-1?from=user I could be wrong ... its his idea ... but that is just how i came to interpret it.