I need to pick up the DLC
I wouldn't. They changed the game mechanics way too much, making dragging borderline useless and encouraging feints way too much (fuckin feinters!!).
I am a god at the game btw. No one fucks with me when I gots my bardiche, and I love playing as the archer: everyone always assume that I am poor, lowly archer that doesn't have a clue what to do when in melee....I shoot em once, then stab the living shit out of them while parrying all their pathetic attacks!! HAHAHAHA!!!