How to choose the best death streak on Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3

Choosing your death streak

Ok guys, here i will go through each of the death streaks, and which i think is the best one for you to use depending on your play style and game mode.

so here are the death streaks that you can choose from

Juiced (after 4 deaths) - This allows you to move faster when you re-spawn for a very short limited time. This is helpful on certain objective based games like capture the flag, or domination. Not very effective for game types like kill confirmed or for team death match since you do not typically run around at full sprint, so you can choose better death streaks out there.

Revenge ( after 5 deaths ) - This allows you to see the player on the minimap that killed you last. This is not very effective in hardcore since there is not a UAV up at all times. But in regular core game modes this might help you avenge that death and get off of the death streak.

Final Stand ( after 4 deaths) - This is probably the most popular death streak used on call of duty. This is similar to last stand from the past COD's but after you are put into final stand, you can still use all of your weapons, gain kill streaks, and most importantly after a short period if you are still alive, you can get back up. This has proven to be effective in many game modes, and this is typically the death streak that i will use.

Martyrdom (after 4 deaths) - This death streak will allow you to drop a live grenade after you die. This is effective in CORE only. Using this in hardcore will mostly likely after a few drops put you on a "friendly fire will not be tolerated" and you will have to wait a while to re-spawn. Although in core this has proven very effective since you cannot kill teammates.

Dead Man's Hand ( after 6 deaths) - Ok so this has proven to be... well... funny. Basically when you are shot, you go into final stand, but instead of having your weapon, you have a live C-4 charge that you can kill yourself with and hopefully someone on the other team. If you've gotten killed by it you've been pretty mad, but if you kill someone with it, you can't help but laugh. This is something i think the people of MW3 said " lets see how people react to this" i mean it is something really never seen before in the old Call of Duty's and is not really effective if you get shot from long range. It is good though if you got shot from close range. I would say not effective for hardcore because of the possibility of killing teammates, but hey, if you die 6 times in a row without a kill, and you get one with this.. congrats.

Hollow Points ( after 5 deaths ) - Hollow points will give you 140% bullet damage for 1 kill. Similar to the stopping power perk that we all saw in the past Call of Duty's. I would say this is not effective in hardcore since you can kill a person with virtually 1 pistol bullet, but in core this could be helpful to someone to get off that death streak.

Overall the most effective two death streaks i would say are final stand for all game modes, and martyrdom. They both only require 4 deaths, and both have advantages. Final stand will allow you to get back up, avenge that person who put you down, stay on your kill streak so overall that is my #1 for the death streak category with martyrdom falling in at a close number 2. Keep in mind that if you are staying on a death streak, or seem to use them a lot, then you should try changing your game style. Typically the people i see on death streaks, are people using light machine guns, snipers, or shotgun users the most. Honestly Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 may be a difficult online game, but they give you plenty of options that should allow you to get off death streaks fairly easily.


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Someone. 4 years ago

Perfect. I agree. Idiots running around with shotguns, GEEZ ! Matyrdom helps.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Yes martyrdom does in fact help, and can help a lot. I highly suggest it in core game modes, where objective bases are used, because you can easily get a couple kills on people are on the objectives.


4 years ago

Actually for revenge your enemy does not appear on the minimap it appears as a marker sort of like sitrep


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I am not sure if they changed something since this guide was written, but last time i checked it showed up as a blip on your minimap, and maybe as sitrep, but i will check it out.


Jessica 4 years ago

Yup Its an arrow in your playing view that points in the very direction he's in.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Thanks Jessica for the reassurance.


Wraith 4 years ago

Something I've done fairly often is used second chance on a riot shield class. Quite funny. Other times I'll use martyrdom or dead man's hand (who doesn't love more explosions?), but I just find it HILARIOUS since going into second chance in a corner with a riot shield facing out makes you an even HARDER target to shoot easily.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Yes, me and my friends will sometimes do that with riot shield as a joke.. It is very funny, and really annoys the other team when they cannot kill you, especially when you have one of your friends posted up with an assault rifle taking enemy out as they come over to try to kill you in last stand.. VERY FUNNY..


Wraith 4 years ago

Hmm... just doing some thinking, but in dead man's hand, does the weapon you DON'T have out when you go down stay on your back? Would make for some interesting tricks with the riot shield... XDDD


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I think in the riot shields case it would disappear, or stay on your back and have little effect, although I am not 100% sure, and it is worth a shot.

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