Basic combat works the same way, although naturally it's much more challenging when your quarry fights back. The walkthrough includes tips for most combat encounters. As you progress through the game and begin to encounter tougher foes, you'll also unlock advanced fighting skills and more powerful weapons. The game does a great job of providing tutorials when new game mechanics are introduced, so I'll just do a little recap here.
Later, you can unlock the Dodge Counter skill. This isn't as crucial in Rise of the Tomb Raider as it was in the previous game, but if you continue to build on it, by unlocking the advanced skills Dodge Kill, Dodge Kill Mastery, and Duelist Reflexes, Lara will be more than a match for the tough, armored enemies you'll encounter in the later levels. (See Brawler Skills for details.) 2b1af7f3a8