God of War

How to Parry in God of War Ragnarök

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Wondering how to parry in God of War Ragnarök? Don't worry, we've got you covered with our own in-depth breakdown.

Although the Blades of Chaos and Leviathan Axe can wreak havoc on foes, players will quickly find that relying solely on them can make for some difficult combat scenarios. That is why it is important to get a solid understanding of Kratos's parrying maneuver. Not only does it prevent Kratos from taking lethal hits, but it also provides a window for players to dish out hits of their own or retreat from a certain enemy.

How to Parry in God of War Ragnarök

Parrying in God of War Ragnarök can be achieved by tapping the L1 button at the moment just before being hit. Performing a parry will typically push away oncoming enemies and has a chance to stagger them. If players perform a perfect parry, they will be granted special shield effects that can be used against the now-staggered enemy. Players will know immediately that they performed a perfect parry as time will slow and a gong sound will occur.

It is important to note though that not all attacks can be parried. Enemies that have either red or blue rings around them when attacking render parrying useful and should be dodged instead. Normal attacks or ones coming from enemies surrounded by yellow rings are fair game though,