How to Parry in God of War Ragnarok

Blocking and Parrying are two crucial move sets that you should know to survive more brutal battles against the unearthly enemies in God of War Ragnarok.

God of War Ragnarok is an action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by none other than Sony Interactive.

It is a third-person fighting game that combines Hack n Slash and various Puzzle elements. This is the ninth installment in their God of War Series and the successor of the God War released in 2018.

Kratos is a master of fights, and it doesn’t matter to him if his opposition is a god, a beast, or even a mortal human, but that doesn’t mean Kratos cannot get hurt in the battle.

So to prevent getting hurt during Combat, you must master the art Parrying. But before that, you will first need to learn how to block attacks properly.

So this article will guide you on how to block and Parry in God Of War Ragnarok.

How to Block and Parry in God of War Ragnarok

How to block in GOW Ragnarok

Block is relatively easy in God of War Ragnarok. All you need to do is hold the L1 button. This applies to both the Playstation 5 and Playstation 4.

On pressing the L1 button, Kratos will bring up his shield to protect himself from the attacks. The blocking activity is beneficial whenever you try to avoid continuous close-range attacks or when you want to figure out your next move during combat sessions.

But remember that the game is designed, so you won’t be able to gain an advantage by only blocking the attacks. You will have to slay down all the enemies to move on to the next checkpoint in GOW Ragnarok.

How to Parry in GOW Ragnarok

For more aggressive enemies, you have to use Parry to win the chances of attacking them. You will have to hit the Block button as soon as you notice that your enemy is about to strike.

Mastering the Parry and comebacks is a timed feature, and when used and timed correctly, you can easily take down a bunch of enemies without even taking a scratch. Remember that Parrying only works before the enemy attacks you when you block.

When you complete a parry, time will slow down, and you can attack your enemy with an unleashing fury. Remember that some enemies will attack even after the initial parry, so ensure you always have your blocking shield ready.

How to deal with unblockable attacks

There are specific attacks in God of War Raganarok that cannot be blocked. Remember that those attacks with a red circle cannot be blocked and can only be dodged.

Another type of attack is the Blue Attack, where you must first get closer and double-tap the L1 button. This will trigger a shield break, and your enemies will be stunned for a few moments. Use the advantage to take down every enemy on the ground.

So this was all about how to block and Parry in God of War Ragnarok.


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Last Updated on November 9, 2022

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