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How To Block In Dark And Darker

Here's how to block yourself from enemies' attacks in Dark and Darker.
How To Block In Dark And Darker

In the upcoming dungeon crawler game Dark and Darker by IRONMACE Games, you'll explore dungeons solo or with friends, and while you'll find a lot of treasure and great loot in the depths, you'll also have to face off against hordes of enemies. During your adventures, you'll need to block enemies' attacks using a shield in order to survive and progress.

While blocking is an incredibly important defensive move in Dark and Darker, the mechanic can take some getting used to, as you'll have to manually block foes using loot you have found lying around the dungeons. If you don't know how to block in the game and it's holding you back, fret not; we're here to help. In this guide, we'll show you in detail how to block in Dark and Darker.

7 June 2023 Update - We've updated this article with any changes on how to block in Dark and Darker.

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You'll need a shield to protect yourself in Dark and Darker. (Picture: IRONMACE Games)

How To Block In Dark And Darker

Blocking is an important fighting mechanic in Dark and Darker that allows you to protect yourself from foes. Thankfully, it is easy to block enemies, but you will first need to get a shield. If you don't have a shield already on hand, you can find four different types of shields as loot in dungeons. Any of them will work for use in defensive maneuvers, but some are stronger than others.

Once you've acquired a shield, you'll need to learn how to use it to block. First, equip the defensive item and then right-click to lift and activate the shield. The longer you hold the button down, the longer you hold the shield up. You can move the shield while it is active to protect yourself from attacks coming from all angles. 

The blocking mechanic itself is extremely simple. However, blocking in Dark and Darker can be tricky since you do have to manually move your shield to protect yourself from enemies. If you find that you have trouble shielding yourself from attacks, don't give up - keep practicing and get a feel for the game's blocking mechanic for yourself. Once you learn how the blocking mechanic works, it will begin to feel like second nature while playing the game.

That's all you need to know about how to block in the dungeon crawler Dark and Darker. Good luck exploring the dungeons, as you'll probably find yourself a lot more confident with the ability to block your enemies!