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How To Parry in Elden Ring

If you are wondering how to parry enemies in Elden Ring, our guide here should help you out.
How To Parry in Elden Ring

Elden Ring is one of the most popular games in the world right now. The game was a significant success worldwide and won multiple awards for many different reasons. One of the main reasons why Elden Ring was so successful was due to the many weapons that were in the game. The varied amount of weapons means that players can take on combat how they see fit.

With the Elden Ring DLC coming out soon, players are trying to understand how combat exactly works in Elden Ring. One of the key aspects of combat in this particular game is parrying enemy attacks. Here, we are going to teach you how to parry in Elden Ring so you can be prepared to take on anything in The Lands Between.

How Can I Parry In Elden Ring?

Elden Ring Parrying Guide
Parrying makes it possible to critically strike enemies in Elden Ring. (Picture: FromSoftware)

FromSoftware games often have a parry mechanic in a good amount of their games, with each system being different from the last. In Elden Ring, parrying is a skill you need to equip on a weapon, typically a shield. Some shields come with the Parry Ash of War by default. Some weapons can have the parry skill equipped as well. Make sure you have the parry skill equipped or any of the other parrying skills that are in the game.

The key to parrying in Elden Ring is timing and understanding what can or cannot be parried. For example, most humanoid enemies doing a wide arch swing can be parried. Huge enemies like Trolls cannot be parried. Humanoid enemies using a flail or whip cannot be parried. Long-range attacks cannot be parried unless you have a special parry skill.

The key to parrying in Elden Ring is to use your parry skill within the parry timing of the enemy's attacks. Most of the time, this means that you have to be parrying right before an enemy hits you. This will take a lot of practice to understand what enemies you can parry and when you can parry. If you land a parry, your enemies will be more than often open to a critical strike which will deal massive damage.

Can I Parry Bosses In Elden Ring?

Elden Ring Parry Help
Players can parry some bosses in Elden Ring as well. (Picture: FromSoftware)

Yes, you can parry bosses in Elden Ring. There are a lot of different bosses in Elden Ring, and you can parry a good majority of them. But there are some extra rules that you might have to understand before you try to parry every single boss in the game.

The first thing to note is that, like standard enemies, you cannot parry every boss in the game. Some are too big to parry. Second off is that just because you can parry a boss, that does not mean you can hit a critical strike. Sometimes, parrying a boss means you just get a couple of free normal swings on them. Third of all is that some bosses require multiple parries before they can be hit by a critical strike. Like all other enemies in Elden Ring, parrying bosses require you to learn what attacks can be parried and what bosses can be parried. So make sure you practice parrying.

If you want more information about parrying in Elden Ring, check out this video from RageGamingVideos on YouTube to find out more.