This is a guide on Parrying for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to perform a Parry, and which characters can parry enemy attacks.
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To perform a parry, lock on to an enemy (R Stick) and hold Guard (ZL Button). When an enemy is just about to attack, press the B Button to deflect it. The timing you need will differ among enemies so pay attention to their attack patterns.
For Guardians, try to stay at distance similar to the picture above and press B exactly when their lazer turns blue. You may want to use melee attacks first to cut off their legs and stop them from moving to get the distance right.
|Characters Who Can Parry|
For now, only Link, Urbosa, and Riju can parry enemy attacks as they are the only characters with shields. However, you can perform Perfect Dodges and Flurry Rushes with every character in the game.
We recommend Perfect Dodges for players with trouble getting the timing right for parrying. Perfect Dodges allow you to expose an enemies Weak-Point Gauge and let you Flurry Rush to deplete it. However, Flurry Rushes only grant the player a couple of strikes which may not always be enough to finish a Weak-Point Gauge.
Parrying doesn't put your enemy in a slowed-down state, so you're not locked in to using the same attack. Parrying affects your enemy in real time, which allows you to use whichever combo you want to completely obliterate your enemy's Weak-Point Gauge.
|Gameplay and Controls|
|How to Perform a Weak-Point Smash||How to Perform a Flurry Rush|
|Parrying Guide: Who Can Parry?||Controls and Controller Options|
|Restoring Hearts: How to Heal||How to Change Characters|
|Sheikah Runes Guide||How to Use Rods|
|Blood Moon Rewards and How to Unlock|
|Tips and Tricks|
|Korok Seed Locations||Treasure Chest Locations|
|Rupee Farming Guide||EXP Farming Guide|
|Weapon Fusion Guide||How to Use the Sheikah Sensor|
|What to Do With Rusty Weapons||How to Break Korok Balloons|
|How to Remove Weapon Seals||How to Unlock the Secret Ending|
|How to Unlock Hidden Seals||How to Use the Korok Sensor|
|Weapon Farming Guide||100 Percent Rewards and Guide|
|Combat Tips and Techniques||All Secrets and Unlockables|
|How to Jump and Use the Paraglider||Best Items to Sell|
|How to Catch Blupees||List of Upgrades|
|List of Multiplayer Features||Difference Between Difficulty Modes|
|amiibo Support and Rewards||How to Save|
|Will There Be DLC?||Is Age of Calamity Canon?|
|Is Age of Calamity Open World?||How Long is Age of Calamity?|
|Version 1.0.1 Patch Notes and How to Update||Is There a New Game Plus?||How to Change Language Settings||Frame Rate Issues and How to Fix|
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