This is a guide to using Parry and Riposte in Demon's Souls (DS) Remake for the PS5. Read on to know how to Parry, tips for parrying, how to execute Riposte, and how to increase damage dealt by Riposte.
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By equipping a shield to your left hand or other weapons that are capable of parrying, you'll be able to initiate a parry. Beware, you can successfully parry an attack even if your input is late. But doing so will make you take partial damage so be careful and don't parry attacks recklessly when your HP is low.
After a successful Parry, you can approach the enemy and press R1 to initiate a Riposte. A Riposte is a strong critical hit that will also give you invincibility while performing the move. This makes parrying rewarding when done perfectly.
Use your parry when the enemy is about to complete his attack. This will ensure that your parry animation will land at the same time as the enemy's attack.
Getting a feel for the enemy's attack timing will greatly help in your parry timing. Make sure to observe enemies and attempt to bait out their attacks to get a feel for the parry timing.
In the original PS3 version, you can cancel the riposte animation by performing several moves like dashing and using an item. The Riposte will still go through while you can perform a different action and thus, maximizing your actions.
After parrying +
After parrying +
Overall, doing these glitches will only offer style points since you lose out on the invulnerability frames from performing the Riposte animation (and not to mention that using Riposte against enemies feel satisfying).
This is an obvious path to take if you wish to increase your Riposte damage. Increasing your base damage will also increase the damage your critical strikes will do. This can be done by upgrading the stat that's associated with your weapons and upgrading the weapon itself.
The Fatal daggers have a critical modifier. This upgrade tree will reduce the base damage of your weapon but it will massively increase the damage of backstabs and Riposte. Make sure to bring a Fatal weapon with you if you wish to use Riposte and Backstab.
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|Trophy List and Guide||Best Places to Farm Souls|
|Tips for Beginners||How to Get Pre-Order and Digital Deluxe Bonuses|
|List of Unique Weapons||Best Way to Use Demon's Souls|
|All Ring Locations||All Spell and Miracle Locations|
|Can You Change Your Appearance?||How to Level Up|
|How to Open the Secret Door||Best Rings|
|How to Obtain An Additional Magic Slot||Where to Find Upgrade Stones|
|Where to Find Crystal Lizards||Where to Find Primeval Demons|
|List of Characters and Merchants||Where to Find Saint Urbain|
|Where to Find Yuria, the Witch||Where to Find Sage Freke|
|Where to Find Sparkly the Crow||Where to Find Biorr of the Twin Fangs|
|Where to Find Scirvir, the Wanderer||Where to Find Yurt, the Silent Chief|
|Where to Find Mephistopheles|
|What Does Soul Level Do?||What Does Intelligence Do?|
|What Does Strength Do?||What Does Endurance Do?|
|What Does Vitality Do?||What Does Faith Do?|
|What Does Dexterity Do?||What Does Luck Do?|
|What Does Magic Do?||What is World Tendency?|
|What is Equipment Burden?||Online Multiplayer Guide|
|Parry and Riposte Guide||What is Fractured World?|
|List of Controls|
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