How to Parry Attacks in Assassin’s Creed Mirage?

Want to parry like a pro in Assassin’s Creed Mirage? Read our walkthrough and deflect those blows with style.

By GamesRecon

So, you’re diving into the sands and stories of Assassin’s Creed Mirage? I get it, who wouldn’t want to be able to slash through foes carelessly? However, for the time being, let’s not sugarcoat things. We all love a good offense, but sometimes, defense – or more specifically, a slick parry – can be your best choice in those heated battles. Whether you’re dealing with one tough opponent or surrounded by a horde, knowing when and how to parry attacks in Assassin’s Creed Mirage can be your saving grace. And if you’ve been having a tad bit of trouble mastering that move or if you’re just plain curious, you’re in the right spot.

The Basics of Parrying

Parrying isn’t just about looking cool (though let’s admit, it does add some style points). It’s about being that one step ahead of your opponent, turning their attack into your advantage. Think of it like this: ever seen a dance where one person tries to lead, but the other effortlessly spins away? That’s what parrying feels like in Assassin’s Creed Mirage.

Now, I’ve played my fair share of games, and let me tell you, not all parries are created equal. If you’ve tried your hand at games like Elden Ring or so on, you’ll know that these titles offer little parry openings. I mean, blink-and-you-miss-it kind of tight. But with AC Mirage, the game creators are a tad more generous. So, if you’ve struggled elsewhere, you might just find your rhythm here.

How to Parry in Assassin’s Creed Mirage?

Parrying enemy attacks in AC Mirage

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Parrying isn’t just about flashy moves; it’s about timing, reflexes, and a bit of old-fashioned practice. Here’s how you get it right:

Button Smashing:

  • If you’re on a PlayStation, you need to press the L1 button.
  • For Xbox users: It’s the LB button’s time to work.
  • If you’re part of the PC community: Tap that Q key.

The Yellow Signal:

Ever been at a traffic light and seen the yellow light? You know, the “slow down, think about your life choices” one? In “Mirage”, a yellow sign around your foe gives a similar vibe. It’s telling you, “Hey, I’m about to attack, but if you’re quick, you can parry me.” But here’s the trick: Don’t hit that parry key right away. Wait for a second, time it just right, and then go for that.

Get to Know Your Enemies:

You know that saying about keeping your friends close and enemies closer? It’s kind of true here. The more you face off against foes in Mirage, the better you’ll understand their moves. Some might be slow, winding up for the perfect blow, while others might be fast and furious. So, watch, learn, and wait for the right moment to strike.

Dealing with Unparryable Attacks

You’ve got the basics down, you’re feeling good, and then BAM! An enemy comes at you, glowing red like a neon “DO NOT ENTER” sign. These guys are the bad party crashers, bringing such moves you can’t parry.

When you spot that red glow, it’s not the time to show off your parry skills. Nope, it’s your cue to play a quick game of “get the heck out of the way.” At this moment, hit that dodge button. It’s your safest way to avoid the damage completely and continue to fight the next round. Nothing beats that feeling when a powerful strike from an opponent barely misses you.

Once they’ve done their thing and are probably feeling smug about it, that’s your chance. Dive back in, deliver your counter-attack, and show those opponents who’s the real boss here. Remember, in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, it’s not just about how hard you can hit, but also how smart you play. Every attack is a new rhythm, a new dance, and with a little practice, you’ll know just when to lead and when to follow.