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For Honor officially released over a week ago but that doesn’t mean we’ve all mastered the art of combat in Ubisoft’s unique competitive fighting game.
If you’re still having some issues getting a hang of the game’s complex combat system or find yourself losing a lot of duels, the tips in the video above by Prima Games should help you turn some of those L’s into W’s in no time.
When you’re on the offensive, it’s important to vary up your attacks so that your opponent has difficulty blocking them. One important tip Prima gives is to hold your weapon in one of the three possible directions, and then change it right before you attack to keep your opponent on their toes.
In For Honor, the best offense is a good defense, but even if you are blocking your opponents’ attacks nonstop you can get beat by a guard break. Lucky for you though, you can counter that guard break by also pressing the guard break button quickly enough.
Don’t use the guard break too much though, because if an opponent is attack you while you’re doing a guard break, you won’t be able to block them.
Parrying for advantage
The best way to beat an opponent is by parrying. To parry an attack, you need to attack in the same direction that your opponent just attacked you in at the exact correct moment. This will stop your enemy’s attack and briefly stagger them.
Prima points out that this is what’s known as a frame advantage, and gives you a huge time advantage almost any attack you throw at them will land without them being able to block it or counter it.
Be careful though, because if you parry too quickly or too slowly, you’ll get hit. Practice makes perfect with this move, and its timing varies depending on what kind of attack your opponent is using against you.