If you’re familiar with the Souls-like genre. Then you know that blocking only gets you so far and you need to use other skills at your disposal. The Parry mechanic in Fallen Order makes you feel like a true Jedi Master. Let’s break our enemy’s attacks and stun them with our attacks. Let’s check out how to parry.
To Parry in Fallen Order you need to Press and Hold the L1 on PS4, LB on Xbox, and Right-Click on PC just before the enemy’s attack lands. This is a short 1-second or half-a-second timing. The difficulty you selected will affect the duration of this Parry timing.
To learn how to Parry in Fallen Order in more detail, check out the rest of this article!
The Parry in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
When you parry in Fallen Order, it will reflect ranged attacks and affect your opponent’s block meter. And will stop you from losing any defense meter. The overwhelming advantages of this ability exist because it can be fairly difficult for new players to execute, and it can potentially allow free damage to affect Cal.
Certain soldiers and monsters will be defeated instantly when you land a parry. This incentivizes the use of Parry to quickly dispatch enemies that provide the most amount of trouble and agitation to the player. So let us delve deeper into how you can learn to Parry effectively.
How to Execute The Parry
Parrying in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is not too dissimilar from Parrying in a game like Dark Souls. The first thing you need to know is that you must anticipate your opponent’s attack. As the enemy winds up an attack against you, and just before the attack lands, that split second is when you should parry.
You need to, at this point Press and Hold the Block Button, L1 on the PS4 and PS5, LB on the Xbox One, and the Right-Click mouse button on the PC. If you time the Block just before the attack lands, you can successfully parry that attack.
You should practice this on weaker or smaller enemies to gain proficiency. Stormtroopers and other opponents make for good combat dummies for this purpose. And it’s always fun taking them out as quickly as Cal can muster.
What’s even more fun is that if you have a double lightsaber. After a successful parry, you can then simply hold down the Block button. Any additional ranged attacks that are launched toward you can be deflected back as well. This is massively helpful in big crowds and areas with many enemies.
Does Difficulty Affect Parry Timing?
One important aspect to note is that your choice of difficulty will impact the size, and duration of your Parry Window.
This means that the time between you hitting the Block button and the enemy’s attack landing will be longer or shorter, depending on which difficulty you select. And how strict the precision needs to be is up to you.
On the Story or Jedi Knight difficulty, the parry window is a lot more generous. This is in comparison to other similar titles. The timing is a lot wider and provides more time. Especially when compared to any known Dark Souls game or even Parry-focused games like Sekiro.
If you’re playing on the Jedi Master difficulty then you’ll notice that the Parry timing is a close approximation of what it’s like on Dark Souls. But even this will be a lot tougher for people that have not been initiated into the realm of Souls-like games. So I’d suggest extended practice if you truly wish to master the gameplay.
Advantages of Parry
Perhaps one of the biggest advantages of learning how to execute the parry in Fallen Order is that you can even Parry unblockable attacks. So attacks that would have otherwise done a considerable amount of damage or were causing you problems can be repelled against opponents instantly.
A good tell for unblockable attacks is usually their red glow. So it can be an interesting cue for you to try and use a parry if you’re confident you can convert the advantage. However, I would like to point out that dodging or rolling out of the way in the face of such attacks is usually recommended for new players.