Parrying in FromSoft games has always been a very hard thing to do because it takes a lot of time and patience to be able to learn how to do it. If you didn’t know, parrying allows you to easily break your enemy’s stance and it allows you to riposte them for a ton of extra damage. If you can do it correctly, then it is extremely rewarding.
Pretty early on, you run into the first main boss of the game, Margit the Fell Omen. If it is your first time trying to defeat him, then you might have some trouble. If you are familiar with parrying in FromSoft games like Dark Souls, then you are going to like what we are about to say. Yes, you can parry Margit.
You can easily parry Margit if you time your parry as he is doing his jab attack or slam attack with his melee weapon. His yellow sword, hammer, and knives don’t allow for parries, so you need to only use your parry on his attacks with the weird-looking sword he has in his right hand.
Some people might not know how to parry, so we will go over that in this article. We will also tell you what you get from defeating Margit the Fell Omen, and what equipment you can use to parry him.
How to parry in Elden Ring
If you don’t know how to parry in Dark Souls, you won’t know how to parry in Elden Ring. Obviously, it is the same, with Elden Ring giving you a few new ways to do it. You will need a shield that has a parry ability built into it. There are shields called parry shields, but if your shield doesn’t say that, and it has the parry ability, you are fine to use it.
Basically, once you hit that parry button, your shield will fling from right to left in a very fast motion. Parrying is all about timing and you will need to time your parry to hit the oncoming weapon from whatever you are trying to parry. It is actually extremely difficult to get down, but once you know, you always know.
If you learn how to parry, then that is probably one of the most useful skills you can learn in these types of games. It makes fighting bosses extremely easy, as long as you learn how to parry each boss’s attacks. Keep in mind that you need to learn the attack patterns of each boss since you need to time your parries.
There is also a dagger that you can get that parries as well, so if you are a Dexterity build and you want to parry, then go check out the Parrying Dagger. It is fast, and you can parry with it. You can’t get any better than that.
Which attacks from Margit can you parry?
There are a few attacks that you can parry from Margit. Pretty much any time he uses his melee weapon, it allows you to use your shield and parry the attack. He does have a bunch of other attacks like the Faith Sword and Hammer attacks, and he also has his Faith throwing knives. Any of the Faith attacks can’t be parried at all since they are not melee attacks.
The easiest way to parry Margit is to time it correctly so you hit the parry when he either does his jab attack or slam attack with his melee weapon. You really need to know how to time it though because you will take some serious damage from the attacks if you mistime it in any way.
Not many people have the patience to learn how to parry, that is why it is one of the hardest things to get down in these types of games, even if you played Sekiro. The two attacks we said earlier are the easiest ways to parry him, but you can parry any other attacks from him. They are harder to get and you can only parry the melee attacks.
Keep in mind that you need to parry him twice to break his stance and perform a riposte on him. It can be a little difficult to get down, but the best way to learn is to practice. You can practice by letting yourself die after either getting the parry or failing. That way you can go in and try again. Create another character so you can easily practice parrying.
What do you get from defeating Margit?
You actually get a great item from Margit. You get a Talisman Pouch. These basically give you an extra Talisman equip slot. It is like starting Dark Souls with 1 Ring slot and then getting an upgrade later that allows for 2 Rings to be equipped at the same time. It is by far one of the most important upgrades you can get in the game.
You will also accrue 12,000 Runes from defeating him as well, so you can upgrade yourself a few times, depending on what level you are at the time. Obviously, if you are a higher level, it might not mean much because of how many Runes it takes to upgrade, but if you got to this boss a little early, it will help you out in the long run.
He is a pretty difficult start to the game, especially if you find him very early on. We would recommend going and exploring Limgrave, and Caelid first as much as possible so you aren’t sprinting past Stormveil Castle. Exploring is extremely crucial in the beginning because you don’t want to be under-leveled for anything in the future.
You can also find an Ash of War that allows you to parry with your shields in your right hand. We don’t know why you would need this, but it is an option. It is funny to see people trying odd things in games, especially ones that aren’t really easy to get through. If you know what you are doing with stuff like parrying though, you will have a pretty easy time.