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The Witcher: Monster Slayer - How to Parry and Perfect Parry

By Sam Woods

July 20, 2021

The Witcher’s answer to Pokemon GO is finally here as The Witcher: Monster Slayer hits iOS and Android devices around the world today.

This time out, however, rather than finding and capturing cute creatures, you’ll be coming head to head with some of the series’ most fearsome and ferocious monsters.

Being the Witcher that you are, it’s your job to track them down and defeat them in order to save lives and fill your bestiary.

One of the ways to ensure success in the game is to parry, so here is how to do exactly that in The Witcher: Monster Slayer.

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Why Should You Parry?

There are a few reasons why parrying is important in The Witcher: Monster Slayer. 

Firstly, it prevents you from taking any damage from the monster you are facing, which will of course help you to survive for longer and also save you from having to use healing items.

It also helps to maintain your attacking streak, therefore, allowing you to build up your critical hit meter and perform a very powerful attack on your foe.

How to Parry in The Witcher: Monster Slayer

Thankfully, as important as it is, it’s very easy to parry in The Witcher: Monster Slayer. 

When a monster is about to attack, a red symbol will appear above its head. This is your cue. At this point, stop attacking and hold your finger on the screen. Then, when the monster attacks, you will successfully parry, allowing you to continue your battle without losing any of your critical hit meter.

How to Perfect Parry

Parrying is about timing, so is perfect parrying. A perfect parry is performed just like a regular one, however, you need to press your finger on the screen just as the monster attacks and no earlier.

In pulling off a perfect parry, you’ll significantly reduce the amount of damage you take from the monster.

Practice makes perfect here.

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Sam Woods
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Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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