Final Fantasy 16: How to parry attacks

Hamza Khalid
Clive fighting in Final Fantasy 16

Final Fantasy 16 will throw you into intense battles, and parrying is a great way to counter your enemy’s attacks. If you’re wondering how to get this done, then here’s how to parry in Final Fantasy XVI.

After a long wait that made it one of the most anticipated games of 2023Final Fantasy 16 is finally hitting shelves, and players are eagerly jumping into the new title in order to check out the world of Valisthea and meet its numerous characters.

You’ll encounter various dangers when progressing through the story, and one of the greatest combat strategies that will come in handy during combat encounters is parrying. It’s important to know how to parry in order to come out victorious.

How to parry in Final Fantasy XVI

You can parry in Final Fantasy 16 by pressing the square button at the right time to block your opponent’s attack. Timing is critical here, so you need to make sure that you hit the button exactly when the attack is about to land.

Here’s how to parry in Final Fantasy XVI:

  1. Have your weapon ready.
  2. Wait for your opponent to attack you.
  3. Press square to block their attack.
  4. When time slows down, attack your foe.
Final Fantasy 16 Clive using sword
You’ll need to react quickly in order to parry in Final Fantasy 16.

If you miss the window, then you may end up taking damage instead. You’ll know that you’ve performed a successful parry if time temporarily slows down and your enemy is staggered enough for you to attack them.

While parrying doesn’t dish out any real damage to your foes, it does disorient them, leaving them open to multiple attacks from you. This makes it a great strategy that can help you gain the upper hand in intense fights.

Even if you don’t get it right the first few times, just keep practicing in each battle until you’re able to react to attacks accordingly and nail the timing. Once that’s done, you’ll be able to parry your foes with greater ease.

That covers everything that you need to know about how to parry in Final Fantasy XVI.

For more, check out our other Final Fantasy 16 guides:

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