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How to Parry in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

How to parry in Warhammer 40K: Darktide
Warhammer 40,000:Darktide
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Let’s face it. A majority of us love playing games where you can slaughter tons of enemies and perform various moves to achieve plenty of points. In Warhammer 40,000 Darktide you can create special attacks that will inflict damage on your targets. If you’re a beginner to the Warhammer franchise you’re probably trying to figure out how to use certain skills. In Darktide you’re going to want to focus on melee combat and with that comes learning how to block, parry, and perform special attacks. In this guide we will teach you how to parry in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide.

How do you Parry in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

If you’re looking to learn how to play the game you’re going to want to try to master how to parry and block certain attacks. Blocking attacks is great to use, however parrying, is something different. This is especially useful if you’re going up against one opponent. Why is using parry great against only one opponent? If you use parry on enemies who will stagger you could fall victim to parrying only one opponent and dealing damage from the second. When you parry against an enemy you’re attacking whoever you’re aiming towards. Here are some tips you can use if you’re wanting to parry an enemy:

  • Aim for your target so you can parry against them
  • Build up stamina because the parry ability will only work if you have stamina after blocking
  • You can spam parry attacks
  • You can block and then parry, however, you can’t attack and then parry. Cancel attacks by blocking and then parry
  • You can only parry if you have certain weapons with this ability

Now that you have some basic tips, here’s what you need to do. Get your hands on Devil’s Claw Sword because it will allow you to parry using a special ability. In order to use the special action you need to check your key binds. Usually you can perform this move by pressing mouse button 5 on your mouse. When you click this special attack button you will be able to perform a parry move that will block and attack automatically.

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How to set up key binds in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

After you have figured out how to parry you’re probably wondering how can you set up your key binds so that you can perform these moves efficiently? It’s pretty easy to set up different key binds so here’s what you need to know. Click on the Pause menu and from there click on options. Look for the key binding option and try to find weapon special actions. Just press the button you want to use as your key binding and you have set up key binding for weapon special actions. After you have done this your game will automatically allow you to perform special moves with just a click of a button.


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