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Resident Evil 4 Remake: How To Parry 

Jack Bye Updated on by

Resident Evil 4 Remake brings back all the horror, action, and spectacle of the original, along with a fresh new coat of paint. The enemies you’ll face along the way in Resident Evil 4 Remake will hit hard and fast, and that’s why it’s best to learn to parry as soon as possible.  

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How To Parry In Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake Perfect Parry

Parrying is an essential way of keeping yourself alive over the course of Resident Evil 4 Remake. Pulling off a parry will negate any damage coming your way from certain types of attacks. While projectiles, unfortunately, cannot be parried, melee attacks and thrown melee weapons are both fair game. You’d be surprised just how often the ability to parry comes up.  

When a melee attack or thrown melee weapon is about to hit Leon, you will be able to parry with your knife. Pressing the parry button (LB, L1, or Space Bar by default) with the right timing will block the block. And by parrying an instant before the attack hits, you will be able to perform a perfect parry. This not only has the damage-negating properties of a regular parry but instantly leaves the target open for a follow-up melee attack.  

Perfect parries are risky to pull off as you leave yourself more open to taking damage. But once you get the hang of them, they can absolutely grant you an edge in dealing with Resident Evil 4 Remake’s toughest trials. 

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Parry and Durability 

Unfortunately, the knife is not a perfect parrying tool, and will swiftly be worn down if used to parry too many powerful attacks. An early example is the chainsaw-wielding villager in the game’s initial village assault. It is possible to block his otherwise deadly swings, but doing so will significantly reduce your knife’s durability, quite possibly causing it to break. 

While parrying may not be able to be performed indefinitely, it is still a highly valuable tool in your kit, and one not to be overlooked.