Parry Skill

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Skill: Parry
Use this Skill in time with a foe's melee attack to deflect it and break that foe's stance.
This gives you a chance for a critical hit.

Parry Skill is a Skill in Elden Ring. Parry Skill is a regular skill that can be found in Ashes of War and applied to compatible shields.

 

How to get Parry Skill in Elden Ring

 

Elden Ring Parry Skill Guide, Notes & Tips

  • This is an Ash of War Skill, associated with the Ash of War: Parry.
  • FP Cost: 0
  • On Small Shields, Parry has 5 start-up frames and 6 parry frames at 30 FPS. Double the values for data at 60 FPS.
  • On Daggers, Parry has 6 start-up frames and 4 parry frames at 30 FPS.
  • On Medium ShieldsThrusting SwordsCurved SwordsFists, and Claws, Parry has 6 start-up frames and 2 parry frames at 30 FPS.
  • See Parrying for detailed information on the mechanic and a comparison of different parry skills.

Click below for Parry recovery frame data. Note that left-hand attacks are only possible after parrying with a shield if you're holding that shield in your right hand.

See Parry recovery frames at 30 FPS (click to reveal)

Small Shields

  • Roll/Crouch: 15
  • Ash of War: 16
  • Right-hand attack: 13
  • Left-hand attack: 16
  • Block: 14
  • Quick item use: 15
  • Item use: 16
  • Walk: 17

Daggers

  • Roll/Crouch: 15
  • Ash of War: 16
  • Right-hand attack: 13
  • Left-hand attack: 16
  • Block: 14
  • Quick item use: 15
  • Item use: 16
  • Walk: 17

Medium Shields / Thrusting Swords / Fists (Left Hand) / Claws (Left hand)

  • Roll/Crouch: 17
  • Ash of War: 18
  • Right-hand attack: 15
  • Left-hand attack: 19
  • Block: 16
  • Quick item use: 17
  • Item use: 14
  • Walk: 17

Fists (Right Hand) / Claws (Right Hand)

  • Roll/Crouch: 15
  • Ash of War: 16
  • Right-hand attack: 13
  • Left-hand attack: 13
  • Block: 14
  • Quick item use: 15
  • Item use: 16
  • Walk: 17

Curved Swords

  • Roll/Crouch: 17
  • Ash of War: 18
  • Right-hand attack: 15
  • Left-hand attack: 15
  • Block: 16
  • Quick item use: 17
  • Item use: 18
  • Walk: 19

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Parry Demonstration

 

 

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    • Patch 1.06: Fixed a bug which caused the effect of “Determination” and “Royal Knight’s Resolve” to disappear after using the “Parry” skill with a dagger.

      • Anonymous

        So input lag is a thing and makes this worse than before due to the open world and graphic intense demand.
        On consoles the opening after the parry animation during pvp against multiple opponents can cause an input lag which means you can’t follow up in time. If there’s multiple mage spamming or other high graphics animations occurring the time for your input to be read increase as the host and phantoms animations are prioritized. This Happened multiple times where I landed a clean parry and all of sudden my controller doesn’t respond within the window of time for the parry. This has been tested and is for sure an issue a bug in Elden ring that’s not just on roll animations but the game in general. Same goes for bosses where your controller all of sudden doesn’t respond the same.

        https://www.reddit.com/r/Eldenring/comments/t3jkwt/elden_ring_dodge_roll_input_lag/

        • Anonymous

          I do agree that parrying is generally not worth it most of the time, but I swear by it for crucible knights. It's the most reliable way I've found to fight them. Can also be handy against watchdogs. Pretty much it though

          • Anonymous

            If your somehow able to pull this off in pvp good on you. It starts to become really apparent how much lag factors into the net code when you try and land these. In PVE is pretty fun and easy to get enemies with.

            • Anonymous

              If your somehow able to pull this off in pvp good on you. It starts to become really apparent how much lag factors into the net code when you try and land these. In PVE is pretty fun and easy to get enemies with.

              • Anonymous

                If your somehow able to pull this off in pvp good on you. It starts to become really apparent how much lag factors into the net code when you try and land these. In PVE is pretty fun and easy to get enemies with.

                • Anonymous

                  Does anyone else really dislike how some bosses take multiple parties before they’re open for a riposte? I wouldn’t mind it if ripostes did two or three times more damage based on the number of parries it takes before you can riposte, but with how it works now, parrying bosses like Morgott or Malenia is just usual reward with higher risk contrary to how parries have always been high risk high reward.

                  • Anonymous

                    Important to note: Even failing a parry can be better than taking a hit. If you get close, the game seems to consider it a block with the weapon, consuming a ton of stamina and reducing the damage. Convenient for dagger parrying.

                    • Anonymous

                      I really wish you could put this on torches, it actually makes no sense to me that something classed as a "shield" in your inventory can't take an ash of war intended for shields, but you can apply this to a thrusting sword?

                      • Anonymous

                        First time I parried a Night Calvary off their horse and stabbed him while he was on the ground was so satisfying.

                        • Anonymous

                          Parrying feels far more difficult in ER compared to previous FS games, and for a lesser payoff.

                          Let's look at DS3 for comparison. Champion Gundyr
                          and Pontiff Sulyvahn spilled a lot of blood in their day, they were tough fights any way you slice it. You could parry them. Some of their attacks were, arguably, fairly easy to parry. But the game never tells you you can, or suggests that you do so, it was always on the player to try and learn the timing. And after one successful parry, you got to critical hit them. Flub once and you're going to have to take a flask, if you don't die outright.

                          Now let's look at Elden Ring. Even a boss as early as Margit is considerably more difficult to parry than Gundyr, and he requires two parries per critical. A flub is just as punishing if not moreso, as Margit is extremely aggressive and attacks many times in sequence.

                          Elden Ring also has obscenely powerful weapon skills that not only often hit harder than a critical hit does, but can open enemies up for critical hits! So rather than try to learn to parry, I'm almost always better off having my L2 be a weapon skill, repeating it until the boss falls down, and in some cases taking the opportunity to do my weapon skill one or two more times instead of taking the critical hit!

                          Now of course skills cost FP and sometimes HP, so they deserve to be powerful in kind, but I do feel that parrying got left behind in no small way.

                          • Anonymous

                            First thing I wanted to do on my second character was run to get the parry dagger, then to Margit and practice parrying him. Initially couldn't parry anything and he'd kill me in half a combo. Hour or so later, I was getting him down to phase two. After another, I killed him without really realizing it. Didn't even have to upgrade my weapon, use a summon or ash, nothin.

                            Not intended as a brag, what I'm trying to say is: parrying can be really intimidating. It can feel like if you don't get the hang of it immediately, you never will. But you CAN get good. Take the time to practice, don't even try to win! You might be surprised how quickly you'll learn!

                            • Anonymous

                              A few parry training spots I've found... spear: spear knights @ Gatefront or Elphael Inner Wall, greatsword: greatsword knight @ Elphael Inner Wall, scythe: Alberich (don't kill him so you can keep practicing), straight sword: grunts @ Gatefront, dagger spam: bandits, hammer: hammer grunts @ Gatefront.

                              • Anonymous

                                so im testing parry on a wakizashi, how bad is it compared to the parry buckler? seems like its a lot less frames to get the time correctly, anyone has info on this?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Anyone know the best way to practice parrying, and any juicy details on how the hecc they work in ER, cause it's way different than DS3 from what i can tell, the feel is just off...

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Despite saying “shields only”, this can actually be placed on daggers, curved swords and fists as well

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I tried putting parry in my DAGGER (not shield). Just testing on normal soldiers at the gate. When they are doing the delayed attacks, there will be a point where they are like yanking their hands a bit before attacking. That is the good timing for pressing parry. I can parry the swords, but not the spear. Parrying the spear will results like blocking, having a bit of hp plus lotsa stamina chipped away.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Is parry timing the same for all the shields for which it applies? By checking on a couple of them it seem to be as such, but I'm not sure about it.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          When will we get parry on all weapons like in ds2 ? It Was really great/ shield breakin stance in ds3 was really nice toi i guess i would have loved they find a way to use both at the same time !

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