Can large enemies be parried?

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    Can large enemies be parried?

    Post by Tokidd on Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:54 am

    Hello and thank-you for reading my post.

    I''m curious as to whether or not attacks from very large enemies, such as the stone knights in Darkroot Garden, the sentinels in Anor Londo, and the many black knights scattered throughout the game can be parried. I haven't taken the chance to find out for myself in care they cannot, but I was wondering if anyone could please let me know which ememies' attacks cannot be parried.

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    Re: Can large enemies be parried?

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:56 am

    Certain large enemies can be parried, I've never gotten a Parry off on the Stone Knights or the sentinels, but the Black Knights can definitely be parry and riposted. As well, the big Tower Knights can be parried, they just can't be riposted. If you don't know what they are, they wear the steel knight set, there is on next to the first fire keeper soul a player should find.
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    Re: Can large enemies be parried?

    Post by djgq42 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:03 pm

    ^^this and black and silver knights are actually quite easy to parry.
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    Re: Can large enemies be parried?

    Post by aceluby on Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:06 pm

    Black & silver knights are a great way to learn how to parry.


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    Re: Can large enemies be parried?

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:06 pm

    Let's not forget the Club Giants in Blight Town.
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    Re: Can large enemies be parried?

    Post by befowler on Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:54 pm

    Yes, practicing on the knights is a great way to learn, and also will make various trouble spots in the game much easier. Notably the infamous silver archers in Anor Londo.

    If you want to practice, I recommend a knight close to a bonfire so if/when he kills you it's not hard to get back. Anor Londo is obvious and you can also farm up souls fast, but for folks starting out the knight atop the tower in the parish, near the sunlight altar is pretty good. When you do successfully parry him, just back off rather than riposte to keep him alive.


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    Re: Can large enemies be parried?

    Post by aceluby on Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:01 pm

    befowler wrote:Yes, practicing on the knights is a great way to learn, and also will make various trouble spots in the game much easier. Notably the infamous silver archers in Anor Londo.

    OMG yes! After my last trek through Anor Londo I can't believe I haven't tried parrying that silver archer until my latest playthrough. Talk about making an extremely tough and annoying part ridiculously easy.

    I was co-opping w/ a guy when I first did it... so what does he do? He goes after the other archer and does a lockon fall to his death. WTF dude? Just follow me!


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    Re: Can large enemies be parried?

    Post by befowler on Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:20 pm

    Haha yes it's so easy, I just started doing it too. My runs went from having 3 people milling around and getting knocked off one by one to just me sprinting up, over to the knight on the right, wedging in against the wall and parry/riposting him either to death or right off the side, then a bit more around and waving the rest of the group up. It takes like 20 seconds and you don't need to even bother with the other one. Parries ftw!


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    Re: Can large enemies be parried?

    Post by BLA1NE on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:03 pm

    How large are we talking, here? I'll just list all the large enemies I can think of... In no particular order:


    Anor Londo Sentinels: Can not be parried/ riposted/ backstabbed

    Infested Barbarians (Btown large club guys): Can be parried/ riposted/ backstabbed

    Giant Skeletons: Can not be parried/ riposted/ backstabbed (I have tried, but I'm not 100% sure you can't parry them. They have some nice slashing attacks that would be ripe for the parrying, but their height make it hard to ever be in a good position to parry it, which is why I'm uncertain.)

    Berenike Knights (steel set knight guys): Can be parried, not riposted/ backstabbed

    Black/ Silver Knights: Can be parried/ riposted/ backstabbed

    Butchers (The Depths): Can be parried/ riposted/ backstabbed

    Channellers: Never tried... I imagine: can be parried, not riposted/ backstabbed

    Stone Knights: Never tried, I imagine not.

    Giant Mushrooms: I never tried, but I imagine they can't be parried!

    Taurus Demons: Dunno, never tried. I imagine they can be parried, not riposted.

    Capra Demons: Dunno, never tried, I imagine not.


    So... Those are all the large/ giant enemies I can think of. Some of them I never thought to try parrying; the rest, I gave you results based on my experience. Seems, basically: any enemy large enough for you to walk between their legs, you can't parry (Sentinels, Giant Skeletons, Taurus, etc.). If they're smaller than that, and you can backstab them, you can parry and riposte them (Infested Barbarians, Butchers, Black/ Silver Knights, etc.). Finally, there are the exceptions, that are large enough that you can't backstab, but small enough that you can't walk between their legs, but you can still parry them (Berenike Knights).


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    Re: Can large enemies be parried?

    Post by Shkar on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:11 am

    befowler wrote:Haha yes it's so easy, I just started doing it too. My runs went from having 3 people milling around and getting knocked off one by one to just me sprinting up, over to the knight on the right, wedging in against the wall and parry/riposting him either to death or right off the side, then a bit more around and waving the rest of the group up. It takes like 20 seconds and you don't need to even bother with the other one. Parries ftw!

    Assuming you don't mind a bit of PvP to get the Ring of Fog first, it's a cinch. RoF will keep you safe up until the actual ledge, then just run to the pillar and shield until the knight falls off.
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    Re: Can large enemies be parried?

    Post by BLA1NE on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:43 am

    ^Or trade a Skull Lantern with Snuggly, and he'll give you the RoF.


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    Re: Can large enemies be parried?

    Post by Shkar on Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:08 am

    BLA1NE wrote:^Or trade a Skull Lantern with Snuggly, and he'll give you the RoF.

    That works too, however three winning PvP matches in the forest seems like a smaller task then getting lucky on the necromancers or a suicide run all the way to Tomb of the Giants and back up.

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