How To Counter Yellow, Red, Blue Ring Attacks In God Of War Ragnarok

Here are all the controls and mechanics you need to keep in mind to counter enemy attacks that show up as rings in God of War Ragnarok.

An important part of combat in God Of War Ragnarok is to focus on the colored rings before the enemy attacks. Knowing what to do at that moment (parry, block or evade) will ensure your survival, especially in higher difficulties. Here’s how to counter the enemy rings of different colors in God Of War Ragnarok.

How to Counter Enemy Ring Colors in God Of War Ragnarok

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There are three colors of rings that you will encounter before enemy attacks – yellow, blue, and red. Each of them needs a different reaction from the character you are playing as (Kratos or Atreus).

Yellow Rings

This enemy attack can be parried using a shield but if you don’t time it right, it can break your guard. Tap the L1 button at the right time to parry and then proceed with your immediate attacks.

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The Dauntless shield will help you here because it can deal Stun to the attacker and empower your next Shield Bash. The catch is to time the parry perfectly to improve this effect. So, make sure to tap L1 right before getting hit. You can also try the Rond of Deflection shield to help you with parrying.

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Red Rings

The enemy attack cannot be blocked or parried. So you must dodge and evade it whenever it’s incoming. Press X while moving to Evade. Double tap X to dodge roll attacks.

Double Blue Rings

Some special enemies will show a blue ring attack which means they are unblockable but they can be interrupted. Double tap the L1 button on your controller to counter it to land a shield strike which will interrupt them. After that, continue to land back-to-back attacks on the enemy.

Enemies with shields will block all attacks from the front. So you have to find an alternate angle of attack or you can quickly double-tap L1 to perform a shield block break. This will render your enemy vulnerable.

That’s everything you can do to counter enemy attacks in GOW Ragnarok. If you liked this guide, check out more guides on how to beat Vanadis ValkyrieLight Elves, and more God of War Ragnarok Guides on our dedicated section right here on Gamer Tweak.