How To Parry Enemy Attacks In Valheim

Here's how to parry enemy attacks in Valheim using your weapon and shield. If you aren't well-versed with parrying, this guide will tell you all the tricks.

Visualize this, you are the lone Viking warrior in Valheim, the tenth world in the branches of Yggdrasil is filled with all-father Odin’s enemies. You have to build a shelter, made all cooking arrangements for health buffs, and crafted the best weapons and armor you could. But, unfortunately, you don’t know how to parry. You can block attacks but maybe your parrying skills are not up to par or you miss timing them during the battles. Don’t worry, because parrying is rather simple and can be used with the same button as the block. Before jumping into how to parry in Valheim, check out the Combat controls that you can use:

  • LMB for normal attacks
  • RMB for blocking & parrying
  • MMB for alternate attacks
  • RMB + Space for dodging.

How to Parry in Valheim?

Parry in Valheim
You will hear a loud clank sound when you do a perfect Parry in Valheim.

To parry in Valheim, you need to equip a weapon or shield during a battle and press the block button (RMB) right before the enemy attack hits. You will get a short time window to parry successfully. This will make your enemies momentarily stunned and open for a powerful counter-attack.

To do the parry right in Valheim, instead of holding RMB to block, you need to click RMB right before the enemy attack lands on you. The right timing will be between the enemy attack animation begins and ends right before the attack animation ends. If you clicked the block button perfectly, then you will hear a loud clank sound, and the enemy will fall back stunned. This is the moment you can counter-attack for huge damage with Parry Bonus. Your Parry Force and Parry Bonus will change weapon to weapon.

Also, make sure to check your weapon stats if they allow you to parry. For reference, a Torch has a Block Power of 10, Parry Force of 10, and 2x Parry Bonus, whereas a Serpent scale shield has no ability to parry, because it has 90 Block Power blocking 90% of all incoming damages.

That’s everything you need to know about how to parry in Valheim. While you’re here, check out more tips & tricks that will help you level up your gameplay in our Valheim guides. For more details do not forget to visit our Valheim Wiki Guide for cheats, boss fights, rare resource locations, etc.