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View Poll Results: Do you parry in Dark Souls?
Yes, a lot, it is essential to combat 0 0%
Yes, a lot, but it's not really necessary 0 0%
Yes, it is necessary in some rare circumstances 0 0%
Occasionally, if I feel like it 2 16.67%
Not really/Never 8 66.67%
Other/Let me tell you about some other game 2 16.67%
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:21 PM   #1
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Do you parry in Dark Souls?

Zelda and some other conversations recently got me thinking about Dark Souls and the parrying mechanic it has. I've heard some people talking about it being important to master that skill, but I never did. Feel like I got by just fine without it. I'm wondering how other people feel about it.

Are there other games with difficult to master techniques that people have found either to be necessary or superfluous to the experience?

I'm including a poll.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:28 PM   #2
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I did it a few times in the tutorial of the first game. Not sure if ever after that. It just seems like too much risk/punishment if you don't get it right. I relied mostly on shields, and secondarily on secondarily on dodging. I was able to make it through all the games without ever feeling compelled to git gud at parrying.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:46 PM   #3
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I chose occasionally. I try often, and fail often. I never found it strictly necessary, but I did find that it made combat easier/more managable if you got the timing right. I plan on trying often/gitting gud with my Dark Souls 2 run, but will mostly rely on dodging as always.

Parrying in Bloodborne was much more important in my experience, and I think I learned the timing much better there than in any other game in the series.
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:39 PM   #4
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I always play a thief character in dark souls to begin with and I'd always much rather dodge than parry.
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Old 01-26-2018, 02:16 PM   #5
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I try often, and fail often.
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I did find that it made combat easier/more managable if you got the timing right.
I'm just having a hard time reconciling these two statements. Seems like it's making combat more difficult, not easier.
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Old 01-26-2018, 02:55 PM   #6
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I'm just having a hard time reconciling these two statements. Seems like it's making combat more difficult, not easier.
I was starting to learn how to do it in DS1, but then DS2 came out and changed the timing, and I gave up. I know a lot of hardcore DS players that only ever really bothered in the first game.

My brief attempts aside, I mostly focused on dodging and blocking.
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Old 01-26-2018, 03:15 PM   #7
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I'm just having a hard time reconciling these two statements. Seems like it's making combat more difficult, not easier.
Only if you miss.
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Old 01-26-2018, 03:26 PM   #8
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Only if you miss.
Which you do. Often! (According to you.)
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Old 01-26-2018, 03:35 PM   #9
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No rebuttal.

It is a catch 22. Maybe. I am not sure.
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:46 PM   #10
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Never used it and did just fine (including in Bloodborne). Some end game bosses kind of required it, but I was able to beat them by the skin of my teeth.
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Old 01-27-2018, 03:27 AM   #11
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I keep reading the title as "Do you party in Dark Souls". I then imagine a keg party around the bonfires.
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