Learn Enemy Attack Patterns
If you’ve played Dark Souls you’ll be familiar with some of the combat mechanics at play in Hyper Light Drifter. Each enemy that you come across, be it a boss or a grunt, will have an attack pattern they will follow. The key to kicking ass in Hyper Light Drifter is to learn these attack patterns.
Study the way each type of enemy attacks. Do they strike twice and then have a quick breather? Or in the case of bosses, which one of their attack phases has them at their most vulnerable. Working out enemy patterns will not only allow you to defend more effectively against incoming attacks, but will also allow you to rid large groups of enemies much more effectively.