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For Honor: How to Deflect Attacks

Deflecting – For Honor

For Honor gives you twelve different heroes to play as on the battlefield, with each one functioning a bit differently, and having their own strengths and weaknesses. On top of this, only certain heroes in For Honor can pull off some moves, one of which is being able to deflect.

Deflecting can only be done by heroes that are of the assassin type, who are all agile killers but more susceptible to damage. Using deflect allows you to instantly turn away an enemy’s attack, and instantly launch into one of your own. However, pulling off a deflection is a bit demanding and difficult to do.


What you need to do in order to deflect is hit the dodge button, X on PS4 and A on Xbox, exactly as an enemy’s attack hits you. You also need to dodge in the direction your opponent’s attack is going from. It’s very important all you do is hit the dodge button, as you don’t have to use the right analog stick to pick a guarding direction.

Here are the assassin type characters in For Honor that can use deflect:

  • Knights – Peacekeeper
  • Vikings – Berserker
  • Samurai – Orochi

Deflecting is definitely one of the most difficult abilities to master in the game as it requires precise direction and timing. Keep practicing and you’ll get the hang of it eventually, and you can also play any mission in the story mode of For Honor that has you play as an assassin to get some extra training.

For more help, tips, and guides on For Honor, make sure to take a look at our ever-expanding wiki.

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