Link Strikes – Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy XV gives you a ton of different options in battle, one of which is Link Strikes. These powerful attacks see Noctis teaming up with party members for a special strike. You can initiate a Link Strike with any of the three party members based on the circumstances, or even with guest party members at times. Link Strikes break down into two different types: Parry, and Blindside. Each one has a different way of activating.
The first type of Link Strike is the Parry one that Noctis pulls off when he successfully parries an enemy attack. This Strike will happen automatically as long as there’s another party member near Noctis when he pulls off the parry, although you’ll need the proper weapon equipped. Most Link Strikes happen when Noctis has a sword, greatsword, or lance equipped. Sometimes when an enemy attacks you, a large prompt will appear in the middle of the screen with the defend button. Hit defend and you’ll have the chance to then follow up with an attack — that’s a parry.
Finally, the second type of Link Attack is the Blindside Link Attack. Like the Parry one, these are pulled off automatically, in this case when Noctis attacks an enemy from behind. Once again, a party member needs to be near Noctis, but if they are a powerful move will be executed.
Learning how to properly activate all three types of Link Attacks will be the key to getting out of combat unscathed.
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