How to Kick in Dark Souls Remastered
The kick is one of the most finicky mechanics in Dark Souls Remastered, and it’s certainly unfortunate that it hasn’t been made more accessible in this latest port. This mechanic can come in very handy when you’re facing enemies who keep blocking your attacks with their shield. You can kick them to break their guard, then deal lots of damage to them. It’s also useful when you’re trying to shove NPCs off the ledge without drawing aggro (hint: Lautrec).
In order to kick, you’ll need to push forward on the left stick while pressing R1 at the same time. However, this is very tricky to pull off, and you’ll usually end up just doing an R1 attack instead. We’ve found that the most reliable way to execute the kick is by pushing forward on the left stick and tapping R1 at the same time, and then quickly releasing the R1 button. In short, hold forward on the left stick while hitting R1, and then quickly release R1 while still holding forward on the left stick.
It’s going to take a bit of practice before you can execute it reliably, so don’t go trying to attack any NPCs before you’ve tried this a few times.
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