Combat is a crucial part of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla‘s gameplay, and as such, there are a variety of elements you can use and utilize in your battles with opponents. Figuring out how to use all of them can be tricky though, which is why we’re here to help you along with a guide on how to stun enemies in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
How to Stun Enemies in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Stunning enemies in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is easier than you’d think, as you really only have to hammer them with a specific type of attack.
The attack in question is the heavy attack, which is done by pressing R2 on PlayStation 4 or RT on Xbox One. Each hit with said attack will gradually build up how close an enemy is to being stunned until the status takes effect.
When it does, they’ll be temporarily incapacitated and unable to attack you or defend against you. During this time, you can either deal with other enemies or hammer away on the incapacitated foe with a Stun Attack – a high-damage strike which is executed by pressing R3 or RS.
When to Use it
As for when the best times are to stun enemies and use stun attacks in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, it depends on the situation.
When facing a single enemy, stunning them and finishing them off quickly is the way to go. There’s little chance of sustaining damage while you build up their stun with heavy attacks, and defeating them quickly will allow you to get back to your adventures.
If you’re facing a group, meanwhile, then you’ll need to be more selective about when you stun enemies. Focusing too much on trying to disable one foe could leave you open to attacks by their friends and leave you in a worse situation than if you’d just fought them all normally.
The same mentality applies to Stun Attacks. While they can be a useful way to eliminate an enemy quickly, you may put yourself in harm’s way by trying to defeat one enemy quickly and ignoring their friends.
Read the situation you’re in, and carefully consider the risks before deciding whether or not it calls for the use of these mechanics.
Hopefully this cleared up how to stun enemies in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. For more on the game, check out our guide wiki. It has plenty of tips, tricks, and info on other topics like how to activate optimizations on next-gen versions of the game and whether it’s PS4 Pro and Xbox One X enhanced.
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