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Elden Ring: How to Block

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Elden Ring: How to Block

Equip yourself with a solid defense against the threats of Elden Ring.

When it comes to combat in Elden Ring, it is not always about being on the offensive and hoping the enemy will just roll over and perish. Learning how to master the defensive side of things can be invaluable as well, and unless you know the ins and outs of dodging, perhaps you would benefit from our guide on how to block in Elden Ring. After all, this is a FromSoftware game, and we need all the help we can get.

How to Block in Elden Ring

Blocking will oftentimes reduce the damage you receive from a hit, or at least partially when compared to taking the full brunt of an attack, which makes it vital if you are looking to keep fighting. The ability to block is not just limited to shields, but also for those that are two-handing a weapon.

Blocking in Elden Ring

To block, simply hold the L1/left bumper and your character will hold up the shield or weapon.

Of course, you cannot do this indefinitely, as this will slow down the regeneration of your stamina, and a chunk will be removed every time you get hit as well.

Depending on your shield type, not all damage will be mitigated, so be sure to check your equipment to ensure you always have the right defense for whatever enemies that come next.

Now that you have the necessary knowledge of how to block in Elden Ring at your disposal, please drop by our helpful guide wiki to learn about other important tips, including the best tips to besting Margit the Fell Omen, where to find Sorceress Sellen, and how to fast travel.

If there are any questions that you might have that are not answered, please leave them in the comments below and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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