Souls-like games are filled with little tricks you can do to get an advantage over your opponent, and one of them is parrying. Steelrising has a form of parrying in the game; thanks to its counterattack feature, players can perform in combat. Here is everything you need to know about counterattacks in Steelrising.
How to counterattack in Steelrising¶
The first thing you need to know about counterattacks in Steelrising is it is limited to certain weapons. The counterattack feature is considered a secondary attack type on certain weapons. You will need to check if your weapon can perform a counterattack by checking each weapon and seeing if the counterattack is available.
Once you have a weapon selected with a counterattack, you can then use the secondary attack to trigger it. Aegis will get a new animation that lasts for roughly half a second. If any enemy strikes Aegis while that animation is in play, it will trigger a counterattack, essentially riposting the enemy. Players must practise their timings and learn the enemy attack animations to land counterattacks in Steelrising correctly.
Upon a successful counterattack, each weapon tends to do a large chunk of damage, along with applying a large amount of Impact to knock your opponents down. If your build doesn’t specialize in impact, then it will likely only counterattack the damage onto the foe. When you face off against larger enemies, using a shield with a sizeable endurance bar is arguably better for low-impact builds or weapons.
There’s certainly reason to get familiar with these techniques to ensure you perform well in combat. However, failing to riposte likely sets yourself up to take a hit. If you’re not too good with counterattack timings, there are weapons with shield secondary attacks that are more forgiving than counterattacks.