While the best defense is a good offense, the same can’t be said for Ninjala in which knowing how to block and parry can go a long way. Simply understanding how blocking/parrying works in the game won’t automatically score you win but knowing so will help you become a better player. In this Ninjala guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about how to block and parry in the game.
Ninjala Block and Parry
First of all, let’s talk about blocking since it’s far simpler than parrying. In order to block, all you need to do is to check whether the Gum Guard command is on Y or ZL and simply press it. Another thing you should probably know is that blocking consumes S-Energy. If you don’t have any S-Energy, you won’t be able to block – at all!
As long as you’ve got S-Energy to deplete, you’ll continue to block all the incoming damage. However, it’s always a good practice to keep an eye out on your S-Energy meter. As soon as it’s emptied, you’ll start taking damage. Moreover, some attacks like Break Attacks are capable of going right through your Gum Guard which is another point to keep in mind.
Parrying, on the other hand, is slightly complicated but not too hard to understand. It entirely depends on what type of attacks your opponents and you’re using. If both players use the same type of attack, both of them will go into a tug-of-war to parry the other. This is how the system works:
- Up beats Down but loses to Side
- Down beats Side but loses to Up
- Side Beats Up but loses to Down
Keep this in mind and you’ll find yourself landing more and more successful parries each day.
That’s pretty much all you need to know about how to block and parry in Ninjala. For more help on the game, you can check out our Shinobi Cards guide.