How to Parry (Melee Counter) in Metroid Dread

How to Parry (Melee Counter) in Metroid Dread

One of the key gameplay mechanics in Metroid Dread is the ability to parry enemies. It is crucial if you want to be successful against bosses and regular enemies. In this guide, we will discuss everything you need to know on how to parry using the melee counter in Metroid Dread.

Metroid Dread: How to Parry

To parry in Metroid Dread, you need to use the Melee Counter ability which means pressing X at the right time. So what is the right time to press X? You need to watch for a white light around enemies as well as an audio cue right before they can be parried.

How to Melee Counter EMMI: While it may not seem like it, EMMI can also be parried. However, you need even more accurate timing for them. When you come across an EMMI, you will get two chances to counter it. To counter an EMMI you need to wait for an audio cue and for it to glow red.

Knowing how to parry is one thing but to be successful at it you need to understand the attack patterns of each enemy type you face. It will take some time but eventually, you will learn.

That’s everything you need to know on how to parry in the game. Need more help? See How to Beat Kraid, How to Beat Two Robot Chozo, How to Beat Raven Beak.

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