Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is an intense game that can pose a serious challenge to players if they are not careful and understanding of the game’s mechanics. One of the aspects they have to get used to is dodging and deflecting over the course of the game. These are pivotal in fights against enemies, especially bosses, and need to be mastered to even have a chance of winning. So, with that in mind, here’s how you can dodge and deflect in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty- How to Dodge & Deflect
The default dodge button is O, B, and F on the PlayStation controller, Xbox controller, and PC keyboard respectively. You can use them to perform a normal dodge, which will make you move away from the enemy. Adding directional buttons will also perform a proper dodge.
Another key aspect of combat in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is deflecting. You can perform a deflect when an enemy is about to land a strike on you by pressing the dodge button. This will redirect the enemy’s attack on themselves, and also increase your Spirit Gauge. It will shrink the opponent’s Spirit Gauge as well.
How to Counter a Critical Blow in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
When an enemy is about to perform a Critical Blow, which is an unblockable attack, perfectly doing a Deflect will also help you in performing a strong counterattack. This will make them lose a lot of health and in turn, help you win. Countering Critical Blows seriously shrinks a boss’ Spirit Gauge. If it shrinks to a certain amount, the boss will be stunned for a short while and you will have the opportunity to land a Fatal Strike that will take a huge chunk of their health.
If you fail to deflect a Critical Blow you will lose a lot of health and your Morale Rank will decrease by 1. This makes it much harder to fight the enemies later on. So, learning to deflect is crucial in coming out on top.
Curious about Wo Long‘s unique mechanics? Check out our Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Morale Rank guide!