How to Dodge and Deflect in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (Complete Guide)

Deflect your way to victory!

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
3 Min Read

Wo Long Fallen Dynasty is the latest game from the creators of Nioh. The game features tons of similar gameplay mechanics and some new ones as well. If you are familiar with “Souls-like” combat, you will know the importance of parrying – or deflection as it’s called in Wo Long.

If you accidentally missed the tutorial or want to get better at deflecting, worry not because we’ll explain everything you need to know. With that said, let’s dive right in and get started!


Wo Long Fallen Dynasty Deflection Explained
Deflect tutorial.

Learning how to properly deflect is vital in Wo Long. There are tons of enemies that will attack you on sight, so, knowing when to deflect can save you from dying. Plus, it leaves the enemy open to get hit by your combo as well.

Deflecting enemy attacks.

To deflect, you need to press F/Circle/B depending on which platform you are playing on. Wait for the enemy to strike and right as their attack is about to hit you, press the deflect key. This will allow you to push them away slightly and leave them open to your combo.

If you are new to games like Wo Long, it might take a bit to get used to this mechanic. However, mastering it will make the game significantly easier and more fun as well. Alternatively, you can press the deflect key twice to dodge instead.

Some attacks cannot be deflected so you need to watch out for them and dodge them so that you don’t take damage.

Deflect Counterattack

Wo Long Fallen Dynasty Deflection Explained
Deflect Counterattack tutorial.

If you have mastered the art of deflecting, you can practice Deflect Counterattack. Instead of pressing Circle to deflect, you need to time R1 + Circle with the enemy’s attack to launch a counterattack. This will unleash a powerful attack that will destroy most enemies.

Also, some enemies will launch a critical hit instead of a normal attack. This cannot be blocked by guarding it. So, make sure that you deflect it timely to break their stance and increase the power of your counterattack. Plus, you can also recover some of your Negative Spirit as well by doing this.


That’s everything that you need to know about the deflection mechanic in Wo Long Fallen Dynasty. Hopefully, this guide allowed you to understand how this mechanic works so that you can perfect it and defeat strong enemies and bosses.

What are your thoughts about the game so far? Do you like how the deflection mechanic works in Wo Long? Let us know in the comments below!

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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