How to Low Parry in Tekken 8

Kuma in a bandana in Tekken 8
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Parrying is essential in Tekken 8, and low parrying is a skill that can completely change how you play the game. If you need to know how to low-parry your opponent in battle, this guide will explain everything you need to know about how to perform this technique.

How to Low Parry in Tekken 8

Knock up in Tekken 8
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Low parrying is simple to perform, seeing as how it only takes a press of two buttons. As your opponent performs a low attack, whether a kick or a punch, you can low parry by pressing in the down-forward direction. Pressing this direction will trigger the parry animation, and if you time it right, your opponent will be knocked down. You can also parry their attack if they try to perform a kick as they rise back up from being knocked down.

Parrying can seem tricky at first. It takes precise timing to ensure you are parrying rather than blocking the attack. Some characters are easier to low-parry than others, depending on the combos they use. For example, Jun is incredibly easy to low-parry as she has a lot of low combo strings that will become recognizable the more you play the game.

Every character can perform a low parry, as compared to reversals, which can only be performed by fighters who utilize a martial arts fighting style. It’s important to note that parries do not damage your opponent, whereas reversals do. So, when you successfully parry, make sure to press the attack to get the most out of parrying them.

That’s everything you need to know about how to low parry in Tekken 8. It will take some time to learn how to pull it off, especially as every character has different combos or positions that they utilize more, meaning a low attack may come as a surprise.

Good luck in your next battle!

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Written by Amy Eastland

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