In the heat of battle, you might find yourself wanting to focus on attacking your opponents. However, it is sometimes better to do something more defensive.
Not a chance!
Shielding is one of the most basic and effective ways to stay protected from incoming damage. Any attack that hits your shield will be blocked completely.
Make sure to not hold it for too long, though…
Dizzy, disabled, and completely vulnerable.
If you feel like shielding won’t get the job done, you have access to several other defensive options that are performed by pressing the shield button along with a specific direction.
Press down to perform a sidestep dodge...
...and left or right to perform a roll!
Figure out when to use each of these techniques, and they will soon become a vital part of your strategies.