How to Block in Dark and Darker

Grab a shield and stay alive.

Combat plays a big part in Dark and Darker, especially if you are playing a melee-based class. These have to get up close and personal with monsters and other players, meaning you will need to balance offense and defense. The best way to have a good defense is to master blocking, which may leave you wondering how to block in Dark and Darker.

Dark and Darker – Blocking Guide

The first thing you will need when it comes to blocking in Dark and Darker is a shield. Without this item, you will not be able to block. With a shield equipped, use the right-click to bring it up, and hold this button to keep your shield out. You can find some as loot in the dungeon if you do not have a shield. However, this is not enough, as you need to angle the shield.

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Use the mouse to move the shield and block attacks. Attacks that come high, like overhead swings or arrows aimed at your head, will require you to move the shield upward. The same goes for attacks from the side or aimed low.

Only the fighter and cleric can equip shields, making these the only classes to block. You can find shrines and potions of protection, as well as equipped gear that provides protection. This will not block attacks, but it can reduce the amount of damage you take.

For more information on Dark and Darker, check out How to play Dark and Darker – Tips and Tricks and Is Dark and Darker coming to consoles? on Pro Game Guides.

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