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For Honor - How to Counter a Guard Break

One key to survival in For Honor is knowing how to counter a Guard Break.

This guide will give you tips on how to counter a Guard Break in For Honor. Although For Honor just hit our gaming systems, players are already learning which characters are the best in For Honor. Another thing players are running into are enemies who spam the Guard Break mechanic. To gain an edge over these opponents, read on to learn how to successfully counter a Guard Break.

In order to counter a Guard Break in For Honor, you first need to know how a successful Guard Break is performed. Whenever an enemy is blocking, you will be able to see a white icon in the direction they are currently blocking. If you attack this side, they will successfully block an attack.

However, if you press the Guard Break button, you will perform a character-specific action that knocks their block aside, rendering them vulnerable to an attack.

Blocking is extremely useful in For Honor, but too often people spam Guard Break. Be sure to keep an eye out so you can quickly counter their Guard Break and sneak in more attacks!
Be sure to keep an eye on your opponent so you can quickly counter their Guard Break and sneak in more attacks!

Chances are you’ve encountered players who spam the Guard Break mechanic. Fortunately, there's one guaranteed way to counter a Guard Break in For Honor along with several other means of dealing with Guard Break spammers.

To counter a Guard Break in For Honor you will need to perform your own Guard Break action as soon as you see their Guard Break icon. By performing your own Guard Break you will interrupt your enemy’s Guard Break and leave them vulnerable.

You can follow up this Guard Break counter with a Light or Heavy Attack to hammer home the fact you do not appreciate their Guard Break spamming. Characters like the Peacekeeper are excellent at fast attacks when an enemy is staggered.

When you manage to counter a Guard Break in For Honor, be sure to seize the opportunity and land in a few attacks while they recover.
When you manage to counter a Guard Break in For Honor, be sure to seize the opportunity and land a few attacks while they recover.

An alternative way to counter a Guard Break in For Honor requires a bit of intuition and luck. A Guard Break will not work on an attacking enemy, so if you suspect your opponent is about to Guard Break, attack! Your attack will hit and their Guard Break will have zero effect on you.

Another way you can counter a Guard Break in For Honor is by disengaging your lock-on while your opponent performs the Guard Break move. Be careful, the Guard Break may still hit you and cause problems, but not to the effect had you been blocking. To further counter the Guard Break after disengaging your lock-on, try rolling or dodging to the side, then follow through with an attack. The timing is tight, but it will let you get in a quick strike while they are stumbling after their unsuccessful Guard Break.

So remember, in order to counter a Guard Break in For Honor, you either need to ensure you’re ready to perform your own Guard Break at the same time, or you need a bit of intuition to perform an attack. Some of the more agile characters can even dodge out of the way to help counter a Guard Break.

Countering a Guard Break is just one of the many For Honor tips and tricks you can learn to increase your chances of winning. If you read this guide, you should now know how to counter a Guard Break in For Honor.

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Sam Chandler

Sam loves all things shooters, whether it's a cheeky chicken dinner in PUBG or diving into a raid in Destiny, he'll be there.