Riposte is a combat mechanic in Dark Souls 3. It is a follow up critical attack that can be landed after a successful parry, while the opponent is in a stagger animation. Ripostes can also be used after a blocking enemy's guard is broken (kicking is especially effective for this strategy).  Some larger enemies, such as bosses, can be hit with a similar attack after dealing high damage in quick succession to certain body parts.




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    • Anonymous

      15 Jan 2021 01:06  

      Do ripostes just not work in pve? I'm parrying attacks all the time and I try to riposte but the enemy just continues with there attack like nothing happened.

      • Anonymous

        26 Jun 2020 16:39  

        Had something weird happen when testing riposte damage on Drakeblood Knight...
        Hornet ring.
        Sharp Drakeblood Greatsword +10 with Darkmoon Blade, 134 Spell Buff.
        18 STR, 30 DEX, 30 FTH.
        A dozen riposte attempts with the EXACT same setup resulted in 3 different damage outcomes:
        -629 damage
        -819 damage
        -656 damage
        What the heck is going on?

        • Anonymous

          13 Apr 2020 20:16  

          I was a veritable master of riposting in DS 1, but the parry animation is so much slower in DS 3, so I am having trouble getting into it. Probably only a matter of time though...I feel weak now.

          • Anonymous

            16 Aug 2018 15:53  

            Do backstab and riposte ignore armor or something? I believe it's highly unlikely I should be getting 1 shotted with 45 absorb, 300 defense, and 50 vitality.

            • Anonymous

              31 Dec 2016 19:41  

              Ho usate anello del calabrone ma non riesco a fare attaccon in caduta :( sapete per caso se serve qualche statistica o tipi di armi please?

              • Anonymous

                Critical Damage... 1H or 2H?03 Jul 2016 06:26  

                I'm running a 27/40 (STR/DEX) build with a Rapier on it for ripostes, but the problem being is I want to maximize my riposte damage over standard poke damage and seeing that you have two different weapon attack ratings (One for 1H and a bonus for 2H) I have no idea what riposte/backstab damage is based off of. Is it 1H, 2H, or the difference of both? I have three choices: No infusion, refined, or sharp; what'd be best?

                • Anonymous

                  Criticals12 May 2016 10:26  

                  How do I see many videos where they'll be using an UGS and get 3 critical hits? Does it do the same amount ot damage than a normal 2-hit critical or more?

                  • Anonymous

                    Critical Hit maximum damage output11 May 2016 17:42  

                    What do you have to level if you want to increase the damage output of your critical hit?

                    • Anonymous

                      Different kinds of riposte.25 Apr 2016 09:20  

                      I've seen two different kinds of riposte, a normal riposte and one where it's an attack followed up by a falling stab. How do you perform the second?

                      • Anonymous

                        Double/Downward riposte?19 Apr 2016 08:50  

                        I've seen people do a riposte after a parry and then they follow up with pushing down the enemy to the ground and also pushing down the sword further in for another tick of damage and I also did it -somehow- with my chaos blade katana. How do you do this exactly? Cuz I got no clue..

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