Parrying and blocking are both viable ways to avoid taking massive damage in Demon’s Souls, but sometimes just removing yourself from the situation is the best strategy. Here’s everything you need to know about how to dodge roll in Demon’s Souls.
How To Dodge Roll in Demon’s Souls
If you just can’t time the parry perfectly yet or if you don’t have a good enough shield for blocking, then you just might want to try out the dodge roll. But just be careful since it can be a more dangerous defensive option if you don’t know what you’re doing.
When you want to perform a dodge roll, just hold the left stick in the direction you want to move and press Circle. Don’t hold the button down or else you’ll start sprinting instead of performing a dodge roll.
Sometimes this ends up working for dodging enemy attacks, but it’s not very safe since the sprinting animation takes longer to start than the dodge roll.
Another important tip to keep in mind while dodge rolling is to only tap the button once when performing a single roll. If you press Circle twice or mash the button then you might perform two dodge rolls in a row. This can be a good strategic maneuver, but also deadly if it’s not what you meant to do.
Here’s a quick summary of how to dodge roll in Demon’s Souls:
- Hold the left stick in a direction.
You need to hold the stick in the direction you want to go or else you’ll just jump backward.
- Press Circle.
If you tap Circle while holding a direction, then you’ll dodge roll in that direction.