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The Parry is a gameplay mechanic used in the Street Fighter III series.

Input (all appearances)
High Parry Arcade-Stick-Right
Low Parry Arcade-Stick-Down

DescriptionEdit

Sf3tspic 092909

Makoto parries Remy's Cold Blue Kick in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike.

The parry is executed by tapping once (not holding) in a particular direction; if done at the exact moment of impact of an incoming attack, the attack will be deflected and no damage will occur.

When an attack is parried, the person who parried will recover more quickly than the attacker, and will have the opportunity to launch their own attack. Because of this, the parry can often be single-handedly responsible for turning the tide of battle: a player who was on the offensive suddenly gets puts on the defensive, and vice-versa.

There are, however, certain types of attacks which cannot be parried, including throws and command grabs.

Types of ParryEdit

There are three types of parry.

High ParryEdit

The high parry is executed by tapping forward at the exact moment of impact of a high attack or mid attack. If the attack is instead a low attack, the parry will fail and the attack will hit. This can also be done in mid-air.

RyuParryHigh

Low ParryEdit

The low parry is executed by tapping down at the exact moment of impact of a low attack. If the attack is instead a high attack or mid attack, the parry will fail and the attack will hit.

RyuParryLow

Guard ParryEdit

The Guard Parry, known informally as the Red Parry, is a gameplay mechanic used in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. The guard parry is performed when by inputting a parry after blocking at least the first hit of a multi-hitting combo, and is indicated with the user turning red. If the player successfully times a parry attempt right as the combo ends, the guard parry will grant them a major frame advantage and allows them more time to punish the attacker with a reversal attack or a combo of their own.

VideosEdit

SF3 00:28

SF3.3 HUGO RED PARRY TO GIGA

A Hugo player "red parries" a Necro player's Magnetic Storm and finishes them with a Gigas Breaker.

SpritesEdit

Q Parry

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