How to Guard Against Your Opponent’s Attacks in Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth (LAD 8)

Asil Ahsan
By Asil Ahsan
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Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth is known for its mesmerizing combat system, but if you don’t master how to block, you’ll miss out on a key part of the game.

The Yakuza series (now continuing as Like A Dragon) is filled with combat and battle scenarios. And the latest entry, Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth, is no different. And you won’t need to wait long to get started as the game practically throws you in the thick!

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Now, if you are like me, then you will have more luck with offense than defense. In a game that heavily relies on street brawls, that isn’t good news. And we all know that with great brawls comes great responsibility… to master your defenses!

But don’t worry, that is where the guard system, especially the perfect guard mechanic, comes in. It will be your ticket to deflecting blows like a seasoned (albeit stylish) warrior. In this guide, I will describe how to perform a perfect guard effective immediately.

How to Guard in LAD 8?

To guard in Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth, you just need to press the guard button, which is Circle on PlayStation, B on Xbox, and Q on PC. This will block attacks on your opponent but isn’t that effective as it will chip away at your health. And you will end up just pressing the buttons like crazy.

So, forget button mashing and imagine facing down a mob, fists flying, and bam! You deflect every hit, cool as a cucumber (with maybe a few bruises).

That’s the power of the perfect guard. Not only does it shield you from harm, but it keeps those pesky status effects at bay, too. So, how do you do it?

How to Perform a Perfect Guard in LAD 8?

If you want to perform a perfect guard, then timing is the key. You will need to tap the button as soon as an enemy swings. If you can make the timing right, then you will perform a perfect guard activated. This will minimize your damage intake and will leave enemies staring in disbelief.

Remember, mastering the perfect guard isn’t just about survival. It’s about looking good while doing it. So, grab your best threads, channel your inner Yakuza master, and become the ultimate defender of Honolulu! Now go forth and guard like a boss!

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Asil Ahsan is a Genshin Impact writer at GameRiv. Asil is an avid gamer and book reader. He primarily focuses on AAA tittles and Gacha games and loves to watch anime and eat food!