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A Perfect Guard is a recurring ability in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]


A Perfect Guard can be performed with any Shield the moment before an enemy's attack lands by pressing the A-button.[1] Executing a Perfect Guard temporarily stumbles said enemy, allowing for Link to quickly counter the attack, and may also disarm the enemy. It also works on certain projectiles to be deflected right back at them, such as Guardian laser beams.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity


See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Perfect Guard
    Parry at the right time to knock an enemy back.
    " — Ability Controls (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "If you have save data for the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild game, you can get the in-game Training Sword bonus item. Equip this weapon and you’ll automatically hold a Pot Lid as a shield. This combo may also trigger the occasional Perfect Guard!" — Nintendo, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Nintendo, retrieved October 5, 2021.