The combat in Tales of Arise is different from standard JRPGs, offering thrilling and intense battles that allow players to pull off powerful combos and stagger enemies. Staggering opponents is particularly crucial in a fight, as it enables the player to interrupt enemy attacks and movement plus perform critical hits. Staggering attacks will also provide a better opportunity for more vulnerable characters with high DPS or ranged weapons in Tales of Arise to concentrate their firepower and strikes on stunned foes. Read on to learn how to stagger enemies in Tales of Arise.
How to Stagger Enemies in Tales of Arise
To stagger enemies in Tales of Arise, players will need to increase the Penetration parameter in their weapons and gear. Bear in mind that Penetration isn’t correlated to one’s Attack stats and will not affect overall damage. Instead, Penetration will increase the chance of interrupting enemies through attacks.
When forging or equipping weapons and armor in Tales of Arise, check the gear’s Penetration. Melee build characters who are likely to engage in head-to-head combat with enemies during battle are reasonably the best suited for equipment with high Penetration.
However, some opponents in Tales of Arise may not be as vulnerable to being staggered as others. Check in the field guide to gain insight into an enemy’s stats. Some larger and more formidable enemies will have high resistance levels, making them immune to staggering attacks from weapons (and gear) with low Penetration. Obviously, most bosses in the game will also be resistant to Penetration, making them much harder to stagger.
Tales of Arise is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
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