Link using a Perfect Guard against a Lynel
Blocking and Deflecting attacks
A Perfect Guard can be performed with any Shield the moment before an enemy's attack lands by pressing the A-button. Executing a Perfect Guard temporarily stumbles said enemy, allowing for Link to quickly counter the attack. It also works on certain projectiles to be deflected right back at them, such as Guardian laser beams.
- "Press to deflect an attack with your shield right before it lands for a Perfect Guard." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)