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Heavy attack parried in AW?

I just got parried by a heavy attack on Modok, is this normal???

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    XxOriginalxXXxOriginalxX Posts: 1,324 ★★★
    If the defender has resist its possible
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    Zer0bitsZer0bits Posts: 104
    Heavy attacks can be parried, this is normal
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    Dexman1349Dexman1349 Posts: 3,060 ★★★★★
    It's the Stand Your Ground mastery at the bottom of the main Defense tree. If maxed out, they have a 50% chance to resist a heavy attack.
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    BluntMacheteBluntMachete Posts: 134
    Resist and parry stun are two different things. I didn’t know you could parry a heavy
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    Dexman1349Dexman1349 Posts: 3,060 ★★★★★
    A well-timed block does not differentiate what kind of attack is incoming. You can even parry special attacks (although Kabam nerfed that by making specials stun-immune). Heavy attacks are not stun-immune.

    When combined with the SYG mastery, you can have a well-timed block resist a heavy attack and generate a parry and then stun.

    It is extremely rare because you have to be fighting a champ with those masteries (only in arena or AW), most players don't run the SYG mastery (or only have 1 point in it so don't have a high percentage chance to resist), the timing of a parry against a heavy is very difficult to achieve, and the AI doesn't actively try to parry.

    In theory, you could even parry a heavy attack and not generate a stun (if opponent has ability accuracy reduction, like BW or Xbones).
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