Tekken Tag Tournament 2/Game Mechanics/Basic Defense
Blocking is the most important and most basic defensive option. Tekken has no chip damage on moves except for a few exceptions.
- To block high and mid, hold . You can leave your joystick in neutral and you will automatically block.
Mastering blocking is one of the most important things to do in a fighting game.
Sidestepping is a 3D fighting game exclusive mechanics and something 2D players have a hard time getting used to. It is both an offensive and defensive tool. You can use it for movement, positioning, and also to avoid incoming attacks.
- To sidestep, press or and then return the joystick to neutral. Essentially, just tap the direction you want to sidestep in.
Low parrying is... parrying lows (and special mids). It stops lows and lets you counter attack.