take cover

Rushing in where fools fear to tread may seem gutsy, but it'll only lead you to an early grave. Instead, it's important to hide behind objects and strike at your enemy when they least expect it. You can also use the Z Button to ready your crossbow and take aim at foes from a safe distance. Not only can it be used to fire from hiding, but also to look around in first-person mode and uncover a variety of hidden objects and strategic angles.
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Hide behind cover and carefully time your attacks.

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Giving instructions to your allies can turn the tides of battle in an instant. Perhaps you can direct their attention to destructible parts of the environment...