Sometimes when parrying an attack, I involuntarily enter ranged mode. How can I avoid that since it's the same button for both?
The difference is duration. Tap to Parry. Hold to enter Ranged.
I used to make the same mistake with Brutalize until I learned to trust in the Tap & Release.
From a PC user's perspective, the button in question is the Right Mouse Button.
- Hold RMB => Ranged Mode
- Tap RMB while stealthed => Brutalize
- Tap RMB while unstealted => Parry
Perhaps it will help if you think of Parry as being triggered by the release of the button.
This mechanic allows them to map several abilities to a relatively small number of keys, and is probably more important on game controllers than it is on a PC.