I am at The Gates Of Crete. I cannot get past these guards with the shields. I try using the Thera's Bane, but it does not de-shield them so I can kill them off, and only lasts three tries. I Parry my butt off and can manage to get one or two, then two come up to replace them. Getting tired of dying repeatedly here, there has to be a trick to taking these guys out other than using Parry and the Thera's Bane.