Compact Counter

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SacCounter.png [Active] Use your swords to counter. Magical attacks and projectiles can be reflected for a short time when attempting to counter.
Destruction Skill
  • Consumes Destruction gauge and acquire Vitality gauge
  • Attack Power ↑ when Destruction is activated
Final Enhanced Skill
  • Damage is increased by 1.2 times.


Class Level Required
Infinity Sword 50

Skill Information

Mode Rising Slash (Physical) Max Hits MP Usage Cooldown
PvE 164% 2 10 MP 4 Seconds
PvP 64%
PvE 197% 2 10 MP 4 Seconds
PvP 77%

Skill Traits

Light Compact Counter Persistent Compact Counter
Attribute Effect Details Attribute Effect
MP Usage
MP Usage decreased to 70% 7 MP Skill will reduce 7.5 KD per hit

Total Damage

Mode Regular
Normal Destruction
PvE 394% 591%
PvP 154% 192.5%

Related Skills

Sharp Blade.png Sharp Sword

Tips and Details

  • Even if you don't counter any attack, Elsword will still swing his swords.
  • It is rather poor at countering certain attacks due to the very short counter window.
  • Despite being an Active, Phantom Sword applies to the second hit of this skill.


  • The Conwell sword will still be in its sheath during the counter stance.


Date Changes
12/08/2011 12/18/2012
  • Compact Counter added.
07/04/2013 07/04/2013
  • SP required for the skill increased and SP required for leveling decreased.
  • Changed so it doesn't launch but gives hit stun.
  • Cooldown time ignore bug fixed.(5 seconds)
11/06/2014 04/29/2015
07/23/2015 12/16/2015
  • PassiveActive
01/21/2016 -
  • Fixed issue where cannot counter Add's Z and X combo.
04/21/2016 05/18/2016
  • Can move more quickly after casting.
  • MP Usage decreased.
04/27/2017 05/10/2017
  • Damage decreased.
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage increased.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
Korean Flag.png South Korea 빈틈 없는 반격 Fierce Counter Attack
Japanese Flag.png Japan 反撃の心得 Knowledge of Counter Attack
Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified Chinese) 精确反击 Compact Counter
German Flag.png Germany Perfekte Konterattacke Perfect Counter Attack
Spanish Flag.png Spain Contraataque Perfecto Perfect Counter Attack
French Flag.png France Contre-attaque parfaite Perfect Counter Attack
Italian Flag.png Italy Contrattacco Perfetto Perfect Counter Attack
Polish Flag.png Poland Perfekcyjny Kontratak Perfect Counter Attack
English Flag.png United Kingdom Perfect Counter Attack
Bresil Flag.png Brazil Contra-Ataque Aprimorado Improved Counter Attack

Infinity Sword Skills
Hyper Active
Blade Rain Blade Rain
Special Active
PhantomSword2.png Phantom Sword     AssaultDash.png Assault Dash      ISspecial2.png Rage Cutter     MaelstromRage.png Maelstrom Rage     PhantomDancing.png Phantom Dance      ISspecial1.png Sword Blasting     ISTrans1.png Infinite Chaser     ISTrans3.png Blade Circle     ISTrans6.png Infinite Strike
Fatal Slap.png Fatal Slap     SacCounter.png Compact Counter     ISTrans2.png Infinite: Flurry
Harsh Slayer.png Brutal Slayer     Sharp Blade.png Sharp Sword     LightningStep2.png Lightning Surge     ISTrans4.png Awakened Will: Infinity Sword     TransShared.png Awakened One     ISTrans5.png Master of Infinity