Counter Attack

From Elwiki
Block forward and counter attacks. Command attacks can be reflected.
Reflect damage depends on the opponent's attack power.
Destruction Skill
  • Consumes Destruction gauge and acquire Vitality gauge
  • Attack Power ↑ when Destruction is activated
Final Enhanced Skill
  • Recover 15 MP upon successful counter.


Class Level Required
Lord Knight 50

Skill Information

Mode Counter Slash (Physical) MP Usage MP Recovery
on Success
PvE 405% 10 MP N/A 0 Seconds
PvP 162%
PvE 405% 10 MP 15 MP 0 Seconds
PvP 162%

Skill Traits

Regenerating (1) Counter AttackEvil Counter Attack
Attribute EffectMP RecoveryAttribute Effect
10% chance of regaining 50% of the MP Usage5 MPSkill will burn 10 MP per hit

Total Damage


Related Skills

Tips and Details

  • You can extend the counter stance by holding the skill key, making the frame for a successful counter a lot more lenient. If let go immediately, the counter frame will only last a split second and end with "!?" appearing above Elsword.
  • Counter Attack will block most physical attacks and few Special Actives (such as Berserker Blade, Bloody Accel, Mega Slash, and Shadow Blast).
  • Counter Attack will not counter magic-based attacks like Explosive Fist or Energy Absorption, attacks that hit your back, or most Special Actives. It also cannot counter attacks that inflict Stun or Power Stun.
  • Counter Attack should not be used against a Super Armored opponent as the counter will not snap the foe out of Super Armor, rendering you completely defenseless after Elsword performs Counter Attack.
  • In PvP, you can use Counter Attack to counter and launch the opponent if they were to attack back while they are knocked down.


Date Changes
08/06/2009 05/04/2011
  • Counter Attack added.
11/07/2013 02/12/2014
  • SP Requirement changed (Unlock 5 SP, Leveling 1 SP).
11/06/2014 04/29/2015
07/23/2015 12/16/2015
  • Can only counterattack physical attack in close range.
10/29/2015 03/16/2016
  • Fixed error where Auto Guard activated in middle of counter.
01/21/2016 -
  • Fixed uppercut not having same damage as tooltip.
  • Fixed issue where cannot counter Add's Z combo.
03/24/2016 -
  • Fixed issue where the skill is not affected by Skill Ring.
12/01/2016 01/11/2017
  • Outdated tooltip deleted.
02/09/2017 -
  • None
  • Damage error fixed.
04/27/2017 05/10/2017
  • Damage decreased.
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage increased.
02/29/2024 03/27/2024
  • Counter attack conditions are changed to Commands only.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
South Korea 반격 Counter Attack
Japan カウンター Counter
China (Simplified Chinese) 反击 Counter Attack
Germany Konterattacke Counter Attack
Spain Contraataque Counter Attack
France Contre-attaque Counter Attack
Italy Contrattacco Counter Attack
Poland Kontratak Counter Attack
United Kingdom Counterattack
Brazil Contra-Ataque Counter Attack