Counter Switch

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Breaking.png [Active] Attempt to counter the enemy's attack.
Reflects normal attacks and magical projectiles.
Dashes back if attacked with an attack that cannot be countered.
Final Enhanced Skill
  • Give 30% Maximize upon successful counter for 3 seconds.


Class Level Required
Sakra Devanam 50

Skill Information


Level Required Peerless Strike (Physical) Counterattack Opportunity MP Usage Cooldown
Maximize Increase Duration
50 405% N/A 10 MP 2 Seconds
[Enhanced] 30% 3 Seconds


Level Required Peerless Strike (Physical)
50 162%

Skill Traits

Reversed Counter Switch Haste Counter Switch
Attribute Effect MP Usage Cooldown Attribute Effect Cooldown
MP Usage decreased to 0%
Cooldown increased to 200%
0 MP 4 Seconds Cooldown decreased to 50% 1 Second

Tips and Details

  • Counter Switch can be used for Energy Conversion during any of your other skills, making it the cheapest and fastest option to do so.
  • Counter Switch is very similar to Elsword's Counter Attack, though you cannot extend it by holding the skill key. In return, you are able to block any attack, even ones you cannot counter, as long as they do not inflict Stun or similar conditions.
    • When close enough to an enemy upon reflecting a magical projectile like Aisha's fireballs, you will perform the normal melee counter attack as well.
    • Attacks that can neither be countered nor reflected, such as physical projectiles like Rose's bullets, will cause Ara to backflip away from the attack while in Super Armor.
    • Certain lingering attacks, like Veteran Commander's flame trails that stick around after some of his combos, are considered melee and will trigger the counter, though this will likely not hit the opponent.
  • Counter Switch will not activate on any attacks that hit you from behind.


  • The Chinese name of Counter Switch, 移花接木, is from a Chinese metaphor meaning to stealthily substitute one thing for another.


Date Changes
01/24/2013 12/18/2013
  • Counter Switch added.
11/07/2013 -
  • SP requirement changed (Unlock 7 SP, Leveling 1 SP).
11/06/2014 -
09/03/2015 02/17/2016
10/29/2015 03/16/2016
  • "Reversed" attribute enhanced.
  • "Critical" attribute changed to "Haste".
01/21/2016 -
  • Fixed issue where cannot counter Add's Z and X combo.
10/20/2016 -
  • Fixed issue where the skill didn't work when you or a party member is equipped with "Heroic - *** Pants", identified with "Party *** +*%".
01/25/2017 -
  • Damage increased.
03/16/2017 -
04/27/2017 -
  • Damage increased.
  • None
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage increased.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
Korean Flag.png South Korea 이화접목 Breaking
Korean Flag.pngChinese Flag.png South Korea (literal Chinese name) 移花接木 To stealthily substitute one thing for another
Japanese Flag.png Japan 梨花接木 ??
Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified Chinese) 移花接木 To stealthily substitute one thing for another
German Flag.png Germany Fließendes Wasser Flowing Water
Spanish Flag.png Spain Agua fluyente Flowing Water
French Flag.png France Flux de l'eau Water Flow
Italian Flag.png Italy Acqua Corrente Flowing Water
Polish Flag.png Poland Rwąca Woda Teared Water
English Flag.png United Kingdom Flowing Water
Bresil Flag.png Brazil Bloqueio Rápido Quick Guard

Sakra Devanam Skills
Hyper Active
SD.png Heaven's Wrath
Secret Art
FT.png Secret Tiger Art: Fierce Tiger
Special Active
TurbulentWave.png Tiger Stance 4: Raging Wave     Dancing maiden.png Orchid Fall     ShallowAssault.png Flying Kite     PeerlessnessSlash.png Matchless Truth
Lowbrandish.png Tiger Stance 3: Earth Axis     Breaking.png Counter Switch
VigorEnergize.png Energy Activation      Fullmoon Slash.png Full Moon Slash     PowerofTiger.png Tiger Power     BrutalPiercing.png Ultimate Spearmanship