Magic Counter

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ElSkill4.png [Active] Attempts a counterattack with runes when attacked with command/Active Skills ahead.
Destruction Skill
  • Consumes the Destruction gauge and charges the Vitality gauge
  • Boosts attack power by 50% when Destruction is active
Final Enhanced Skill
  • MP Usage is decreased by 50%.


Class Level Required
Rune Slayer 50

Skill Information


Level Required Duration Rune Carve (Magical) MP Usage Cooldown
50 5 Seconds 301% 10 MP 3 Seconds
[Enhanced] 5 MP


Level Required Rune Carve (Magical)
50 114%

Skill Traits

Regenerating (1) Magic Counter Powerful Magic Counter
Level Required Attribute Effect MP Recovery Attribute Effect Cooldown
70 50% chance of regaining 100% of the MP Usage 10 MP Super Armor added to the skill
Cooldown increased to 200%
6 Seconds
[Enhanced] 5 MP

Total Damage

Mode Regular
Normal Destruction
PvE 301% 451.5%
PvP 114% 142.5%

Related Skills

Rune Mastery.png Rune Mastery RMEnlightenmentstate.png New Heights

Tips and Details

  • Holding the skill will allow Elsword to hold his counter stance up to 5 seconds.
    • Holding the skill does not cost any MP but is not indefinite, unlike Guard.
  • The counter will not actually negate melee damage, but will still perform a counter attack.
  • Despite being called Magic Counter, it can counter physical attacks as well.


  • There is no visual "reflect barrier" visible in this skill, unlike Counter Attack. Elsword also lacks the question mark when nothing hits him during the counter.
  • The skill reuses the icon from Counter Attack.

Old Version

  • In the past, Magic Counter did not contain a counter attack and would reflect magic projectiles.


Date Changes
07/23/2015 12/02/2015
  • Magic Counter added.
10/29/2015 03/16/2016
  • Changed so it reflects all magic projectiles while skill key is being held.
01/21/2016 -
  • Fixed issue where cannot counter Add's X combo.
04/21/2016 05/18/2016
  • Cooldown increased.
  • "Regenerating (1)" effect increased.
  • "Light" attribute changed to "Powerful".
06/28/2018 07/11/2018
  • Skill mechanic changed. Now counters attacks/actives by casting a rune.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
Korean Flag.png South Korea 마법 반격 Magic Counter
Japanese Flag.png Japan 魔法カウンター Magic Counter
Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified Chinese) 魔法反击 Magic Counter
German Flag.png Germany Magiereflektor Magic Reflector
French Flag.png France Réflecteur magique Magic Reflector
Bresil Flag.png Brazil Contra-magia Magic Counter

Rune Slayer Skills
Hyper Active
SRB.png Shining Rune Buster
Special Active
ElSkill10i.png Phoenix Talon     EnchantDash.png Enchant Dash      Giant Wheel.png Lodestar      SI Lunablade NEW.png Luna Blade     RuneTerritory.png Rune Field      ElSkill4i.png Splash Explosion
Heat Rune.png Fire Rune     ElSkill4.png Magic Counter
Sword Enchant New.png Sword Enchant     Rune Mastery.png Rune Mastery     MagicResistanceMasteryR.png Magic Proficiency