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Provoke.png [Active] Attack enemies with a provoking taunt. Shoots additional hits in invincible mode if skill key is pressed again. Taunted enemies receive a debuff. (Special Actives/Hyper Active excluded).
Annihilation Skill
  • Consumes the Annihilation gauge and charges the Gale gauge
  • 100% Critical and ignores defensive skills (Guard/Knockdown) when Annihilation is active
Final Enhanced Skill
  • Debuff duration is increased by 3 seconds.


Class Level Required
Grand Master 35

Skill Information


Level Required Damage (Physical) Rage MP Usage Cooldown
Strike Counter Strike Enemy Damage
Ally Damage
Duration Initial Additional
35 1081% 274% 10% 20% 6 Seconds 40 MP +10 MP 6 Seconds
[Enhanced] 9 Seconds


Level Required Damage (Physical)
Strike Counter Strike
35 244% 61%

Skill Traits

Powerful Provoke Ruthless Provoke
Attribute Effect Details Attribute Effect Details
Cooldown Cooldown
Super Armor added to the skill
Cooldown increased to 130%
7.8 Seconds Skill will cancel Mana Break
Cooldown increased to 200%
12 Seconds

Tips and Details

  • There seems to be no limit on the number of enemies that can be provoked by one action. As long as they are within range, they will be affected.
    • The range of the debuff hit seems to be from Elesis to the edge of the screen.
  • Provoke deals up to 3 hits: a sword strike (stuns), a debuff hit (doesn't stun or damage), and a counter strike.
    • The debuff hit can trigger Elsword's Aura of Destruction and Elesis's Iron Body - Strong.
    • If attacked too early during the animation, Elesis will counter without provoking or dealing a sword strike. It is possible however to counter after provoking if hit towards the end of the animation.
      • The counter will not interrupt the opponent's attack. Elesis will take 0 damage and no hitstun from that particular attack, then attack, passing through and launching the opponent. The damage dealt is the same as the skill's damage.
        • The counter can be used by pressing the skill key one more time before the skill ends
  • Enemies affected by Provoke are indicated by red fumes.


Date Changes
05/15/2014 -
  • Damage increased.
  • Ally Damage Increase decreased.
02/05/2015 -
  • Ally Damage Increase decreased.
04/20/2015 -
  • Fixed problem where the Strike sound and Counter Strike sound are overlapping.
09/03/2015 -
  • Changed so it targets certain area in front.
  • Can force the counter attack by pressing the skill key one more time before the skill ends, this costs extra MP.
  • The counter attack changed so it doesn't knock down and gives hitstun instead.
09/10/2015 -
  • Fixed error being mana breakable even when using Merciless.
01/25/2017 -
  • Damage decreased.
04/27/2017 -
  • Damage increased.
  • None
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage increased.
  • Damage decreased.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
Korean Flag.png South Korea 도발 Provoke
Japanese Flag.png Japan 挑発 Provocation
Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified Chinese) 挑衅 Provoke
German Flag.png Germany Provokation Provocation
Spanish Flag.png Spain Provocación Provocation
French Flag.png France Provocation
Polish Flag.png Poland Prowokacja Provocation
English Flag.png United Kingdom Provocation
Bresil Flag.png Brazil Provocar Provoke

Grand Master Skills
Hyper Active
Gmha.png Sword of Relics
Special Active
Victorious-Sword.png Sword of Victory       ELE12.png War Prelude       ELE11.png Juggernaut Buster       ELE7.png Sonic Blade
Provoke.png Provoke       ELE2.png Drastic Charge
ELE17.png Initiate       ELE16.png Waltz of the Sword       ELE15.png Skilled Knight