Counter

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Job Trait Information
Description May cancel target's attack with an attack of your own.
Type Level
Tier Level Obtained Value
I MNK 10, BLU 70* 8%
II MNK 81, BLU 98* 12%
III MNK 99 (150JP Gift), BLU 99** 14%
IV MNK 99 (500JP Gift), BLU 99** 16%
V MNK 99 (1125JP Gift) 19%
VI MNK 99 (2000JP Gift) 22%
Blue Mage Notes * Requires the setting of appropriate spells to receive the trait.

** Requires the 100 or 1,200 Blue Mage job gift.

Merit Points
Group 1 Ranks Available 5
Effect of each Rank Increases Counter Rate by 1% per merit level

Notes

  • This trait occasionally cancels an enemy attack and replaces it with an attack from the player.
  • Evasion, Parry, and Blink/Utsusemi checks must all fail before a counter attack can be made.
  • Counterattacks are subject to a Hit Rate check to see if they land. Missed counters are treated as if they never happened.
    • If an incoming Counter is parried (or counteredVerification Needed), that Counter is also treated as if it had missed.
    • If the enemy evades the counter attack, the attack on the player goes through normally.
  • Counterattacks can Critical Hit and their damage can therefore be increased with Critical Hit Damage equipment and abilities like Impetus.
  • Counterattack damage is increased during Counterstance if Job Points are invested into the ability.
  • Weaponskills, magic, and ranged attacks cannot be countered.
  • All counterattacks are considered blunt damage.
  • The player will not gain TP from a counter attack, but an enemy will receive TP from a successful counter-attack against them.
  • Equipment that says "Counter +X" gives an X% increase in Counter proc rate, before the accuracy check.
    • This trait caps at 80% (79.2% after accuracy check).


Blue Mage Job Trait Information
Minimum Set Points Needed 5
Trait Points Needed per Tier 8
Level Spell Set Points Trait Points
67 Enervation 5 4
70 Asuran Claws 2 4
93 Dark Orb 3 4
98 Orcish Counterstance 5 4

 

Equipment Modifying Ability...
Equipment Piece Modifier
Avenger's Earring Counter +1
Aikido Koshita Counter +2
Cross-Counters Counter +5
Retaliators Counter +5
Kampfer Ring Latent Effect (HP≤75%, TP<100%): Counter +2
Temple Hose Counter +1
Temple Hose +1 Counter +3
Counter Earring Enchantment: Counter +5
Muscle Belt Counter +1
Muscle Belt +1 Counter +2
Cobra Cap Set Effect: Counter +Question per piece after the first
Cobra Harness Set Effect: Counter +Question per piece after the first
Cobra Mittens Set Effect: Counter +Question per piece after the first
Cobra Subligar Set Effect: Counter +Question per piece after the first
Cobra Leggings Set Effect: Counter +Question per piece after the first
Danzo Tekko Counter +2
Kampfer Earring Latent Effect (HP≤25%, TP<100%): Counter +5
Mercenary's Subligar Besieged: Counter +5
Pahluwan Katars Counter +1
Palladium Dagger Counter +1
Rune Baghnakhs Latent Effect (MP>1): Counter +1
Barbarian Mittens Counter +1
Ginhaku Hatsuburi Counter +2
Ginhaku Haidate Counter +2
Ginhaku Sune-Ate Counter +1
Shikkoku Hatsuburi Counter +2
Shikkoku Haidate Counter +2
Shikkoku Sune-Ate Counter +1
Shinku Hatsuburi Counter +2
Shinku Haidate Counter +2
Shinku Sune-Ate Counter +1
Rasetsu Jinpachi Latent Effect (HP≤25%, TP<100%): Counter +1
Rasetsu Samue Latent Effect (HP≤25%, TP<100%): Counter +1
Rasetsu Tekko Latent Effect (HP≤25%, TP<100%): Counter +1
Rasetsu Hakama Latent Effect (HP≤25%, TP<100%): Counter +1
Rasetsu Sune-Ate Latent Effect (HP≤25%, TP<100%): Counter +1
Rasetsu Jinpachi +1 Counter +1
Rasetsu Samue +1 Counter +1
Rasetsu Tekko +1 Counter +1
Rasetsu Hakama +1 Counter +1
Rasetsu Sune-Ate +1 Counter +1
Ace's Locket Latent Effect (Roll of 1 or 11 active): Counter +5
Deae Gratia Counter +1
Backlash Torque Counter +1
Champion's Galea Counter +3
Omicron Ring Salvage: Counter +2
Usukane Gote Counter +2
Smilodon Mask Counter +3
Melee Cyclas +2 Counter +2
Melee Gaiters +2 Counter damage +10
Hesychast's gaiters Counter damage +15
Hesychast's gaiters +1 Counter damage +18
Hesychast's gaiters +2 Counter damage +21, Critical Hit Rate +10%
Hesychast's gaiters +3 Counter damage +24, Critical Hit Rate +15%
Spharai (Level 75) Counter +5
Spharai (Level 80) Counter +7
Spharai (Level 85) Counter +9
Spharai (Level 90) Counter +11
Spharai (Level 95) Counter +11
Spharai (Level 99) Counter +14
Spharai (Level 99 II) Counter +14
Spharai (Level 119) Counter +14
Spharai (Level 119 II) Counter +14
Ultion Mantle Counter base weapon damage +10
Shara's Fists Counter +3
Girru Counter +5, Occasionally Severe Counter Damage
Omodaka Somen Counter +4
Usukane Gote +1 Counter +4
Anchorite's Hose Counter +4
Anchorite's Hose +1 Counter +4

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