カウンター [counter] in Japanese.

Final Fantasy IV

Type: Augment Ability
Usable by: everyone (DS version only)
Obtain: receive the Augment from Sheila Leiden when leaving Fabul
Effect: will counter-attack with the first ability on their command menu

Final Fantasy VIII

Type: ?
AP Required: 200
GF: Carbuncle
Effect: counter with an attack when hit

Final Fantasy XI

Type: Job Trait
Description: May cancel target's attack with an attack of your own
Other: Evasion, Parry and shadows are calculated before Counter comes into play, can proc on a hit blocked with a shield. Counters can miss, be blocked, evaded and parried. Weapon skills, magic and ranged attacks can't be countered. No TP gain for the counterer, but target will gain TP as normal. Max counter rate is 80%
Other: can be modified by merits and various equipment
Other: the Blue Magic spells that give trait points for this ability are Enervation (4), Asuran Claws (4), Dark Orb (4), and Orcish Counterstance (4)

Counter I
Learn at: MNK10, BLU70+
Other: counter rate +8%
Other: to get this ability on BLU, set appropriate Blue Magic spells worth 8 trait points

Counter II
Learn at: MNK81, BLU98+
Other: counter rate +12%
Other: to get this ability on BLU, set appropriate Blue Magic spells worth 16 trait points

Final Fantasy XIV


Type: Weaponskill, TP: 250
Learn at: PGL18, Equip: PGL
Cast time: (instant), Recast: 5 s
Description: Delivers a melee attack. Can only be used immediately after evading an attack. Chance to inflict Stun
Other: as 'Haymaker'

A Realm Reborn


Type: Weaponskill, TP: 40
Learn: PGL10, Use: DoW classes, BRD, DRG, MNK, NIN, WAR
Cast time: (instant), Recast: 2.5 s, Duration: 12 s
Potency: 170, Range: 3 yalms, Radius: 0
Combo from: -, Combo into: -
Description: Delivers an attack with a potency of 170. Can only be used immediately after evading an attack. Additional Effect: Slow +20%
Other: as 'Haymaker'

Final Fantasy Tactics

Type: Reaction Ability, Activation Rate: BRV%
Learn: Monk / Ark Knight (300 JP), Construct 8 / Byblos (default)
Effect: Counterattacks using Attack when hit by a physical attack
Other: always active on Construct 8 and Byblos as a hidden ability

Tactics Advance

Type: Reaction Ability
Learn with: Gladiator, Thief, White Monk
Learn from: Brigandine (300 AP)

4 Heroes of Light

Type: Ability, AP: 3
Target: self, Duration: 4 turns, Element: -, Power: -
Speed: 10, Fixed Enmity: 10, Volatile Enmity: 20
Learn: Ninja 3
Description: Unleash a counter-attack whenever the character evades an attack. Lasts four turns
Effect: counterattacks with Attack


Type: Knuckle Skill, Equip Load: 15, AP Cost: 40
Target: self, Power: 95, Element: -
Cast time: ?, Recast: 5 sec
Learn: 500 CP, Specialty: Monk
Unlock: available by default
Description: Voids all attacks and counters them. May inflict Stop. When it succeeds, the next hit will be critical.

Category: Ability

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