Counter is a skill that debuted in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Tellius Saga[edit | edit source]

In Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, Counter has an activation rate based on the user's Skill stat. If it activates, it will inflict half the damage the user received back at the attacker, regardless if they are adjacent to them or attacking from a distance. It is a starting skill of Titania and can be learned via a Counter Scroll.

Berwick Saga[edit | edit source]

In Berwick Saga, the Counter skill will allow it's user to counterattack (or, in case they miss the first hit and have enough speed, do a follow-up hit) even if the enemy hit them. It always activates while present.

The while mostly useful, the skill is something of a double-edged sword against sufficiently fast enemies, as it allows said enemies to do follow-up hits if the character misses the counterattack.

The only character to innately have the skill is Sherpa, however several other characters can temporarily gain it by eating a Roast Beef at the Kingfisher Pavillion.

Awakening[edit | edit source]

In Awakening, Counter will always activate whenever the user receives non-lethal damage from an adjacent attack. Upon taking non-lethal damage, the user will automatically inflict the full damage received from the attack back at the attacker. Counter will not activate if the user is hit by Dual Strike.

It is learned by Warriors when they reach level 15.

In hard mode or up, enemy units may come equipped with Counter.

Fates[edit | edit source]

In Fates, Counter will only activate whenever the user is attacked by an enemy during the enemy's turn, but it will still always activate upon-receiving non-lethal damage dealt by an adjacent enemy and will inflict the full damage received by the attack. It is learned by Oni Chieftains at Level 15.

There is also a variant of this skill called Countermagic, which reflects magic damage instead and does not need to be adjacent to the opponent.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Capacity
Counter (FE9).png
Counter
(Skill)% 10
Effects Upon activation, the enemy will sustain half of the damage he/she inflicted upon his/her opponent.
Users Base skill of Titania; Can be assigned with the Counter Scroll (FE9).gifCounter Scroll.
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Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Capacity
Counter.png
Counter
(Skill)% 10
Effects Upon activation, the enemy will sustain half of the damage he/she inflicted upon his/her opponent.
Users Base skill of Titania; Can be assigned with the Counter Scroll (FE10).pngCounter Scroll
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Fire Emblem Awakening[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Capacity
Counter (FE13).png
Counter
Receive non-fatal damage from an adjacent enemy. -
Effects The user will deal back all damage received when attacked by an adjacent enemy. Will not activate on a Dual Strike attack or if the attacker defeats the user.
Users Class skill of Level 15 Warriors.
Upon reaching Chapter 3 and beyond of Lunatic+ mode, all enemies have a chance of appearing with this skill.
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Fire Emblem Fates[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Capacity
Counter (FE13).png
Counter
Receive non-fatal damage from an adjacent enemy. -
Effects If the user receives non-fatal damage from an adjacent enemy, the user deals the full damage taken back at the enemy. Does not activate on supporting units who strike in Attack Stance.
Users Learned by Oni Chieftains at level 15 or higher.
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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Capacity
Counter Passive -
Effects If the user receives non-fatal damage from an adjacent enemy, the user deals the full damage taken back at the enemy.
Users Unused
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Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

Counter is the down special move of Marth, Roy, Ike, Lucina, and Corrin in the Super Smash Bros. series. In all of its versions, Marth, Roy, Ike, Lucina, and Corrin all take a defensive stance and will flash white or blue for a few seconds. If any opponents hit them while they are in their defensive stance, they will quickly counterattack and nullify all damage they would have received. The amount of damage dealt differs between characters and games. They can nullify projectiles with this move, but they will cause explosive items to detonate such as Link's Bombs or an explosive Crate, dealing damage to them anyway. (The only exception to this rule is Corrin, who dodges the items instead of detonating them.)

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit | edit source]

Marth's counter deals a maximum of 7% damage depending on the intensity of the move he is countering. Marth's counter is much quicker to start up and lasts longer, but the damage is low.

Roy reflects 1.5x the amount of damage he would have received. Roy's is much slower to start up and does not last long, but the damage output is much higher.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit | edit source]

Marth's counter now reflects 1.1x the amount of damage he would have received with a minimum of 8%. Marth's counter starts up quicker than Ike's counter, but is left vulnerable slightly after his Counter ends.

Ike's counter reflects 1.2x the amount of damage he would have received with a minimum of 10%. Ike's start up leaves him vulnerable, but lasts longer and has a shorter recovery window compared to Marth.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U[edit | edit source]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, five of the six Fire Emblem characters have Counters, and also have two custom versions of their one.

Marth's counter now reflects 1.2x the amount he would have received but still with a minimum of 8%. Ike's counter executes slightly faster than it was in Brawl.

Marth and Lucina's first Custom counter is Easy Counter which has an expanded hit window but deals 0.7x damage with a minimum of 4%. Iai Counter starts up faster and has higher knockback but has a smaller counter window. It reflects 1.4x the damage.

Ike's Paralyzing Counter paralyzes the enemy instead of damaging them, allowing Ike to combo them during the stun, but does 1% and has a far smaller window. Smash Counter's hit starts up much slower than his standard Counter but deals 1.5x the damage he would have received with a minimum of 15%.

Roy has his normal counter from Melee and does not have any variations to his Counter due to him being a DLC character. His Counter has been slightly nerfed and only reflects 1.35x damage.

Corrin also has a counter as their Down-Special, named Counter Surge. Unlike the other Fire Emblem fighters, Counter Surge hits both sides and Corrin outright dodges the attack instead of nullifying it, making it so that other fighters will get hit by the dodged attack. Corrin uses their Dragon Fang skill to transform into a dragon to attack. This move does 1.2x the damage dealt by the opponent to both sides of Corrin, and launches opponents vertically instead of horizontally, making it the third-strongest counter in the game. (behind Shulk's Vision and Roy's counter.) Like Roy, Corrin lacks variations to their Counter due to being a DLC character.

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