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Full Counter

Warrior icon small.png Warrior (skill list)
Spellbreaker icon small.png Spellbreaker
Profession mechanic
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.png
Activ. type
Game link

44165, 41243
10.5½ Activation time  
8 Recharge time
12 Recharge time
12 Recharge time
Full Counter

Burst. Absorb the next attack against you and counterattack all foes around you. Foes struck by the counter attack are interrupted.

Damage.png Damage: 532 (2.0)?
Damage.png Damage: 27 (0.1)?
Damage.png Damage Reduced: 100%
Stability.png Stability (2s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
Evade.png Counterattack Evasion: 0.5½ seconds
Daze.png Daze: 0.5½ seconds
Daze.png Daze: 2 seconds
Daze.png Daze: 10.5½ seconds
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Unblockable.png Unblockable
Range.png Range: 300

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Strength Strength

Arms Arms

Defense Defense

Tactics Tactics

Discipline Discipline

Spellbreaker Spellbreaker


  • While having the minor trait Attacker's Insight equipped, only successfully hitting a foe with the counterattack (activated automatically after absorbing an attack) resets the cooldown of the current F1 burst skill.
  • Your character will occasionally shout one of the following lines upon activating this skill:
    • Come and get me!
    • I'm ready; are you?
    • Not now, not ever.
    • Try me.
  • Your character will occasionally shout one of the following lines upon counterattacking:
    • Back at you!
    • Counterattack!
    • Your actions are foolish!
    • Ha!

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 28, 2023
  • Fixed an issue that caused this skill to grant quickness.
February 14, 2023
  • This skill will now trigger traits that trigger on burst skill usage when striking an enemy instead of when absorbing an attack.
October 05, 2022
  • Fixed an issue in which this skill did not interact properly with Berserker's Power, Adrenal Health, and Cleansing Ire.
October 04, 2022
  • Increased daze duration from 1 second to 1.5 seconds in PvP only.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
May 11, 2021
  • The attack portion of this skill now correctly triggers if the spellbreaker is in midair, allowing the skill to end correctly.
February 23, 2021
  • Reduced daze duration from 2 seconds to 1 second in PvP only.
July 07, 2020
  • Icons for daze and stun are now displayed in light purple in skill and trait tooltips.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.5 to 0.1. Increased daze duration from 1.5 seconds to 2 seconds.
December 11, 2018
  • The damage applied by this skill in competitive modes has been reduced from 75% of PvE to 25% of PvE. Its daze duration in competitive game modes has been increased to 1.5 seconds.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced damage by 14% in PvP and WvW.
November 07, 2017
  • Increased recharge from 8 seconds to 12 seconds in PvP and WvW only.
October 17, 2017
  • Fixed a bug in which this ability gained the damage bonus from Revenge Counter twice.
  • The base damage of this ability has been reduced by 12.5% in PvP and WvW only.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Full Counter has been added to the game.