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Lightning performs Counterblow.

Takes an enemy attack and returns it upon the attacker as physical damage.


Defensive ability. Counterblow (カウンターブロウ, Kauntā Burō?), also localized as Counter-Strike, is a recurring ability in the series.


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[]

Counterblow is a defensive ability. If the player times the button input for Counterblow during an enemy's attack, Lightning will evade it and strike the enemy back. It has an ATB cost of 30, Physical Resistance of 0%, and Magic Resistance of 0%.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

Counter-Strike is a passive ability exclusive to Lightning learned by her 6★ variant on level 20. It increases chance to counter physical attacks by 30%.