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For the quest, see H [5-30G] Counterattack!.
Ability warrior challange
  • Counterattack
  • Hunter talent
  • Melee range
  • 5 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • A strike that becomes active after parrying an opponent's attack. This attack deals AP*0.2+X damage and immobilizes the target for 5 sec. Counterattack cannot be blocked, dodged, or parried.
Class Hunter
School Physical
Cooldown 5 sec
Talent tree Survival, Tier 3
Other information
Requirements Parried attack
Improvements Ability hunter resourcefulness [Resourcefulness]
Related debuff
Ability warrior challange
  • Counterattack
  • Immobile.
  • Duration: 5 seconds

Counterattack is an 11-point talent in the Hunter Survival tree.

It is an often-overlooked talent, as it requires the user to be in melee range. In the beginning, Survival Hunters were designed to be melee fighters, but that has later been changed, but Counterattack has remained.


  • With Ability whirlwind [Deterrence] activated, you're almost guaranteed access to this ability.

Patch changes[]

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Moved from tier 5 to tier 3.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): Now properly sets its cooldown.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Will now cause damage to targets immune to immobilizing effects.

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