C0unter Strike is a tier 1 skill in Zer0's Cunning skill tree. After getting hit, your next melee attack has a chance to deal massive melee damage.


  • Counter Strike Damage: +50% per level
Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage +50%+100%+150%+200%+250%
Level 6 7 8 9 10 11
Damage +300%+350%+400%+450%+500%+550%

Can only leveled past 5 with Stalker, Legendary Hunter, and Slayer of Terramorphous class mods.


  • When C0unter Strike activates, the talent icon becomes visible as a buff above the experience bar. This effect lasts 8 seconds.
  • C0unter Strike is visible and audible when used, similar to Killing Bl0w.
  • Incoming enemy attacks that damage Zer0, regardless of attack type (bullets, melee attacks, area of effect shock waves, etc), will activate this skill.

Zer0 skills
Sniping Cunning Bloodshed

Ambush • C0unter Strike • Death Bl0ss0m • Death Mark • Fast Hands • Fearless • Innervate • Rising Sh0t • Unf0reseen • Tw0 Fang

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