Counterstrike is the class-specific skill of the knights of the Haven town in Heroes of Might and Magic V. It increases damage when retaliating, and allows the hero to train a limited number of human troops up a tier every week. This only works within Haven towns where a Training Grounds Facility has been built.
- Basic Counterstrike means damage dealt by knight's troops on retaliation strikes is increased by 5%.
- Advanced Counterstrike reduces training cost by 15%, and increases damage dealt by knight's troops on retaliation strikes by 10%.
- Expert Counterstrike reduces training cost by 30%, and increases damage dealt by knight's troops on retaliation strikes by 20%.
- Ultimate Counterstrike reduces training cost by 45%, and increases damage dealt by knight's troops on retaliation strikes by 25%.
It also allows Knights to learn these abilities:
The Knight receives a special combat ability to temporarily raise the morale, initiative, attack, and defense of their troops (doesn't work on undead or mechanical creatures).
Expert Trainer Edit
Troop training in Haven towns costs 35% less than normal. The knight must be stationed within the town with Training Grounds built for this effect to take place.
Retaliation Strike Edit
The knight receives special combat ability to guard any selected creature in their army until the end of combat by inflicting direct damage to every enemy that is attacking this guarded creature.