Masterful Kill is a skill available in Dragon's Dogma.


"An advanced form of Easy Kill that parries and counters a blow, biting deeper than its predecessor."

An advanced version of Easy Kill.

Masterful Kill functions as a very effective counter to most direct physical attacks - once activated the Arisen stands poised to counter, and once an attack is made, will counter with a mount and stab counterattack on the foe.

Usage and Tactics

Both Easy Kill and Masterful Kill have no time limit. Once is activated, provided the Arisen does not move or perform any actions, the next physical attack that strikes the Arisen will a counter.

  • Being staggered or knocked down, including from a ranged or magick attacks cancels the skill.
  • While awaiting an incoming attack with Masterful Kill activated, the Arisen's stamina will not regenerate or deplete.

These skills cannot counter :

However a few spell can be countered including :


See also

  • Clairvoyance - the sword equivalent. Unlike Masterful Kill, Clairvoyance has a time window in which the riposte must be performed.


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