Orcish Counterstance
Level 98 ~
MP Cost: 18 MP
Ecosystem: Beastmen
Type: Magical: ???
Target: Self
Spell Modifiers ???
Set Point Cost: ? Set Points
Casting Time: 4 Seconds
Recast Time: 11 Seconds
Stat Bonus: ???


Obtained from Monster Family: WotG Orc
TP Moves Effect
Aerial Wheel Single Target Damage attack + Stun
Arm Block Caster receives Defense Boost
Battle Dance AoE Damage attack + DEX down
Howl Party Warcry Effect
Orcish Counterstance Provides caster with Counter
Shoulder Attack Single Target Damage attack + Knockback + Stun
Slam Dunk Single Target Damage + Bind
Special Notes on Monster and it's TP Moves

None of the Orc moves are a problem.

Orcish Counterstance is only used by Orcs in the Wings of the Goddess Zones. It seems to be very rare in zones other then Jugner {S} and La Vaule {S} Suggesting only higher level orcs use the spell.


Obtaining the Spell
Minimum Blue Mage Level Needed To Acquire Spell: Level 88 with Magus Jubbah equipped, 91 without.
Orcish Counterstance is best hunted in Jugner Forest {S}.

This spell can be soloed easily. No party is needed.

Orc Hunting Grounds Camp #1
Name Level Location
Orcish Champion/Dragonbrander 77-79 Jugner Forest (S)


Once you warp into the zone via the Campaign warp, circle counterclockwise around the big hill until you reach the telepoint at H-9. There are some Gnoles that can aggro along the way so take care to avoid them.

The Telepoint area is your camp. Near it about a half dozen Orcish Champions and Dragonbranders are wandering about. These orcs are nice enough to use the spell. 

The fights are easy, pull and Orc, feed it TP and wait to see your spell and learn. It's very safe for a 95 BLU.

I found the Champions (which are MNK) tended to use the spell more often then the DRG Dragonbranders.

Orc Hunting Grounds Camp #2
Name Level Location
Orcish Bowshooter/Champion/Dragonbrander/Protector/Veteran 77-79 Jugner Forest (S)
Orcish Bowshooter/Champion/Dragonbrander/Dreadnought/Farkiller
79-81 La Vaule (S)

Orcs can be found in all the WotG zones above and others too, but it seems that they only use the spell in these Two zones. You can find many other good camps in both.


Special notes about the spell a Blue Mage may like to know
Can I solo it? Yes. A very easy spell to solo.
Do I need any special items? No, but a low damage weapon to feed the Monster TP helps.
Do Orcs like to use the move? In the right zone they use it often.
The Spell deals double the normal strike damage, reflected back on the attacker.
Battle Dance can be paired with the following spell to create the ??? Trait: ???

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