Backstab

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Backstab

0.25¼ Activation time  1 Recharge time  

Profession
Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Weapon
Main hand dagger
 
Weapon slot 1
Type
Stealth Attack
Game link

Attack your foe from the shadows, striking for double damage if you hit from behind.

 Damage.png Front damage: 440 (1.2)?
 Damage.png Back damage: 880 (2.4)?
 Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description [?]

Notes[edit]

  • Despite the name, back damage will occur from any flanking position as well.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 26, 2016
  • All stealth attack skills will now have a 1-second recharge between uses.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This will now only apply revealed when you hit a foe.
April 15, 2014
  • Updated the skill fact to display the correct damage amount with Dagger Training.
April 30, 2013
  • Skills that must be performed from stealth are now labeled as "Stealth Attack."
October 24, 2012
  • Stealth skills now always apply the Revealed' buff when they hit their target (this update was not originally documented )
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Backstab has been added to the game.