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 filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Type
Stealth Attack
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Stealth Attack. Attack your foe from the shadows, striking for double damage if you hit from behind.

 Damage.png Front damage: 440 (1.2)?
 Damage.png Front damage: 330 (0.9)?
 Damage.png Back damage: 880 (2.4)?
 Damage.png Back damage: 660 (1.8)?
 Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description [?]

Notes[edit]

  • "From behind" is counted as the back 180 degrees which is different to flanking.

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced base power coefficient from 1.2 to 0.9. Reduced flanking power coefficient from 2.4 to 1.8.
July 10, 2018
  • The aftercast of this skill has been reduced by a little less than 0.5 seconds
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.