Backstab/history

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Historic content quaggan icon.png This page contains information about a Guild Wars 2 skill that has been updated since its introduction.
Some of the information on this page no longer applies to the game as it currently exists.

For the current version of this skill, see Backstab.

July 10, 2018

  • Backstab: 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.
Backstab.png

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

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 Back damage: 880 (2.4)?
 Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description [?]

June 23, 2015

  • Backstab: This will now only apply revealed when you hit a foe.

April 15, 2014

April 30, 2013

  • Skills that must be performed from stealth are now labeled as "Stealth Attack."
Backstab.png

Backstab

0.25¼ Activation time  

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

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

 Damage.png Front damage: 403 (1.2)?
 Damage.png Back damage: 806 (2.4)?
 Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description [?]

October 24, 2012

  • Stealth skills now always apply the Revealed' buff when they hit their target (this update was not originally documented )

Original version

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

 Damage.png Front damage: 403
 Damage.png Back damage: 806
 Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description [?]