Backstab Damage


Category: Sneak Attack

Prerequisites: Any weapon skill

This skill may be bought multiple times, limited only by the character’s profession.

Each time this skill is purchased it allows the player to call an additional point of damage with any weapon skill the user has when striking from behind the target as defined above, if the weapon can benefit from Backstab Damage (See weapon chart for details)

For example, if the player purchased the Backstab Damage skill twice and had the Simple Weapons skill, they would add +2 damage when using a dagger and striking the target from behind, thus calling 3 normal, 1 base and +2 for this skill.

Furthermore, the Backstab Damage applies equally to both hands. For example, if the player purchased the Backstab Damage skill twice and had the Simple Weapons and Dual Wield Fighting Style skills, they would add +2 damage when using a dagger for each hand. Thus calling 3 normal; 1 base and +2 for this skill, with both the right-hand dagger and the left-hand dagger, when striking from behind the target. Though if the attacker somehow got in front of the target they would only be calling 1 normal.

This skill may be coupled with the Weapon Damage skill and will stack with that skill.

For example, if the player purchased the Weapon Damage (Both) skill twice, they would add +2 damage when using a dagger for each hand, and if they also then purchased Backstab Damage +2 they would when be attacking form behind be calling 5 normal; 1 base and +2 for the Backstab Damage skill, and +2 for the Weapon Damage (Both) skill with both the right-hand dagger and the left-hand dagger. Once again though if the target somehow managed to get the attacker in front of them the damage would drop to 3 normal (1 base +2 Weapon Damage (Both) skill, and +0 Backstab Damage for being out of position.)

This skill is the prerequisites for the more advanced strikes attacks such as the Assassinate, Feint and Eviscerate skills.

This skill is not used to purchase any of the Combat Proficiency skills.

Purchase Limit: Based on profession

Warrior:
9
Cavalier:
N/A
Marauder:
12
Knight of Valor:
N/A
Knight of Strife:
N/A
Knight of Darkness:
N/A
Rangers:
9
Avenger:
9
Sentinel:
12
Vagabond:
9
Duelist:
9
Rogue:
9
Apothecary:
15
Tinkerer:
15
Smith:
15
Magi:
15
Sorcerer:
15
Artificer:
15