|Release date||20 November 2012 (Update)|
|Smack your target with the back of your hand, stunning them for 1.2 seconds and dealing 100% weapon damage.|
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Backhand is the stunning ability for the Attack skill, unlocked at level 10 Attack. It is available for all melee combat and deals 20-100% ability damage. This ability shares its countdown timer with Kick, Impact, Shock, Binding Shot and Demoralise.
Backhand is identical to Kick, except that Kick will move small targets back a square as well. As such, there is no reason to use Backhand over Kick, unless one wants to avoid movement or does not have level 3 Strength.
The threshold version of this ability is Forceful Backhand.
If the player wears a Daemonheim aura 3 and uses Backhand, rather than hitting the target with a hand, he or she will instead headbutt the target.