Release date 20 November 2012 (Update)
Members No
Skill Attack
Level 10
Type Basic
Adrenaline +8%
Equipment Any
Cooldown 15 seconds
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 stun from backhand is not long enough to gain the effect from Slice or Punish, as the stun only lasts for 1.2 seconds and abilities may only be activated every 1.8 seconds.

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.

Backhand (enhanced)

A player using the Backhand ability while wearing the aura.

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