RuneScape Wiki
Backhand, Impact and Binding Shot no longer stun and deal 40% more damage per rank to targets that are not facing you. Forceful Backhand, Deep Impact and Tight Bindings no longer stun and deal 15% more damage per rank to targets that are not facing you.
Release date 5 September 2016 (Update)
Gizmo type Weapon
Maximum rank 3

Flanking is an Invention perk. It causes certain abilities to lose their stunning ability in exchange for dealing increased damage to a target that does not face the player. It can be created in weapon gizmos. The affected abilities are Backhand, Forceful Backhand, Impact, Deep Impact, Binding Shot, and Tight Bindings.

The perk has no effect if the target faces the player; the abilities stun as usual. The damage boost from Flanking is only applied if the player attacks from behind or the side of the target's facing direction.

Most static monsters in Runescape spawn facing south and do not change direction. For example, the shadow and smoke crystal amalgamations and pillars at Nex: Angel of Death can be flanked from the north, as can training dummies.

Flanking 3 basics are by far the best non-bleed basics. Flanking 3 thresholds are usually the third best thresholds to use.

Even when Flanking effect is applicable, the abilities still trigger Yakamaru and Solak's stunning mechanics when they are at the north-eastern pool and in phase 3, respectively.

Rank Basic Threshold
None 100% 200%
1 140% 230%
2 180% 260%
3 220% 290%


MaterialRarityPerk ranks with X materials
Spiked parts.png
Spiked partsCommon01111
Sharp components.png
Sharp componentsUncommon1111–21–2
Clockwork components.png
Clockwork componentsRare111–21–31–3
Precise components.png
Precise componentsUncommon1111–21–2

Suggested gizmos

Gizmo layout Possible perks
Clockwork components.png
Clockwork components.pngClockwork components.pngClockwork components.png
Clockwork components.png
  • Flanking.png Flanking 1–3 (3 is rare)
  • Other possible perks:
Precise components.png
Precise components.pngPrecise components.pngPrecise components.png
Precise components.png
  • Other possible perks: