Back Attack


This skill may be purchased multiple times.

Requires a "weapon skill" as a prerequisite.

Fighter Scout Rogue Adept Scholar Spellsword Artisan
5 3 3 3 7 6 6

Daily. This skill allows the character to inflict two extra points of damage From Behind (as defined in the Combat section), or one point from any direction with a ranged weapon, for 10 minutes. Multiple Back Attacks can be expended simultaneously for enhanced effect, each adding additional damage as described above. The extra damage can be used with any weapon with which the character has skill.

A player may activate no more than 5 Back Attacks at any one time. Players may voluntarily end the 10 minute duration at any time. Players may not activate additional Back Attacks if they have some already running at the same time (they must choose to end the ongoing ones first).

Back Attacks need to be traded in to purchase the Backstab skill at the rate of two Back Attacks to one Backstab, plus one additional Back Attack per Backstab they have already bought. This means that the second Backstab requires three Back Attacks to be traded in, the third Backstab will require four Back Attacks, and so forth.

Example: Glenn has spent Experience Points to purchase Back Attack 2 times. Late at night she is sneaking behind an ongoing battle to strike her foes from the rear. She jumps out at the nearest enemy’s back and strikes! Instead of swinging for “2 Normal” with her Short Sword, she decides to activate both of her Back Attacks and starts swinging for “6 Normal”.