• Instant cast
  • 5 Yards range
  • Backstab the target, causing 150% weapon damage plus X to the target. Must be behind the target. Requires a dagger in the main hand. Awards 1 combo point.






Újratöltési idő

None/Global Cooldown

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Dagger in Main hand, must be behind the enemy

In the war between the Horde and the Alliance, grudges are taken to the hilt of a blade.TCGHoA 91

Backstab is a hard-hitting move that can be performed from behind your enemy. The damage dealt is equal to 1.5 times your normal attack damage plus a flat amount of damage that varies dependent on rank. It only works with a dagger in the main hand.

Rank tableSzerkesztés

Rank Bonus Damage Level Cost
1 15 4 1Silver
2 30 12 7Silver 20Copper
3 48 20 27Silver
4 69 28 72Silver
5 90 36 1Gold 44Silver
6 135 44 2Gold 61Silver
7 165 52 4Gold 14Silver
8 210 60 4Gold 86Silver
9 225 60 4Gold 86Silver
10 255 68 9Gold 90Silver


Backstab is a great skill for dealing big damage, but you must be behind the mob to use it. It is also good when used in combination with Seal Fate, as Backstab has a high crit rate when improved via talents.


  • High energy cost
  • You must be behind and facing your target
  • Only available when a dagger is equipped in the main hand

Damage calculation formulaSzerkesztés

The basic Backstab damage formula:

Opportunity = 0.1 * Opportunity Rank
Lethality = 0.06 * Lethality Rank
Surprise Attacks = 0.10 * Surprise Attacks Rank
Aggression = 0.03 * Aggression Rank
Blade Twisting = .05 * Blade Twisting Rank
Modifier = Attack Power / 14 * 1.7

Normal hit = [(Weapon Damage + Modifier) * 1.5 + Backstab Bonus Damage] * (1 + Opportunity + Surprise Attacks + Aggression + Blade Twisting)
Critical hit = Normal hit * (2 + Lethality)

So a typical example (lvl 68 combat daggers rogue with a dagger averaging 106 base damage, 1120 attack power, 2 ranks of Opportunity, the one rank of Surprise Attacks and 2 ranks in Lethality):

Normal Hit = [(106 + 136) * 1.5 + 255] * (1 + 0.2 + 0.1) = 803.4 average damage
Critical Hit = 803.4 * (2 + 0.12) = 1703.208 average damage


  • Puncturing Wounds increases the critical strike chance of your Backstab by 10%, 20%, or 30%.
  • Remorseless Attacks will give your next Backstab a 20% or 40% increased chance to crit after killing an opponent that yields honor or experience. The improved crit chance lasts for 20 seconds.
  • Opportunity increases the total damage of your Backstab by 10% or 20%.
  • Lethality increases the critical strike damage bonus of your Backstab by 6%, 12%, 18%, 24%, or 30%.
  • Blade Twisting increases the total damage of your Backstab by 5%, 10%.
  • Surprise Attacks increases the total damage of your Backstab by 10%.
  • Aggression increases the damage of your Backstab ability by 3%, 6%, 9%, 12%, or 15%.
  • Dirty Deeds increases the damage of your Backstab ability by 10%, 20% against targets with less than 35% health
  • Sinister Calling increases the percentage damage bonus of your Backstab ability by 1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%.
  • Glyph of Backstab increases the damage dealt to stunned and incapacitated targets by 20%.

Tips and tacticsSzerkesztés

  • When soloing, use Gouge to move behind the mob and then Backstab. This earns two combo points off the bat! At higher levels it also combines well with Cheap Shot and Kidney Shot.
  • If you want to use the Gouge-Backstab combo in the middle of a fight, be sure that your energy is full. Combined they use more energy than you have (unless you have Vigor). If you start the combo with less than 100 energy, you'll have to wait to regenerate some more. By that time the effect of Gouge will have worn off.
  • When grouped, you can get at a mob's back fairly easily. However, if you backstab whenever you can, you are likely to gain aggro, so use with some care. Consider using Feint or Vanish to keep your Threat level down.
  • In PvP, a common method of moving behind another character is to jump forward through them and then use your mouse to complete a 180 degree turn.
  • If you have the Opportunity or Surprise Attacks talents, the in-game tooltip will show your modified Backstab multiplier. For example, if you have 5 ranks in Opportunity and do not have Surprise Attacks it will show as 180% instead of 150%.

External linksSzerkesztés

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