Back Stab

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Type: Offensive Skill
Levels: 10, fixed
SP Cost: 16
Cast Time: None
Cast Delay: ASPD Based
Cooldown: None
Target: Enemy
Range: Melee
Status: Stun
Status Icon: I Stun.png
(Rogue) Gank Lv. 4, Mug Lv. 4

Back Stab (Alt: Back Stab) is a 2nd class offensive skill available as Rogue and Stalker.


Inflicts Melee Physical Damage to a single target, and may leave it stunned. This skill ignores the accuracy check, can only be used from behind the target's rear, and uses 16 SP regardless of the skill level.

Level Damage (ATK)
1 340%
2 380%
3 420%
4 460%
5 500%
6 540%
7 580%
8 620%
9 660%
10 700%


  • The target will face the user after it is hit with this skill.
  • Can be performed from Hiding, which will be canceled immediately.
  • This skill misses if the target is under the effects of Cicada Skin Shed, Kaupe, or Illusion-Shadow.
  • Can be used with a Bow class weapon, but the damage will be halved.
  • There is a glitch where if performed from below the target, coming out of Hiding (although being hard to achieve) it can be used repeatedly and without delay until the target moves.

Skill Development

Back Stab, once one of the strongest skills, has been reduced in usefulness considerably due to a positioning bug in maps, in which the game couldn't identify the "back" of a target. Originally it could be performed repeatedly without much of a delay when standing behind the target's back, which was conform to the direction they've last moved into, not the direction their characters were actually facing.

The first skill fix, the skill was made more accurate, which meant the caster had to use it from the target's actual backside, which could be avoided by turning with Shift + Click or /bingbing or /bangbang. The second fix later, a 1-second fixed delay was added to the skill, instead of basing it on ASPD.

Finally, it's been made so that the enemy turns their rear after each strike and removed the delay, which made performing the skill in PvM a hassle, and using it repeatedly in PvP on other players nearly impossible for those who don't know how to do it. Also, Back Stab would do half the amount of damage it normally does too when used with a Bow class weapon.


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