Forceful Backhand

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Forceful Backhand is a threshold ability. Similar to its basic counterpart, it stuns the target for 3 seconds whilst dealing 40-200% ability damage. Forceful Backhand works with the perk flanking, unlike it's counterpart, Stomp.

Against monsters that are not stun-immune, forceful backhand works well in conjunction with slice or punish. This is because slice's damage range is buffed to 80%-146% and punish deals an extra 94% damage when the target is stunned.

This ability shares its countdown timer with other threshold stuns (stomp, tight bindings, rout, deep impact and horror).

Hit timings[edit | edit source]

Forceful Backhand strikes the target 1 tick after being cast.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • Forceful Backhand now correctly deals the stated 200% weapon damage to stun-immune targets.