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22nd Jun '18 2:05:05 PM Zagen30
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* ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSin'' and ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'' both feature this as an offensive tactic for characters wielding daggers and other small blades. In the first one, a character must learn a talent to unlock it, and it can be hard to line characters up right; in the second, anyone can do it as long as they have the right weapons equipped, and there's a handy cone stretching behind enemies that shows where you need to be standing to do it. Backstabs are automatic critical hits, which start at 55% more damage and scale with other skills.
24th May '18 5:54:05 AM REV6Pilot
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** And, finally, there's the heavy's pair of [[LethalJokeItem winter mittens]], the Holiday Punch, which, when punching someone from backstab range, forces them to stand in place and do their "Schadenfreude" taunt. Which can be exploited to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOXQwBaKBqw hilarious]] ends.

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** And, finally, there's the heavy's pair of [[LethalJokeItem winter mittens]], the Holiday Punch, which, when punching someone from backstab range, forces them to stand in place and do their "Schadenfreude" taunt.taunt (laughling uncontrollably). Which can be exploited to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOXQwBaKBqw hilarious]] ends. It also works to ruin Übercharges, to a limited extent.
23rd May '18 11:41:55 AM Sonofstranger
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** And, finally, there's the heavy's pair of [[LethalJokeItem winter mittens]], the Holiday Punch, which, when punching someone from backstab range, forces them to stand in place and do their "Schadenfreude" taunt. Which can be exploited to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOXQwBaKBqw hilarious]] ends.
22nd Apr '18 10:41:31 AM nombretomado
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* Sneak Attack is one of the standard abilities in ''MageKnight'' miniatures. Since MK minis have defined 'front' and 'back' areas, all that's required is to be adjacent to the target's back area. It doubles the attacker's damage.

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* Sneak Attack is one of the standard abilities in ''MageKnight'' ''TabletopGame/MageKnight'' miniatures. Since MK minis have defined 'front' and 'back' areas, all that's required is to be adjacent to the target's back area. It doubles the attacker's damage.
13th Apr '18 8:32:48 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', you ''generally'' need to be behind your enemy to deliver a Sneak Attack (dealing a basic 4x damage, but increasing with your Sneak-skill). But if you're good enough at sneaking, the enemy bad enough at detection, and the shadows deep enough, you CAN actually sneak-attack somebody in the face. You can also sneak attack at range with a bow.
** If your sneak is high enough, you can even hit the enemy with another sneak attack, and then another, and another, and so on and so forth.
** This is also possible in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', if you train your sneak, strength, and skill in what ever your choice of weapon is. At night, one can literally walk straight past a guards line of sight and punch him in the face. If one is so inclined.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', if you manage to get behind an enemy you can backstab them for a damage bonus.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' has a perk in the Sneak skill that causes sneak attacks with dagger type weapons to do 15x normal damage. Realistically this can only be done when behind an enemy. Often triggers a brief execution cinematic, depending on the weapon used and the type of enemy.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', if you manage to get behind an enemy, you can backstab them for a damage bonus.
** Possible to do in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' with a high enough Sneak skill. Striking an enemy while undetected gives you an increased CriticalHit chance.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'':
*** You
''generally'' need to be behind your enemy to deliver a Sneak Attack (dealing a basic 4x damage, but increasing with your Sneak-skill). But if you're good enough at sneaking, the enemy bad enough at detection, and the shadows deep enough, you CAN actually sneak-attack somebody in the face. You can also sneak attack at range with a bow.
** *** If your sneak is high enough, you can even hit the enemy with another sneak attack, and then another, and another, and so on and so forth.
** This is also possible in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', if you train your sneak, strength, and skill in what ever your choice of weapon is. At night, one can literally walk straight past a guards line of sight and punch him in the face. If one is so inclined.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', if you manage to get behind an enemy you can backstab them for a damage bonus.
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''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' Skyrim]]'':
*** ''Skyrim''
has a perk in the Sneak skill that causes sneak attacks with dagger type weapons to do 15x normal damage. Realistically this can only be done when behind an enemy. Often triggers a brief execution cinematic, depending on the weapon used and the type of enemy.
4th Feb '18 9:09:05 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' gives bonus damage for attacking from hiding, at the cost of some accuracy. What makes it slightly absurd is that it's possible to sneak attack somebody [[GoodBadBugs over and over again]]. In one earlier version of the game, it was possible to sneak attack [[CarFu with a fire truck]].

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* ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' gives bonus damage for attacking from hiding, at the cost of some accuracy. What makes it slightly absurd is that it's possible to sneak attack somebody [[GoodBadBugs over and over again]]. In one earlier version of the game, it was possible to sneak attack [[CarFu with a fire truck]].
17th Jan '18 3:12:03 AM LentilSandEater
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** Of course, Black Mage is just as much as an example as Thief, [[KnifeNut though in his case he'll just stab you any way he likes]].
17th Jan '18 3:11:25 AM LentilSandEater
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Haley, being a thief, uses this often.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Haley, being The ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' follows D&D rules, so Haley the rogue gets a thief, uses huge damage boost if she attacks unaware opponents. She's always an asset in combat, but by sneak attacking she can take even a story important character down in a few seconds (or round, in this often. case).
3rd Jan '18 5:06:22 AM Cryoclaste
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* The ''{{Mario}}'' {{RPG}}s, although its usually a pre-emptive attack rather than starting the battle from behind.

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* The ''{{Mario}}'' ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' {{RPG}}s, although its usually a pre-emptive attack rather than starting the battle from behind.
28th Oct '17 12:51:50 PM SeptimusHeap
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* If you sneak up behind Combine soldiers in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', you can dispatch 'em with a single pistol bullet to the back of the head, even on Hard mode.

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* If you sneak up behind Combine soldiers in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', you can dispatch 'em with a single pistol bullet to the back of the head, even on Hard mode.
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