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Daggerfall: Skills

An ungentlemanly but useful skill, Backstabbing is automatically checked whenever you strike a target from behind. A successful backstab delivers three times the normal damage to a target. Getting behind a target aware of your presence is quite a different challenge.

That skill is increased at 2x rate.

Backstabbing's governing attribute is Agility.


"Backstabbing is a skill checked whenever a target is struck from behind. It is easier for a person proficient at this skill to hit a target from behind. It is also probable that more damage will be dealt with a well-delivered backstab."


The following classes have Backstabbing as a skill:


The following factions have Backstabbing as a required skill:


Backstabbing training is offered by the following factions: