Is Back Slash Worth Leveling Up? Effect and Usage | Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

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This page explains the effects of Back Slash, an Art in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (XC1) for the Nintendo Switch. Find out how to use Back Slash, and whether or not this art is worth leveling up!

Back Slash Effect and Basic Info

Back SlashBack Slash
Effect Attacking from behind will inflict a large amount of damage.
User Shulk
Art Type Physical
Level Learned 1
Color Red
Power (%) 200 ~ 380
Cooldown (Sec.) 20 ~ 14.6

How to Use Back Slash

First, you position yourself directly behind your opponent. When the blue circle with the exclamation mark appears over the Back Slash Art, select it. You will know you performed it successfully if you see the bonus damage indicator.

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Is Back Slash Worth Leveling Up?

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Back Slash is worth leveling up

Due to its overall usefulness, we recommend investing points into this Art as soon as possible. This is an essential Art for Shulk as a chunk of the damage he deals comes from this, and it will be a staple Art you use while playing as Shulk. It deals double damage when landed and can be used to pick off weaker monsters. Additionally, if used to initiate, it can raise party tension. What Does Tension Do? If you have extra AP and do not know where to invest it, this Art is a solid option.

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