"If an enemy misses this Monster with an attack, the attacker takes 2 damage."
Considered as Physical Damage, the same as Melee and Ranged attacks.
|Top 3 Rulesets||Bottom 3 Rulesets|
|Super Sneak - Place your fastest monster in the back making it more likely for your opponent to miss them||What Doesn't Kill You - Backfire might trigger the enrage ability, giving your opponent's monster increased speed and melee attack|
|Up close and personal - Count on your opponent opting for attack power over speed. Include your fastest monster as the tank||Reverse speed - this makes it more difficult for backfire to trigger particularly as there is no way to make your monsters Slower|
|Holy Protection - If you play it right, backfire can serve as your first attack against your opponent. This allows for more attacks to land!||Aim True - Because attacks will always hit their targets, Backfire is useless as it will only trigger with missed attacks.|
|Top 3 Abilities||Bottom 3 Abilities|
|Dodge - Has an increased chance of evading melee or ranged attacks||Stun - preventing an opponents monster from attacking will prevent backfire from triggering|
|Flying - has an increased chance of evading Melee or Ranged attacks from Monsters who do not have the flying ability.||True Strike - If your opponent plays a monster or summoner with True Strike, Backfire is nullified. Because these monsters can not miss their targets, backfire will not be triggered.|
|Swiftness - all friendly monsters have increased speed. Dodging attacks is the key to success.||Snare - If your opponent plays a monster or summoner with snare, flying monster will have that ability removed. Making it more likely they will be struck, rather then missed as required for backfire to trigger.|
- Backfire can certainly be a game changer. Compounding factors which will cause you opponent to miss makes this even more effective.
- Only does 1 damage back to an attacker with the Shield ability.
- Attack Accuracy rules apply.
Summoners with Backfire:
Aquatus is a Riftwatchers summoner that is exceedingly useful when paired with monsters likely to evade attacks. Be sure to avoid using Aquatus with the Aim True ruleset as the Backfire ability will not trigger!
Monsters with Backfire:
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- Venari Knifer - Level 6
- Riftwing - Level 5
- Flying Squid - Level 10
- Chaos Agent - Level 10
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