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Final Fantasy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Final Fantasy Wiki

Knockback is a phenomenon which appears in several games in the Final Fantasy series. As the name suggests, the effect involves knocking an enemy back with an attack. This may be part of an offensive ability, or as part of a counter ability.

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Final Fantasy XI

Certain monster abilities, Blue Magic spells, and Blood Pacts may push a target back. This will interrupt any spell casting, and can be hazardous depending on the environment.

Final Fantasy XII

All normal attacks with a weapon has a chance of knocking back an enemy a short distance and also temporarily stunning them. Certain enemies are immune to this effect, such as most bosses, but also some normal enemies.

Final Fantasy Tactics

In Final Fantasy Tactics, certain attacks such as the Squire ability Rush will occasionally cause the enemy to be driven back a square. Critical attacks may also cause the same effect. If an enemy falls a significant distance due to a knockback, they will incur extra damage.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

In Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, certain attacks such as the Fighter ability Rush will occasionally cause the enemy to be driven back a square. Critical attacks may also cause the same effect. If an enemy (or ally) falls a significant distance, they will incur extra damage. Enemies cannot be knocked back uphill, or into anything they normally could not stop moving on (such as another character or the Judge).

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

In Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, certain attacks such as the Fighter ability Rush will occasionally cause the enemy to be driven back a square. Critical attacks may also cause the same effect. If an enemy falls a significant distance due to a knockback, they will incur extra damage.


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City of Heroes

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From City of Heroes Wiki

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Overview

A character is "knocked back" when they are thrown back and to the floor by the force of an attack.

Notes

  • If a character has knockback resistance or protection, the knockback will be decreased or ignored based on the outcome of the formula.
  • For a character to be knocked back, the final magnitude must be 1 or higher; under 1 will be turned into knockdown.
  • Some enemies are resistant to knockback, and any knockback used against them will be turned into knockdown.
  • Additionally, if the target is sufficiently high enough level, the Purple Patch will turn knockback into knockdown.
  • Increasing knockback increases both the magnitude of KB and the resultant distance thrown.
  • If a character is standing on the ground, they will be thrown back and must get up off the ground at the end of the KB. They cannot move or fire powers during the animation.
  • If a character is flying, by any flight power (Hover, Rocket Pack, Group Fly, etc), they will flip in the air. The time necessary to wait through the animation for Flying knockback versus Grounded knockback is approximately half.
NOTE: Hover used to provide complete knockback mitigation: you were capable of firing powers and moving around while the flip animation was going. This was a bug and was fixed in August 2008.

Examples

  1. Explosive Blast from Energy Blast.
  2. Power Thrust from Energy Manipulation.
  3. Force Bolt from Force Field.

Increasing Knockback

  1. The knockback Enhancement.
  2. Certain Invention Sets.
  3. An Empowerment buff.

Decreasing Knockback

  1. Most, but not all, Armor sets provide knockback protection and resistance.
  2. Acrobatics provides protection and resistance.
  3. There are Inspirations that provide protection, but not resistance.
  4. Increase Density provides protection, but not resistance.
  5. There are Invention Enhancements that provide protection, but not resistance.
  6. An Empowerment buff provides protection but not resistance.

See Also


This article uses material from the "Knockback" article on the City of Heroes wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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