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Backlash is a rune effect in Mantra of Evasion, an Aura-type Monk skill.

This rune effect creates a burst of flame effect that damages all nearby enemies when the Monk successfully Dodges an attack.

Note that the Mantra of Evasion base skill adds to Dodging, as do the Monk passives The Guardian's Path and Sixth Sense.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

See the Mantra of Evasion rune effects page for thorough descriptions of all the rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, video, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description
Mantra of Evasion

1 Cost: 50 Spirit

Active: You and nearby allies gain an additional 17% increased Dodge Chance for 3 seconds.

Passive: You and your allies within 60 yards gain 17% increased Dodge Chance.

Only one Mantra may be active at a time.

1 Passive: Mantra of Evasion also grants you a chance to create a burst of flame, dealing 35% weapon damage as Fire to all nearby enemies when dodging an attack.

This skill is affected by your characters: Attacks per second (set to 1 for example above)


Screenshots and videos will be added post-release.


Prior to the February 2012 skill and rune system overhaul, this effect was granted by the Crimson Rune which created the following effect:



Successfully dodging an attack creates a burst of flame dealing 120% weapon damage as fire damage to all nearby enemies.

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