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Not to be confused with the Parry Attack, a similar technique used in The Wind Waker.
Back Slice
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Link using the Back Slice on a Lizalfos.
Main appearance(s)
Attacking Enemies from behind[2]

The Back Slice is an ability in Twilight Princess.[3]


The Back Slice is the third Hidden Skill that Link can learn. To learn this Hidden Skill, Link must first find a Howling Stone to awaken the White Wolf.[4] The Howling Stone required to learn this Hidden Skill can be found on a ledge in the Upper Zora's River. After howling with the White Wolf, the White Wolf tells Link to find him when he returns to human form.[5] The White Wolf also marks where he will be waiting on Link's Map. After returning to human form, Link can find the White Wolf waiting for him on a small platform outside the western edge of Hyrule Castle Town. Approaching the White Wolf will return Link to the clouded area where the Hero's Spirit can teach him the Back Slice.

While Link is targeting an Enemy, he can side jump to roll around the foe, which will cause Link to end up directly behind his opponent and thus give him a chance to strike. By attacking at the end of the sidewards roll, Link will perform a jumping slice into the Enemy's back.[6] This technique can also be used when nothing is targeted, but Link will just roll sideways instead of in a semi-circular pattern.


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  1. "But before we begin, I must test you to ensure you have mastered the last skill I taught you, the shield attack." — Hero's Spirit (Twilight Princess HD)
  2. "A mere shield attack is no match for an enemy protected not just by a shield, but by a thick, full-body coat of armor. Such enemies are often focused on guarding against frequent frontal attacks. They often leave their rear unprotected. That is when you ZL Button-target and press A Button while tilting Left Arrow L Stick Right Arrow to jump and roll around your foe, then performing a jumping slice." — Hero's Spirit (Twilight Princess HD)
  3. "Very well. My third hidden skill is... The back slice! Let it be hewn into your mind." — Hero's Spirit (Twilight Princess HD)
  4. "Search for the statues that howl with the sound of the wind. Seek the sound that calls the spirit of the beast to awaken me again." — Hero's Spirit (Twilight Princess HD)
  5. "Let teachings of old pass to you... Take sword in hand and find me..." — White Wolf (Twilight Princess HD)
  6. "That is when you ZL Button-target and press A Button while tilting Left ArrowL StickRight Arrow to jump and roll around your foe, then perform a jumping slice." — Hero's Spirit (Twilight Princess HD)