"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."
Hero's Shade

The Back Slice is a Hidden Skill from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess that has both offensive and defensive advantages. While targeting his opponent, Link can strafe to the side and roll around the enemy, avoiding its attack while positioning himself directly behind it. While behind the enemy, Link can then execute a jumping Spin Attack, automatically sheathing his sword if it is put away. This attack is reminiscent of one animation of the Parry maneuver from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, the other animation being echoed in the Helm Splitter, another Hidden Skill.

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