Backhand, Impact and Binding Shot no longer stun and deal 40% more damage per rank to targets that are not facing you. Forceful Backhand, Deep Impact and Tight Bindings no longer stun and deal 15% more damage per rank to targets that are not facing you.
Release date 5 September 2016 (Update)
Gizmo type Weapon
Maximum rank 3

Flanking is an Invention perk. When used, it causes particular abilities to lose their stun ability, while dealing increased damage to a target which is not facing the player. It can be created in weapon gizmos.

Affected Abilities
Style Basic Threshold
Melee Backhand Backhand Forceful Backhand Forceful Backhand
Magic Impact Impact Deep Impact Deep Impact
Ranged Binding Shot Binding Shot Tight Bindings Tight Bindings

The ability will still have its stun and bind effect if the target is facing the player. The damage boost from Flanking will only be applied if the player is attacking from behind or the side of the target's facing direction.

Even when activating Flanking's effect, the abilities will still trigger Yakamaru's stunning mechanics when it's at the north-eastern pool.

Rank Basic Threshold
None 100% 200%
1 140% 230%
2 180% 260%
3 220% 290%


MaterialRarityPerk ranks with X materials
Spiked parts
Spiked partsCommon01111
Sharp components
Sharp componentsUncommon1111–21–2
Clockwork components
Clockwork componentsRare111–21–31–3
Precise components
Precise componentsUncommon1111–21–2

Suggested gizmosEdit

Gizmo layout Possible perks
Clockwork components
Clockwork componentsClockwork componentsClockwork components
Clockwork components
  • Flanking Flanking 1–3 (3 is rare)
  • Other possible perks:
Precise components
Precise componentsPrecise componentsPrecise components
Precise components
  • Other possible perks: