Backstab is an ability in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. It is obtained by gaining dominance over the Dead Pirate's soul and allows Soma to inflict double damage to enemies if he attacks them from behind. Such ability makes it easier to defeat stronger enemies, such as Great Armors or Iron Golems, which is useful if the player is looking to collect their souls.

While this ability is almost useless against enemies who can turn around fast, used in conjunction with the Puppet Master's soul, Substitute Puppet, to quickly position oneself behind them can prove to be devastating.

This soul is effective on most enemies, but against bosses it's only helpful against Dmitrii, Malphas, Dario, Rahab, Zephyr and Abaddon.

Item Data

Item Data: Backstab
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Ability Soul DoS Icon Dead Pirate - Backstab - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
May cause greater damage on enemies attacked from behind. Enchanted Soul
Rarity: **
Drop: Dead Pirate


  • While the soul's description says "May cause greater damage on enemies attacked from behind", the bonus damage will always have a 100% hit rate.
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