Backflip DX

Somersault, also known as Backflip, is an evasive flipping jump that can be used to get away from an enemy or behind it.

Richter Belmont

The Backflip is one of Richter Belmont's signature abilities since his introduction in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. He starts by performing a regular jump and then jumps again in midair, performing a backward somersault away from an enemy. In some games, he can cancel his somersault by attacking with his whip. In early games, this was performed by pressing the Jump button twice rapidly. In Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, it can be performed by performing a Back Dash while jumping.

Besides being used as an evasive maneuver, it also allows him to reach high platforms not possible with a normal jump, originally working as an alternative to Maria's Double-jump, although in later games he's been given this ability too.

Lords of Shadow

Somersaults in Lords of Shadow games are used to get behind an enemy, which may leave them vulnerable to a Somersault Strike. In Lords of Shadow 2, it is a skill that is required before obtaining follow up attacks that can be performed by the Shadow Whip, Void Sword or Chaos Claws.

Item Data

Item Data: Somersault
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Backflip (jpn) [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
' Action
Sequence: [Jump]x2 quickly
Back Flip - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
Midair back flip. Invulnerable for a short period of time after being initiated. Action
Sequence: While jumping, ↓ + L button
Somersault - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Evade by somersaulting away. Martial Arts
Find: Chest
Level 3
Sequence: [Jump], [Back Dash]
Somersault - Lords of Shadow [edit]
While blocking [Block] use the jump [Jump] to leap over and land behind an enemy. Skill (Advanced Move)
Sequence: [Block] + [Jump] (requires Cyclone Boots)
Somersault - Lords of Shadow 2 [edit]
While blocking with [Block] use the jump button to leap over and land behind your enemy. Skill (Shadow Whip, Void Sword, Dark Gauntlet)
Dracula, Alucard 
Buy: 150 XP  Sequence: [Block] + [Jump]





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