Knockback Resistance is NieR's ability to stand his ground in combat against Shade kicks. It can be affected by three factors:
(NieR's Level/EXP) + (Equipped Weapon weight) + (Words equipped for Knockback Resistance+%? x2)
Knockback Resistance is a stat in NieR Replicant, that gives NieR the ability to lower the chances of being knocked back when battling Shades and other enemies. This is improved as the player progresses in the game, levels up and gains EXP, and also affected by the weapon he wields.
What can affect or increase NieR's Knockback Resistance ability?
There are a few different factors that can stack and allow NieRs Knockback Resistance to increase.
- The weapon's weight is also a factor in affecting the Knockback Resistance. NieR is less likely to get knocked back while wielding a heavier 2h sword.
- There are Words with specific abilities to increase a percentage in Knockback Resistance- These words are bound with Martial Arts rather than weapons or magic. Specifically, words with the prefix "Hod" will help with his resistance. There are around 10 "Hod" words ranging from a 2% increase to 30% increase in Knockback Resistance. The lowest one, Hod, has a 2% increase, and the highest being Hoduloth, with a 30% increase. Hoduloth is the only one of the 10 that is compatible to be bound with all three categories including Martial Arts, Weapons and Magic.