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Backdraft is a tier 3 skill in Maya's Cataclysm skill tree. It causes Maya's melee attacks to deal additional Fire damage, and to release a fiery explosion when her shields are depleted. Shields must fully recharge between explosions.
- Backdraft Damage Rank: +1 per level
Can only be leveled past 5 with Banshee class mods.
- The melee fire damage is actually a separate effect which triggers when the attack connects with an enemy. Following a melee attack, Backdraft's fire damage procs, which has a chance of igniting the enemy.
- Unlike a Nova Shield, the Backdraft nova triggers immediately when the shield is depleted. If Maya is wearing a nova shield and trains in Backdraft, when her shields go down, Backdraft will trigger, shortly followed by the actual nova shield burst when it would normally trigger.
- Although Backdraft seemingly turns any shield Maya wears into a nova shield, killing an enemy with the Backdraft burst does not count towards the Super Novas challenge, even if she is wearing a true nova shield.