Somersault, also known as Backflip, is an evasive flipping jump that can be used to get away from an enemy or behind it.
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.
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: Somersault|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
| Sequence: [Jump]x2 quickly|
|Midair back flip. Invulnerable for a short period of time after being initiated.|| Action|
| Invulnerability|| Sequence: While jumping, ↓ + L button|
|Evade by somersaulting away.|| Martial Arts|
| Find: Chest |
| Sequence: [Jump], [Back Dash]|
|While blocking with [Block] use the jump button to leap over and land behind your enemy.|| Skill (Shadow Whip, Void Sword, Dark Gauntlet)|
|Buy: 150 XP|| Sequence: [Block] + [Jump]|