Open Foe Bonuses account for bonus damage dealt when the target is backstepping, staggering, or missing its attack. This lands for between 20% to around 70% bonus damage. You can tell when you're getting a bonus when blood spurts out of your target. The amount of blood is roughly proportional to the bonus. The larger the damage bonus, the more blood will appear.
Ways to increase Open Foe Bonus
- The Finestrike Blood Gem
- This mechanic is the spiritual successor to "counter-damage" in Dark Souls.