Choking Gas

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PvP Menu Bar icon.png This skill has a PvP-only version — see Choking Gas (PvP).
Choking Gas.png

Choking Gas

4 Initiative  0.5½ Activation time  Ground-targeted  

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Short bow
Weapon slot 4
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Fire an arrow that fills the target area with a poisonous cloud. Foes at or above the poison threshold are dazed.
(The same foe cannot be dazed more than once per interval.)

 Damage.png Damage: 220 (0.6)?
 Poison.png Poison (2s): 67 Damage, -33% Healing Effectiveness
 Daze.png Daze: 0.5½s
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Miscellaneous effect.png Poison Threshold: 5
 Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 4
 Duration.png Field Duration: 4s
 Interval.png Interval: 1s
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Combo.png Combo Field: Poison
 Range.png Range: 900
 Miscellaneous effect.png Unblockable

— In-game description [?]


  • Poison is applied each second for the duration of the area of effect.
  • Daze Interval is unique per Choking Gas AoE.
The Condition Duration shows higher values than intended but applies the correct duration.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 20, 2017
  • The daze duration of this skill has been increased from 0.5 seconds to 1 second.
  • Poison duration has been increased from 2 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Daze interval has been increased from 1 second to 4 seconds.
  • All of these changes affect PvP only.
May 16, 2017
  • Increased damage by 200%.
  • This skill now briefly dazes foes with 5 or more stacks of poison every pulse.
    • The same foe cannot be dazed more than once every second.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Decreased the poison duration from 3 seconds to 2 seconds.
September 09, 2014
  • This skill now deals a small amount of damage on the initial impact.
April 15, 2014
  • Reduced the poison per pulse from 5 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Added a weakness skill fact when traited with Lotus Poison.
April 30, 2013
  • Added an Unblockable skill fact to reflect functionality.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Choking Gas has been added to the game.