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Training in the path of the Daredevil does not come easily, but those who dare are rewarded with the reserves that will help them endure as they enter the jungle. Specializing as a daredevil will allow you to wield a staff as a melee weapon and utilize hand-to-hand combat styles with the physical skill category. Additionally, you’ll gain access to a third endurance bar and be able to greatly modify the effects of your dodge ability.

— Daredevil release notes

Daredevil.png Daredevil tango icon 20px.png Daredevil is an elite specialization for the thief that focuses on physical skills and dodging. It also allows the thief to use a staff.

List of daredevil skills[edit]

See also: List of thief skills

Profession mechanic[edit]

Daredevil's mechanic is the increased endurance and dodging that can have a different effect depending on the active grandmaster trait.

Required trait Skill Activation.png Description
Lotus Training Lotus Training Impaling Lotus Evade attacks and hurl damaging daggers, dealing multiple conditions to enemies.
Unhindered Combatant Unhindered Combatant Dash 0.75¾ Remove conditions and gain swiftness, then rush forward and evade attacks.
Bounding Dodger Bounding Dodger Bound 0.75¾ Leap into an area, and deliver a massive blow to enemies.

Weapon skills[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Initiative.png Description

Staff[edit]

1
Staff Strike.png
 Staff Strike
0.5½ Strike your enemies with your staff.
1 Staff Strike, Staff Bash, Punishing Strikes chainRedirect Arrow.png
Staff Bash.png
 Staff Bash
0.5½ Swing your staff a second time, striking multiple foes.
1 Staff Strike, Staff Bash, Punishing Strikes chainRedirect Arrow.png
Punishing Strikes.png
 Punishing Strikes
1 Whirl your staff around, striking nearby enemies.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Hook Strike.png
 Hook Strike
Stealth Attack 0.75¾ 1 Attack your foes with stealth, knocking enemies down.
2
Weakening Charge.png
 Weakening Charge
0.5½ 3 Deliver multiple strikes, weakening foes.
3
Debilitating Arc.png
 Debilitating Arc
4 Strike enemies in front of you and roll backward, breaking immobilizing effects.
4
Dust Strike.png
 Dust Strike
0.75¾ 4 Sweep the ground, blinding enemies in front of you.
5
Vault.png
 Vault
0.75¾ 5 Leap toward your destination, damaging foes upon impact.

Slot skills[edit]

Healing[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Channeled Vigor.png
 Channeled Vigor
Physical Not available underwater.png 15 0.75¾ 20 Channel your energy to gain endurance and health per pulse. Heal for more if your endurance is full.

Utility[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Bandit's Defense.png
 Bandit's Defense
Physical Not available underwater.png 15 10.5½ 15 Briefly block incoming attacks. Blocking an attack grants access to a retaliatory attack.
Redirect Arrow.png
Reflexive Strike.png
 Reflexive Strike
Physical Not available underwater.png 0.5½ Deliver a massive kick that knocks enemies down.
Distracting Daggers.png
 Distracting Daggers
Physical 15 1 Fire a dazing dagger at your enemy. If this ability interrupts a skill, that skill's recharge is increased.
Redirect Arrow.png
Distracting Dagger.png
 Distracting Dagger
Physical Fire a dazing dagger at your enemy. If this ability interrupts a skill, that skill's recharge is increased.
Fist Flurry.png
 Fist Flurry
Physical Not available underwater.png 15 1 20 Strike your enemy multiple times. If all attacks hit, gain access to Palm Strike.
Redirect Arrow.png
Palm Strike.png
 Palm Strike
Physical 0.5½ Strike your foe once to deal massive damage and stun them, marking them with a Pulmonary Impact.
Impairing Daggers.png
 Impairing Daggers
Physical 15 0.5½ 25 Fling multiple daggers at a single enemy, inflicting conditions.

Elite[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Impact Strike.png
 Impact Strike
Physical Not available underwater.png 25 0.5½ 40 Strike your enemy and stun
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them.
Redirect Arrow.png
Uppercut (Daredevil skill).png
 Uppercut
Physical Not available underwater.png 0.75¾ Deal a heavy blow with your fist, sending enemies flying.
Redirect Arrow.png
Finishing Blow.png
 Finishing Blow
Physical Not available underwater.png 10.5½ Deal a downward strike on your foe. Downed enemies struck with this ability are finished.

List of daredevil traits[edit]

See also: List of thief traits
Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Physical Supremacy.png Physical Supremacy Gain access to the physical skill category. Your maximum endurance threshold is increased.
Major Adept Havoc Mastery.png Havoc Mastery Grants the player bonus damage to enemies within range.
Major Adept Weakening Strikes.png Weakening Strikes 10 Cause weakness to enemies you critically hit. Weakened enemies deal less damage to you.
Major Adept Brawler's Tenacity.png Brawler's Tenacity Physical skills grant endurance when activated and gain reduced recharge.
Minor Master Driven Fortitude.png Driven Fortitude 1 Gain health when you successfully evade an attack
Major Master Staff Master.png Staff Master While wielding a staff, gain endurance for each initiative point spent. Deal bonus damage when your endurance is not full while wielding a staff.
Major Master Escapist's Absolution.png Escapist's Absolution 1 Remove a condition whenever you evade an attack.
Major Master Impacting Disruption.png Impacting Disruption Enemies that you interrupt suffer a pulmonary impact.
Minor Grandmaster Endurance Thief.png Endurance Thief Gain endurance when you successfully steal from an enemy.
Minor Grandmaster Endurance Thief.png Endurance Thief (PvP) Gain endurance when you successfully steal from an enemy.
Major Grandmaster Lotus Training.png Lotus Training Your dodge ability now uses Impaling Lotus, firing daggers at nearby enemies. Gain increased condition damage for a period of time after dodging.
Major Grandmaster Unhindered Combatant.png Unhindered Combatant Your dodge ability is replaced by a long-range dash that removes inhibiting conditions and grants swiftness when you dodge. Damage against you is reduced for a time after you dodge.
Major Grandmaster Bounding Dodger.png Bounding Dodger Your dodge ability is replaced by Bound, dealing damage to the area after you evade. Physical damage is increased for a period of time after you dodge.

Gallery[edit]

List of daredevil equipment[edit]

Related achievements[edit]

Adept Daredevil Specializations (achievements).png Specializations Arenanet Points.png
Begin training the thief's daredevil elite specialization.
Reward: Daredevil's Staff.png Daredevil's Staff
Arenanet Points.png
Master Daredevil Specializations (achievements).png Specializations 10 Arenanet Points.png
Completely train the thief's daredevil elite specialization.
Reward: Daredevil's Scarf.png Daredevil's Scarf
10 Arenanet Points.png
Bo Specialization Collections.png Specialization Collections Arenanet Points.png
Collect these 14 items and skins to receive the daredevil's staff, Bo.
Reward: Bo.png Bo
1 Item Collected Arenanet Points.png
7 Items Collected Arenanet Points.png
14 Items Collected Arenanet Points.png

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