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"Dancing through battle with a twirl of my blade."

Acrobatics is focused primarily on dodging attacks and increasing your overall mobility. This line also offers a few general survivability options, such as self-healing and condition removal, depending on the situation.

— In-game description


Acrobatics is a core specialization for the thief that focuses on dodging and mobility.

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Expeditious Dodger.png Expeditious Dodger Gain swiftness upon dodging.
Major Adept Instant Reflexes.png Instant Reflexes 30 Gain evasion when you use an elite skill.
Major Adept Pumping Up.png Pumping Up Gain might when when you dodge.
Major Adept Pain Response.png Pain Response Dodging removes a damaging condition from you.
Minor Master Feline Grace.png Feline Grace 1 Gain vigor upon successfully evading an attack.
Major Master Guarded Initiation.png Guarded Initiation 5 Movement skills grant resistance.
Major Master Swindler's Equilibrium.png Swindler's Equilibrium 1 Successfully evading an attack while wielding a sword or spear recharges Steal. Swords and spears deal increased damage.
Major Master Hard to Catch.png Hard to Catch Gain endurance when you shadowstep.
Minor Grandmaster Fluid Strikes.png Fluid Strikes Gain increased strike damage for a period of time when you shadowstep or use a movement skill.
Major Grandmaster Assassin's Reward.png Assassin's Reward Heal yourself whenever you use a skill that uses initiative. Heal yourself for each point of initiative spent.
Major Grandmaster Upper Hand.png Upper Hand 2 Gain initiative when you dodge, and gain initiative and regeneration when you evade an attack.
Evading can only trigger this trait once per interval.
Major Grandmaster Don't Stop.png Don't Stop While you have swiftness, movement-impairing conditions have reduced duration. When you gain swiftness, lose a movement-impairing condition.
See also: List of thief traits