Ambush (skill)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the thief utility trap. For the skill type, see Ambush.

Ambush (skill).png


Not available underwater  0.5½ Activation time  35 Recharge time  

Set a trap that, when triggered, calls in a thief that attacks nearby foes for twenty seconds.

 Duration.png Triggered Thief Duration: 20 seconds
 Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description [?]


  • When triggered, the trap summons one of two different possible thieves:
    • A melee female Thief, which uses a slower version of the old Thief Dagger slot-1 chain: Double Strike (~500 damage x 2), Wild Strike (~900 damage, potentially restoring some endurance) and Lotus Strike (~1500 damage, 3 seconds of weakness) as well as Scorpion Wire. Left unhindered, she will deliver approximately 5 full attack chains and a single instance of Scorpion Wire.
    • A ranged male Thief, which uses Unload (~100 damage x 12) and Black Powder (~500 damage, 4 ticks of 4 seconds of blind). Left unhindered, he will deliver 3 instances of Unload and a single instance of Black Powder.
  • The Thieves' attacks count as Combo Finishers: Physical Projectiles where applicable (Scorpion Wire, Unload and Black Powder)
  • They have approximately 5.5k health and the male will attempt to dodge when threatened.
  • The Thief appears next to your character when summoned, not the trap itself.
  • There is a limit of one trap per player but no testable limit of the number of summoned thieves per player.

Related equipment[edit]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 16, 2019
  • Removed from the game.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • The thieves summoned by this skill will now use chatter lines that match their race.
March 28, 2017
  • All traps created by the thief will have a 1-second arm time before the trap can affect enemies.
September 29, 2015
  • This trap has been reduced from 1 hour lifetime to 5 minutes.
July 28, 2015
  • This trap now correctly applies might to the thief when triggered while Deadly Trapper is equipped.
September 09, 2014
  • Increased the speed of the ranged thief's unload skill by 20%.
July 01, 2014
  • Added a creature description for the summoned thief.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Ambush has been added to the game.