Assassin's Signet

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Assassin's Signet

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
Game link
Assassin's Signet (overhead icon).png

Overhead activation icon

20 Recharge time
30 Recharge time
Assassin's Signet

Signet Passive: Grants increased power.
Signet Active: Power is massively increased for a short duration.

Assassin's Signet.png Passive Power Increase: 180 Power
Assassin's Signet.png Active Power Increase (5s): 540 Power

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes

Deadeye Deadeye


  • Increases Power by 2 * (10 + level)
  • At level 80, actively using the signet will cause you to gain an additional 360 Power.
  • The passive and active power increase of this skill will stack if the skill is fully recharged while the active is in use. For example, activating the skill and reducing the recharge via Improvisation Improvisation.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 17, 2020
  • Fixed a bug that caused this signet to grant its old bonus damage increase in addition to the bonus power.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased cooldown from 20 seconds to 30 seconds.
May 08, 2018
  • The cooldown of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the lower 20-second cooldown in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the cooldown from 30 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Reduced the recharge from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • The active skill of this signet now triples the Power bonus of the passive for 5 seconds
February 22, 2017
  • The recharge of this skill has been reduced from 45 seconds to 40 seconds.
August 06, 2013
  • The buff provided when this skill is activated will now properly display the remaining number of charges.
April 30, 2013
  • Increased passive stat bonus by 100%.
January 28, 2013
  • The number of uses on this skill's effect will now decrease if an attack lands or if the attack is negated by Blind, Block, Evade, Obstructed, or Invulnerable.
October 22, 2012
  • This skill has been updated to grant 15% damage for 5 attacks rather than 50% damage for one attack.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Assassin's Signet has been added to the game.