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0.25¼ Activation time  1 Recharge time  
Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Main hand dagger
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Stealth Attack
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Stealth Attack. Attack your foe from the shadows, striking for double damage if you hit from behind.

 Damage.png Front damage: 550 (1.5)?
 Damage.png Front damage: 330 (0.9)?
 Damage.png Back damage: 1,100 (3.0)?
 Damage.png Back damage: 660 (1.8)?
 Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Specter Specter


  • "From behind" is counted as the back 180 degrees which is different to flanking.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Front damage multiplier increased from 1.2 to 1.5. Back damage multiplier increased from 2.4 to 3.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced base power coefficient from 1.2 to 0.9. Reduced flanking power coefficient from 2.4 to 1.8.
July 10, 2018
  • The aftercast of this skill has been reduced by a little less than 0.5 seconds
July 26, 2016
  • All stealth attack skills will now have a 1-second recharge between uses.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This will now only apply revealed when you hit a foe.
April 15, 2014
  • Updated the skill fact to display the correct damage amount with Dagger Training.
April 30, 2013
  • Skills that must be performed from stealth are now labeled as "Stealth Attack."
October 24, 2012
  • Stealth skills now always apply the Revealed' buff when they hit their target (this update was not originally documented )
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Backstab has been added to the game.