Basilisk Venom

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Basilisk Venom

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Training cost
9 Hero points
Game link
1 Activation time  40 Recharge time  
Basilisk Venom

Venom. Your attacks are unblockable and turn foes to stone.

Basilisk Venom.png Basilisk Venom (30s): Your attacks turn foes to stone.
Stun.png Stone Duration: 1½s
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Duration.png Venom Duration: 30 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 240
Unblockable.png Unblockable
Evade.png Defiance Break: 150

— In-game description


Unlike other Venom skills, Basilisk Venom can be stacked up to two charges. If done like this, the game will attribute the Defiance bar damage to the first thief who cast it. This includes equipment bonuses like Superior Sigil of Paralyzation.

Related traits[edit]

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Acrobatics Acrobatics

Trickery Trickery

Daredevil Daredevil

Deadeye Deadeye

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
July 17, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that could cause this skill to grant more than one stack of basilisk venom to allies.
July 26, 2016
  • When you use a venom skill, you apply the effects to all nearby allies as well.
  • The number of stacks that this skill applies has been reduced from 2 to 1.
  • Stun duration has been increased from 1 second to 1.5 seconds.
January 26, 2016
  • While under the effects of this venom, your attacks are unblockable.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • All venoms now naturally have one additional charge.
  • Stun duration reduced from 1.5 seconds to 1 second.
April 15, 2014
  • Fixed an issue that caused the target to interrupt themselves, instead of the thief being the source of the interrupt.
November 26, 2013
  • This stun will now apply after a strike, instead of on a strike, to prevent crowd-control attacks (like Headshot) from overriding the stun.
October 15, 2013
  • Petrify is now removed on stun break.
August 06, 2013
  • The buff provided when this skill is activated will now properly display the remaining number of charges.
March 26, 2013
  • No longer immobilizes targets in addition to stunning them.
February 26, 2013
  • Enemies affected by this ability will now indicate it in their boons and conditions bar.
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's buff now applies for the appropriate duration of 30 seconds.
October 07, 2012
  • Increased stun duration to 1.5 seconds.
  • Stun breakers now work on this skill.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Basilisk Venom has been added to the game.


  • This is currently the only skill accessible to players normally that inflicts petrification.