Black Powder

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the skill. For the item required in the crafting of Quip, see Black Powder (item).
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Black Powder

6 Initiative  0.5½ Activation time  

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Off hand pistol
Weapon slot 5
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Fire a black powder shot, blinding nearby foes with the smoke cloud.

 Damage.png Damage: 92 (0.25)?
 Blinded.png Blindness (2s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 3
 Duration.png Duration: 4 seconds
 Interval.png Interval: 2 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 120
 Combo.png Combo Field: Smoke
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Thief tango icon 20px.png Critical Strikes


  • The attack occurs in two phases:
  1. Creates a point-blank area of effect smoke cloud which blinds enemies in the area when created and then pulsing blind once per 2 seconds while the field lasts.
  2. The projectile attack occurs after the smoke cloud is created, meaning it becomes a combo attack and blinds its target (unless another combo field was placed prior to smoke field, in which case the projectile will combo with that field).
  • This is one of the few skills that can combo with itself.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
September 09, 2014
  • Increased the interval between pulses to 2 seconds.
  • Reduced the duration of blind to 2 seconds.
July 01, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the bullet fired from this skill from bouncing when traited with Ricochet.
April 15, 2014
  • Added a radius skill fact (120).
May 28, 2013
  • No longer fires its projectile backward while moving.
  • The field can still be generated.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Black Powder has been added to the game.