Burst of Agility

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Burst of Agility

Thief icon small.png Trickery (trait list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
Game link
Burst of Agility

Use Lesser Haste when attacking a foe from behind or from the side or when they are defiant.

— In-game description

Trait skill[edit]

Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Haste.png Lesser Haste (PvE) 60 Trick. Gain quickness, fury, and swiftness.
Haste.png Lesser Haste (WvW, PvP) 60 Trick. Gain quickness, fury, and swiftness.


Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • All effects that benefit when the player strikes from the flank or from behind now always apply their benefits when striking defiant foes.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Lesser Haste (Burst of Agility): Reduced quickness duration from 6 seconds to 3 seconds.
September 23, 2017
  • Fixed a bug in which Lesser Haste showed that it granted vigor instead of swiftness.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This trait has been renamed to Burst of Agility to eliminate confusion with the similarly named attack skills.
  • The version of haste activated by this trait has been renamed to Lesser Haste.
    • Lesser Haste now grants swiftness for 6 seconds in addition to its previous effects.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • This trait is no longer doubly reduced by Trickster.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • No longer increases damage when attacking a foe from behind or the side.
  • Added: Gain haste when attacking a foe from behind or the side.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Flanking Strikes has been added to the game.