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Disambig icon.png This article is about the thief skill. For the trait skill that formerly had this name, see Lesser Caltrops.



Not available underwater  
Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Training cost
2 Hero points
Game link
1 Activation time  24 Recharge time  

Trick. Scatter caltrops that bleed and cripple foes.

Bleeding.png Bleeding (10s): 220 Damage
Crippled.png Cripple (10s): -50% Movement Speed
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Duration.png Caltrops Duration: 10 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 240
Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Trickery Trickery

Deadeye Deadeye


  • Applies the listed effects of crippled and bleeding every second, while active.
    • The crippled condition from this skill overwrites itself, rather than stacking additional duration on each pulse
      • However, each application counts for the purposes of effect stacking, and so a single target will not be crippled by this skill more than 5 times.
  • Triggers Signet of Malice once per condition pulse for each target affected, with a maximum of 5 instances per second.
  • This skill does not break stealth.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 14, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 24 seconds.
December 12, 2017
  • Bleeding has been adjusted from 2 stacks for 5 seconds to 1 stack for 10 seconds.
February 22, 2017
  • The duration of bleeding inflicted by this skill has been increased from 3 seconds to 5 seconds.
March 26, 2013
  • Reduced duration from 15 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Now indicates its radius.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Caltrops has been added to the game.


See also[edit]