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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  1 Activation time  30 Recharge time  
Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Training cost
2 Hero points
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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]

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
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.