Choking Gas

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Choking Gas

4 Initiative
6 Initiative
7 Initiative
 0.5½ Activation time  Ground-targeted  
Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Short bow
Weapon slot 4
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Fire an arrow that dazes enemies on impact and poisons the target area.

 Damage.png Damage: 220 (0.6)?
 Poisoned.png Poison (2s): 67 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
 Poisoned.png Poison (3s): 101 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
 Daze.png Initial Impact Daze: 1 second
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 4
 Duration.png Field Duration: 3 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Combo.png Combo Field: Poison
 Range.png Range: 900
 Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description [?]


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • Icons for daze and stun are now displayed in light purple in skill and trait tooltips.
April 28, 2020
  • Increased initiative cost from 6 to 7 in PvP only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • This ability now dazes foes on its initial impact rather than when they are above a poison-stack threshold.
  • The daze duration has been increased from 0.5 seconds to 1 second.
  • Increased initiative cost from 4 to 6 in PvP and WvW.
September 23, 2017
  • Fixed an incorrect field-duration skill fact.
June 20, 2017
  • The daze duration of this skill has been increased from 0.5 seconds to 1 second.
  • Poison duration has been increased from 2 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Daze interval has been increased from 1 second to 4 seconds.
  • All of these changes affect PvP only.
May 16, 2017
  • Increased damage by 200%.
  • This skill now briefly dazes foes with 5 or more stacks of poison every pulse.
    • The same foe cannot be dazed more than once every second.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Decreased the poison duration from 3 seconds to 2 seconds.
September 09, 2014
  • This skill now deals a small amount of damage on the initial impact.
April 15, 2014
  • Reduced the poison per pulse from 5 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Added a weakness skill fact when traited with Lotus Poison.
April 30, 2013
  • Added an Unblockable skill fact to reflect functionality.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Choking Gas has been added to the game.