Cloak and Dagger

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Cloak and Dagger

5 Initiative  0.5½ Activation time  
Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Off hand dagger
Weapon slot 5
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Stab your foe and vanish in stealth, leaving them vulnerable.

 Damage.png Damage: 458 (1.25)?
 Stealth.png Stealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
 Vulnerability.png5 Vulnerability (5s): 5% Incoming Damage, 5% Incoming Condition Damage
 Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description [?]


  • Vulnerability is applied before the damage.
  • Only applies stealth when the attack actually hits and the player is not revealed.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 08, 2018
  • The initiative cost of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the lower 5-initiative cost in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the initiative cost from 6 to 5 in PvP and WvW.
February 22, 2017
  • The vulnerability inflicted by this skill has been increased from 3 stacks to 5 stacks.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This ability has been combined and its damage normalized.
  • Damage of this ability has decreased by approximately 17% in PvE and increased by 25% in PvP.
April 30, 2013
  • Now functions with the Hidden Killer trait.
February 26, 2013
  • The player can no longer use this ability stack stealth by attacking WvW walls.
November 15, 2012
  • This skill's damage has been reduced by 33% in PvP only.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Cloak and Dagger has been added to the game.