Cloak and Dagger

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Cloak and Dagger

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Off hand dagger
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0.5½ Activation time  5 Initiative  
Cloak and Dagger

Stab your foe and vanish in stealth, leaving them vulnerable.

Damage.png Damage: 587 (1.6)?
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

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Acrobatics Acrobatics

Trickery Trickery

Specter Specter


  • 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
November 29, 2022
  • Increased power coefficient from 1.25 to 1.6 in PvE only.
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.