Cloaked in Shadow

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Cloaked in Shadow

Thief tango icon 20px.png Shadow Arts (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
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Gaining stealth blinds nearby foes. Blinding a foe siphons health from them.

 Damage.png Life Siphon Damage: 130 (0.04)?
 Damage.png Life Siphon Healing: 194 (0.08)?
 Blinded.png Blindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 240

— In-game description


  • For more information about Life Siphoning, refer to Life Steal.
  • When this and Hidden Thief are equipped together, trait interactions with Steal are as follows:
    1. Steal shadowsteps to the target.
    2. Hidden Thief applies stealth.
    3. Cloaked in Shadow inflicts blind, and siphons health.
  • The life siphon damage does not break stealth.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 01, 2019
  • Increased base damage and the damage multiplier by 100%. Increased base healing by 100% and the heal multiplier by 60%.
July 16, 2019
  • This trait no longer grants immunity to critical hits.
  • Instead it causes blinding a foe to siphon health.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • The falling damage component of this trait has been moved to Last Refuge.
  • This trait now makes you immune to critical hits while in stealth in addition to blinding nearby foes when you stealth.
  • The blind applied by this trait can now be blocked or evaded.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Grandmaster tier.
  • Added: Release a blinding powder when you take falling damage.
  • Added: You take 50% less damage from falling.
April 15, 2014
  • Fixed a bug in which this trait would blind enemies while the thief was already stealthed.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Cloaked in Shadow has been added to the game.