Concealed Defeat

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Concealed Defeat

Thief icon small.png Shadow Arts (trait list)
Training cost
3 Hero points

— In-game description

Trait skill[edit]

Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Smoke Screen.png Lesser Smoke Screen 30 Create a smoke screen that blocks missiles and blinds foes.


Skill Traited recharge
Healing Hide in Shadows.png Hide in Shadows 30 24
Utility Blinding Powder.png Blinding Powder 40 32
Shadow Refuge.png Shadow Refuge (WvW, PvP) 48 38.4
Shadow Refuge.png Shadow Refuge (PvE) 60 48
Shadowstep.png Shadowstep 50 40
Smoke Screen.png Smoke Screen (PvE) 25 20
Smoke Screen.png Smoke Screen (PvP, WvW) 45 36
Elite Thieves Guild.png Thieves Guild (PvE, WvW) 120 96
Thieves Guild.png Thieves Guild (PvP) 180 144

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 16, 2019
  • Removed from the game.
April 23, 2019
  • Skills that destroy missiles will now block missiles instead.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Shadow Arts Specialization (formerly Critical Strikes).
  • Added: Deception abilities recharge 20% faster.
May 20, 2014
  • Added an unblockable skill fact.
August 06, 2013
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trait's effect to have a longer than intended recharge.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Concealed Defeat has been added to the game.