Training in the path of the Daredevil does not come easily, but those who dare are rewarded with the reserves that will help them endure as they enter the jungle. Specializing as a daredevil will allow you to wield a staff as a melee weapon and utilize hand-to-hand combat styles with the physical skill category. Additionally, you’ll gain access to a third endurance bar and be able to greatly modify the effects of your dodge ability.
— Daredevil release notes
- Daredevil is an elite specialization for the thief that focuses on physical skills and dodging. It also allows the thief to use a staff.
List of daredevil skills
- See also: List of thief skills
Daredevil's mechanic is the increased endurance and dodging that can have a different effect depending on the active grandmaster trait.
|Lotus Training||Impaling Lotus||Evade attacks and hurl damaging daggers, dealing multiple conditions to enemies.|
|Unhindered Combatant||Dash||¾||Remove conditions and gain swiftness, then rush forward and evade attacks.|
|Bounding Dodger||Bound||¾||Leap into an area, and deliver a massive blow to enemies.|
|1||Staff Strike||½||Strike your enemies with your staff.|
|1||Staff Bash||½||Swing your staff a second time, striking multiple foes.|
|1||Punishing Strikes||1||Whirl your staff around, striking nearby enemies.|
|1||Hook Strike||Stealth Attack||¾||1||Attack your foes with stealth, knocking enemies down.|
|2||Weakening Charge||½||3||Deliver multiple strikes, weakening foes.|
|3||Debilitating Arc||4||Strike enemies in front of you and roll backward, breaking immobilizing effects.|
|4||Dust Strike||¾||4||Sweep the ground, blinding enemies in front of you.|
|5||Vault||¾||5||Leap toward your destination, damaging foes upon impact.|
|Channeled Vigor||Physical||15||¾||20||Channel your energy to gain endurance and health per pulse. Heal for more if your endurance is full.|
|Bandit's Defense||Physical||15||1½||20||Briefly block incoming attacks. Blocking an attack grants access to a retaliatory attack.|
|Reflexive Strike||Physical||½||Deliver a massive kick that knocks enemies down.|
|Distracting Daggers||Physical||15||1||Fire a dazing dagger at your enemy. If this ability interrupts a skill, that skill's recharge is increased.|
|Distracting Dagger||Physical||Fire a dazing dagger at your enemy. If this ability interrupts a skill, that skill's recharge is increased.|
|Fist Flurry||Physical||15||1||20||Strike your enemy multiple times. If all attacks hit, gain access to Palm Strike.|
|Palm Strike||Physical||½||Strike your foe once to deal massive damage and stun them, marking them with a Pulmonary Impact.|
|Impairing Daggers||Physical||15||½||25||Fling multiple daggers at a single enemy, inflicting conditions.|
|Impact Strike||Physical||25||½||40||Strike your enemy and stun|
|Uppercut||Physical||¾||Deal a heavy blow with your fist, sending enemies flying.|
|Finishing Blow||Physical||1½||Deal a downward strike on your foe. Downed enemies struck with this ability are finished.|
List of daredevil traits
- See also: List of thief traits
|Minor Proficiency||Staff Proficiency||You can wield a staff.|
|Minor Adept||Physical Supremacy||Gain access to the physical skill category. Your maximum endurance threshold is increased.|
|Major Adept||Havoc Mastery||Grants the player bonus damage to enemies within range.|
|Major Adept||Weakening Strikes||10||Cause weakness to enemies you critically hit. Weakened enemies deal less damage to you.|
|Major Adept||Brawler's Tenacity||Physical skills grant endurance when activated and gain reduced recharge.|
|Minor Master||Driven Fortitude||1||Gain health when you successfully evade an attack.|
|Major Master||Staff Master||While wielding a staff, gain endurance for each initiative point spent. Deal bonus damage when your endurance is not full while wielding a staff.|
|Major Master||Escapist's Absolution||1||Remove a condition whenever you evade an attack.|
|Major Master||Impacting Disruption|| Enemies that you interrupt suffer a pulmonary impact.|
This trait can only affect enemies with defiance bars once per interval.
|Minor Grandmaster||Endurance Thief||Gain endurance when you successfully steal from an enemy.|
|Minor Grandmaster||Endurance Thief (PvP)||Gain endurance when you successfully steal from an enemy.|
|Major Grandmaster||Lotus Training||Your dodge ability now uses Impaling Lotus, firing daggers at nearby enemies. Gain increased condition damage for a period of time after dodging.|
|Major Grandmaster||Unhindered Combatant||Your dodge ability is replaced by a long-range dash that removes inhibiting conditions and grants swiftness and damage reduction. Removing conditions in this way temporarily reduces endurance gain.|
|Major Grandmaster||Bounding Dodger||Your dodge ability is replaced by Bound, dealing damage to the area after you evade. Physical damage is increased for a period of time after you dodge.|
List of daredevil equipment
|Adept Daredevil||Specializations (Heart of Thorns achievements)||5|
| Begin training the thief's daredevil elite specialization.
|Master Daredevil||Specializations (Heart of Thorns achievements)||10|
| Completely train the thief's daredevil elite specialization.
| Collect these 14 items and skins to receive the daredevil's staff, Bo.
||1 Item Collected||1|
|7 Items Collected||1|
|14 Items Collected||1|