"Try keepin' up with this!"
The daredevil is a master of maneuverability and mobility. Gaining an additional endurance bar and the ability to customize their dodge roll, the daredevil has the tools to become a melee whirlwind of destruction.
— In-game description
Daredevil is an elite specialization for the thief unlocked with the Heart of Thorns expansion. These extremely agile thieves are well aware of the dangers of the jungle, and have trained hard to gain a third endurance bar, and learned martial arts to modify their dodge into a damage skill or a dash.
Daredevils learn physical skills, punching their enemies with their fists and throwing flying daggers. They can wield staves as melee weapons, striking their enemies with blunt force, or vaulting with it to traverse the environment and land on their enemy's head. They excel at damage dealing and mobility.
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 enemies.|
|1||Punishing Strikes||1||Whirl your staff around, striking nearby enemies.|
|1||Hook Strike||¾||1||Stealth Attack. 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. Gain access to Helmet Breaker.|
|4||Dust Strike||¾||4||Spin your staff in the air, creating a vortex of dust around you that blinds enemies and reflects projectiles.|
|5||Vault||¾||5||Leap toward your destination, damaging foes upon impact.|
|Channeled Vigor||¾||20||Physical. Channel your energy to gain endurance and health per pulse. Heal for more if your endurance is full.|
|Bandit's Defense||1½||16||Physical. Briefly block incoming attacks. Blocking an attack grants access to a retaliatory attack.|
|Reflexive Strike||½||Physical. Deliver a massive kick that knocks enemies down.|
|Distracting Daggers||1||Physical. Fire a dazing dagger at your enemy. If this ability interrupts a skill, that skill's recharge is increased.|
|Fist Flurry||1||16||Physical. Strike your enemy multiple times. If all attacks hit, gain access to Palm Strike.|
|Palm Strike||½||Physical. Strike your foe once to deal massive damage and stun them, marking your target with a Pulmonary Impact.|
|Impairing Daggers||½||15||Physical. Fling multiple daggers at a single enemy, inflicting conditions.|
|Impact Strike||½||25||Physical. Strike your enemy and stun them.|
|Uppercut||¾||Deal a heavy blow with your fist, sending enemies flying.|
|Finishing Blow||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 physical skills. Your maximum endurance threshold is increased.|
|Major Adept||Marauder's Resilience||Gain vitality based on a portion of your power. Damage is decreased from foes within the range threshold.|
|Major Adept||Escapist's Fortitude||1||Gain health when you successfully evade an attack. Remove a condition whenever you evade an attack.|
|Major Adept||Brawler's Tenacity||Physical skills grant endurance when activated.|
|Minor Master||Weakening Strikes||Your next attack after dodging causes weakness to foes struck. Weakened enemies deal less damage to you, and you deal increased strike damage to them.|
|Major Master||Staff Master||While wielding a staff, gain endurance for each initiative point spent. Gain bonus power, which is increased when wielding a staff.|
|Major Master||Havoc Specialist||Strike damage dealt increases based on endurance that is missing.|
|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.|
|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 when 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. Gain increased strike damage for a period of time after you dodge.|
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
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 Heart of Maguuma jungle. Daredevils are thieves who specialize in evasion, physical hand-to-hand combat and the usage of staves. They are a death machine, constantly roaming the battlefield in search of their next prey who they then crush and press the fight forward to the end as their tireless staves and fists fly true.
- Promotional material
- Specializations: Adept Daredevil — Begin training the thief's daredevil elite specialization. (5)
- Specializations: Master Daredevil — Completely train the thief's daredevil elite specialization. (10)
- Specialization Collections: Bo — Collect these 14 items and skins to receive the daredevil's staff, Bo. (3)
- The profession mechanic skill Swipe, replacing Steal, was introduced with the April 23, 2019 game update and removed with February 14, 2023 game update.