Deadly Aim (trait)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the trait. For the Deadeye's rifle skill, see Deadly Aim.

Ankle Shots.png

Deadly Aim

Thief icon small.png Critical Strikes (trait list)
Training cost
5 Hero points
Game link
8 Recharge time
Deadly Aim

Your pistol and harpoon gun attacks now pierce and have increased strike damage.

Damage.png Damage Increase: 10%
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Pierces.png Pierces

— In-game description


  • The damage modifier stacks multiplicatively with other damage modifiers.
Recharge listed has no effect and was left over from Ankle Shots.
Tooltips still show the the damage being decreased instead of increased.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 19, 2024
  • This trait no longer reduces damage and now increases damage from pistol and harpoon gun attacks by 10%.
May 11, 2021
  • Text on many damage-increasing profession traits, runes, and sigils has been clarified to indicate whether they increase outgoing strike damage, condition damage, or all damage, as appropriate.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Deadly Aim has been added to the game and replaced Ankle Shots.
  • This new trait causes the pistol and harpoon gun skills to pierce, affecting up to five enemies but reducing the damage inflicted by those skills by 5%.