Deadly Ambition

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Deadly Ambition

2 Recharge time
5 Recharge time
Thief tango icon 20px.png Deadly Arts
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Inflict poison when striking a foe. Gain increased condition damage.

 Poisoned.png2 Poisoned (3s): 201 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
 Attribute bonus.png Condition Damage: +120

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts[edit]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 13, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that could cause this trait to activate multiple times on the same target without going on cooldown.
July 17, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trait to not apply extra poison stacks with the Potent Poison trait equipped.
July 16, 2019
  • Trapper's Respite has been reworked and renamed into Deadly Ambition.
  • Inflict 2 stacks of poison for 3 seconds when striking a foe, with an internal cooldown of 3 seconds in PvE
    , 5 seconds in PvP. Gain +120 condition damage when this trait is equipped.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Renamed this trait to include an apostrophe in the title. Renamed the skill triggered by this trait to Lesser Needle Trap. Increased Poison duration to 10 seconds.
March 28, 2017
  • All traps created by the thief will have a 1-second arm time before the trap can affect enemies.
  • Needle Trap: This skill now delivers a strike.
May 16, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to display an incorrect poison duration.
August 25, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from being affected by the recharge reduction provided by the trait Deadly Trapper.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Trapper's Respite has been added to the game.