Deadly Ambition

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Deadly Ambition

Thief icon small.png Deadly Arts (trait list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
Game link
Deadly Ambition

Inflict poison when striking a foe with a dual wield attack. Gain increased condition damage.
Applies poison once per attack use.

Poisoned.png Poison (3s): 101 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that are improved by this trait

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve this trait

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 27, 2024
  • This trait will now function as expected with axe dual-wield skills.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Condition damage attribute bonus increased from 120 to 180.
December 03, 2019
  • This trait now applies 1 stack of poison for 3 seconds when striking with a dual-wield attack. This effect has no cooldown but can only occur once per dual-wield attack use. This trait is no longer split between game modes.
November 04, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trait to apply more poison than expected.
October 29, 2019
  • The internal cooldown of this trait has been increased from 5 seconds to 10 seconds in PvP only. The stacks of poison have been decreased from 2 stacks to 1 stack in PvP only.
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 [sic], 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.
May 16, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to display an incorrect poison duration.
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.
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.