Deadly Arts

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"Would you like a taste of poison?"

Deadly arts focuses on the application and enhancement of the poison condition as well as increasing damage dealt from other sources. It also offers various improvements to stealing, which can further broaden offensive options.

— In-game description

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Deadly Arts is a core specialization for the thief that focuses on improving daggers, poison and stealing.

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Serpent's Touch.png Serpent's Touch Stealing inflicts poison. While in the downed state, your attacks apply poison.
Major Adept Dagger Training.png Dagger Training Gain bonus power, which is increased when wielding a dagger.
Major Adept Mug.png Mug Deal damage and gain life when stealing. This attack cannot critically hit enemies.
Major Adept Deadly Ambition.png Deadly Ambition Inflict poison when striking a foe with a dual wield attack. Gain increased condition damage.
Applies poison once per attack use.
Minor Master Lotus Poison.png Lotus Poison 10 Weaken targets when you poison them.
Major Master Even the Odds.png Even the Odds Apply vulnerability when you steal. Gain might when you hit with a stealth attack.
Major Master Panic Strike.png Panic Strike 20 Immobilizing a foe poisons them. Striking a foe below the health threshold immobilizes them.
Major Master Revealed Training.png Revealed Training Gain power, then gain extra power while you are revealed.
Minor Grandmaster Exposed Weakness.png Exposed Weakness Deal increased strike damage to your target for each unique condition on them.
Major Grandmaster Potent Poison.png Potent Poison Poison you inflict has increased damage and duration. Other Deadly Arts traits apply additional stacks of poison.
Major Grandmaster Improvisation.png Improvisation 15 Use stolen skills twice. Reduce the cooldown of all equipped utility skills when you steal.
Cooldown effect will only trigger if all utility slots are filled and if at least one of your active utility skills is on cooldown. Does not affect inactive sequence skills.
Major Grandmaster Executioner.png Executioner Deal increased strike damage when your target is below the health threshold.
See also: List of thief traits