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Disambig icon.png This article is about rifle skill 1 for non-deadeye elite specialization thieves whilst stealthed. For the deadeye version, see Malicious Death's Judgment.

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Death's Judgment

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
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Stealth Attack
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0.5½ Activation time  1 Recharge time  
Death's Judgment

Stealth Attack. Reveal yourself and fire a powerful shot at your target.

Damage.png Damage: 1,126 (2.67)?
Damage.png Damage: 565 (1.339)?
Revealed.png Revealed (3s): You cannot stealth
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.png Range: 1,500

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Specter Specter


  • Requires Weaponmaster Training from Secrets of the Obscure logo.pngSecrets of the Obscure.
  • Unlike Malicious Death's Judgment, Death's Judgment cannot be cast while moving. The player will be forcefully knelt during its casting time.
  • Despite referring to "Unmarked Foes", this attack will deal reduced damage only to foes that are not "selected" as the shot is fired.
    • It will also pierce those, but not the selected target.
    • If no target is selected, it will pierce the first 4 foes hit.[verification requested]
  • The character will occasionally shout out one of the following lines when using this skill.
    • This is the end.
    • Death comes on swift wings.
    • It's too late to run.
    • One shot, one kill.
    • Taking the shot.
    • Your spirit is mine.
    • One more for the Mists.


Version History[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 22, 2023 Secrets of the Obscure release:
  • Death's Judgment has been added to the game.
  • Increased power coefficient from 1.65 to 2.67 in PvE and from 1.11 to 1.339 in PvP and WvW.
June 27, 2023
  • Death's Judgment was available during the beta event.