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Death's Retreat

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PvP Menu Bar icon.pngWvW Menu Bar icon.png This skill has a PvP and WvW version — see Death's Retreat (PvP).
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Death's Retreat

4 Initiative  0.25¼ Activation time  

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Deadeye tango icon 20px.png Deadeye
Weapon slot 4
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Shadowstep away from your target and lose conditions. Poisons foes at your starting location.

 Damage.png Damage: 127 (0.3)?
 Poison.png Poison (8s): 268 Damage, -33% Healing Effectiveness
 Miscellaneous effect.png Conditions Removed: 1
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 180
 Miscellaneous effect.png Distance: 600
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Leap

— In-game description [?]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 12, 2017
  • Reduced initiative cost of this skill from 5 to 4 in PvE only.
  • Poison has been adjusted from 2 stacks for 4 seconds to 1 stack for 8 seconds.
November 07, 2017
  • Updated the description to indicate that this skill shadowsteps away from your current target.
  • Improved the reliability of shadowstep in areas with complex terrain.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Death's Retreat has been added to the game.