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Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
Off hand sword
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.png
 → Deathstrike.png
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0.5½ Activation time  10 Energy  
15 Recharge time
18 Recharge time

Shadowstep to your foe and deliver a quick attack, then deliver a second devastating blow if it hits.

Damage.png Initial Damage: 165 (0.45)?
Damage.png Initial Damage: 37 (0.1)?
Fury.png Fury (8s): +25% Critical Chance
Fury.png Fury (8s): +20% Critical Chance
Miscellaneous effect.png Attack Range: 130
Miscellaneous effect.png Shadowstep Range: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Salvation Salvation

Invocation Invocation

Devastation Devastation

Herald Herald

Renegade Renegade

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • (PvE only) Increased power coefficient of initial strike from 0.33 to 0.45. Increased power coefficient of final strike from 2.0 to 2.67.
June 28, 2022
  • Fury: Critical chance bonus increased from 20% to 25% in PvE only.
July 07, 2020
  • This skill now performs a pathing check before activation.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced initial-strike power coefficient from 0.33 to 0.1. Reduced second-strike power coefficient from 2.0 to 1.7. Increased cooldown from 15 seconds to 18 seconds.
July 16, 2019
  • This skill no longer chills or slows.
July 10, 2018
  • The animation of this skill has been changed, removing approximately 0.5 seconds from its aftercast.
December 12, 2017
  • Energy cost has been reduced from 20 to 10. The cooldown has been reduced from 20 seconds to 15 seconds.
November 07, 2017
  • This skill has been renamed to Deathstrike.
  • Activating this skill will now shadowstep the revenant toward their target, up to a range of 600 away, and deliver a strike that chills and slows the foe for 3 seconds while gaining fury.
  • If this attack successfully lands, the revenant will immediately deliver a second attack that deals large damage.
  • The cooldown of this skill is 20 seconds, with the energy cost being 20 as well.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Increased damage by 25%.
  • The fury duration has been increased from 6 seconds to 8 seconds.
April 19, 2016
  • This skill now grants 6 seconds of fury to the revenant and 3 seconds of chill to an enemy when the attack hits.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Grasping Shadow has been added to the game.