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Deathstrike

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Deathstrike

0.5½ Activation time  10 Energy  
15 Recharge time
18 Recharge time
 
Profession
Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
Weapon
Off hand sword
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.png
Movement
Shadowstep
Sequence
Deathstrike.png
 → Deathstrike.png
Game link
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Shadowstep to your foe and deliver a quick attack, then deliver a second devastating blow if it hits.

 Damage.png Initial Damage: 121 (0.33)?
 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
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.