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Debilitating Arc

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Debilitating Arc

4 Initiative
5 Initiative
Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Daredevil tango icon 20px.png Daredevil
Weapon slot 3
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Strike enemies in front of you and roll backward, breaking immobilizing effects.

 Damage.png Damage: 404 (1.0)?
 Damage.png Damage: 202 (0.5)?
 Crippled.png Cripple (6s): -50% Movement Speed
 Immobile.png Condition Removed
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Miscellaneous effect.png Distance: 400
 Evade.png Evade: 0.5½ seconds

— In-game description [?]


  • The evade will occur even if a foe is not struck with the skill.
  • If you jump shortly after using the skill, you will roll backward midair. This does not change the distance traveled.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.5. WvW will now use the PvP initiative cost of 5.
December 03, 2019
  • Reduced initiative cost from 6 to 5 in PvP only.
October 30, 2019
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from rolling backward when they used this skill while in the air. The initiative cost of this skill has been increased from 4 to 6 in PvP only.
November 22, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the user to gain evasion without paying the initiative cost.
January 26, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from functioning with Assassin's Reward.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Debilitating Arc has been added to the game.