Disabling Shot (thief short bow skill)

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Disabling Shot

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Short bow
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
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0.25¼ Activation time  
4 Initiative
5 Initiative
Disabling Shot

Leap away from your foe while firing a crippling shot.

Damage.png Damage: 183 (0.5)?
Crippled.png Cripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
Evade.png Evade: 0.5½ seconds
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Acrobatics Acrobatics

Trickery Trickery

Daredevil Daredevil


  • The leap's maximum range is roughly 240 units.
  • You can use this skill even when facing away from your target.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Updated the description of this skill to better reflect its function.
  • (Competitive split) Increased initiative cost from 4 to 5.
November 17, 2015
  • This skill will now always move you directly away from your target.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Movement-speed adjustments no longer affect the intended travel distance.
July 01, 2014
  • Fixed an issue that caused the character to briefly move back toward the target when firing at an enemy behind the thief.
April 15, 2014
  • Reduced the length of this skill's evasion component from 100% of the skill's duration to 64% of the skill's duration - an overall reduction of .3 seconds.
  • Evasion is still applied immediately upon using the skill.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the player to stop moving momentarily when using this skill on opponents behind the thief.
October 22, 2012
  • This skill can now be fired continuously at targets behind the player without the ability jumping them back toward the target.
  • This skill now also has a cost when firing at targets behind the player.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Disabling Shot has been added to the game.