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Dust Strike

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Dust Strike

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Daredevil icon small.png Daredevil
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0.75¾ Activation time  4 Initiative  
Dust Strike

Spin your staff in the air, creating a vortex of dust around you that blinds enemies and reflects projectiles.

Damage.png Damage: 726 (1.8)?
Damage.png Damage: 242 (0.6)?
Blinded.png Blindness (1s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Hits: 3
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Duration.png Duration: 1 second
Miscellaneous effect.png Reflect Missiles
Radius.png Radius: 180

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Acrobatics Acrobatics

Trickery Trickery

Daredevil Daredevil


  • The damage seems to be based on 3 total hits of 0.6 power coefficient each, whereas the 1 second of blindness is actually applied 3 times.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 28, 2023
  • This skill now reflects projectiles and strikes foes in a circular area instead of in a frontal cone. Increased the total power coefficient from 0.6 to 1.8 in PvE only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased vulnerability stacks from 5 to 8.
April 19, 2016
  • This skill now applies 5 stacks of vulnerability per hit.
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to strike more than once.
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to blind for only 3 seconds instead of the full 5 seconds.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Dust Strike has been added to the game.