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Poison Tip Strike.png


4 Initiative  0.5½ Activation time  
Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Harpoon gun
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Shoot a harpoon and retreat, leaving a trail of poison.

 Damage.png Missile Damage: 488 (1.33)?
 Damage.png Damage: 121 (0.33)?
 Poisoned.png Poison (4s): 134 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Duration.png Duration: 4 seconds
 Interval.png Interval: 1 second
 Radius.png Radius: 120
 Combo.png Combo Field: Poison
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description


  • The retreating component of the skill only happens after the cast time is finished.
  • This is one of the very few skills in the game that both creates a combo field and interacts with it.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 08, 2018
  • The projectile damage of this skill has been increased by 33%, and pulses of the poison clouds will now deal physical damage at half the original damage per pulse in addition to poison.
  • Its poison duration has increased from 2 seconds to 4 seconds per pulse.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Increased the poison duration from 1 second to 2 seconds.
  • Movement-speed adjustments no longer affect the intended travel distance.
April 15, 2014
  • Updated the poison skill fact to scale with the Potent Poison trait.
December 14, 2012
  • This skill now creates a poison field with art changes to reflect this.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Escape has been added to the game.