Flanking Strike

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the dual wield skill. For the spear skill that previously had the same name, see Flanking Dive.
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Flanking Strike

4 Initiative  0.5½ Activation time  

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Main hand sword
Off hand dagger
Weapon slot 3
Dual Wield
Activ. type
Flanking Strike.png
Larcenous Strike.png
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Dual Wield. Evade and stab your foe.

 Damage.png Damage: 293 (0.8)?
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Evade.png Evade: 0.5½ seconds
 Range.png Range: 130
 Miscellaneous effect.png Unblockable

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts[edit]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This attack is now unblockable.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • All skills categorized as dual-wield have received a 5% damage increase.
  • Movement-speed adjustments no longer affect the intended travel distance.
September 09, 2014
  • This skill now must successfully hit a target before giving the thief access to Larcenous Strike.
  • Initiative cost has been increased to 4.
April 15, 2014
  • Updated the skill facts to show the bonus damage from Combined Training.
August 20, 2013
  • Removed a redundant damage fact.
April 30, 2013
  • Now evades and delivers one strike instead of delivering two attacks.
  • Removed boon removal.
  • Reduced initiative cost from 4 to 3.
  • Now toggles for 5 seconds to a second skill, Larcenous Strike, if the attack hits an enemy.
  • Improved reliability of flanking strike.
October 22, 2012
  • This skill's first attack is now unblockable.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Flanking Strike has been added to the game.