Head Shot

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the pistol skill for the thief. For the pistol skill used during Southsun Survival, see Head Shot (Southsun Survival).

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Head Shot

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Off hand pistol
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4 Initiative  
Head Shot

Daze your foe with a head shot.

Damage.png Damage: 367 (1.0)?
Damage.png Damage: 92 (0.25)?
Daze.png Daze (2s): Unable to use skills.
Daze.png Daze (0.25¼s): Unable to use skills.
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes

Acrobatics Acrobatics

Trickery Trickery

Daredevil Daredevil


  • Though not listed on the tooltip, the Daze effect does 200 Defiance Break in PvE and 25 in WvW/PvP.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Damage multiplier increased from 0.25 to 1.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Increased the daze caused by this skill from 0.25 seconds to 2 seconds in PvE only.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Head Shot has been added to the game.