Hidden Thief

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Hidden Thief

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Stealing grants you stealth. Deception skills gain reduced recharge.

 Stealth.png Stealth (2s): Invisible to foes.
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description


  • This trait cannot be equipped without also having the minor trait Meld with Shadows, so the actual duration of stealth will be 3 seconds.
Skill Recharge Traited
Hide in Shadows.png
 Hide in Shadows
30 Recharge time 24 Recharge time
Smoke Screen.png
 Smoke Screen
25 Recharge time 20 Recharge time
Blinding Powder.png
 Blinding Powder
40 Recharge time 32 Recharge time
50 Recharge time 40 Recharge time
Shadow Refuge.png
 Shadow Refuge
60 Recharge time 48 Recharge time
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 Thieves Guild
120 Recharge time 96 Recharge time

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 01, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that could cause this trait to activate even if Steal failed.
July 16, 2019
  • This trait has been moved to the adept tier.
  • It no longer increases movement speed while in stealth.
  • Instead it grants 20% recharge reduction to deceptions.
January 26, 2016
  • This trait now grants 50% bonus movement speed while in stealth.
June 24, 2015
  • This trait now applies 3 seconds of stealth rather than firing blinding powder.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
September 09, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused the stealth from this trait to be applied before the attack from Mug, causing this trait combination to always reveal the thief.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Hidden Thief has been added to the game.