Hide in Shadows

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the skill. For other uses, see Hide in Shadows (disambiguation).

Hide in Shadows.png

Hide in Shadows

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Training cost
2 Hero points
Game link
1 Activation time  30 Recharge time  
Hide in Shadows

Deception. Vanish in stealth and cure conditions. Then gain regeneration and heal yourself.

Healing.png Healing: 6,026 (1.0)?
Stealth.png Stealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
Regeneration.png Regen (6s): 780 Heal
Burning.png Condition Removed
Poisoned.png Condition Removed
Bleeding.png Condition Removed
Confusion.png Condition Removed

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Deadeye Deadeye

Specter Specter


  • The conditions are removed before the healing is applied. Thus, Poisoned would not be able to apply its -33% healing potency effect. Poison applied after activation will reduce the Regeneration boon's effectiveness as normal.
  • The base healing done by this skill is equal to (138 + Level^2 * 0.92).

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 28, 2022
  • Reduced cooldown from 40 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP only.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Increased cooldown from 30 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP only.
December 11, 2018
  • This skill's description has been updated to clarify that it removes conditions before it heals.
July 10, 2018
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to heal for slightly less than the listed value.
May 08, 2018
  • The base healing of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the higher 15% base heal increase in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the base healing by 15% in PvP and WvW.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Fixed a bug in which this skill was not receiving increased stealth duration from Meld with Shadows.
April 19, 2016
  • This skill now removes confusion in addition to its other removals.
  • Increased the duration of regeneration from 4 seconds to 6 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This ability is now classified as a deception.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Hide in Shadows has been added to the game.