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Impaling Lotus

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Impaling Lotus

Thief icon small.png Thief (trait skill list)
Daredevil icon small.png Daredevil
Lotus Training Lotus Training
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Impaling Lotus

Evade attacks and hurl damaging daggers, dealing multiple conditions to enemies.

Damage.png Damage: 50 (0.1875)?
Damage.png Damage: 17 (0.0625)?
Bleeding.png Bleeding (10s): 220 Damage
Bleeding.png Bleeding (10.5½s): 33 Damage
Torment.png Torment (6s): 132 Damage, 191 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
Torment.png Torment (10.5½s): 33 Damage, 48 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
Crippled.png Cripple (3s): -50% Movement Speed
Crippled.png Cripple (1s): -50% Movement Speed
Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Impacts: 3
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
Radius.png Missile Radius: 360
Miscellaneous effect.png Distance Traveled: 300
Miscellaneous effect.png Combat Only
Evade.png Evade: 0.75¾ seconds
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Whirl

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Acrobatics Acrobatics

Trickery Trickery

Daredevil Daredevil


  • This ability can target and hit stealthed enemies.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.1875 to 0.0625. Reduced bleeding duration from 4 seconds to 1.5 seconds. Reduced torment duration from 4 seconds to 1.5 seconds. Increased bonus condition damage from 10% to 15%.
July 10, 2018
  • The PvP and WvW version of the effects for this trait have been modified, with bleeding duration being reduced from 5 seconds to 4 seconds.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Impaling Lotus: Reduced duration of conditions applied by this skill by 50% in PvP and WvW.
November 17, 2015
  • Lotus Training - Impaling Lotus: Fixed a bug that caused this trait to fire the attack when the thief was out of combat.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Impaling Lotus has been added to the game.