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Impossible Odds

Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
Legendary Assassin
Impossible Odds.png
 → Relinquish Power.png
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link
5 Energy  
-6 Upkeep
-8 Upkeep
-8 Upkeep
Impossible Odds

Legendary Assassin. Empower yourself with Shiro's incredible speed and destructive prowess, gaining great movement speed and striking foes an additional time when you hit them.
This effect can occur once per interval.

Damage.png Damage: 173 (0.65)?
Damage.png Damage: 120 (0.45)?
Impossible Odds.png Impossible Odds: Your attacks gain a follow-up strike.
Miscellaneous effect.png Movement Speed Increase: 50%
Duration.png Strike Delay: 0.25¼ seconds
Interval.png Interval: 0.25¼ seconds

— In-game description

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Related traits[edit]

Salvation Salvation

  • Generous Abundance Generous Abundance — Heal allies around yourself when using a Legend skill. Heal allies around Ventari's Tablet when using a Legendary Centaur skill. Dragon Facet skills and Ventari's Will cannot activate this trait.

Devastation Devastation


  • If the skill is turned off manually it goes on a 1 second cooldown.
  • If the skill is allowed to drain the maximum available energy, it goes on a 4 second cooldown.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • Increased power coefficient on secondary strikes from 0.55 to 0.65 in PvE only.
August 31, 2021
  • Follow-up strikes from this skill will now work properly on many large bosses, such as Tequatl the Sunless, where they previously had no effect.
July 16, 2019
  • Instead of pulsing superspeed, this skill now increases your movement speed by 50%. Reduced damage of the secondary strike by 19% in PvP only.
July 10, 2018
  • Reduced the energy cost of this skill from 10 to 5. Reduced the energy upkeep of this skill in PvE from 8 to 6 energy per second. Fixed a bug that caused the superspeed effect to intermittently deactivate while this skill was active.
February 06, 2018
  • Reduced the energy drain from 10 to 8 per second. Gaining quickness has been replaced with inflicting a secondary strike when hitting a foe.
December 12, 2017
  • This skill and its associated Relinquish Power skill are now usable in midair.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This skill now grants 10% increased damage for its duration in addition to its existing effects (5% for WvW/sPvP).
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Impossible Odds has been added to the game.