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Thief icon small.png Deadly Arts (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
Game link
15 Recharge time

Use stolen skills twice. Reduce the cooldown of all equipped utility skills when you steal.
Cooldown effect will only trigger if all utility slots are filled and if at least one of your active utility skills is on cooldown. Does not affect inactive sequence skills.

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Profession mechanic skills that are improved by this trait


  • Stolen skills will have two charges.
  • Cannot recharge healing or elite skills.
  • Specter icon small.png Specter does not have access to steal items and does not gain benefits from the steal skills portion of this trait.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • This trait now reduces the cooldowns of all utility skills by a certain percentage when you steal, instead of recharging a random skill.
May 11, 2021
  • The cooldown of this trait has been reduced from 20 seconds to 15 seconds.
August 11, 2020
  • Updated this trait's description to clarify that in the case of sequence skills, only the currently visible skill will be recharged.
October 01, 2019
  • Instead of recharging an entire skill category at random, this trait now recharges one of your equipped utility skills at random.
November 07, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from working with ammo skills.
    • It now restores 1 use to affected skills.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Updated the text description to refer to Stolen Skills instead of Stolen Items.
  • The skill-recharge portion of this trait now has a 20-second internal cooldown.
October 27, 2015
  • Fixed an issue that prevented this trait from recharging physical skills when stealing from an enemy.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Grandmaster tier.
  • No longer increses damage with environment weapons.
  • Added: You can use stolen items twice.
December 14, 2012
  • Now also increased damage with environment weapons by 10%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Improvisation has been added to the game.