Infiltrator's Strike

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Infiltrator's Strike.png

Infiltrator's Strike

3 Initiative  
Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Main hand sword
Weapon slot 2
Infiltrator's Strike.png → Infiltrator's Return.png
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Shadowstep to a foe and strike them. Use Shadow Return[sic] to shadowstep back and cure one condition.

 Damage.png Damage: 275 (0.75)?
 Damage.png Damage: 183 (0.5)?
 Immobile.png Immobilize (2s): Unable to move.
 Immobile.png Immobilize (1s): Unable to move.
 Swiftness.png Swiftness (3s): 33% Movement Speed
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts[edit]


  • Infiltrator's Return.png Infiltrator's Return has 15 seconds to be activated after using Infiltrator's Strike to return to original location.
    • If you are out of range, it will move you 1200 units toward your original location.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.75 to 0.5.
July 10, 2018
  • Immobilization duration has been split between game modes and will now use a lower 1-second duration in PvP and WvW while using 2 seconds in PvE.
May 08, 2018
  • The immobile duration of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the higher 1.5-second immobile in all modes.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This skill now grants 3 seconds of swiftness when cast, in addition to its previous effects.
February 22, 2017
  • This skill has been unsplit from PvP and will now use a 900 maximum range.
  • Immobilize duration has been increased from 1 second to 1.5 seconds game-wide.
December 13, 2016
  • The range of this ability has been increased from 600 to 900 in PvP only.
  • Immobilize duration has been increased from 1 second to 1.5 seconds in PvP only.
August 10, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Infiltrator's Return from becoming available when the skill was used in midair.
March 16, 2015
  • This skill will no longer activate if a valid path to the target cannot be found.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Infiltrator's Strike has been added to the game.