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Kneel

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Kneel

1 Initiative  0.5½ Activation time  0.5½ Recharge time  

Profession
Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Specialization
Deadeye tango icon 20px.png Deadeye
Weapon
Rifle
 
Weapon slot 5
Sequence
Kneel.png
 → 
Free Action.png
Game link
External links
API

Become immobile and gain access to kneel skills, which have increased projectile velocity. You can still dodge roll while kneeling. Kneel is canceled if you swap weapons or become disabled.

 Miscellaneous effect.png Initiative: 1
 Interval.png Interval: 3s
 Miscellaneous effect.png Velocity Increase: 50%
 Range.png Range: 1,500

— In-game description [?]

Description and skills[edit]

Kneel skills are enhanced versions of the deadeye rifle skills, which become available after using Kneel. Swapping weapons, becoming disabled, or activating Free Action cancels kneeling.

Skill Type Activation.png Initiative.png Description
1
Deadly Aim.png
 Deadly Aim
Kneel 0.75¾ Fire a shot that inflicts vulnerability on your target. Applies additional vulnerability when used against your marked target.
2
Spotter's Shot.png
 Spotter's Shot
Kneel 0.75¾ 3 Fire a bullet that grants you boons and inflicts conditions on your target.
3
Three Round Burst.png
 Three Round Burst
Kneel 1 4 Fire three bullets that grant might if they hit your target.
4
Sniper's Cover.png
 Sniper's Cover
Kneel 0.25¼ 4 Create a barrier of shadows that absorbs incoming projectiles.
5
Free Action.png
 Free Action
Kneel Cancel kneeling and move freely.

Related traits[edit]

  • Deadeye tango icon 20px.pngSilent Scope Silent Scope - Enter stealth when you dodge roll with a rifle equipped. This trait instantly refreshes if you kneel. Kneeling rifle skills and Death's Judgment gain an increased critical hit chance.

Notes[edit]

  • Causes the kneeling effect.
  • Your character will occasionally shout out one of the following lines upon activating this skill.
    • Lock and load.
    • This looks like a good spot.
    • This seems like a good spot.
    • Setting up.
    • Sniper's position secured.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 08, 2018
  • This skill no longer uses the ammunition system.
  • The recharge remains at 0.5 seconds to prevent thieves from unintentionally reentering this mode after exiting from their kneel stance, and initiative regeneration is now increased while kneeling.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Kneel has been added to the game.