Larcenous Strike

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Larcenous Strike

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Main hand sword
Off hand dagger
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Dual Wield
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0.5½ Activation time  2 Initiative  
Larcenous Strike

Dual Wield. Stab your foe and steal boons from them. Deals increased damage if it hits a foe with no boons.

 Miscellaneous effect.png Boons Stolen: 2
 Damage.png Damage: 587 (1.6)?
 Damage.png Damage: 477 (1.3)?
 Damage.png Damage Increase: 20%
 Range.png Range: 130
 Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Acrobatics Acrobatics

Trickery Trickery


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced damage by 15% in PvP and WvW.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This skill now deals 20% bonus damage to boonless foes.
    • This damage is calculated after the boon strip takes place.
July 26, 2016
  • Updated the skill fact to display the number of stolen boons.
April 19, 2016
  • The number of boons stolen by this skill has been increased from 1 to 2. The initiative cost has been increased from 1 to 2.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • All skills categorized as dual-wield have received a 5% damage increase.
September 09, 2014
  • Initiative cost of this skill has been reduced to 1.
October 15, 2013
  • This skill now steals only 1 boon.
June 25, 2013
  • Increased the initiative cost to 2.
April 30, 2013
  • Larcenous Strike has been added to the game.