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Malicious Shadowsquall

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Deadeye icon small.png Deadeye
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngNo related skill available in slot 4No related skill available in slot 5
Stealth Attack
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20.5½ Activation time  
Malicious Shadowsquall

Stealth Attack. From the shadows, unleash a barrage towards your target. If this attack hits your mark, it consumes all malice and increases the duration of poison it applies

Skill fact text only icon.pngEnemy target: Inflict conditions.
Damage.png Damage: 73 (0.2)?
Poisoned.png Poison (3s): 101 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Hits: 8
Miscellaneous effect.png Duration Bonus per Stack: 20%
Miscellaneous effect.png Duration Bonus per Stack: 25%
Skill fact text only icon.pngAlly target: Heal your target and grant boons.
Healing.png Healing: 522
Regeneration.png Regen (20.5½s): 325 Heal
Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Impacts: 8
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Deadeye Deadeye

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
September 26, 2023
  • Reduced bonus poison duration per stack of malice from 25% to 20% in PvE only.
August 22, 2023 Secrets of the Obscure release:
  • Added into the game
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Malicious Intent from interacting properly with Malicious Shadowsquall.
June 27, 2023
  • Malicious Shadowsquall was available during the beta event.