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Malicious Sneak Attack

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Malicious Sneak Attack

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Deadeye icon small.png Deadeye
Main hand pistol
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Stealth Attack
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1 Activation time  1 Recharge time  
Malicious Sneak Attack

Stealth Attack. Sneak attack with a rapid fire from your pistol that makes your foe bleed. Consumes all malice when striking your mark to inflict torment with a duration equal to twice the consumed malice.

Damage.png Damage (5x): 660 (1.8)?
Bleeding.png5 Bleeding (5s): 550 Damage
Bleeding.png5 Bleeding (6s): 660 Damage
Torment.png Torment (1s): 22 Damage, 32 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
Duration.png Torment Duration per Malice: 2 seconds
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Trickery Trickery

Deadeye Deadeye


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 30, 2021
  • (Undocumented) Increased "Torment Duration per Malice" from 1 to 2.
June 08, 2021
  • This skill now only applies one stack of torment, with a duration equal to twice your malice, in all game modes.
May 25, 2021
  • Reduced applied bleeding duration from 6 seconds to 5 seconds in PvE only.
March 05, 2019
  • Sneak Attack: Increased the duration of bleeding that's applied by this skill from 4 seconds to 6 seconds.
July 10, 2018
  • Sneak Attack: Increased the damage per bullet by 20%. This change extends to the deadeye variant Malicious Sneak Attack.
May 08, 2018
  • Malicious Sneak Attack has been added to the game.