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Malicious Surprise Shot

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Malicious Surprise Shot

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Deadeye icon small.png Deadeye
Short bow
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Stealth Attack
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0.25¼ Activation time  1 Recharge time  
Malicious Surprise Shot

Stealth Attack. Shoot an arrow that bleeds and immobilizes your foe. If the arrow hits your marked target, it consumes all malice and splinters, firing new arrows at nearby foes for each malice consumed.

 Damage.png Damage: 220 (0.6)?
 Bleeding.png3 Bleeding (5s): 330 Damage
 Bleeding.png Bleeding (5s): 110 Damage
 Immobile.png Immobilize (2s): Unable to move.
 Radius.png Radius: 360
 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


  • The arrows created by consuming malice seek new targets within 360 radius of the original target.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 11, 2021
  • Surprise Shot and Malicious Surprise Shot: These skills now additionally apply 3 stacks of bleeding for 5 seconds in PvE and 1 stack in PvP and WvW.
May 08, 2018
  • Malicious Surprise Shot has been added to the game.