Merciful Ambush

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Merciful Ambush

10 Recharge time
Thief icon small.png Shadow Arts (trait list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
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When you apply stealth to an ally, they heal and revive over a short duration. Stealth yourself and your target when reviving an ally.

 Healing.png Healing: 130 (0.124)?
 Miscellaneous effect.png Revive per Second: 3%
 Miscellaneous effect.png Revive per Second: 1%
 Stealth.png Stealth (2s): Invisible to foes.
 Duration.png Duration: 3 seconds
 Interval.png Interval: 1 second

— In-game description


  • Although the base stealth duration is two seconds, the minor trait Meld with Shadows will always be present (if unlocked), granting a default 3 seconds of stealth.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced revive percentage from 3% to 1%.
July 16, 2019
  • This trait has been moved to the adept tier. It no longer increases revive speed and instead causes applying stealth to an ally to heal and revive them over 3 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Shadow Arts Adept minor tier.
  • Added: Stealth yourself and your target for 3 seconds when reviving an ally.
  • Added: You revive allies 10% faster.
October 15, 2013
  • This skill now functions with the Meld with Shadows trait for the recipient of stealth.
June 25, 2013
  • This trait now grants 2 seconds of stealth to players and their allies when beginning a revive.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Merciful Ambush has been added to the game.