Nine-Tailed Strike

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Nine-Tailed Strike

5 Initiative  10.5½ Activation time  
Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
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 → Break Stance.png
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Block your foe and counterattack with a series of strikes. Gain initiative if you are not attacked.

 Damage.png Damage (8x): 736 (2.0)?
 Damage.png Final Strike Damage: 183 (0.5)?
 Vulnerability.png Vulnerability (9s): +1% Incoming Damage, +1% Incoming Condition Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Duration.png Block Duration: 2 seconds
 Range.png Range: 150

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Acrobatics Acrobatics


No initiative is gained from the skill regardless of being attacked or not.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 08, 2018
  • Increased the damage of this skill by 32%, adding 1 stack of vulnerability for 9 seconds for each hit, and increased the number of attacks from 8 to 9.
  • The following Break Stance sequence skill now allows the thief to spend 2 more initiative to immediately activate the attack portion of the skill.
May 20, 2014
  • Decreased the initial multi-hit strike damage by 38% to match the intended skill fact numbers.
  • Increased the final strike damage by 100%.
August 06, 2013
  • Updated this skill's skill facts.
June 25, 2013
  • Increased the initiative cost from 3 to 5.
October 22, 2012
  • This skill has been fixed to properly provide the intended amount of initiative.
October 01, 2012
  • The following profession skills now hit 3 targets instead of 1: Thief Spear: Stab, Jab, Poison Tip Strike, Nine Tailed Strike.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Nine-Tailed Strike has been added to the game.