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Disambig icon.png This article is about the Shadow Strike chain skill. For the pistol skill without a offhand, see Repeater (offhand empty).



Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Main hand pistol
Off hand dagger
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Dual Wield
Shadow Strike.png → 
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10.25¼ Activation time  3 Initiative  

Dual Wield. Blast your foe with rapid fire from your pistol.

Damage.png Damage (5x): 550 (1.5)?
Bleeding.png5 Bleeding (3s): 330 Damage
Bleeding.png5 Bleeding (4s): 440 Damage
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile (20% chance)
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes

Acrobatics Acrobatics

Trickery Trickery


  • Applies one stack of Bleeding.png Bleeding per hit.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 25, 2021
  • Increased initiative cost from 2 to 3. Reduced duration of applied bleeding from 4 seconds to 3 seconds in PvE only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Undocumented) Classified as a Dual Wield skill.
April 23, 2019
  • Initiative cost of this skill has been reduced from 4 to 2 in all game modes.
March 05, 2019
  • Repeater has been added to the game.
  • Shadow Strike: This skill now grants access to Repeater for 4 seconds upon landing a successful melee hit.
  • Guild Wars 2 Wiki note: The original version of this skill was the no offhand weapon version, the main hand pistol offhand dagger version was introduced with this update.