Shadow Arts

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Shadow Arts.png Shadow Arts is a core specialization for the thief that focuses on survival, defensive abilities, and stealth.

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Concealing Restoration.png Concealing Restoration Gain stealth when you use a healing skill.
Major Adept Merciful Ambush.png Merciful Ambush 10 When you apply stealth to an ally, they heal and revive over a short duration. Stealth yourself and your target when reviving an ally.
Major Adept Shadow's Embrace.png Shadow's Embrace Remove conditions periodically while in stealth.
Major Adept Hidden Thief.png Hidden Thief Stealing grants you stealth. Deception skills gain reduced recharge.
Minor Master Meld with Shadows.png Meld with Shadows Stealth lasts longer when it's granted by your skills. Gain increased movement speed while stealthed.
Major Master Shadow Savior.png Shadow Savior After completing a shadowstep, you are healed. Nearby allies are also healed for a larger amount. Only affects thief shadowsteps.
Major Master Leeching Venoms.png Leeching Venoms Venom skills siphon life from struck foes. Gain stacks of Spider Venom while stealthed. Siphoning can only occur once per strike.
Major Master Flickering Shadows.png Flickering Shadows Strike damage taken is reduced while you are revealed.
Minor Grandmaster Shadow Siphoning.png Shadow Siphoning 1 Stealth attacks siphon health if they hit.
Cannot siphon the same target more than once per interval.
Major Grandmaster Cloaked in Shadow.png Cloaked in Shadow Gaining stealth blinds nearby foes. Blinding a foe siphons health from them.
Major Grandmaster Shadow's Rejuvenation.png Shadow's Rejuvenation Regenerate health and initiative while in stealth.
Major Grandmaster Rending Shade.png Rending Shade Steal boons from enemies you strike with stealth attacks. Striking a boonless foe with a stealth attack inflicts fear on nearby foes.
See also: List of thief traits