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Shadow Flare

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Shadow Flare

Not available underwater  Ground-targeted  
Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Deadeye icon small.png Deadeye
Shadow Flare.png
 → Shadow Swap.png
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link
0.75¾ Activation time  
20 Recharge time
30 Recharge time
Shadow Flare

Cantrip. Throw an orb of shadow magic that damages nearby foes at your targeted location. You may reactivate this skill to swap places with the orb. Deals increased damage to your marked target.

Damage.png Damage: 266 (1.0)?
Damage.png Damage Increase against Mark: 50%
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Duration.png Duration: 4 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 240
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadeye Deadeye

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 18, 2023
  • Reduced power coefficient from 2.0 to 1.0.
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 20 seconds in PvE only. This skill now only damages once when used instead of pulsing.
July 24, 2018
  • Fixed a bug that allowed a thief to have more than one flare out at a time.
May 08, 2018
  • This skill no longer scales damage with the amount of malice a thief has and instead deals 50% more damage to the marked target.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Shadow Flare has been added to the game.