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Shadow Gust

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Shadow Gust

Not available underwater  
Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Deadeye icon small.png Deadeye
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  30 Recharge time  
Shadow Gust

Cantrip. Knock away nearby foes with a burst of shadow magic, then stealth yourself. If this skill hits your marked target, they'll be launched instead.

Damage.png Damage: 106 (0.4)?
Damage.png Damage: 3 (0.01)?
Stealth.png Stealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
Launch.png Launch: 450
Knockback.png Knockback: 450
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Evade.png Defiance Break: 382[sic]
Radius.png Radius: 240

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Trickery Trickery

Deadeye Deadeye


The Defiance Break sums up the excluding knockback and launch value to 382 rather than displaying 150 for knockback and 232 for launch.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
August 31, 2021
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused a normal autoattack to queue during the casting of this skill, causing players to use a normal attack instead of a stealth attack afterward.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Reduced power coefficient from 0.4 to 0.01 in PvP and WvW.
July 10, 2018
  • This skill now cancels the thief's autoattack when activated.
May 08, 2018
  • Reduced the recharge from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Shadow Gust has been added to the game.