Shadow Shot

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Shadow Shot

4 Initiative
5 Initiative

Dual Wield. Fire an unblockable shot at your foe, which blinds them, and then shadowstep to them for a dagger strike.

 Damage.png Damage: 481 (1.3125)?
 Blinded.png Blindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
 Range.png Range: 900
 Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Acrobatics Acrobatics


For the purposes of confusion, this counts as two separate skills.
  • The shadowstep only occurs if the projectile hits the target.
  • Only the projectile portion is unblockable.
  • The Blind will occur before the shadowstep, therefore marks or traps will miss if you arrive on them after the shadowstep.
  • The projectile portion of the attack deals no damage. The dagger portion of the attack deals 100% of the total damage.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased initiative cost from 4 to 5.
January 26, 2016
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Fixed a bug that caused this ability to gain increased attack range when traited with Ankle Shots.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • All skills categorized as dual-wield have received a 5% damage increase.
May 20, 2014
  • Updated the description to specify that only the first part of the attack is unblockable.
May 28, 2013
  • The second half now hits the target more reliably even if the player happens to jump while the bullet is in the air.
April 30, 2013
  • The projectile portion is now unblockable.
February 26, 2013
  • This ability now allows the player to move while executing dagger strike portion of the ability.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Shadow Shot has been added to the game.


  • Through reflection, the old version of the skill was able to "pull" (i.e. teleport) enemies to the original user and interrupt their skills being cast.