Shadow Shot

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Shadow Shot

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Main hand dagger
Off hand pistol
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Dual Wield
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4 Initiative
5 Initiative
Shadow Shot

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

Trickery Trickery

Specter Specter

  • Traversing Dusk Traversing Dusk — Heal allies in the area around you when you shadowstep. Gain shadow force for each ally in the radius. Wells grant resistance on their initial impact.


For the purposes of confusion, this counts as two separate skills.
  • The shadowstep only occurs if the projectile hits the target.
  • Deadly Aim (trait) does not make the projectile portion pierce; the shadowstep will occur to the first target struck.
  • 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.