Shadow Strike

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PvP Menu Bar icon.png This skill has a PvP-only version — see Shadow Strike (PvP).
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Shadow Strike

4 Initiative  

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Main hand pistol
Off hand dagger
Weapon slot 3
Dual Wield
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Stab your foe, then shadowstep away and shoot them.

 Damage.png Damage: 116 (0.315)?
 Damage.png Shot Damage: 481 (1.3125)?
 Miscellaneous effect.png Distance: 600
 Torment.png2 Torment (6s): 264 Damage, 382 Damage if Moving
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts


  • There are three components to this skill:
  1. Stabs targeted foe with a dagger attack, dealing damage and inflicting two stacks of torment.
  2. If an enemy was hit, the player shadowsteps 600 units directly away from them.
  3. After shadowstepping away, a projectile attack is fired at the targeted enemy.
  • Dagger Training only affects the dagger attack.
  • Ankle Shots only affects the projectile attack.
  • The projectile attack is not a projectile finisher.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 12, 2017
  • Increased applied torment from 2 stacks for 5 seconds to 2 stacks for 6 seconds.
December 13, 2016
  • The amount of torment applied by this ability has been increased from 2 stacks to 4 stacks in PvP only.
January 26, 2016
  • This skill will now trigger Assassin's Reward correctly, even if it misses.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • All skills categorized as dual-wield have received a 5% damage increase.
April 15, 2014
  • Updated the damage skill fact for the second strike to display the correct damage amount.
October 15, 2013
  • This ability now has a distance skill fact that represents the distance retreated.
July 23, 2013
  • This skill now applies 2 stacks of torment for 5 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Shadow Strike has been added to the game.