Shadowstep (mechanic)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the mechanic shadow step. For the skill of the same name, see Shadowstep.

Shadowstepping is a mechanic that allows the user to move instantly from one place to another. Shadowstep skills and traits are mostly unique to the thief, although some skills such as Blink function similarly. Shadowstepping (usually) allows the player to move horizontally as long the position can be reached normally by moving on the ground without jumping. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to be completely unable to use a ground targeted shadowstep skill in certain types of terrain, notably on/around many walls in WvW. Shadowstep skills will not activate if a valid path to the target point cannot be found, except when it acts as a stun breaker. Shadowstepping will also ignore Immobile effects and relocate the player, but will not cancel the condition.

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that shadowstep

Transform skills that shadowstep

Utility skills that shadowstep

Elite skills that shadowstep

Profession mechanic skills that shadowstep

Pet skills that shadowstep

Common skills that shadowstep

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve shadowsteps


  • In the original Guild Wars, there was a mechanic with a similar effect.