Signet of Shadows

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Signet of Shadows

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link
Signet of Shadows (overhead icon).png

Overhead activation icon

16 Recharge time  
Signet of Shadows

Signet Passive: Grants a 25% increase in movement speed.
Signet Active: Apply conditions to foes near your target.

Blinded.png Blindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Weakness.png Weakness (5s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, +50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
Vulnerability.png10 Vulnerability (5s): +10% Incoming Damage, +10% Incoming Condition Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 240
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description


  • This skill can be used when the target is not in your line of sight. This means you can hit targets behind walls.

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Daredevil Daredevil

Deadeye Deadeye

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 14, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 20 seconds to 16 seconds.
May 08, 2018
  • The cooldown of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the lower 20-second cooldown in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the cooldown from 30 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • The active effect now applies weakness and 10 stacks of vulnerability for 5 seconds, in addition to blind.
  • This skill now requires a target before it will activate.
  • This skill will no longer activate and do nothing if it is cast on a target out of range.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Signet of Shadows has been added to the game.