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Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Specter icon small.png Specter
Profession mechanic
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  18 Recharge time  


 Skill fact text only icon.pngEnemy target: Steal your foe's shadow, slowing them for a period of time while gaining shadow force.
 Slow.png Slow (5s): Skills and actions are slower.
 Slow.png Slow (3s): Skills and actions are slower.
 Vulnerability.png5 Vulnerability (6s): +5% Incoming Damage, +5% Incoming Condition Damage
 Miscellaneous effect.png Shadow Force Gain: 25
 Miscellaneous effect.png Shadow Force Gain: 15
 Skill fact text only icon.pngAlly target: Grant your target barrier and reduce the cooldown of Siphon. If you are in shroud, transfer your tether to the target.
 Barrier.png Barrier: 1,428 (0.5)?
 Siphon.png Shrouded Ally: Entering Shadow Shroud without an ally targeted will attach you to your siphoned ally. Breaks if you move outside of the range of Shroud.
 Miscellaneous effect.png Allied Target Recharge Reduction: 50
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Acrobatics Acrobatics

Trickery Trickery

Specter Specter

  • Dark Sentry Dark Sentry — Apply Rot Wallow Venom to allies you grant barrier to. Outgoing healing to allies is increased. Rot Wallow Venom effect cannot apply to yourself.
  • Amplified Siphoning Amplified Siphoning — Gain increased shadow force when hitting a foe with Siphon. Grant increased barrier when targeting an ally.
  • Shadestep ShadestepSiphon now grants you barrier when targeting enemies, and it revives allies when targeting them. Shadowstepping breaks your barrier and grants it to nearby allies, proportional to the number of allies affected.


  • Although it lists Vulnerability.png Vulnerability, it does not inflict any.
  • If the target is a miniature, the skill will go on full cool down and activate steal-related traits.
  • Your character will occasionally shout out one of the following lines upon using this skill:
    • "Thanks for sharing." (enemy)
    • "I'll need your shadow." (enemy)
    • "A gift from the shadows." (ally)
    • "Back to the fight!" (ally)

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 30, 2022
  • (PvP only) Reduced shadow force gained from 25% to 15%. Reduced slow duration from 5 seconds to 3 seconds.
March 29, 2022
  • Fixed a bug that caused the incorrect cooldown to occur when targeting a fully defeated ally.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Siphon has been added to the game.
November 30, 2021
October 26, 2021