Smoke Screen

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Smoke Screen

Not available underwater  0.5½ Activation time  25 Recharge time  Hero point  

Profession
Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Slot
Utility
Type
Deception
Game link
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Deception. Create a smoke screen that blocks missiles and blinds foes.

 Blinded.png Blindness (1s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Miscellaneous effect.png Blocks Missiles
 Duration.png Smoke Screen Duration: 7 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Combo.png Combo Field: Smoke
 Miscellaneous effect.png Unblockable

— In-game description [?]

Smoke Screen (animation).jpg

Related traits[edit]

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Pulses periodic stacks of 1 second blind over its duration.
  • Creates a ring of smoke around the thief.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 16, 2019
  • This skill now creates a ring instead of a line.
April 23, 2019
  • Skills that destroy missiles will now block missiles instead.
May 08, 2018
  • The cooldown of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the lower 25-second cooldown in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the cooldown from 30 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP and WvW.
May 20, 2014
  • Added an unblockable skill fact.
April 15, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused this skill to appear at the target's position instead of the player's position.
April 30, 2013
  • No longer destroys unblockable missiles.
January 28, 2013
  • This skill's blinding pulse no longer follows the thief.
November 15, 2012
  • This skill's height has been increased to help it absorb projectiles.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Smoke Screen has been added to the game.