Sneak Attack

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Sneak Attack

1 Activation time  1 Recharge time  
Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Main hand pistol
Weapon slot 1
Stealth Attack
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Stealth Attack. Sneak attack with rapid fire from your pistol and make your foe bleed.

 Damage.png Damage (5x): 660 (1.8)?
 Damage.png Damage (5x): 550 (1.5)?
 Bleeding.png5 Bleeding (6s): 660 Damage
 Bleeding.png5 Bleeding (5s): 550 Damage
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes[edit]

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts[edit]


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 26, 2020
  • Reduced bleeding duration from 6 seconds to 5 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per hit from 0.36 to 0.3.
March 05, 2019
  • Increased the duration of bleeding that's applied by this skill from 4 seconds to 6 seconds.
July 10, 2018
  • Increased the damage per bullet by 20%. This change extends to the deadeye variant Malicious Sneak Attack.
July 26, 2016
  • All stealth attack skills will now have a 1-second recharge between uses.
September 29, 2015
  • Increased attack damage per shot by 25%.
April 30, 2013
  • Skills that must be performed from stealth are now labeled as "Stealth Attack."
November 15, 2012
  • This skill will now only apply the Revealed buff on the first attack that hits an opponent.
October 24, 2012
  • Stealth skills now always apply the Revealed' buff when they hit their target (this update was not originally documented )
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Sneak Attack has been added to the game.