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Sniper's Cover

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Deadeye icon small.png Deadeye
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Death's Retreat.png → 
Sniper's Cover.png
 → Death's Advance.png
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0.25¼ Activation time  4 Initiative  
Sniper's Cover

Kneel. Create a barrier of shadows that blocks incoming missiles. Kneeling while within the barrier allows you to use Death's Advance.

Death's Advance.png Death's Advance (5s): You can use Death's Advance.
Miscellaneous effect.png Blocks Missiles
Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
Combo.png Combo Field: Smoke
Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Acrobatics Acrobatics

Trickery Trickery

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 28, 2023
  • Fixed an issue that caused this skill to grant access to Death's Advance when within the barrier and not kneeling.
December 01, 2022
  • Fixed an issue that allowed allies to trigger Death's Advance by entering a deadeye's smoke field.
November 29, 2022
  • (Undocumented) Can now be cast anywhere within 600 range. Kneeling within the smoke field created by this skill will allow you to cast Death's Advance.
April 23, 2019
  • Skills that destroy missiles will now block missiles instead.
July 10, 2018
  • The aftercast of this skill has been slightly reduced.
May 08, 2018
  • This kneel skill has replaced Death's Judgment in the 4th skill slot for rifles.
  • It creates a projectile-destroying smoke field in the specified direction for 5 seconds.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Sniper's Cover has been added to the game.