Spider Venom

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Spider Venom

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Training cost
2 Hero points
Game link
30 Recharge time  
Spider Venom

Venom. Poison foes with your next few attacks.

Spider Venom.png6 Spider Venom (24s): Your attacks poison foes.
Spider Venom.png3 Spider Venom (24s): Your attacks poison foes.
Poisoned.png Poison (3s): 101 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Poisoned.png Poison (6s): 201 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Attacks: 6
Duration.png Venom Duration: 24 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 240

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Deadeye Deadeye


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Poison duration decreased from 4 seconds to 3 seconds.
May 26, 2020
  • Reduced the number of venom stacks from 6 to 3 in PvP and WvW.
December 03, 2019
  • Reduced poison duration from 6 seconds to 3 seconds in PvP only.
August 28, 2018
  • Poison duration has been reduced from 6 seconds to 4 seconds in PvE only.
October 18, 2016
  • The recharge time of this ability has been reduced from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Its duration has been reduced from 30 seconds to 24 seconds.
July 26, 2016
  • When you use a venom skill, you apply the effects to all nearby allies as well.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • All venoms now naturally have one additional charge.
August 06, 2013
  • The buff provided when this skill is activated will now properly display the remaining number of charges.
January 28, 2013
  • The number of uses on this skill's effect will now decrease if an attack lands or if the attack is negated by Blind, Block, Evade, Obstructed, or Invulnerable.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Spider Venom has been added to the game.