Thieves Guild

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Thieves Guild

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Thief, Daredevil, Deadeye, Specter (NPC)
Training cost
9 Hero points
Game link
10.5½ Activation time  
120 Recharge time
180 Recharge time
Thieves Guild

Deception. Call more thieves to support you in combat.

Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Thieves: 3
Duration.png Duration: 24 seconds
Duration.png Duration: 30 seconds

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Acrobatics Acrobatics

Deadeye Deadeye


  • This skill will always spawn one dual pistol-wielding Thief, one dual dagger-wielding Thief, and a third Thief wielding a sword.
    • When cast as a Daredevil, the sword-wielding Thief will be replaced by a Daredevil wielding a staff.
    • When cast as a Deadeye, the sword-wielding Thief will be replaced by a Deadeye wielding a rifle.
    • When cast as a Specter, the sword-wielding Thief will be replaced by a Specter wielding a scepter.
    • The dagger-wielding Thief is always female, the pistol-wielding Thief is always male, and the third Thief or Daredevil/Deadeye/Specter can be of either gender.
  • When cast underwater, this skill activates in 1 second.
  • During underwater mode, male thieves wield spears and female thieves wield harpoon guns.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 29, 2022
  • This skill will now summon a specter if the player has that elite specialization equipped.
August 07, 2018
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to recast thief summons and have more thieves summoned than intended.
May 08, 2018
  • Reduced the cooldown of this skill from 180 seconds to 120 seconds, and reduced the duration that allied thieves assist the player from 30 seconds to 24 seconds in PvE and WvW.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • The thieves summoned by this skill will now use chatter lines that match their race.
  • Increased the number of thieves summoned to 3.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This ability is now classified as a deception.
September 09, 2014
  • Increased the speed of the ranged thief's unload skill by 20%.
July 01, 2014
  • Added creature descriptions for the summoned thieves.
July 23, 2013
  • This skill now displays a duration skill fact.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Thieves Guild has been added to the game.


See also[edit]