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"Watch your step."

Trickery offers new ways to manage initiative in combat as well as various augments to the Steal skill.

— In-game description


Trickery is a core specialization for the thief that focuses on use of steal and managing initiative.

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Kleptomaniac.png Kleptomaniac Stealing gives you initiative.
Major Adept Uncatchable.png Uncatchable Leave behind lesser caltrops when you dodge.
Major Adept Burst of Agility.png Burst of Agility Use Lesser Haste when attacking a foe from behind or from the side or when they are defiant.
Major Adept Thrill of the Crime.png Thrill of the Crime When you Steal, you and all nearby allies gain fury, might, and swiftness for 10 seconds.
Minor Master Preparedness.png Preparedness Increases maximum initiative by 3. Gain increased expertise.
Major Master Bountiful Theft.png Bountiful Theft Stealing grants you and all nearby allies vigor. You rip boons from your target and grant them to nearby allies. Grant additional boons to allies if your target has no boons.
Major Master Trickster.png Trickster Tricks remove conditions.
Major Master Pressure Striking.png Pressure Striking Enemies you interrupt are inflicted with torment.
This trait can only affect enemies with defiance bars once per interval.
Minor Grandmaster Lead Attacks.png Lead Attacks Increases all damage dealt per initiative spent. Steal gains reduced recharge time.
Major Grandmaster Quick Pockets.png Quick Pockets 8 Gain initiative on swapping weapons while in combat.
Major Grandmaster Sleight of Hand.png Sleight of Hand Stealing also dazes the target. Reduces the recharge of Steal.
Major Grandmaster Deadly Ambush.png Deadly Ambush Stealing also applies bleeding. Bleeding you inflict deals more damage.
See also: List of thief traits