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Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Main hand pistol
Off hand pistol
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Dual Wield
Activ. type
Game link
10.5½ Activation time  
5 Initiative
6 Initiative

Dual Wield. Blast your foe repeatedly with both pistols. Gain initiative if all attacks hit.

 Damage.png Damage: 147 (0.4)?
 Damage.png Damage: 99 (0.27)?
 Might.png Might (8s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
 Might.png Might (6s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
 Miscellaneous effect.png Initiative: 2
 Miscellaneous effect.png Initiative: 1
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Shots: 8
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile (20% chance)
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes

Acrobatics Acrobatics

Trickery Trickery

Deadeye Deadeye


  • The damage listed in the tooltip is per attack, not the sum total of all attacks like for most other skills.
  • 1 stack of Might is gained per hit (per enemy, when Deadly Aim is traited).

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per hit from 0.4 to 0.27. Reduced might duration from 8 seconds to 6 seconds.
July 10, 2018
  • Initiative cost and initiative gain have been split between game modes. The PvP and WvW versions will now cost 6 initiative and refund 1 initiative if all attacks hit. The PvE version will continue to use the previous 5-initiative cost and 2-initiative refund.
May 16, 2017
  • This skill now refunds 2 initiative if all attacks hit.
May 03, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to apply 5 seconds of might instead of the intended 8 seconds of might.
April 19, 2016
  • This skill now grants 1 stack of might for 8 seconds when striking an enemy.
September 29, 2015
  • Increased damage per shot by 26%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • All skills categorized as dual-wield have received a 5% damage increase.
September 09, 2014
  • Increased the speed of this skill by 20%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Unload has been added to the game.