Venomous Knife

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Venomous Knife

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Stealth Attack
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Stealth Attack. Throw a knife, bleeding and poisoning your target.

 Damage.png Damage: 266 (1.0)?
 Bleeding.png3 Bleeding (8s): 528 Damage
 Poisoned.png2 Poison (8s): 536 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
 Poisoned.png Poison When Downed (2s): 67 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Trickery Trickery

Specter Specter


  • This skill is the only Stealth Attack that does not have a 1 second recharge.
  • It is possible to use this skill twice before being revealed if the distance to your target is far enough or if you have quickness.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This skill now applies 2 stacks of poison for 8 seconds.
April 15, 2014
  • Updated the poison skill fact to scale with the Potent Poison trait.
April 30, 2013
  • Skills that must be performed from stealth are now labeled as "Stealth Attack."
October 24, 2012
  • Stealth skills now always apply the Revealed' buff when they hit their target (this update was not originally documented )
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Venomous Knife has been added to the game.