Vital Shot

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Vital Shot

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Main hand pistol
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0.5½ Activation time  
Vital Shot

Bleed your foe with a shot to the vitals.

Damage.png Damage: 211 (0.575)?
Damage.png Damage: 140 (0.383)?
Bleeding.png Bleeding (6s): 132 Damage
Bleeding.png Bleeding (4s): 88 Damage
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

Trickery Trickery


  • Attack speed is approximately 0.68 seconds per attack, or 1.47 attacks per second.
  • While the thief is stealthed, this skill is replaced with Sneak Attack.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 28, 2023
  • Increased the bleeding duration from 4 seconds to 6 seconds in PvE only.
August 31, 2021
  • Fixed a bug that had unintentionally reduced the casting time of this skill by 0.2 seconds.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Updated the icon of this skill.
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.575 to 0.383.
October 18, 2016
  • Increased damage by 15%.
April 19, 2016
  • Reduced the aftercast delay of this skill by 0.6 seconds.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Fixed a bug that caused this ability to gain increased attack range when traited with Ankle Shots.
September 29, 2015
  • Increased damage by 24%.
October 21, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this ability from functioning with Ricochet in PvE.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Vital Shot has been added to the game.