Vital Shot

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Body Shot.png

Vital Shot

0.5½ Activation time  

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Main hand pistol
Weapon slot 1
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Bleed your foe with a shot to the vitals.

 Damage.png Damage: 211 (0.575)?
 Damage.png Damage: 140 (0.383)?
 Bleeding.png Bleeding (4s): 88 Damage
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile (20% chance)
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Critical Strikes Critical Strikes[edit]

  • Deadly Aim (trait) Deadly Aim — Your pistol and harpoon gun attacks now pierce and inflict less damage.


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

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.