Shadow Arts

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Shadow Arts is an assassin secondary attribute.

No inherent effect. Many Assassin skills, especially those related to defense and moving as a shadow, become more effective with higher Shadow Arts.

— In-game description

Shadow Arts skills[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Campaign
Beguiling Haze.jpg

Beguiling Haze

Elite Spell. You Shadow Step to this foe. Inflicts Dazed condition (3...8...9 seconds). 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Blinding Powder.jpg

Blinding Powder

Spell. Inflicts Blindness condition (3...13...15 seconds) on target and adjacent foes. Must follow an off-hand attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Factions
Caltrops.jpg

Caltrops

Half Range Spell. Inflicts Crippled condition (5...13...15 seconds) on target and adjacent foes. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Factions
Dark Escape.jpg

Dark Escape

Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) You move 25% faster and take half damage. Ends if you hit with an attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Death's Charge.jpg

Death's Charge

Spell. You Shadow Step to target foe. You are healed for 65...173...200 if this foe has more Health than you. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Factions
Death's Retreat.jpg

Death's Retreat

Spell. Gain 40...112...130 Health if you have less Health than target ally. Initial effect: Shadow Step to this ally. Cannot self-target. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Feigned Neutrality.jpg

Feigned Neutrality

Enchantment Spell. (4...9...10 seconds.) You have +7 Health regeneration and +80 armor. Ends if you hit with an attack or use a skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Heart of Shadow.jpg

Heart of Shadow

Spell. You are healed for 30...126...150 and you Shadow Step to a nearby location directly away from your target. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Hidden Caltrops.jpg

Hidden Caltrops

Elite Hex Spell. (1...8...10 seconds.) Causes 50% slower movement. End effect: inflicts Crippled condition (1...12...15 seconds). Your non-Assassin skills are disabled (10 seconds.) 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Mirrored Stance.jpg

Mirrored Stance

Hex Spell. (10...30...35 seconds.) You enter any stance used by target foe. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Return.jpg

Return

Spell. Inflicts Crippled condition (3...7...8 seconds) on all foes adjacent to you. You Shadow Step to target ally's location. Cannot self-target. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Shadow Form.jpg

Shadow Form

Elite Enchantment Spell. (5...18...21 seconds.) Enemy spells cannot target you. Gain 5 damage reduction for each Assassin enchantment on you. You cannot deal more than 5...21...25 damage with a single skill or attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Shadow Form (PvP).jpg

Shadow Form (PvP)

Elite Enchantment Spell. (5...13...15 seconds.) Hostile spells targeting you fail, and attacks against you miss. End effect: lose all but 5...41...50 Health. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Shadow Refuge.jpg

Shadow Refuge

Enchantment Spell. (6 seconds.) You have +5...9...10 Health regeneration. End effect: heals you for 40...88...100 if you are attacking. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Factions
Shadow Shroud.jpg

Shadow Shroud

Elite Hex Spell. (3...8...9 seconds.) Target foe cannot be the target of enchantments. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Shadow of Haste.jpg

Shadow of Haste

Stance. (10...34...40 seconds.) You move 15% faster. End effect: return to your original location. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Shadowy Burden.jpg

Shadowy Burden

Hex Spell. (3...13...15 seconds.) Target foe moves 25% slower and has 20 less armor against your attacks. Armor reduction only affects this foe while it has no other hexes. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Shroud of Distress.jpg

Shroud of Distress

Enchantment Spell. (30...54...60 seconds.) You have 3...7...8 health regeneration and a 75% chance to block. No effect unless your Health is below 50%. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Factions
Shroud of Distress (PvP).jpg

Shroud of Distress (PvP)

Enchantment Spell. (30...54...60 seconds.) You have 75% chance to block. No effect unless your Health is below 50%. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Smoke Powder Defense.jpg

Smoke Powder Defense

Stance. (8 seconds.) The next time you are struck, you take half damage and inflict Blindness condition (2...5...6 seconds) on adjacent foes. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Eye of the North
Unseen Fury.jpg

Unseen Fury

Stance. Inflicts Blindness condition on adjacent foes (3...9...10). You cannot be blocked by Blinded foes for 10...26...30 seconds. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Unseen Fury (PvP).jpg

Unseen Fury (PvP)

Stance. (15...51...60 seconds.) You cannot be blocked by Blinded foes 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Viper's Defense.jpg

Viper's Defense

Spell. Inflict Poisoned condition (5...17...20 seconds) on all adjacent foes and Shadow Step to a nearby location directly away from your target. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Way of Perfection.jpg

Way of Perfection

Enchantment Spell. (60 seconds.) Your critical hits heal you for 10...34...40. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Factions
Way of the Fox.jpg

Way of the Fox

Enchantment Spell. (10...30...35 seconds.) Your attacks are unblockable. Ends after 1...5...6 attack[s]. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Way of the Lotus.jpg

Way of the Lotus

Enchantment Spell. (20 seconds.) You gain 5...17...20 Energy the next time you hit with a dual attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions