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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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