Surprise Strike

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Surprise Strike
  • 3.5m Range
  • Melee Skill
    Skill Type: Melee
  • Strike the enemy, dealing more damage from behind or when Stealthed.

    Critical hits with Surprise Strike are more damaging than most skills.
  • (135 + 1.35 * Melee Offence)% of Main-hand + bonus Damage
  • Cost: [183 at Level 140] Power
  • Cooldown: 10s

General Information

Class: Burglar

Level: 1

Trait Information

The set bonus Improved Sneak in the Quiet Knife trait tree guarantees a critical hit with this skill when used from stealth.


Tactical Information

This skill does major damage when in position or when in stealth (then it is replaced by Surprise Strike-icon.png Stealthed Surprise Strike) and critical hits with this skill have +100% critical magnitude. This makes the skill ideal to start a fight with, as it enables your Critical Response chain.

The skills Feint Attack-icon.png Feint Attack and Improved Feint Attack-icon.png Improved Feint Attack also change this skill to the stealth version if used within 10 seconds.

In blue line, this skill is replaced by Surprise Strike-icon.png Gambler's Surprise Strike, which has a chance to apply a random gamble.

The Minstrel skill Call to Greatness-icon.png Call to Greatness sets the cooldown of this skill to five seconds while the buff lasts (15 seconds)