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: [166 at Level 130] 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.

Interactions

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)