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Blade Shift

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Blade Shift is a Rogue skill from the Basic skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Physical Dmg N/A
+ Movement Speed
- Control Duration
+ Non-Physical Resistances
Dazes (CC)
Cutthroat
Combo Point

'Creates Condition' means this skill creates this condition i.e it could make a target Vulnerable that other skills can take advantage of. 'Exploits Condition' means this skill takes advantage of a condition, not necessarily of its own making. So for example another skill might Stun and this skill could take advantage of that.

Blade Shift Details and Upgrades

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Blade Shift

Quickly stab your victim for 20% damage and shift, allowing you to move freely through enemies for 4 seconds.

Damage: Physical Damage
Requires Dual Wielded weapons
Tags: Basic, Cutthroat

Upgrades

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Enhanced Blade Shift

Damaging an enemy with Blade Shift grants + 20% Movement Speed.

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Primary Blade Shift

While Blade Shift is active you gain, + 15% Resistance to All Elements and reduce the duration of incoming Control Impairing Effects by 20%.

Fundamental Blade Shift Upgrade

Fundamental Blade Shift

Moving through enemies while Blade Shift is active refreshes its duration. After moving through enemies 5 times, your next Blade Shift will Daze (CC) enemies for 2 seconds.


Other Skills that work with Blade Shift

The following skills either:

  • Create a condition Blade Shift can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Blade Shift creates


Blade Shift Creates Skills that Exploit This Condition
Daze (CC) Enhanced Puncture | Enhanced Invigorating Strike | Primary Invigorating Strike | Enhanced Flurry | Methodical Dash | Rapid Gambits (p) | Trick Attacks (p) | Trap Mastery (p) | Momentum (p)
Cutthroat Close Quarters Combat (p)
Combo Points Barrage | Twisting Blades | Flurry | Rapid Fire | Penetrating Shot
Blade Shift Exploits Skills that Create This Condition
N/A

(p) = passive skill


Items that work with Blade Shift

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Blade Shift
  • Create a condition Blade Shift can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Blade Shift creates

Legendary Aspects

Aspect of Might
Defensive Basic Skills grant 20.0% Damage Reduction for [2.0 - 7.0] seconds.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Dark Ravine
(Map)
Dry Steppes All
Aspect of Shared Misery
Utility Lucky Hit: When you hit a Crowd Controlled enemy, there is up to a [35 - 50]% chance for that Crowd Control effect to spread to another unaffected enemy.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Oblivion
(Map)
Hawezar All
Aspect of the Expectant
Offensive After attacking enemies with a Basic Skill, increase the damage of your next Core Skill cast within 5 seconds by [5 - 10]%[x], up to 30%[x].

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Underroot
(Map)
Codex of Power All
Aspect of the Moonrise
Offensive Damaging an enemy with a Basic Skill grants you 4% Attack Speed for 10 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. Upon reaching maximum stacks, you enter a Vampiric Bloodrage, gaining [40 - 80]%[x] Basic Skill damage and 15% Movement Speed for 10 seconds.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction All
Aspect of the Umbral
Resource Restore 1 - 6 of your Primary Resource when you Crowd Control an enemy.

Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Champion's Demise
(Map)
Dry Steppes All
Aspect of Uncanny Treachery
Defensive Dealing damage to a Dazed (CC) Enemy with an Agility Skill grants Stealth for 4 seconds. When Stealth breaks, you gain +10 - 15% Dodge Chance for 2 seconds.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Amulet (+50%)

Demon's Wake
(Map)
Scosglen Rogue
Exploiter's Aspect
Utility You have 20%[+] increased Crowd Control Duration. While enemies are Unstoppable, you deal [25 - 40]%[x] increased damage to them.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction All
Hectic
Utility After casting 5 Basic Skills, one of your active Cooldowns is reduced by [1.0 - 2.0] seconds.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction All
Smiting Aspect
Offensive You have [12 - 20]%[x] increased Critical Strike Chance against Injured enemies. While you are Healthy, you gain [25 - 40]%[x] increased Crowd Control Duration.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction All
Cheat's Aspect
Defensive You take [10.0 - 25.0]% less damage from Crowd Controlled enemies. Whenever a Crowd Controlled enemy deals direct damage to you, gain 15%[+] Movement Speed for 2 seconds.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Amulet (+50%)

Luban's Rest
(Map)
Scosglen Rogue
Energizing Aspect
Resource Damaging an Elite enemy with a Basic Skill generates 4 Energy. Gain 25 - 40 Energy after killing an Elite enemy with a Basic Skill.

Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Sanguine Chapel
(Map)
Fractured Peaks Rogue

* "Extraction" means the Legendary Aspect can be salvaged from a Legendary item at the Blacksmith and it will be stored in your Codex of Power. A dungeon name means the Aspect can also be rewarded for completing the listed dungeon.


Unique Items

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Asheara's Khanjar

When Caldeum's gates closed, Asheara led her Iron Wolves out of the city knowing full well they would never return. Instead they roamed Kehjistan pledging their blades to any who were in need.


Type: Ancestral Unique Dagger
Class: Rogue

Description: Hits with this weapon increase your Attack Speed by [4.0 - 6.0]%[+] for 4 seconds, up to [20.0 - 30.0]%[+].

  • +20.0% Damage to Close Enemies

Affixes: (Item Power 925)
  • +[18.5 - 39.5]% Basic Damage
  • +[5.0 - 12.0]% Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
  • +[14.0 - 28.0]% Movement Speed for 4 Seconds After Killing an Elite
  • +[5.4 - 11.0]% Lucky Hit Chance
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Azurewrath

The ancient runeblade of the angel Izual, Azurewrath was miraculously spared the corruption that consumed its master.

Type: Unique Sword
Class: Barbarian, Necromancer, Rogue

Description: Lucky Hit: Your Skills have up to a 20% chance to Freeze enemies for 3 seconds and deal 450 - 675 Cold damage to them.


Affixes: (Item Power 925)

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Condemnation

"I've never seen such ruthless butchery. He deserves to be be shipped off to die in the swamps with the rest of the godless murderers." - Witness to the murder of Sergeant Walcot


Type: Ancestral Unique Dagger
Class: Rogue

Description: Your Rogue_Skill_Tree#Core|Core Skills deal [20 - 40]%[x] increased damage when spending 3 Combo Points. Your Basic Skills using this weapon have a 30% chance to generate 3 Combo Points.

  • +20.0% Damage to Close Enemies

Affixes: (Item Power 925)
  • +[4.4 - 10.0]% Basic Attack Speed
  • +[14.0 - 21.0]% Critical Strike Damage
  • +[10.5 - 17.5]% Damage with Dual-Wielded Weapons
  • +[12.5 - 19.5]% Core Damage
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Cowl of the Nameless

"He is banished from the Guild, his name stricken from the Book. His punishment is to never have been." - Excerpt from a burned parchment


Type: Ancestral Unique Helm
Class: Rogue

Description: You gain [15 - 25]%[x] increased Lucky Hit Chance against Crowd Controlled enemies.


    Affixes: (Item Power 925)
    • [7.0 - 14.0]% Damage Reduction from Close Enemies
    • [4.2 - 7.0]% Cooldown Reduction
    • +[5.0 - 12.0]% Crowd Control Duration
    • +[2 - 3] to Imbuement Skills
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    Godslayer Crown

    "The Sahptev faithful believe in a thousand and one gods. If it takes me as many lifetimes, I will find and kill them all." - Gaspar Stilbian, Veradani Outcast"

    Type: Unique Helm
    Class: All

    Description: When you Stun (CC), Freeze (CC), or Immobilize (CC) an Elite enemy, or damage a Boss, it Pulls (CC) In Nearby enemies. You deal [30 - 60]%[x] increased damage to them for 3 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 12 seconds.


    Affixes:

    • % Cooldown Reduction
    • + % Crowd Control Duration
    • + # Maximum Life
    • + % Damage
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    Grasp of Shadow

    Dark wisps creep hungrily across these gloves, like an assassin's blade seeking a life to steal on a moonless night.


    Type: Ancestral Unique Gloves
    Class: Rogue

    Description: Lucky Hit: Damaging a Vulnerable enemy with a Marksman or Cutthroat Skill has up to a [24 - 34]% chance to summon a Shadow Clone that mimics your attack.


      Affixes: (Item Power 925)
      • +[4.4 - 10.0]% Attack Speed
      • +[28 - 42] Dexterity
      • +[31.5 - 52.5]% Shadow Clone Damage
      • +[3 - 4] to Core Skills
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      Paingorger's Gauntlets

      Crafted from fragments of Duriel's carapace, wearing these gloves, or being struck by them, causes an agonizing sensation akin to pushing one's hands through a thousand shards of glass.


      Type: Unique Gloves
      Class: All Classes

      Description: Damaging enemies with a Non-Basic Skill cast marks them for 3 seconds. When a Basic Skill first hits a marked enemy, the Basic Skill's damage is echoed to all marked enemies, dealing [100 - 200]%[x] increased damage.


        Affixes: (Item Power 925)
        • +[18.5 - 39.5]% Basic Damage
        • +[4.4 - 10.0]% Attack Speed
        • +[10 - 18] All Stats
        • +[3.0 - 8.0]% Critical Strike Chance
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        Penitent Greaves

        Remorseful devotees of the Cathedral of Light must undertake a grueling pilgrimage, journeying across the frigid glacier known as the Serac Rapture. Only then may their gravest sins be forgiven.

        Type: Ancestral Unique Boots
        Class: All Classes

        Description: You leave behind a trail of frost that Chills (CC) enemies. You deal [12 - 15]%[x] more damage to Chilled enemies.


        Affixes: (Item Power 925)
        • +[10.5 - 17.5]% Movement Speed
        • +[5.0 - 12.0]% Crowd Control Duration
        • [13.0 - 20.0]% Slow (CC) Duration Reduction
        • +[19.0 - 40.0]% Cold Resistance
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        Saboteur's Signet

        "The element of surprise is the starting point. In this moment, be sure to finish it." - Kashya

        Type: Ancestral Unique Ring
        Class: Rogue

        Description: Casting Flurry has a [15 - 30]% chance to release Stun (CC) Grenades that deal [190 - 225 Physical damage and Stun (CC) enemies for 1.00 second. Your Grenade Skills have a 2% Lucky Hit Chance.

        • +10.0% Resistance to All Elements
        • +10.0% Shadow Resistance

        Affixes: (Item Power 925)
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        Writhing Band of Trickery

        The ring shifts and spins on your finger as the forces within desperately attempt to escape.

        Type: Unique Ring
        Class: Rogue

        Description: Casting a Subterfuge Skill leaves behind a Decoy Trap that continuously Taunts and lures enemies. The Decoy Trap explodes after 3 seconds dealing 11,031 - 16,547 Shadow damage. Can occur every 6 seconds.

        • +10% Resistance to All Elements
        • +10% Shadow Resistance

        Affixes: (Item Power 925)


        Paragon Glyphs

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        Advantage

        Magic: Barbarian / Necromancer / Sorcerer

        Bonus:

        • For every 5 Willpower purchased within range, you gain + 1.1% increased damage to Crowd Controlled targets.
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        Chip

        Rare: Rogue

        Bonus:

        • For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal + 2% (lvl 1) - 6.5% (lvl 21) increased Physical damage.

        Additional Bonus:

        • Physical damage increases the damage an enemy takes from you by x 1%, up to x 10%, for 15 seconds.

        Requirements: 40 Dexterity (in radius range)

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        Closer

        Rare: Rogue

        Bonus:

        • For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, Cutthroat Skills deal + 1.3% (lvl 1) - 6.6% (lvl 21) increased damage.

        Additional Bonus:

        • While wielding a Melee weapon, you take 10% reduced damage.

        Requirements: 40 Dexterity (in radius range)

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        Control

        Rare: Necromancer / Sorcerer / Rogue

        Bonus:

        • For every 5 Intelligence (Necro) purchased within range, you deal + 2% (lvl 1) - 10% (lvl 21) increased damage to Crowd Controlled targets.
        • For every 5 Intelligence (Rogue) / 5 Dexterity (Sorc) purchased within range, you deal 3% (lvl 1) - 15% (lvl 21) increased damage to Crowd Controlled enemies.

        Additional Bonus:

        Requirements: 40 Int (Necro), 25 Int (Rogue), 25 Dex (Sorc) (in radius range)

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        Devious

        Rare: Rogue

        Bonus:

        • Grants + 30% (lvl 1) - 150% (lvl 21) bonus to all Magic nodes within range.

        Additional Bonus:

        • When you hit an enemy with an attack that applies a Crowd Control effect, they take x 2%, up to x 10%, increased damage from you for 20 seconds.

        Requirements: 40 Dexterity (in radius range)

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        Impairment

        Magic: Druid / Rogue

        Bonus:

        • For every 5 Intelligence (Druid) / Strength (Rogue) purchased within range, you gain + 1.1% increased damage to Crowd Controlled targets.


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        Pride

        Rare: Rogue

        Bonus:

        • Grants + 25% (lvl 1) - 125% (lvl 21) bonus to all Rare nodes within range.

        Additional Bonus:

        • You deal x 13% increased Physical damage to both Healthy and Injured enemies.

        Requirements: 25 Strength (in radius range)


        Changes to Blade Shift

        Patch 1-3-0, January 23, 2024

        • Damage increased from 16% to 20%.
        • Duration increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds

        Patch 1.2.0, October 17, 2023

        • Lucky Hit Chance increased from 35% to 50%.
        • Enhanced Blade Shift - Now gives the full 20% Movement Speed bonus immediately.
        • Primary Blade Shift - Description updated to: While Blade Shift is active, you gain +15% Resistance to All Elements and reduce the duration of incoming Control Impairing effects by 20%."

        Patch 1.0.3, June 27, 2023

        • Base damage increased from 15% to 16%.