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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

Blade shift

Blade Shift

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

Requires Dual Wielded weapons.

Damage: Physical

Lucky Hit Chance: 50%

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%.

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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
Basic Tree
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Enhanced Puncture

Gain 2 Energy when Puncture damages a Crowd Controlled enemy.

Skill

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Enhanced Invigorating Strike

Damaging a Crowd Controlled or Injured enemy with Invigorating Strike increases its Energy Regeneration bonus to x 30%.

Skill

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Primary Invigorating Strike

Invigorating Strike additionally grants + 8% Lucky Hit Chance. Hitting a Crowd Controlled or Injured enemy increases this bonus to + 16% Lucky Hit Chance.

Skill

Core Tree
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Enhanced Flurry

Each time Flurry damages a Crowd Controlled or Vulnerable enemy, you are Healed for 1% of your Maximum Life up to 12% Maximum Life per cast.

Skill

Agility Tree
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Methodical Dash

Dealing damage to Crowd Controlled enemies with Dash reduces its Charge Cooldown by 0.5 seconds, up to 4 seconds per cast.

Skill

Weapon Mastery
Weapon Mastery

Gain a bonus when attacking based on weapon type:

  • Daggers: x 5%/10%/15% increased damage to Healthy enemies.
  • Swords: x 3%/6%/9% increased damage.
  • Bows: x 4%/8%/12% increased damage to Vulnerable enemies.
  • Crossbows: x 5%/10%/15% increased Critical Strike Damage.

Passive

Rapid Gambits

Rapid Gambits

Your Evade Cooldown is reduced by 0.5/1/1.5 seconds when you Daze (CC) enemy.

Passive

Trick Attacks
Trick Attacks

When you Critically Strike a Dazed (CC) enemy they are Knocked Down (CC) for 0.5/1/1.5 seconds.

Point required in Concussive or Rapid Gambits.

Passive

Ultimate Tree
Trap Mastery

Trap Mastery

When  Poison Trap or Death Trap activates, you gain a 4% / 8% / 12% increased Critical Strike Chance against Vulnerable and Crowd Controlled enemies for 4 seconds.

Passive

Key Passives Tree
Momentum
Momentum

Cutthroat skills grant a stack of Momentum for 8 seconds if they either:

While at 3 stacks if Momentum you gain:

Passive

Close Quarters Combat

Close Quarters Combat

Damaging a Close enemy with Marksman or Cutthroat Skills each grant a 15% [+] Attack Speed bonus for 8 seconds. While both Attack Speed bonuses are active, your damage dealt is increased by 10%[x] of the total amount of your Damage vs Crowd Controlled bonus.

While both Attack Speed bonuses are active, you deal x30% increased damage against Crowd Controlled enemies.

Passive


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 Uncanny Treachery
Defensive Dealing direct damage to a Dazed enemy with an Agility skill grants Stealth for 4 seconds. Breaking Stealth with an attack grants you 15 - 45% Control Impaired Duration Reduction for 4 seconds.

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

Demon's Wake
(Map)
Scosglen Rogue
Cheat's Aspect
Defensive You take 15 - 25% 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, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Luban's Rest
(Map)
Scosglen Rogue
Energizing Aspect
Resource Damaging an Elite enemy with a Basic Skill generates 5 - 9 Energy.

Ring

Sanguine Chapel
(Map)
Fractured Peaks Rogue

* A dungeon name means the Aspect will be added to your Codex of Power as a reward after completing that dungeon.

Unique Items

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Condemnation

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

Type: Dagger
'Class: Rogue

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

  • + % Damage to Close Enemies

Affixes:



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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: Dagger
Class: Rogue

Description: Hits with this weapon increase your Attack Speed by 4 - 6% for 4 seconds, up to 20 - 30%.

Affixes:

  • + 20% Damage to Close Enemies
  • + 18.5 - 39.5% Basic Skill Damage
  • + 5 - 12% Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies
  • + 14 - 28% Movement Speed for 4 Secs after killing an Elite
  • + 5.4 - 11% Lucky Hit Chance
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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: 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:

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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: Helm
Class: Rogue

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

Affixes:

  • % Cooldown Reduction
  • % Damage Reduction from Close Enemies
  • + % Crowd Control Duration
  • + 2 Ranks in All Imbuement skills


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%.