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Forceful Arrow

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Forceful Arrow is a Rogue skill from the Basic skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Physical Dmg Critical Strike Dmg
Vulnerable Vulnerable
+ Critical Strike Chance
+ Energy
Knocks Back (CC)
Knocks Down (CC)
Marksman
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.

Forceful Arrow Details and Upgrades

Forceful arrow

Forceful Arrow

Fire a powerful arrow at an enemy, dealing 22% damage. Every 3rd cast makes the enemy Vulnerable for 5. seconds.

Requires a Ranged Weapon

Damage: Physical

Lucky Hit Chance: 50%

Tags: Basic, Marksman

Upgrades

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Enhanced Forceful Arrow

Every 3rd cast of Forceful Arrow additionally has a + 15% increased Critical Strike Chance.

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Primary Forceful Arrow

Every 3rd cast of Forceful Arrow pierces through Vulnerable enemies.

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Fundamental Forceful Arrow

Forceful Arrow Knocks Back (CC) Non-Elite enemies if they are Close. If they collide with another enemy, both are Knocked Down (CC) for 1.5 seconds.


Other Skills that work with Forceful Arrow

The following skills either:

  • Create a condition Forceful Arrow can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Forceful Arrow creates
Basic Tree
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Enhanced Puncture

Gain 2 Energy when Puncture damages a Crowd Controlled enemy.

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Fundamental Puncture

Puncture now throws 3 blades in a spread, each dealing 35% of its base damage. Hitting an enemy with at least 2 blades at once makes them Vulnerable for 2 seconds.

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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%.

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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.

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Fundamental Invigorating Strike

Hitting an enemy with Invigorating Strike while you are below 75% Energy makes them Vulnerable for 3 seconds.

Skill

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Enhanced Heartseeker

When Heartseeker Critically Strikes, gain + 8% Attack Speed for 4 seconds.

Double this amount if the enemy is Vulnerable.

Skill

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Fundamental Heartseeker

Heartseeker also increases the Critical Strike Damage the enemy takes by x 5% for 4 seconds, up to x 15%.

Skill

Core Tree
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Enhanced Barrage

Barrage's ricochet chance is increased to 100% for arrows that damage a Vulnerable enemy or Critically Strike any enemy.

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Improved Barrage

Every 3rd cast of Barrage makes enemies Vulnerable for 2 seconds.

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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.

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Improved Flurry

Flurry deals x 20% increased damage to Vulnerable enemies. If Flurry hits any Vulnerable enemy it will make all enemies hit by that cast Vulnerable for 3 seconds.

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Improved Rapid Fire

Gain 15 Energy per cast of Rapid Fire when it damages a Vulnerable enemy.

Skill

Siphoning Strikes
Siphoning Strikes

Lucky Hit: Critical Strikes against Close enemies have up to 85% chance to Heal you for 1 / 2 / 3% of your Maximum Life.

Point required in Sturdy.

Passive

Stutter Step
Stutter Step

Critically striking an enemy grants +5% / +10% / +15% Movement Speed for 4 seconds.

Passive

Agility Tree
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Enhanced Dash

Enemies damaged by Dash take x15% increased Critical Strike Damage for 5 seconds.

Skill

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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.

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Disciplined Caltrops

You have +5% Critical Strike Chance against enemies inside your Caltrops. Double this amount against Vulnerable enemies.

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

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

Concussive

Concussive

After Knocking Back or Knocking Down an enemy, you gain 4% increased Critical Strike Chance for 4 seconds.

Passive

Subterfuge Tree
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Subverting Smoke Grenade

If an enemy is Vulnerable, Slowed, or Chilled then Smoke Grenade will Daze (CC) them for x 20% longer.

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Countering Smoke Grenade

Lucky Hit: Dealing direct damage to enemies affected by Smoke Grenade has up to a 25% chance to reduce its Cooldown by 1 second, or by 3 seconds instead if the enemy is Vulnerable.

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Subverting Stealth

The skill that breaks Concealment makes enemies Vulnerable for 6 seconds.

Skill

Malice
Malice

You deal x 3% / 6% /9% increased damage to Vulnerable enemies.

Requires point in Exploit.

Passive

Imbuements Tree
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Blended Shadow Imbuement

Shadow Imbuement’s primary explosion makes enemies Vulnerable for 2 seconds.

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Enhanced Cold Imbuement

Lucky Hit: Cold Imbued Skills have up to a 40% chance to make enemies Vulnerable for 3 seconds.

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Mixed Cold Imbuement

Cold Imbued Skills deal 20% damage to Crowd Controlled enemies. Double this bonus against Frozen enemies.

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Blended Cold Imbuement

Lucky Hit: Critical Strikes with Cold Imbued Skills have up to a 20% chance to instantly Freeze enemies for 3 seconds.

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Blended Poison Imbuement

Critical Strikes with Poison Imbued Skills deal x75% increased Poisoning Damage.

Skill

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.

SPassive

Key Passives Tree
Precision

Precision

Each Marksman skill cast grants 1 stack of Precision, or 2 if it has Critically Struck. When you reach 4 stacks, your next Marksman Core or Ultimate Skill is a guaranteed Critical Strike that deals x50% increased Critical Strike Damage, consuming all stacks of Precision. This damage is further increased by an amount equal to x15% of your Critical Strike Damage bonus.

Passive

Victimize

Victimize

Lucky Hit: Dealing direct damage to a Vulnerable enemy has up to a 50% chance to cause an explosion, dealing 29% of the original damage to them and surrounding enemies.

Victimize's damage is increased by x 120% of your Vulnerable damage bonus.

Passive

Items that work with Forceful Arrow

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Forceful Arrow
  • Create a condition Forceful Arrow can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Forceful Arrow creates

Legendary Aspects

Aspect of Arrow Storms
Offensive Lucky Hit: Your Marksman Skills have up to a 25% chance to create an Arrow Storm at the enemy's location, dealing 108 Physical damage over 3 seconds. Your Arrow Storms deal 24% increased damage.

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

Howling Warren
(Map)
Scosglen Rogue
Aspect of Corruption
Offensive Your Imbuement Skill effects have 24%[x] increased potency against Vulnerable enemies.

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

Renegade's Retreat
(Map)
Kehjistan Rogue
Aspect of Siphoned Victuals
Defensive Lucky Hit: Damaging a Vulnerable enemy with a Non-Basic Skill has a 4% chance to drop a Healing Potion.

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

Leviathan's Maw
(Map)
Hawezar Rogue
Blast-Trapper's Aspect
Offensive Lucky Hit: Dealing damage to enemies affected by your Trap Skills has a 14% chance to cause an explosion that deals 74 Shadow damage and applies Vulnerable for 2 seconds.

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

Kor Valar Ramparts
(Map)
Fractured Peaks Rogue
Energizing Aspect
Resource Damaging an Elite enemy with a Basic Skill generates 4 Energy. Gain 24.0 Energy after killing an Elite enemy with a Basic Skill.

Ring

Sanguine Chapel
(Map)
Fractured Peaks Rogue
Frostbitten Aspect
Utility Enemies hit by your Grenade Skills have a chance equal to your Critical Strike Chance to be Frozen (CC) for 2 seconds. You deal 9%[x] increased Critical Strike Damage against Frozen (CC) or Stunned (CC) enemies.

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

N/A Extraction Rogue
Mangler's Aspect
Utility Lucky Hit: Dealing direct damage to a Vulnerable enemy has up to a 29% chance to Daze (CC) them for 2 seconds.

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

N/A Extraction Rogue
Ravenous Aspect
Resource Killing a Vulnerable enemy grants you 54.0%[x] increased Energy Regeneration for 4 seconds.

Ring

Shifting City
(Map)
Dry Steppes Rogue
Vengeful Aspect
Offensive Lucky Hit: Damaging a Vulnerable enemy has up to a 25% chance to create an Arrow Storm at the enemy's location , dealing 108 Physical damage over 3 seconds. Your Arrow Storms deal 24% increased damage.

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

Inferno Dungeon
(Map)
Kehjistan Rogue

* Extraction means the Legendary Aspect can be removed from any Legendary item at the Occultist. 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 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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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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    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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      Eaglehorn

      "Scholars have been unable to decipher the runes carved into this bow, however all agree they are related to its uncanny ability to bend arrows towards their targets." - Barrett's Book of Implements

      Type: Ancestral Unique Bow
      Class: Rogue

      Description: Penetrating Shot makes enemies hit Vulnerable for 3 seconds. Every 4 casts of Penetrating Shot will fire an arrow that bounces off walls and scenery and deals [50 - 70]%[x] more damage.

      • +40.0% Damage to Distant Enemies

      Affixes: (Item Power 925)
      • +[3.6 - 10.0]% Critical Strike Chance
      • +[21.0 - 35.0]% Physical Damage
      • +[25.0 - 39.0]% Vulnerable Damage
      • +[33.0 - 47.0]% Damage to Elites


      Changes to Forceful Arrow

      Patch 1.3.3, March 5, 2023

      • Attack Speed increased by 20%.

      Patch 1-3-0, January 23, 2024

      • Vulnerable duration increased from 3 to 5 seconds.

      Patch 1.2.0, October 17, 2023

      • Lucky Hit Chance increased from 40% to 50%.

      Patch 1.1.1, August 8, 2023

      Patch 1-0-3, June 27, 2023

      • Base damage increased from 20% to 22%.