Twisting Blades

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Twisting Blades is a Rogue skill from the Core skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Physical Dmg Combo Points
+ Physical Dmg
- Cooldowns
Imbueable
Dazes (CC)
Cutthroat


Twisting blades

Twisting Blades

Impale an enemy with your blades, dealing 45% damage and making them take x8% increased damage while impaled. After 1.5 seconds the blades return to you, piercing enemies for 72% damage.

Combo Points increases movement speed and damage.

Requires Dual Wielded weapons

Energy Cost: 30

Damage: Physical

Tags: Core, Imbueable, Cutthroat

Lucky Hit Chance: 33%

Upgrades

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Enhanced Twisting Blades

Twisting Blades deals x 30% increased damage when returning.

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Improved Twisting Blades

Enemies are Dazed (CC) while impaled with Twisting Blades.

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Advanced Twisting Blades

When your Twisting Blades return, your active Cooldowns are reduced by 0.1 second per enemy they passed through, up to 2 seconds.


Combo Points

Twisting Blade works in tandem with the Rogue Specialization Combo Points. When used together the Combo Points will add the following bonuses to Twisting Blades.

Combo Pts All Ranks Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3 Rank 4 Rank 5
1 +20% Movement Speed x 58% Damage x 64% Damage x 70% Damage x 76% Damage x 82% Damage
2 + 40% Movement Speed x 72% Damage x 79% Damage x 86% Damage x 94% Damage x 101% Damage
3 + 60% Movement Speed x 86% Damage x 94% Damage x 103% Damage x 111% Damage x 120% Damage


Other Skills that work with Twisting Blades

The following skills either:

  • Create a condition Twisting Blades can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Twisting Blades 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

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.

Passuve

Imbuement Tree
Shadow imbuement

Shadow Imbuement

Imbue your weapons with festering shadows. Your next 2 Imbeuable Skills deal Shadow Damage and infect enemies for 6 seconds. Infected enemies explode on death, dealing 40% damage to all surrounding enemies. If the infection expires before the enemy dies, it will deal 40% damage to only that enemy.

Cooldown: 13 seconds

Damage: Shadow

Tags: Imbuement

Lucky Hit Chance: 33%

Skill

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Enhanced Shadow Imbuement

You have +15% increased Critical Strike Chance against injured enemies infected by Shadow Imbuement.

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Mixed Shadow Imbuement

Enemies infected by Shadow Imbuement take x12% increased Non-Physical damage for 8 seconds.

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Blended Shadow Imbuement

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

Skill

Cold imbuement

Cold Imbuement

Imbue your weapons with frigid energies. Your next 2 Imbueable skills deal Cold Damage and Chill enemies for up to 25% per hit.

Cooldown: 13 seconds

Damage: Cold

Tags: Imbuement

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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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Poison imbuement

Poison Imbuement

Imbue your weapons with lethal poison. Your next 2 Imbueable Skills deal Poison Damage and apply up to 100% of their Base damage as additional Poisoning Damage for over 5 seconds.

Cooldown: 13 seconds

Damage: Poison

Tags: Imbuement

Lucky Hit Chance: 33%

Skill

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Enhanced Poison Imbuement

Poison Imbuement’s Poisoning duration is increased by 1 second.

Skill

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Mixed Poison Imbuement

Lucky Hit: Poison Imbued Skills have up to a 30% chance to reduce Poison Imbuement’s cooldown by 2 seconds.

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Blended Poison Imbuement

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

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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 Twisting Blades

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Twisting Blades
  • Create a condition Twisting Blades can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Twisting Blades creates

Legendary Aspects

Aspect of Siphoned Victuals
Defensive Lucky Hit: Damaging a Vulnerable enemy with a Core Skill has up to a 10 - 20% chance to drop a Healing Potion.

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

Leviathan's Maw
(Map)
Hawezar Rogue
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
Bladedancer's Aspect
Offensive Twisting Blades orbit for a short time after they return to you, dealing 20–30% of Twisting Blade’s return damage per hit.

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

Jalal's Vigil
(Map)
Scosglen 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 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

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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.

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Changes to Twisting Blades

Patch 1.0.2d, June 4, 2023