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Full Edit after testing in isolating stealth attack traits here.

The traits that work with the NEW stealth attack "splinters" branching off from the "parent" shot of MALICIOUS SURPRISE ATTACK prove that the splintered shots are, indeed, considered NEW STEALTH ATTACKS of the SAME MALICIOUS SURPRISE SHOT.


  • The traits tested to prove the splintered shots are considered new stealth attacks

Shadow Siphoning and Hidden Thief

  • Traits NOT working with the splintered shots are

Rending Shade, Even The Odds and possibly Sundering Shade (it has an internal 1s cooldown so it is difficult to test to see if the splintered shots could ever be delayed long enough to reach a new target)


I'd like to see the rest of the bugged traits get fixed to work with Malicious Surprise Shot's "Splintered shots."

Rending Shade and Even The Odds SHOULD work with piercing skills like Death's Judgement, a Deadly Aim buffed Sneak Attack (stealth attack on pistol mainhand but only if the ICD isn't effected on the trait.


Rending Shade Issue: In PvE environments everything works fine EXCEPT:

  • Boon Priority is completely different, unaware if this was intentional but it seems everything is inconsistently stripping random boons except aegis, except aegis can be stripped itself if you obtain unblockable effect like baslisk venom.

Rending Shade is not working at all on Malicious Surprise Shot's New Arrows but is working on these minus the bug


Rending Shade works fine on axe but its inconsistently buggy in game modes outside pve. maybe its intentional but maybe its not. Hopefully we can get it looked into.  May be bugged trait-wise altogether in other game modes.


  • Thief Axe issues I have noticed so far:

Recalling Axe with a/p or a/d still reveals u if you recall a stealth attack

Malicious Cunning Salvo is NOT a blast finisher despite the tooltip AND the Update Notes on 27th of February

A/D Harrowing Storm is not a shadowstep as it SHOULD be ruining potential build ideas with relics and such AND does NOT teleport you BEHIND your target as it states. An example of a trait not working with Harrowing Storm is Shadow Savior.


Wiki of Malicious Surprise Shot Bug
Rending shade wiki update


Thanks to Iskarel, Corpse, @Zacchary.6183, @kidbuu.4071 @jschwag.7310 for helping me test them

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Thief axes have issues when attacking certain static "structures", the ones I've noticed and I'm certain there are others:

  1. Chak Gerant eggs. Axe attacks sometimes pass right through with out doing damage. Recall axes completely misses.
  2. Octovine. Axe attacks hit, but do not stack so the Recall axes skill does nothing (Deadeye's Mark can only be applied to the Octovine from certain locations)


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