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Cheap Shot
Ability cheapshot.png
  • Cheap Shot
  • 5 yd  range
  • 60 energy
  • Instant
  • Stealth, Melee Weapon
  • Stuns the target for 4 sec. Must be stealthed. Awards 2 Combo points.
Usable by
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Dirty Deeds, Initiative, Master of Subtlety
Other information
RequirementsStealth, Melee Weapon
Related debuff
Ability cheapshot.png
  • Cheap Shot
  • Stunned.
  • Duration: 4 seconds

Stuns the target for 4 sec. Must be stealthed. Awards 2 Combo points. It is learned from Class Trainer at level 26.

Rank table

Rank Level Energy Cost Cost
1 26 60 54s


  • Can be used as an opening attack.
  • Unlike Gouge, Blind & Sap, damage done does not wake target. That's because this is a true stun and not a "CC" effect.
  • Adds 2 Combo points.

Talent improvement

  • Dirty Deeds reduces Cheap Shot's Energy consumption by 10 per rank. (2 Ranks)
  • Initiative grants Cheap Shot a 33% chance per rank to add an additional Combo point. (3 ranks)
  • Master of Subtlety increases the damage of the opener and all attacks within 6 seconds by 4%, 7%, 10%. While this does not directly affect Cheap Shot, it allows you to capitalize upon the stun to a greater extent.

Tips and tactics

  • Cheap Shot is seen as a crucial Stun Lock ability in many talent builds. Using Vanish makes it possible to use Cheap Shot twice in one combat.
  • To get full use after vanishing, make sure you Cheap Shot as soon as possible since your opponent will see you if you are still in point blank range, note this is possible even with periodic damage if timed correctly.

Patch changes

  • Template:Patch 3.1.0
  • Patch 1.4.0 (patch date:2005-05-05): Fixed a bug where combo points were not always being applied to the target when using Cheap Shot. 

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