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Assassin's Shroud
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Legend says that the robes called the Assassin's Shroud were modeled on the accursed garb of the man who struck down the Blind Prophet of Sol centuries ago. Many disagree, noting that a woman killed the Prophet, but whatever its origin, the Shroud bestows more lethal and faster attacks, and gives one the power to fade into shadows and disappear.
Location Icon Protective.png Protective
Type Filter Damage.png Damage
Filter Attack Speed.png Attack Speed
Filter Mobility.png Mobility
Filter Activatable.png Activatable
Stats +30 Damage
+10 Attack Speed
Cost 3200 (1200)
Components Item Builds into
Broadsword (1200)
Steamstaff (800)
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Genjuro (6200)


When activated, applies Stealth to self for 11 seconds.


Mana Cost: 50
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Applies Assassin's Stealth to self for 11 seconds.

Assassin's Stealth Effects
+15% Movement Speed
Stealth with 0.5 second fade time
Next attack deals an additional 125 damage

  • Bonus attack damage from Assassin's Stealth is added to your attack damage.


Version 4.1.0

  • Mana Cost reduced from 75 to 50.

Version 3.8.0

  • Recipe cost decreased from 3300 Gold.png to 3200 Gold.png.
  • Damage decreased from 40 to 30.
  • Movespeed bonus while stealthed decreased from +20% to +15%.

Version 3.6.0

  • Duration increased from 9 to 11 seconds
  • Cooldown increased from 18 to 20 seconds

Version 2.0.23

Version 2.0.17

Version 0.1.51

  • Assassin's Shroud now breaks stealth when a spell finishes casting, not when it starts.

Version 0.1.42

  • No longer interrupts channeling.

Version 0.1.37

  • Now grants 125 bonus damage when attacking out of Stealth.
  • Recipe changed to include a Bastard Sword.jpg Bastard Sword instead of a Warhammer.jpg Warhammer.
    • Total cost reduced to 3400 Gold.png from 3600 Gold.png.
  • Cooldown decreased to 18 seconds from 20 seconds.

Version 0.1.34

  • Assassin's Shroud will now dispel on ranged heroes when the projectile is spawned, rather than at the very start of the attack animation.


Basic Items Icon Supplies.png Supplies Icon Accessories.png Accessories Icon Weapons.png Weapons Icon Relics.png Relics Icon Legendary.png Legendary
Recipe Items Icon Initiation.png Initiation Icon Supportive.png Supportive Icon Protective.png Protective Icon Combative.png Combative Icon Morph Attack.png Morph Attack
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Assassin's Shroud
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