Introducing Revenant Legend – Shiro Tagachi


After posting a teaser image earlier this week, today ArenaNet has come out with details about the fourth and final revenant core legend and trait line – the assassin Shiro Tagachi, well known to players of the original Guild Wars. For this legend, they wanted a physical-damage focused playstyle featuring rapid attacks and a darker, more sinister style. Featuring his icon dual-swords, the Shiro-stance revenant accomplishes that.


  • Rift Slash – Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
  • Precision Strike – Strike nearby foes with precision, sending out blades that damage and chill them.
  • Unrelenting Assault – Unleash a fierce attack on nearby foes, shadowstepping through to Mists to foes in the vicinity and delivering strikes. Gain might each time you strike a foe.


Utility Skills

  • Enchanted Daggers (heal) – Enchanted daggers will strike your target as you attack, siphoning life from the damaged foe.
  • Phase Traversal – Step through the Mists to your target and make your next few attacks unblockable.
  • Jade Winds – Call upon the Jade Wind to turn nearby enemies into jade, stunning them for a short duration.
    • There will also be a trait that triggers this skill when downed.

If you pre-purchased Heart of Thorns, you’ll be able to test out this next legend yourself in upcoming beta events. In the meantime, tomorrow’s Points of Interest livestream will feature some Shiro-stance gameplay, so go check it out at 12pm Pacific Time!


One comment

  1. They were pulling out interesting, lesser known / side character legends and I was hoping it would continue, but nope. I don’t want to sound like a hipster, but I didn’t want them to be this obvious. Plus, I don’t particularly like Shiro after fighting him. He’s a jerk.

    I also won’t use him unless I get Impossible Odds.

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