Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
The Tainted Blade
The rogue's blood gushes forth, coating the edges of weapons with a deadly taint. The character gains a bonus to damage determined by the cunning attribute, but suffers continuously depleting health in return.
The Tainted Blade is a rogue talent from the Power of Blood tree in for Warden's Keep .
Dragon Age: Origins
Talent cooldown is 5s. The Tainted Blade grants a bonus of
5 + [(Cun-10) * 0.2] damage. While activated, it drains
-10 health every 2 seconds. Talent upkeep cost is 40 stamina. In Awakening, this talent drains -5 health every 2 seconds.
Conjuration time: 1s.
Upkeep is in stamina and values vary with fatigue%.
The damage bonuses are determined when the rogue begins the mode; changing equipment while the mode is active does not change the damage bonuses.
While Tainted Blade is running, any additional bleeding damage from Dual-Weapon Expert is also applied to the rogue. An unofficial fix for PC is available here.
BUG: Sometimes when this talent is active while a cutscene is playing, your character may become stuck in a crooked pose. Loading a previous save may fix this. PS3 Confirmed.
See also Edit