Deadeye - Power DPS Rifle

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The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good.

Focused on: Direct Damage.

Designed for:


Overview

A power DPS Deadeye build. This build deals massive damage against single targets with , however it is very immobile. This restricts the encounters where it can realistically be used.
Like its cousin Deadeye - Power DPS D/D, this build relies heavily on allies to provide boons and conditions for and .
For similar builds using other weapons see Deadeye - Power DPS D/D and Deadeye - Power DPS P/P.

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  • is worth it instead of in some encounters where high amounts of boons cannot be maintained and you need the extra precision, such as pylon kiting on Qadim The Peerless.

Equipment

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Consumables

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Usage

The goal of the rotation is to maximize your casts at max malice to maximize DPS. In order to do this you need to carefully line up your skills that grant access to stealth to ensure their cooldowns aren't wasted. Ideally you will always be in mode during the fight, not being in Kneel is a significant DPS loss.
The general idea of the rotation is that you use 2-3 times and fill downtime with autoattacks until you are at 7 Malice before stealthing and casting .
There isn't a set order in which you need to use your stealth tools. Simply use a charge of as your first stealth skill so that it is on recharge, then pick from any of the options that you have available:
  • Stolen Skill (f2)
The only rule to follow is to make sure that you don't sit on two charges of for too long.
Notes:
  • and should be used whenever available.
  • Take great care not to break stealth with anything other than or your DPS will be significantly reduced.

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Build rating - 4 stars
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3 Ratings
3 stars
Troupe gave this build 3 stars September 2018

Deals really high damage but has a really impractical rotation to achieve that, probably not worth playing on most of the game's encounters

5 stars
Yetran gave this build 5 stars September 2018

In my opinion this is great build. I can do really great dps on raids and even on WvW. Good job m8

3 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 3 stars September 2018

This build is objectively strong but very very impractical in real raids. While it does have a niche on ranged Deimos (and is one of the best builds if you use that strategy) it's difficult to justify using it anywhere else.