Build

Thief - D/P Roamer

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

Last modified: 1 Days ago.

Focused on: Direct damageMobility.

Designed for:

Overview

This build provides high Single Target Damage while still providing excellent Condition Cleanse, Survivability and Mobility, its high risk high reward play style is what separates the good thief’s from the bad, assessing your situation and making sure you know when to dodge or how to react to an incoming attack is the key difference in this.

Skill Bar

 
Dagger/Pistol
Healing
Utility
Elite
Shortbow

Skill Variants

Utility

Specializations

Variants

  • and - this is a more selfish version of Trickery, these 2 traits synergize well with each other (however it's not necessary to take both) as Trickster reduces the CD of Flanking Strikes. Trickster also empowers and .

Variants

  • can be considered for more damage if you are willing to sacrifice some condition removal.
  • for more stealth and more damage. you just have to be careful not to reveal yourself with it.

Variants

For a more offensive approach Deadly Arts can be taken instead of Shadow Arts:

Variants

Equipment

First Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Dagger
Stats: Marauder's
Superior Sigil of Fire Superior Sigil of Fire
5Recharge.png
Superior Sigil of Fire.pngSuperior Sigil of Fire
50% Chance on Critical: Trigger a Flame Blast for area of effect damage (240 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
  • Off Hand
Pistol
Stats: Marauder's
Superior Sigil of Air Superior Sigil of Air
3Recharge.png
Superior Sigil of Air.pngSuperior Sigil of Air
50% Chance on Critical: Cause a Lightning Strike. (Cooldown: 3s)
Second Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Shortbow
Stats: Marauder's
Superior Sigil of Fire Superior Sigil of Fire
5Recharge.png
Superior Sigil of Fire.pngSuperior Sigil of Fire
50% Chance on Critical: Trigger a Flame Blast for area of effect damage (240 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
Superior Sigil of Bloodlust Superior Sigil of Bloodlust
Superior Sigil of Bloodlust.pngSuperior Sigil of Bloodlust
Gain a charge of +10 power each time you kill a foe, five if you kill an enemy player.
Armor
  • Head
Stats: Marauder's
Superior Rune of the Pack Superior Rune of the Pack
Superior Rune of the Pack.pngSuperior Rune of the Pack
(1): +25 Power (2): +10% Swiftness Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20s) (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Precision; +20% Swiftness Duration
  • Shoulders
Stats: Berserker's
Superior Rune of the Pack Superior Rune of the Pack
Superior Rune of the Pack.pngSuperior Rune of the Pack
(1): +25 Power (2): +10% Swiftness Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20s) (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Precision; +20% Swiftness Duration
  • Chest
Stats: Marauder's
Superior Rune of the Pack Superior Rune of the Pack
Superior Rune of the Pack.pngSuperior Rune of the Pack
(1): +25 Power (2): +10% Swiftness Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20s) (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Precision; +20% Swiftness Duration
  • Hands
Stats: Berserker's
Superior Rune of the Pack Superior Rune of the Pack
Superior Rune of the Pack.pngSuperior Rune of the Pack
(1): +25 Power (2): +10% Swiftness Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20s) (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Precision; +20% Swiftness Duration
  • Legs
Stats: Marauder's
Superior Rune of the Pack Superior Rune of the Pack
Superior Rune of the Pack.pngSuperior Rune of the Pack
(1): +25 Power (2): +10% Swiftness Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20s) (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Precision; +20% Swiftness Duration
  • Feet
Stats: Berserker's
Superior Rune of the Pack Superior Rune of the Pack
Superior Rune of the Pack.pngSuperior Rune of the Pack
(1): +25 Power (2): +10% Swiftness Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20s) (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Precision; +20% Swiftness Duration
Accessories
  • Amulet
Stats: Marauder's
  • Ring 1
Stats: Berserker's
  • Ring 2
Stats: Berserker's
  • Earring 1
Stats: Marauder's
  • Earring 2
Stats: Marauder's
  • Back
Stats: Marauder's

Variants

Stats

  • Use Marauder's until you reach a comfortable amount of HP, fill out with berserker.

Sigils Dagger/Pistol

  • Any Sigil
    Superior Sigil of Blood Superior Sigil of Blood
    5Recharge.png
    Superior Sigil of Blood.pngSuperior Sigil of Blood
    50% Chance on Critical: Steal Health. (Cooldown: 5s)
    to increase sustain and armor-ignoring damage.
  • Any Sigil
    Superior Sigil of Draining Superior Sigil of Draining
    Superior Sigil of Draining.pngSuperior Sigil of Draining
    Steal life when interrupting an enemy.
    to increase burst with Your interrupts> (Makes pulmonary Impact hit for 1k more/heals you for 1k hp and improves suvivability.)

Shortbow

  • Superior Sigil of Fire Superior Sigil of Fire
    5Recharge.png
    Superior Sigil of Fire.pngSuperior Sigil of Fire
    50% Chance on Critical: Trigger a Flame Blast for area of effect damage (240 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
    Superior Sigil of Air Superior Sigil of Air
    3Recharge.png
    Superior Sigil of Air.pngSuperior Sigil of Air
    50% Chance on Critical: Cause a Lightning Strike. (Cooldown: 3s)
    for increased single-target burst.
  • Superior Sigil of Bloodlust Superior Sigil of Bloodlust
    Superior Sigil of Bloodlust.pngSuperior Sigil of Bloodlust
    Gain a charge of +10 power each time you kill a foe, five if you kill an enemy player.
    Superior Sigil of Energy Superior Sigil of Energy
    9Recharge.png
    Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
    Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
    ,
    Superior Sigil of Generosity Superior Sigil of Generosity
    9Recharge.png
    Superior Sigil of Generosity.pngSuperior Sigil of Generosity
    60% chance to transfer a condition to your foe on a critical hit. (Cooldown: 9s)
    , or
    Superior Sigil of Purity Superior Sigil of Purity
    10Recharge.png
    Superior Sigil of Purity.pngSuperior Sigil of Purity
    60% Chance on Hit: Remove a Condition. (Cooldown: 10s)
    for defensive capabilities (there is no easy way to gain stealth in Shortbow as there is in D/P).

Runes

  • Superior Rune of the Scholar Superior Rune of the Scholar
    Superior Rune of the Scholar.pngSuperior Rune of the Scholar
    (1): +25 Power (2): +35 Ferocity (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Ferocity (5): +100 Power (6): +10% damage while your health is above 90%.
    for better opening burst.
  • Superior Rune of the Daredevil Superior Rune of the Daredevil
    Superior Rune of the Daredevil.pngSuperior Rune of the Daredevil
    (1): +25 Power (2): +35 Toughness (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Toughness (5): +100 Power (6): Next attack is guaranteed to crit after completing a dodge roll while in combat.
    for ensured crits from dodging.

Consumables

Food

  • Bowl of Seaweed Salad Bowl of Seaweed Salad
    Bowl of Seaweed Salad.pngBowl of Seaweed Salad
    Nourishment (30m):
    Food.png60% chance to gain swiftness when you kill a foe+10% damage while moving+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    is often available. Note, this will not work with many skills like heartseeker or shadow shot, but can work with steal and backstab.
  • Dragon's Breath Bun Dragon's Breath Bun
    Dragon's Breath Bun.pngDragon's Breath Bun
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+200 power for 30s after killing an enemy+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    (cheap alternative).

Utility

  • Furious Sharpening Stone Furious Sharpening Stone
    Furious Sharpening Stone.pngFurious Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.png+100 ToughnessGain Ferocity Equal to 10% of Your Toughness+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or
    Furious Maintenance Oil Furious Maintenance Oil
    Furious Maintenance Oil.pngFurious Maintenance Oil
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.png+100 VitalityGain Ferocity Equal to 10% of Your Vitality+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    is optimal.
  • Bountiful Sharpening Stone Bountiful Sharpening Stone
    Bountiful Sharpening Stone.pngBountiful Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngBoon Duration Increased by 10%+100 Power+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    or
    Bountiful Maintenance Oil Bountiful Maintenance Oil
    Bountiful Maintenance Oil.pngBountiful Maintenance Oil
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngBoon Duration Increased By 10% +100 Precision+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
  • Toxic Sharpening Stone Toxic Sharpening Stone
    Toxic Sharpening Stone.pngToxic Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.png+100 PowerCondition Duration Increased By 10% +10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or
    Toxic Maintenance Oil.png Toxic Maintenance Oil
    Toxic Maintenance Oil.pngToxic Maintenance Oil
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.png+100 Precision+10% Condition duration+10% Experience from kills
    Consumable
  • Superior Sharpening Stone Superior Sharpening Stone
    Superior Sharpening Stone.pngSuperior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 6% of your toughnessGain power equal to 4% of your vitality+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Usage

WIP

Weaknesses

  • Dragon Hunters
  • Heavy Tank-Condition Damage builds eg Reapers and all Dire builds.

Gameplay Videos

  • YouTube:
    Vaxyle WvW roaming thief commentary ep. 1
  • YouTube:
    Guild Wars 2 Thief WvW PvP (Yishis) Outnumbered 5 - Dagger/Pistol
  • YouTube:
    Team Aggression FP Perspective
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3 Ratings
Silver Medal - Good
Arete said this build was good last month

Ok for roaming build but a bit overshadowed by staff builds.

Gold Medal - Great
IiDWESTii said this build was great last month

I have and always will love this type of build. This is just what a thief does. Strike from the shadows. I run this with some variants depending on the situation but this is a great starting point for new someone new to a thief.

Silver Medal - Good
Sadrien said this build was good April 2016

Decent gank thief build but in all honesty thief does not play the gank role in most guilds right now, and you can do just as well at ganking as this with venom share daredevil runes staff builds.