Build

Thief - D/P Roamer

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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

Ascended Head (Medium).pngMarauder's Insignia.png
Ascended Shoulders (Medium).pngBerserker's Insignia.png
Ascended Chest (Medium).pngMarauder's Insignia.png
Ascended Hands (Medium).pngBerserker's Insignia.png
Ascended Legs (Medium).pngMarauder's Insignia.png
Ascended Feet (Medium).pngBerserker's Insignia.png
Ascended Back.pngMarauder's Insignia.png
Ascended Accessory1.pngMarauder's Insignia.png
Ascended Accessory2.pngMarauder's Insignia.png
Ascended Amulet.pngMarauder's Insignia.png
Ascended Ring1.pngBerserker's Insignia.png
Ascended Ring2.pngBerserker's Insignia.png
Superior Rune of the Pack.png6x
Superior Rune of the Pack
Healing WvW Infusion.png19x
Healing WvW Infusion

Variants

Stats

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

Sigils Dagger/Pistol

  • Any Sigil to increase sustain and armor-ignoring damage.
  • Any Sigil to increase burst with Your interrupts> (Makes pulmonary Impact hit for 1k more/heals you for 1k hp and improves suvivability.)

Shortbow

Runes

Consumables

Food

Utility

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
Build rating: 65%
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4 Ratings
Bronze Medal - Basic
Elarionus said this build was basic 3 weeks ago

This build still does decent damage. However, with the recent changes to condi, it's starting to become a bit outdated. It still works for burst damage and surprise, but a condi build will do you more good at this point, at least until they rebalance things again.

Silver Medal - Good
Arete said this build was good March 2017

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

Gold Medal - Great
IiDWESTii said this build was great March 2017

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.

1 More Rating
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.