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Maybe it never coalesced into something brilliant. Maybe it never made it off the ground floor. Maybe we based our better ideas off of it. Basic builds are anywhere from downright bad to just shy of being good enough to showcase. These builds share the widest ratings and can lead to wildly differing levels of success.

Focused on: Aoe and interrupts.

Designed for:


Overview

A Conquest Condi Thief build w/ Trickster.

Skillbar

 
 
Sword/DaggerHealingUtilityElite
Shortbow

Slot changes

Utility

There are 2 viable picks for the optional slot:

  • - Stunbreak that grants initiative. Has synergy with .
  • - Venom that can be used for immobilize when is on cd. Also can be taken as a damage booster thanks to synergy with .


Traits



Variants

  • Unblockable damage. Especially good with Deadshot amulet.

Equipment

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Dagger.png
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Superior Sigil of Venom
Superior Sigil of Venom.pngSuperior Sigil of Venom
Increase Inflicted Poison Duration: 20%
Superior Sigil of Revocation
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Superior Sigil of Revocation.pngSuperior Sigil of Revocation
On hit, remove a boon. (Cooldown: 10s)
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Shortbow.png
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Superior Sigil of Venom
Superior Sigil of Venom.pngSuperior Sigil of Venom
Increase Inflicted Poison Duration: 20%
Superior Sigil of Energy
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Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
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Superior Rune of the Adventurer
Superior Rune of the Adventurer.pngSuperior Rune of the Adventurer
(1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +35 Power (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): +65 Power (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): When you use a heal skill you gain 50% endurance. (Cooldown: 10s)
Carrion Amulet
Carrion Amulet.pngCarrion Amulet
+900 Power +900 Vitality +1200 Condition Damage

Variants

Rune

  • for condi duration with carrion
  • condition damage and great might stacking

Amulet

Usage

General

  • At the start of a match a S/P Daredevil could be sent to capture the node closest to its spawn or possibly far. If someone contested far or near its possible to burst them or win the 1v1, but if you miss the burst or they just kite and re-sustain it may be wise to just leave to save time or stealth up with + and then decide whether to apply pressure or leave undetected. Much of the time however it may be wiser to start out with + at mid or with an ally. After this either establish a good target or keep re-positioning and apply stealth again. When first deciding on a target it is best to apply immobilize with or by spamming since is likely off cool down. If it's safe also apply more condition damage by dodging once or twice or maybe use . Then if you did that correctly they will probably try to use a healing skill which you should make sure you spot in advance and interrupt it- probably with since much of the time you will be at a distance after using . At this point in bursting someone it is usually good to close distance and start cleaving making sure to land for more interrupts.
  • For rest of the match much of the same applies. Make sure to use
    Infiltrator's Arrow Infiltrator's Arrow
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    Infiltrator's Arrow
    Fire an arrow and shadowstep to the target area, blinding nearby foes.
    Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Radius.pngRadius: 120
    Range.pngRange: 900
    for mobility also use or for mobility if you can, by using about face first then casting to send you in the direction you want to travel. Notice has a shorter cool down so that one can be used for mobility at many points, such as when off re-spawn also grants 6 initiative making it perfect for after you burst a target ex.)after you downed other teams dps at mid and want to go decap far node since you saw the person who capped it went mid to help.
  • One of the best things about thief is it's ability to move around the map, do damage at a fast rate, and other unique abilities such as applying stealth or using shadow steps(which help you stomp downed targets). Make sure to do this frequently, namely by- "plus 1ing" team fights, decapping open nodes and on many maps by completing objectives for your team, such as getting an "artifact" on the coliseum map

Stealing

  • is your new steal for Daredevil. This has a relatively short casting range, so it is best used on a target you are bursting. Swipe also grants extra initiative and endurance making it perfect for helping you get that extra bit of dodges or skill use when bursting. Also note it applies 5 stacks of confusion and 3 of poison and it provides a teleport(maxes out at 600 range). The teleport can really help you land skills like , extra dodges or even a stomp on a downed target that somehow teleported nearby.

S/P

  • As mentioned a great way to start fights is followed by dodges and then . This is still good for bursting but is mostly considered a method for poking targets and returning safely(though it is the main method of damage for S/D Condi). Its also possible on this build to do alot of damage from auto attacks, though one of the better burst is on , which when coupled with haste can be done up to 3 times quickly each for about 4-6k burst at least depending on amount of boons. is to be used whenever possible to interrupt enemy skills for decent damage via . The last skill probably has the most uses- 1.) Helping stealth teammates 2.) Applies a great blind field 3.) Combo field can be used with dodge rolls to cast blinding bolts. An example for using in combat could be casting when enemy is blocking(make sure to distarget first) or disengaging allowing the option for stealthing if they move to far or if they want to stay close the blind field will prevent enemies from hitting you. Also an example is swiping on to a targeting while casting then using this cover while dodge rolling or attacking for damage.

Short bow

  • Shortbow is not only a great tool for mobility or for casting stealth. A great fight is often started with , which can even be followed by right over enemies before swapping to S/P. Another way to do dps on shortbow is simply by casting which can stun targets when reaching 5 poison stacks. is also going to be valuable against any targets that have projectile blocking or blocking as it is unblockable. Make sure to take advantage of this and use on targets being revived or trying to make a run while blocking.

Counters

  • Condi clear/ Firebrand
  • Really good necro rezzes
  • Very high focused burst
Build rating - 4 stars
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2 Ratings
2 stars
Hanz gave this build 2 stars September 2019

Fun an workable build, but loses effeciveness rapidly against good players. The main strength of the build comes from being a condi sword build though, and S/D is simply better. If you're ever going to use Pistol Whip for burst then might as well go for a power burst build instead of this.

5 stars
Baescons gave this build 5 stars September 2019

This is my favorite for ranked because it is the most fun and still strong. Trickery adds a whole new dimension to play that anyone could appreciate. So does Pistol, it is really good for bursting and allows you to fully counter such as deadeyes. I’ll also admit the option of playing S/D with trickery is attractive enough to possible push this to a S/X build or even trickery becoming a meta option for S/D. For S/D w/ trickery you will possibly want to play carrion or dead shot since larcenous strike is mostly for dodging not burst. Note: without power shortbow dps is limited to choking gas only