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===Slot Changes===
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'''Utility'''
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* {{Skill|Grasping Vines}} over {{Skill|Skale Venom}} - this is an option only for '''Sylvari''' players. Grasping Vines has great synergy with Deadly Arts if you can move in range and use it in your burst combo.
  
 
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* Optimal: {{Food|Plate of Beef Rendang}}
 
* Optimal: {{Food|Plate of Beef Rendang}}
 
* Budget: {{Food|Super Veggie Pizza}}
 
* Budget: {{Food|Super Veggie Pizza}}
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* Full meme: {{Food|Plate of Sugar Rib Roast}} - this adds 2 new conditions to your arsenal, {{gw2wiki|Chill}} and {{gw2wiki|Burn}}ing. To make sure this procs, take {{Trait|Thrill of the Crime}} on Trickery for the {{gw2wiki|Fury}} and {{Skill|Steal}} right before doing your burst combo. Ideally you'd steal on the target, but it's also fine to steal without a target just for the boons.
  
  
 
'''Utility
 
'''Utility
* Optimal: {{Utility|Magnanimous Tuning Crystal}}
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* Optimal: {{Utility|Writ of Masterful Malice}} or {{Utility|Magnanimous Tuning Crystal}}
 
* Budget: {{Utility|Tuning Icicle}}
 
* Budget: {{Utility|Tuning Icicle}}
  
 
==Usage==
 
==Usage==
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'''General'''
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* The premise of the build is simple. You want to camp a location while permanently stealthed, set up preparations, and wait for someone to walk into them. Unfortunately mounts made gimmicks like this a bit harder to pull off, but we just have to adapt to them. The ideal camping spot is a place that attracts roamers and forces them to dismount at a very specific location - such as a [https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Sentry Sentry] controlled by your realm!
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'''Making Preparations'''
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* Be sure to proc {{Sigil|Doom}} and {{Sigil|Leeching}}. Just kill something on bow then swap to D/P while still in combat, this should activate these two sigils. These two have no durations and remain active until consumed, boosting your spike damage.
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* Once you've picked your spot, set up {{Skill|Thousand Needles}} and {{Skill|Pitfall}}.
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* Leave the spot and hide somewhere where you can maintain vision of it. Do your permastealth rotation and wait.
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* While stealthed, you're passively accumulating charges of {{Skill|Spider Venom}} through {{Trait|Leeching Venoms}}.
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'''Stealthing'''
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:# {{Skill|Black Powder}} next to a wall, preferably in a corner
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:# {{Skill|Steal}} without a target to proc {{Trait|Hidden Thief}}
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:# {{Skill|Heartseeker}} x4 while holding the right mouse button to make sure you keep facing the wall while doing the leaps
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:# {{Skill|Withdraw}} to proc {{Trait|Concealing Restoration}}
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:# Repeat whenever you're near the initiative cap
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:## Note: once you get ahead in {{gw2wiki|Stealth}} duration, you no longer have to incorporate stealing or healing into the rotation
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'''Killing'''
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* Once the target is where you want them to be, AND they've dismounted, spring the trap! Apply {{Skill|Skale Venom}} then activate {{Skill|Thousand Needles}} and {{Skill|Pitfall}}.
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** Make sure that you're on short bow in order to reap the benefits of {{Sigil|Bursting}}.
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** Optional: start spamming any weapon skill to stack {{Trait|Lead Attacks}}.
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* Sometimes this is enough to get the kill, but if you want to make sure.. {{Skill|Steal}} on them to proc {{Trait|Bewildering Ambush}} then dodge for an {{Trait|Uncatchable}} proc. Reapply your preparations in the area then spam {{Skill|Choking Gas}}. Spring the preparations for a second burst the moment they are ready.
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** Optional: {{Skill|Dagger Storm}} should be used defensively most of the time as the build doesn't really have much else for sustain, but it could also be used in Choking Gas to stack dozens of stacks of {{gw2wiki|Poison}} in AoE for more burst.
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==Counters==
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* {{gw2wiki|Revealed}} - being denied stealth access is a death sentence most of the time.
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* Mounted players could easily survive your burst.
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* Mass condition cleansing, can't do much against it.

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Focused on: Condition damage.

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Overview

A condition Thief build for WvW, made to set a trap at your own sentry point, waiting patiently in stealth to spring it on unsuspecting victims.

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Short bow

Slot Changes

Utility

  • over - this is an option only for Sylvari players. Grasping Vines has great synergy with Deadly Arts if you can move in range and use it in your burst combo.

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Specializations




Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of Scavenging
18x
Malign WvW Infusion

Consumables

Food

  • Optimal:
  • Budget:
  • Full meme:
    - this adds 2 new conditions to your arsenal, Chill Chill and Burn Burning. To make sure this procs, take on Trickery for the Fury Fury and right before doing your burst combo. Ideally you'd steal on the target, but it's also fine to steal without a target just for the boons.


Utility

  • Optimal:
    or
  • Budget:

Usage

General

  • The premise of the build is simple. You want to camp a location while permanently stealthed, set up preparations, and wait for someone to walk into them. Unfortunately mounts made gimmicks like this a bit harder to pull off, but we just have to adapt to them. The ideal camping spot is a place that attracts roamers and forces them to dismount at a very specific location - such as a Sentry controlled by your realm!


Making Preparations

  • Be sure to proc and . Just kill something on bow then swap to D/P while still in combat, this should activate these two sigils. These two have no durations and remain active until consumed, boosting your spike damage.
  • Once you've picked your spot, set up and .
  • Leave the spot and hide somewhere where you can maintain vision of it. Do your permastealth rotation and wait.
  • While stealthed, you're passively accumulating charges of through .


Stealthing

  1. next to a wall, preferably in a corner
  2. without a target to proc
  3. x4 while holding the right mouse button to make sure you keep facing the wall while doing the leaps
  4. to proc
  5. Repeat whenever you're near the initiative cap
    1. Note: once you get ahead in Stealth Stealth duration, you no longer have to incorporate stealing or healing into the rotation


Killing

  • Once the target is where you want them to be, AND they've dismounted, spring the trap! Apply then activate and .
    • Make sure that you're on short bow in order to reap the benefits of .
    • Optional: start spamming any weapon skill to stack .
  • Sometimes this is enough to get the kill, but if you want to make sure.. on them to proc then dodge for an proc. Reapply your preparations in the area then spam . Spring the preparations for a second burst the moment they are ready.
    • Optional: should be used defensively most of the time as the build doesn't really have much else for sustain, but it could also be used in Choking Gas to stack dozens of stacks of Poison Poison in AoE for more burst.

Counters

  • Revealed Revealed - being denied stealth access is a death sentence most of the time.
  • Mounted players could easily survive your burst.
  • Mass condition cleansing, can't do much against it.
Build rating - 4 stars
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4 stars
Hanz gave this build 4 stars 4 weeks ago

Solid meme build. Don't expect a miracle from it and there are better, more consistent builds out there.. but if you like to troll, you'll love it. Absolutely workable, but this playstyle isn't for everyone.