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Daredevil - Boon Daredevil

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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Boon support.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

Boon Daredevil is an insanely strong boon support that can provide 100% uptime on Might Might, Quickness Quickness, Fury Fury, Protection Protection, Regeneration Regeneration, Vigor Vigor, Retaliation Retaliation and very high uptimes on Stability Stability, Aegis Aegis,Resistance Resistance. This means Boon Daredevil can upkeep almost every boon in the game, except Alacrity Alacrity; making most other supports redundant. Boon daredevil also deals much more DPS than Boon Thief, at the cost of being less forgiving to maintain boon upkeep.
However, it is extremely important to note that Boon Daredevil only works on encounters where a thief can reliably get the Stolen Skill Detonate Plasma Detonate Plasma. These encounters are as follows:
  • Matthias Gabrel
  • Mursaat Overseer
  • Cardinal Adina
  • Statues of Grenth
  • And Keep Construct, to some extent.

Skill Bar

 
 
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Skill Variations

  • for a relatively weak but continuous healing effect; good if you do not plan on using your heal skill.
  • can be used instead of to function as source of blind and projectile destruction; mainly useful on Matthias and Cardinal Adina.
  • can be used instead of wherever CC is needed.

Specializations



  • Can be taken for more survivability.

Greedy Variant

  • Taking Critical Strikes over Trickery yields higher dps at the cost of a higher cooldown on .
  • When running Critical Strikes, replace your with .

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Thief
12x
Mystical +5 Agony Infusion
8x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Moa Stance Variant

Equipment can be modified to the desired boon duration. Below is an example of what could be run on a very fast Adina when running Trickery and recieving a share.
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6x
Superior Rune of the Thief
20x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
  • Furious Sharpening Stone Furious Sharpening Stone
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    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Power equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Ferocity equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    • Writ of Masterful Strength Writ of Masterful Strength is extremely strong if you maintain over 90% health.
    • Superior Sharpening Stone Superior Sharpening Stone
      Superior Sharpening Stone.pngSuperior Sharpening Stone
      Nourishment (30 m):
      Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
      Consumable
      for a cheap tradable alternative.

Usage

The main role of a Boon Thief is to provide almost every boon at extremely high uptimes. This is done by using on the bosses where Detonate Plasma Detonate Plasma can be acquired.
2 staves are taken to optimize DPS. Detonate Plasma Detonate Plasma can be used while on your boon duration staff, then swap to your berserker staff to DPS. It is recommended to have different skins on these staves so you can keep track of them easily. If swapping weapons is too much to keep track of, you can just play with the concentration staff at the cost of some DPS.
This build is played the same way as Daredevil - Power DPS, but making sure to use and Detonate Plasma Detonate Plasma off cooldown.

Encounter Specific Tips

Dark-icon-raid.png Matthias Gabrel
  • Use to block the shards from Matthias' vault attack.
  • Make sure your teammates are within range of your Detonate Plasma Detonate Plasma.
  • Save Can't find such skill "Detonate Plasma"! Please refer to our skill index. to use after the sacrifice is freed to quickly reapply boons to them.
Dark-icon-raid.png Mursaat Overseer
  • Critical Strikes is recommended here due to the steal cooldown reduction not being required.
Dark-icon-raid.png Cardinal Adina
  • Make sure to steal Detonate Plasma Detonate Plasma before entering the split phase.
  • Trickery may be required for steal cooldown reduction if your phase times are too fast.
  • If the group is spreading out on split phase, have them stay together for boons before splitting up.
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Build rating - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
5 stars
Kurnian gave this build 5 stars last month

Able to share every single boon in the game (alacrity aside) close to permanently. Definetely meta in some encounters.

5 stars
Walrus6390 gave this build 5 stars last month

Boon Daredevil is a very powerful support build as it covers both quickness and might, allowing you to run without a druid. The build is capable of hitting 22k on MO (without Moa Stance), 10k on Matthias, and about 25k each phase on Adina (with Moa Stance).

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