Daredevil - Condi Boon Daredevil

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Focused on: Condition damage.

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Condi variant of Daredevil - Boon Daredevil. This build provides 100% uptime on Might Might, Quickness Quickness, Fury Fury, Protection Protection, Regeneration Regeneration, Vigor Vigor, Resolution Resolution and very high uptimes on Stability Stability, Aegis Aegis and Resistance Resistance.

Boon Daredevil only functions on bosses that provide Detonate Plasma Detonate Plasma. Compared to power, this build provides more DPS, but due to its high ramp-up time it's best used on raid bosses with no phases. It also has high toughness, so is not recommended on bosses that have toughness tanking.

Thus, it is likely you will only run it at Matthias Gabrel or Mursaat Overseer.

Skill Bar


Utility Skills

Always keep as it is a significant portion of your damage. If you need to replace skills, replace .
  • for a block and stun break.
  • for extra mobility and stun break.

Elite Skills

  • Use for higher breakbar damage on fights with no adds.
  • Use for fights that do not have breakbars.




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Superior Rune of the Firebrand
Spiteful +9 Agony Infusion
  • can be swapped for a for more reliable boon uptimes. You could also use as a budget option for a minor DPS loss.
  • Pistol is only taken to provide additional CC at Matthias.



    • , or for a cheaper alternative


    • or for a cheaper alternative


Your goal is to maintain and ~11 stacks of while using your high-damage utility skills.


  1. during the cast of
  2. Detonate Plasma Detonate Plasma
  3. Dodge
  4. Use venoms during the dodge animation
  5. x3
  6. Dodge
  7. Detonate Plasma Detonate Plasma (if available)
  8. Double Strike
    Double Strike
    Strike your foe twice.
    Damage.pngDamage (2x): 198
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 2
    Range.pngRange: 130
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    Wild Strike
    Wild Strike
    Strike your foe again. Gain endurance with a successful strike.
    Damage.pngDamage: 302
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 2
    Book.pngEndurance Gain: 10
    Range.pngRange: 130
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    Lotus Strike
    Lotus Strike
    Strike your foe and inflict poison.
    Damage.pngDamage: 302
    Poison.pngPoison (6s): 201 Damage, -33% Healing Effectiveness
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 2
    Range.pngRange: 130
  9. Dodge
  10. Repeat from step 10
  • Use Weapon swap Weapon swap, venoms, and when they are off cooldown.
  • Use before or after any auto-attack chain when you are out of endurance.


  • If you are inside the boss's hitbox and there are other enemies nearby, will deal up to triple damage to the boss.
  • Be careful not to cancel the auto attack chain as deals more damage than and combined.
  • off cooldown to maintain initiative, endurance, and Detonate Plasma Detonate Plasma.
    • Every other time you , one of your utility cooldowns will reset thanks to . The ICD is slightly longer than the cooldown on , but it isn't worth delaying for the cooldown reset.
  • You should use while you do not have enough endurance to dodge.
  • You should only use venoms while four other allies are in range. This includes Mesmer clones, Necromancer minions, and Ranger pets.


When more CC is required, swap to pistol and spam . Just autoattack (while using and utility skills off cooldown) until you can switch back to dagger/dagger, dodge if you reach full endurance, and use if you reach full initiative. Once you switch back to dagger/dagger, restart the rotation from step 5.

Encounter Specific Tips

Dark-icon-raid.png Matthias Gabrel
  • This encounter can be quite disruptive. It is recommended to start the encounter and from Matthias, then /gg so that you can begin by using Detonate Plasma Detonate Plasma four times in quick succession (make sure to delay your until you've used the first two.
  • When the timed bomb mechanic begins, try to only use Detonate Plasma Detonate Plasma when the group has stacked back up.
  • As the boss nears 40%, make sure you have a charge of Detonate Plasma Detonate Plasma ready to use at the phase transition to prevent the Fear Fear.

For more information, see our Matthias Gabrel Guide.

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