Daredevil - Condi DPS

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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Condition damage.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

The standard condition DPS build for Daredevil. This build spams venoms and
on bosses to inflict heavy Bleeding Bleeding and Poison Poison. Due to evading for most of its rotation, it can easily avoid boss attacks. It also provides high utility to its squad with raid boss stolen skills.
Due to this build's high ramp-up time it's best used on raid bosses with no phases or adds. It performs poorly on any boss with invuln phases, or instant kill attacks that it has a chance to accidentally move into while using
.
This guide is focused on raids. For the fractal version see Daredevil - Condi DPS (Fractal).

Skill Bar

 
 
Dagger/DaggerHealingUtilityElite

Utility Skills

Always keep
as it is a significant portion of your damage. If you need to replace skills, replace
first, and then if still needed, replace
second.
  • against mobile bosses.
  • against bosses with multiple adds.
  • for a block and stun break.
  • for extra mobility and stun break.

Elite Skills

  • Use
    Impact Strike Impact Strike
    ½Activation.png
    40Recharge.png
    Impact Strike
    Physical. Strike your enemy and stun them.
    Damage.pngDamage: 199
    Daze.pngDaze: 2 seconds
    Range.pngRange: 300
    for faster breakbar damage, on fights with multiple adds and on Matthias Gabrel, where
    has no effect on the encounter's breakbars.
  • Use
    Thieves Guild Thieves Guild
    Activation.png
    180Recharge.png
    Thieves Guild
    Deception. Call more thieves to support you in combat.
    Book.pngNumber of Thieves: 2
    Duration.pngDuration: 30 seconds
    for fights that do not have breakbars.

Specializations

Variants

  • against mobile bosses.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Krait
18x
Malign +5 Agony Infusion
Equip your main hand dagger in your first weapon set and your second dagger in your second weapon set. This lets you weapon swap for
without having to obtain 4 daggers.

Consumables

Food:

  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    ,
    Rare Veggie Pizza Rare Veggie Pizza
    Rare Veggie Pizza.pngRare Veggie Pizza
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or Red-Lentil Saobosa Red-Lentil Saobosa

Utility:

  • Toxic Focusing Crystal Toxic Focusing Crystal
    Toxic Focusing Crystal.pngToxic Focusing Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PowerGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    • Tuning Icicle Tuning Icicle
      Tuning Icicle.pngTuning Icicle
      Nourishment (30 m):
      Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
      Consumable
      or Potent Master Tuning Crystal Potent Master Tuning Crystal for a cheaper alternative

Usage

Your goal is to maintain
and 15 stacks of
while using your high-damage utility skills.

Opening Rotation

  1. Precast all your venoms
  2. Caltrops Caltrops
    1Activation.png
    30Recharge.png
    Caltrops
    Trick. Scatter caltrops that bleed and cripple foes.
    Bleed.png2Bleeding (3s): 255 Damage
    Cripple.pngCripple (10s): -50% Movement Speed
    Duration.pngCaltrops Duration: 10 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
  3. Steal Steal
    30Recharge.png
    Steal
    Shadowstep to your foe and steal from them.
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
  4. Impaling Lotus Impaling Lotus
    Impaling Lotus
    Evade attacks and hurl damaging daggers, dealing multiple conditions to enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 50
    Bleed.pngBleeding (10s): 220 Damage
    Torment.pngTorment (6s): 95 Damage, 191 Damage if Moving
    Cripple.pngCrippled (3s): -50% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 3
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Radius.pngMissile Radius: 600
    Book.pngDistance Traveled: 300
    Book.pngCombat Only
    Book.pngEvade: ¾ seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
  5. Death Blossom Death Blossom
    4Initiative.png
    ½Activation.png
    Death Blossom
    Dual Wield. Do an evasive attack over your target, striking nearby foes three times. Each hit causes bleeding.
    Damage.png3Damage: 147
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 1,275 Damage
    Book.pngEvade: 0.25 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 130
  6. Death Blossom Death Blossom
    4Initiative.png
    ½Activation.png
    Death Blossom
    Dual Wield. Do an evasive attack over your target, striking nearby foes three times. Each hit causes bleeding.
    Damage.png3Damage: 147
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 1,275 Damage
    Book.pngEvade: 0.25 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 130
  7. Death Blossom Death Blossom
    4Initiative.png
    ½Activation.png
    Death Blossom
    Dual Wield. Do an evasive attack over your target, striking nearby foes three times. Each hit causes bleeding.
    Damage.png3Damage: 147
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 1,275 Damage
    Book.pngEvade: 0.25 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 130
  8. Weapon swap Weapon swap

Loop Rotation

  1. Double Strike Double Strike
    Double Strike
    Chain. Strike your foe twice.
    Damage.png2Damage: 138
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 2
    Range.pngRange: 130
    Wild Strike Wild Strike
    Wild Strike
    Chain. Strike your foe again. Gain endurance with a sucessful strike.
    Damage.pngDamage: 209
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 2
    Book.pngEndurance Gain: 10
    Range.pngRange: 130
    Lotus Strike Lotus Strike
    ¼Activation.png
    Lotus Strike
    Strike your foe and inflict poison.
    Damage.pngDamage: 302
    Poison.pngPoison (6s): 201 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 2
    Range.pngRange: 130
  2. Impaling Lotus Impaling Lotus
    Impaling Lotus
    Evade attacks and hurl damaging daggers, dealing multiple conditions to enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 50
    Bleed.pngBleeding (10s): 220 Damage
    Torment.pngTorment (6s): 95 Damage, 191 Damage if Moving
    Cripple.pngCrippled (3s): -50% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 3
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Radius.pngMissile Radius: 600
    Book.pngDistance Traveled: 300
    Book.pngCombat Only
    Book.pngEvade: ¾ seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
  3. Death Blossom Death Blossom
    4Initiative.png
    ½Activation.png
    Death Blossom
    Dual Wield. Do an evasive attack over your target, striking nearby foes three times. Each hit causes bleeding.
    Damage.png3Damage: 147
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 1,275 Damage
    Book.pngEvade: 0.25 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 130
  4. Repeat
  • Use Weapon swap Weapon swap,
    Steal Steal
    30Recharge.png
    Steal
    Shadowstep to your foe and steal from them.
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    ,
    Spider Venom Spider Venom
    40Recharge.png
    Spider Venom
    Venom. Poison foes with your next few attacks.
    Spider Venom.png6Spider Venom (30s): Your attacks poison foes.
    Poison.pngPoison (6s): 201 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
    Book.pngNumber of Attacks: 6
    Duration.pngVenom Duration: 30 seconds
    ,
    Devourer Venom Devourer Venom
    40Recharge.png
    Devourer Venom
    Venom. Your next few attacks immobilize.
    Devourer Venom.png3Devourer Venom (30s): Next two attacks inflict immobilize.
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize (1s): Unable to move.
    Book.pngNumber of Attacks: 3
    Duration.pngVenom Duration: 30 seconds
    when they are off cooldown.
  • Use
    Caltrops Caltrops
    1Activation.png
    30Recharge.png
    Caltrops
    Trick. Scatter caltrops that bleed and cripple foes.
    Bleed.png2Bleeding (3s): 255 Damage
    Cripple.pngCripple (10s): -50% Movement Speed
    Duration.pngCaltrops Duration: 10 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    before or after any auto-attack chain when it is off cooldown.
  • Use
    Channeled Vigor Channeled Vigor
    ¾Activation.png
    20Recharge.png
    Channeled Vigor
    Physical. Channel your energy to gain endurance and health per pulse. Heal for more if your endurance is full.
    Heal.pngHeal if Endurance is Full: 7,320
    Heal.pngHealing: 5,520
    Book.pngEndurance Gained: 25
    Book.pngPulses: 3
    before or after any auto-attack chain when you are out of endurance.


Notes

  • If you are inside the boss's hitbox and there are other enemies nearby,
    Impaling Lotus Impaling Lotus
    Impaling Lotus
    Evade attacks and hurl damaging daggers, dealing multiple conditions to enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 50
    Bleed.pngBleeding (10s): 220 Damage
    Torment.pngTorment (6s): 95 Damage, 191 Damage if Moving
    Cripple.pngCrippled (3s): -50% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 3
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Radius.pngMissile Radius: 600
    Book.pngDistance Traveled: 300
    Book.pngCombat Only
    Book.pngEvade: ¾ seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    will deal up to triple damage to the boss.
  • Be careful not to cancel the auto attack chain as
    Lotus Strike Lotus Strike
    ¼Activation.png
    Lotus Strike
    Strike your foe and inflict poison.
    Damage.pngDamage: 302
    Poison.pngPoison (6s): 201 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 2
    Range.pngRange: 130
    deals more damage than
    Double Strike Double Strike
    Double Strike
    Chain. Strike your foe twice.
    Damage.png2Damage: 138
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 2
    Range.pngRange: 130
    and
    Wild Strike Wild Strike
    Wild Strike
    Chain. Strike your foe again. Gain endurance with a sucessful strike.
    Damage.pngDamage: 209
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 2
    Book.pngEndurance Gain: 10
    Range.pngRange: 130
    combined.
  • You should try to use
    Steal Steal
    30Recharge.png
    Steal
    Shadowstep to your foe and steal from them.
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    while you do not have full initiative in order to benefit from
    and
    .
  • You should try to use
    Channeled Vigor Channeled Vigor
    ¾Activation.png
    20Recharge.png
    Channeled Vigor
    Physical. Channel your energy to gain endurance and health per pulse. Heal for more if your endurance is full.
    Heal.pngHeal if Endurance is Full: 7,320
    Heal.pngHealing: 5,520
    Book.pngEndurance Gained: 25
    Book.pngPulses: 3
    while you do not have full endurance.
  • You should only use
    Spider Venom Spider Venom
    40Recharge.png
    Spider Venom
    Venom. Poison foes with your next few attacks.
    Spider Venom.png6Spider Venom (30s): Your attacks poison foes.
    Poison.pngPoison (6s): 201 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
    Book.pngNumber of Attacks: 6
    Duration.pngVenom Duration: 30 seconds
    and
    Devourer Venom Devourer Venom
    40Recharge.png
    Devourer Venom
    Venom. Your next few attacks immobilize.
    Devourer Venom.png3Devourer Venom (30s): Next two attacks inflict immobilize.
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize (1s): Unable to move.
    Book.pngNumber of Attacks: 3
    Duration.pngVenom Duration: 30 seconds
    while four other allies are in range This includes Mesmer clones, Necromancer minions, and Ranger pets.

Breakbar

  • Basilisk Venom Basilisk Venom
    1Activation.png
    40Recharge.png
    Basilisk Venom
    Venom. Your attacks turn foes to stone.
    Basilisk Venom.png2Basilisk Venom (30s): Your attacks turn foes to stone.
    Stun.pngStone Duration: 1 second
    Duration.pngVenom Duration: 30 seconds
  • Steal Steal
    30Recharge.png
    Steal
    Shadowstep to your foe and steal from them.
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    to trigger

Encounter Specific Tips

Spirit Vale

Dark-icon-raid.png Vale Guardian
  • Mobile boss. Consider replacing
    Caltrops Caltrops
    1Activation.png
    30Recharge.png
    Caltrops
    Trick. Scatter caltrops that bleed and cripple foes.
    Bleed.png2Bleeding (3s): 255 Damage
    Cripple.pngCripple (10s): -50% Movement Speed
    Duration.pngCaltrops Duration: 10 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    with
    Skale Venom Skale Venom
    40Recharge.png
    Skale Venom
    Venom. Apply vulnerability and torment with your next few attacks.
    Skale Venom.png4Skale Venom (30s): Your attacks inflict vulnerability and torment.
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (10s): 1% Incoming Damage
    Torment.pngTorment (5s): 80 Damage, 159 Damage if Moving
    Book.pngNumber of Attacks: 4
    Duration.pngVenom Duration: 30 seconds
    .
  • Only go to red if at least 2 other players (or a single Mesmer/Necromancer/Ranger) are also going to red.
Dark-icon-raid.png Ghost events

The ghost events are mostly movement based.

  • Consider equipping a Short bow, and/or using
    .
  • Bring
    Caltrops Caltrops
    1Activation.png
    30Recharge.png
    Caltrops
    Trick. Scatter caltrops that bleed and cripple foes.
    Bleed.png2Bleeding (3s): 255 Damage
    Cripple.pngCripple (10s): -50% Movement Speed
    Duration.pngCaltrops Duration: 10 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    for its area damage.
Dark-icon-raid.png Gorseval the Multifarious
  • Stationary boss. Even if your group uses updrafts, bring
    Caltrops Caltrops
    1Activation.png
    30Recharge.png
    Caltrops
    Trick. Scatter caltrops that bleed and cripple foes.
    Bleed.png2Bleeding (3s): 255 Damage
    Cripple.pngCripple (10s): -50% Movement Speed
    Duration.pngCaltrops Duration: 10 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    .
  • During the split phases, you can use
    Dancing Dagger Dancing Dagger
    3Initiative.png
    ¼Activation.png
    Dancing Dagger
    Throw a dagger that cripples nearby foes and returns to you.
    Damage.pngDamage: 122
    Cripple.pngCripple (3s): -50% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 3
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 900
    to cripple spirits from 900 range.
Dark-icon-raid.png Sabetha the Saboteur
  • Be very careful not to leap over the boss using
    Death Blossom Death Blossom
    4Initiative.png
    ½Activation.png
    Death Blossom
    Dual Wield. Do an evasive attack over your target, striking nearby foes three times. Each hit causes bleeding.
    Damage.png3Damage: 147
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 1,275 Damage
    Book.pngEvade: 0.25 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 130
    or
    Impaling Lotus Impaling Lotus
    Impaling Lotus
    Evade attacks and hurl damaging daggers, dealing multiple conditions to enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 50
    Bleed.pngBleeding (10s): 220 Damage
    Torment.pngTorment (6s): 95 Damage, 191 Damage if Moving
    Cripple.pngCrippled (3s): -50% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 3
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Radius.pngMissile Radius: 600
    Book.pngDistance Traveled: 300
    Book.pngCombat Only
    Book.pngEvade: ¾ seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    while Flame Wall is active.

Salvation Pass

Dark-icon-raid.png Slothasor
  • If running
    Caltrops Caltrops
    1Activation.png
    30Recharge.png
    Caltrops
    Trick. Scatter caltrops that bleed and cripple foes.
    Bleed.png2Bleeding (3s): 255 Damage
    Cripple.pngCripple (10s): -50% Movement Speed
    Duration.pngCaltrops Duration: 10 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    , be careful not to hit a friendly Slubling with it.
  • If the venoms are hitting slublings too much, consider replacing
    Devourer Venom Devourer Venom
    40Recharge.png
    Devourer Venom
    Venom. Your next few attacks immobilize.
    Devourer Venom.png3Devourer Venom (30s): Next two attacks inflict immobilize.
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize (1s): Unable to move.
    Book.pngNumber of Attacks: 3
    Duration.pngVenom Duration: 30 seconds
    with
    Needle Trap Needle Trap
    ½Activation.png
    30Recharge.png
    Needle Trap
    Trap. Set a trap that immobilizes and poisons foes when triggered.
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize (3s): Unable to move.
    Poison.pngPoison (10s): 335 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 660 Damage
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    .
  • When fixated try not to jump over the boss with
    Death Blossom Death Blossom
    4Initiative.png
    ½Activation.png
    Death Blossom
    Dual Wield. Do an evasive attack over your target, striking nearby foes three times. Each hit causes bleeding.
    Damage.png3Damage: 147
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 1,275 Damage
    Book.pngEvade: 0.25 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 130
    or
    Impaling Lotus Impaling Lotus
    Impaling Lotus
    Evade attacks and hurl damaging daggers, dealing multiple conditions to enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 50
    Bleed.pngBleeding (10s): 220 Damage
    Torment.pngTorment (6s): 95 Damage, 191 Damage if Moving
    Cripple.pngCrippled (3s): -50% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 3
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Radius.pngMissile Radius: 600
    Book.pngDistance Traveled: 300
    Book.pngCombat Only
    Book.pngEvade: ¾ seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    .
  • You have no way of blocking Slothasor's fear so either rely on others to break/cleanse it for you or equip
    Bandit's Defense Bandit's Defense
    Activation.png
    15Recharge.png
    Bandit's Defense
    Physical. Briefly block incoming attacks. Blocking an attack grants access to a retaliatory attack.
    Duration.pngDuration: 1½ seconds
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks Stun
    or
    Shadowstep Shadowstep
    50Recharge.png
    Shadowstep
    Deception. Shadowstep to target area. Becomes Shadow Return which returns you to your starting area and cures three conditions.
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    .
Dark-icon-raid.png Bandit Trio
  • Bring
    Caltrops Caltrops
    1Activation.png
    30Recharge.png
    Caltrops
    Trick. Scatter caltrops that bleed and cripple foes.
    Bleed.png2Bleeding (3s): 255 Damage
    Cripple.pngCripple (10s): -50% Movement Speed
    Duration.pngCaltrops Duration: 10 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    for its area damage.
Dark-icon-raid.png Matthias Gabrel
  • Use
    Heartseeker Heartseeker
    3Initiative.png
    ¾Activation.png
    Heartseeker
    Leap and strike your foe. The less health your target has, the more damage you cause.
    Damage.pngAbove 50%: 244
    Damage.pngBelow 50%: 365
    Damage.pngBelow 25%: 487
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
    Range.pngRange: 450
    for mobility around the room.
  • Bring
    Impact Strike Impact Strike
    ½Activation.png
    40Recharge.png
    Impact Strike
    Physical. Strike your enemy and stun them.
    Damage.pngDamage: 199
    Daze.pngDaze: 2 seconds
    Range.pngRange: 300
    for the breakbar.
  • You can bring
    Bandit's Defense Bandit's Defense
    Activation.png
    15Recharge.png
    Bandit's Defense
    Physical. Briefly block incoming attacks. Blocking an attack grants access to a retaliatory attack.
    Duration.pngDuration: 1½ seconds
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks Stun
    to block timed bombs, stunbreak the rain phase knockdown, and block some damage while running poison/plasma.

Stronghold of the Faithful

Dark-icon-raid.png Escort
  • Make sure there are enough Venomshare targets if you are going on the towers.
  • Be very careful when using
    Death Blossom Death Blossom
    4Initiative.png
    ½Activation.png
    Death Blossom
    Dual Wield. Do an evasive attack over your target, striking nearby foes three times. Each hit causes bleeding.
    Damage.png3Damage: 147
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 1,275 Damage
    Book.pngEvade: 0.25 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 130
    and
    Impaling Lotus Impaling Lotus
    Impaling Lotus
    Evade attacks and hurl damaging daggers, dealing multiple conditions to enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 50
    Bleed.pngBleeding (10s): 220 Damage
    Torment.pngTorment (6s): 95 Damage, 191 Damage if Moving
    Cripple.pngCrippled (3s): -50% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 3
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Radius.pngMissile Radius: 600
    Book.pngDistance Traveled: 300
    Book.pngCombat Only
    Book.pngEvade: ¾ seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    near mines.
  • You can use
    Needle Trap Needle Trap
    ½Activation.png
    30Recharge.png
    Needle Trap
    Trap. Set a trap that immobilizes and poisons foes when triggered.
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize (3s): Unable to move.
    Poison.pngPoison (10s): 335 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 660 Damage
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    to immobilize the wargs.
Dark-icon-raid.png Keep Construct

Horrible fight for Venomshare, strongly advise switching to a different build.

  • You can pre-cast
    Caltrops Caltrops
    1Activation.png
    30Recharge.png
    Caltrops
    Trick. Scatter caltrops that bleed and cripple foes.
    Bleed.png2Bleeding (3s): 255 Damage
    Cripple.pngCripple (10s): -50% Movement Speed
    Duration.pngCaltrops Duration: 10 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    and
    Needle Trap Needle Trap
    ½Activation.png
    30Recharge.png
    Needle Trap
    Trap. Set a trap that immobilizes and poisons foes when triggered.
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize (3s): Unable to move.
    Poison.pngPoison (10s): 335 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 660 Damage
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    before the burn phase starts to increase your damage.
Dark-icon-raid.png Twisted Castle
  • Consider equipping a Short bow, and/or using
    Shadowstep Shadowstep
    50Recharge.png
    Shadowstep
    Deception. Shadowstep to target area. Becomes Shadow Return which returns you to your starting area and cures three conditions.
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    .
  • Consider equipping a
    Bandit's Defense Bandit's Defense
    Activation.png
    15Recharge.png
    Bandit's Defense
    Physical. Briefly block incoming attacks. Blocking an attack grants access to a retaliatory attack.
    Duration.pngDuration: 1½ seconds
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks Stun
    as a low-cooldown stunbreak.
Dark-icon-raid.png Xera
  • If the venoms are hitting adds too much, consider replacing
    Devourer Venom Devourer Venom
    40Recharge.png
    Devourer Venom
    Venom. Your next few attacks immobilize.
    Devourer Venom.png3Devourer Venom (30s): Next two attacks inflict immobilize.
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize (1s): Unable to move.
    Book.pngNumber of Attacks: 3
    Duration.pngVenom Duration: 30 seconds
    with
    Needle Trap Needle Trap
    ½Activation.png
    30Recharge.png
    Needle Trap
    Trap. Set a trap that immobilizes and poisons foes when triggered.
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize (3s): Unable to move.
    Poison.pngPoison (10s): 335 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 660 Damage
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    .
  • Be very careful not to leap off the edge using
    Death Blossom Death Blossom
    4Initiative.png
    ½Activation.png
    Death Blossom
    Dual Wield. Do an evasive attack over your target, striking nearby foes three times. Each hit causes bleeding.
    Damage.png3Damage: 147
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 1,275 Damage
    Book.pngEvade: 0.25 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 130
    and
    Impaling Lotus Impaling Lotus
    Impaling Lotus
    Evade attacks and hurl damaging daggers, dealing multiple conditions to enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 50
    Bleed.pngBleeding (10s): 220 Damage
    Torment.pngTorment (6s): 95 Damage, 191 Damage if Moving
    Cripple.pngCrippled (3s): -50% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 3
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Radius.pngMissile Radius: 600
    Book.pngDistance Traveled: 300
    Book.pngCombat Only
    Book.pngEvade: ¾ seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl

Bastion of the Penitent

Dark-icon-raid.png Cairn the Indomitable
  • Stacks of Unseen Burden will change the behavior of
    Death Blossom Death Blossom
    4Initiative.png
    ½Activation.png
    Death Blossom
    Dual Wield. Do an evasive attack over your target, striking nearby foes three times. Each hit causes bleeding.
    Damage.png3Damage: 147
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 1,275 Damage
    Book.pngEvade: 0.25 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 130
    , make sure to adjust your rotation to account for this.
  • This fight has no breakbar, bring
    Thieves Guild Thieves Guild
    Activation.png
    180Recharge.png
    Thieves Guild
    Deception. Call more thieves to support you in combat.
    Book.pngNumber of Thieves: 2
    Duration.pngDuration: 30 seconds
    .
Dark-icon-raid.png Mursaat Overseer
  • Be very careful not to leap onto spikes or unclaimed tiles using
    Death Blossom Death Blossom
    4Initiative.png
    ½Activation.png
    Death Blossom
    Dual Wield. Do an evasive attack over your target, striking nearby foes three times. Each hit causes bleeding.
    Damage.png3Damage: 147
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 1,275 Damage
    Book.pngEvade: 0.25 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 130
    and
    Impaling Lotus Impaling Lotus
    Impaling Lotus
    Evade attacks and hurl damaging daggers, dealing multiple conditions to enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 50
    Bleed.pngBleeding (10s): 220 Damage
    Torment.pngTorment (6s): 95 Damage, 191 Damage if Moving
    Cripple.pngCrippled (3s): -50% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 3
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Radius.pngMissile Radius: 600
    Book.pngDistance Traveled: 300
    Book.pngCombat Only
    Book.pngEvade: ¾ seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    .
  • This fight has no breakbar, bring
    Thieves Guild Thieves Guild
    Activation.png
    180Recharge.png
    Thieves Guild
    Deception. Call more thieves to support you in combat.
    Book.pngNumber of Thieves: 2
    Duration.pngDuration: 30 seconds
    .
Dark-icon-raid.png Samarog
  • You can bring
    Needle Trap Needle Trap
    ½Activation.png
    30Recharge.png
    Needle Trap
    Trap. Set a trap that immobilizes and poisons foes when triggered.
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize (3s): Unable to move.
    Poison.pngPoison (10s): 335 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 660 Damage
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    for extra immobilizes during the split phases.
Dark-icon-raid.png Deimos
  • Be very careful not to jump into the Rapid Decay fields by using
    Death Blossom Death Blossom
    4Initiative.png
    ½Activation.png
    Death Blossom
    Dual Wield. Do an evasive attack over your target, striking nearby foes three times. Each hit causes bleeding.
    Damage.png3Damage: 147
    Bleed.png3Bleeding (10s): 1,275 Damage
    Book.pngEvade: 0.25 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 130
    and
    Impaling Lotus Impaling Lotus
    Impaling Lotus
    Evade attacks and hurl damaging daggers, dealing multiple conditions to enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 50
    Bleed.pngBleeding (10s): 220 Damage
    Torment.pngTorment (6s): 95 Damage, 191 Damage if Moving
    Cripple.pngCrippled (3s): -50% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 3
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Radius.pngMissile Radius: 600
    Book.pngDistance Traveled: 300
    Book.pngCombat Only
    Book.pngEvade: ¾ seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
  • The breakbar in this fight is too fast and too small to for
    Basilisk Venom Basilisk Venom
    1Activation.png
    40Recharge.png
    Basilisk Venom
    Venom. Your attacks turn foes to stone.
    Basilisk Venom.png2Basilisk Venom (30s): Your attacks turn foes to stone.
    Stun.pngStone Duration: 1 second
    Duration.pngVenom Duration: 30 seconds
    , bring
    Impact Strike Impact Strike
    ½Activation.png
    40Recharge.png
    Impact Strike
    Physical. Strike your enemy and stun them.
    Damage.pngDamage: 199
    Daze.pngDaze: 2 seconds
    Range.pngRange: 300
    instead.
Build rating - 5 stars
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7 Ratings
5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

Currently slightly lower DPS than its power counterpart, but still a very strong and safe choice on bosses where condition DPS is good. Stolen skills provide tons of great raid utility -- and you can skip the lock after Mursaat Overseer!

5 stars
Ruby437 gave this build 5 stars January 2018

This is a meta condi dps option for those who enjoy playing thieves. Didn't see a mention of firefields, but those improve your dps HEAVILY due to the amount of whirl finishers.

5 stars
Marcustyphoon gave this build 5 stars December 2017

Potentially the top single target DPS in the game on small hitboxes with favorable fields to whirl in, easy rotation, and excellent break bar. Still strong in the PoF era.

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5 stars
Mogrim gave this build 5 stars September 2016

This build is an awesome alternative for thief! Really decent, fun and relatively easy to learn build! Viable too!

5 stars
Rothlorine gave this build 5 stars June 2016

IF you use the berserker runes u can also deal physical damage wich allows you to deal huge DPS ... if you have a good healer in the raid then this build is awesome!!! :)

5 stars
DarkFire gave this build 5 stars May 2016

8/8/17: Slight nerf due to food changes, still incredibly strong. Build now does 34.5k dps on small hitboxes without factoring in fire/poison/ethereal combo fields or precasts. It remains one of the highest single target build in the game for small hitboxes. Still suffers from loss of venoms to cleaving adds, and the boss moving, although the dps loss is rather small from both of those.

5 stars
Ishin rikku gave this build 5 stars April 2016

Amazing build that will carry your weight. Don't recommend it in a composition of only 2 condis, since it would slow the red kill a lot. It's inferior than Staff berserker, BUT oh my it's fun as hell to play!

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