Daredevil - Condi Daredevil

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

Focused on: Condition damage

Designed for: Open World and Open World General

Expansions required: Heart of Thorns builds

This build was last updated on August 18, 2022 and is up to date for the June 30, 2022 game patch.

Overview

Condition Daredevil is a very strong open world build with high uptime of i-frames through its ability to spam dodges. In addition, it has relatively high DPS if near allies and can bring very high amounts of sustain when needed. Its relatively simple rotation makes it a strong option even for new players, though its reliance on abilities that force movement can be disorienting at first.


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Skill Bar

Dagger/Dagger
Shortbow
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • Shortbow - highest ranged DPS
  • Offhand Pistol - Run with Mainhand Dagger for absurd amounts of in-combat mobility.


Skill Variants

  • - a powerful escape button that can sometimes outclass other heals in high-pressure situations.
  • - if having issues with burning, poison, bleeding, or confusion.
  • - great passive healing
  • - area condition damage
  • - blocks projectiles and provides a smoke field for stealth
  • - teleport + stunbreak
  • - group stealth
  • - significant breakbar damage
  • - large CC


Specializations

  • - condi cleanse


Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

This set uses gear similar to Build:Daredevil_-_Condi_DPS, making it a good choice for general PVE

Head
Viper
Shoulders
Viper
Chest
Viper
Hands
Viper
Legs
Viper
Feet
Viper
Backpiece
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Amulet
Viper
Ring
Viper
Ring
Viper
Dagger
Viper
Dagger
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Shortbow
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6



Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Celestial Celestial - alternative to Viper Viper with lower DPS but higher sustain.
  • Trailblazer Trailblazer - trades a small amount of damage for a massive boost to defense.
  • Rabid Rabid - budget; use with , , and .


Runes

Several different rune sets work with this build; prioritize runes that provide boosts to Bleeding and Poison, or otherwise flat condition duration. Below are some of the stronger examples:

  • - budget DPS
  • - higher burst, lower peak DPS
  • - defense


Sigils

  • - defensive option that also provides some offense


Consumables

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions. Budget versions of these foods exist and are acceptable.
  • - farming
  • - DPS
  • - defense
Utility
  • (and variants) - farming
  • , - dps
  • - dps if using gear with high toughness


Usage

Damage

With this build, damage and defense are intrinsically tied together via . Any time you need to dodge, you can use or to both deal damage and evade. With that in mind, you have a wide variety of options to deal damage with depending on the situation:

  1. Utilizing stealth attacks to generate Fury Fury and Might Might. To do this, use followed by .
  2. Spamming and to avoid damage and output significant bleed, torment, and poison damage.
  3. Using to attack from range.

In general there are two major rules:

  1. Dodge often to proc
  2. Try not to interrupt your auto-attack chains as the 3rd hit is a significant portion of your damage.

As a final tip, try to whirl through fields to create various bolts.


General Rotation

As a general rotation, consult the following:

  1. Cast
  2. Cast venoms
  3. Alternate and .

Fill empty space with basic attacks and cast venoms off cooldown.

You can control the direction of the dodge with your movement keys, but keep in mind that Death Blossom cannot be controlled and will always whirl through the target. Alternatively, you can disable auto targetting, and unselect your target to manually control Death Blossom


Defense

  • The best defense is to dodge attacks, and this build has numerous evades. Learn to recognize dangerous attacks and respond to them.
  • Stealing gives you back a dodge thanks to .
  • Thief and Daredevil offer various stunbreaks, such as , , and . It is advised to take one of these, as CC is what will usually kill you.
  • You can go into stealth via to remove threat, break enemy targeting, and reposition yourself. Follow it up with a if using gear with power like Viper Viper or Celestial Celestial.


Crowd Control

  • (if running a spare pistol offhand)


Video Examples

Cele DD vs Nightthistle Bloom

  • A great example of the Celestial Celestial build in action against one of the hardest hero points.


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 1 votes.
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5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars • May 2021
Condi thief is a ridiculously fun build that sees high effectiveness in open world. With some of the recent changes, it now has considerable damage in open world, and the possibility of running Viper or Cele gear while maintaining crit-healing via IP makes it hard to kill.

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