Daredevil - Condi P/P Blind Spammer

The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good

Focused on: Hybrid damage

Designed for: PvP Conquest

This build was last updated on September 16, 2022 and is up to date for the August 23, 2022 game patch.


Overview

The gameplan of this rather obnoxious PvP Daredevil build is simple: proc in for stealth, follow up - repeat until target dies. Due to its simplistic playstyle it's also quite beginner friendly.


Skill Bar

Pistol/Pistol
Shortbow
Utility


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Specializations

Variants

  • - lowers your burst damage but gives you more frequent access to Stealing and makes Steal an unblockable, instant interrupt. The CD reduction on Stealing also helps with Vigor Vigor uptime which is crucial to the build.


Equipment

Pistol
Pistol
Sigil
Sigil
Shortbow
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
Amulet


Usage

General

  • Much of the sustain in the build comes from spamming Blind and how that condition synergizes with traits like .
  • Spamming projectiles while inside (BP) is both your primary source of defense and offense.
  • If you don't have the initiative for BP or if you're under heavy pressure, use . This is the best defensive skill in the build, keeping you safe from both melee and projectile pressure while also proccing Blind related traits and providing a combo field for stealthing.
  • When you get low on HP or you feel like you need to wait for CDs/initiative to come back, simply linger in stealth for a while instead of ambushing.
  • is an excellent defensive skill. Not only is it a stun break and instant source of stealth, it's also a blast finisher that can be used inside Blinding Powder and Smoke Screen for even more stealth.
  • provides much needed cleansing and another option for stealthing without having to set up a combo field first.
  • Condition cleansing is mostly tied to CDs like 's chain skill, but and does provide a steady stream of cleansing. Combined with your blind spam this is a good enough first line of defense that makes you a bit less reliant on CDs to survive.
  • won't be used much except for interrupting important skills (such as healing or rez attempts). When used in a smoke field like BP this will not only interrupt their current action, but also makes their next attack miss because of the Blind from the projectile finisher. That interaction also makes this rather strong when you're under pressure and need to survive.
  • is yet another source of instant stealth.
  • is mainly for defense. The on-demand evade frame coupled with potential blinding projectiles while used in a smoke field could not only save you from lethal damage but also heal you up. The healing scales with the number of enemy targets.


Damage

  • Most of the damage comes from spamming .
  • provides passive Initiative generation while doing your burst rotation. Use this excess Initiative to use some filler skills while you can't re-enter Stealth Stealth.
  • is a strong but expensive filler which works very much like Sneak Attack except for being a less reliable projectile finisher. Try to use it inside whenever possible.


Core burst rotation:

  1. Dodge inside BP to proc for stealth
  2. while standing inside BP for 100% chance to combo blinding projectiles for sustain and synergy


Ratings

This build has a rating of 4 stars based on 2 votes.
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4 stars
Emforay gave this build 4 stars • September 2022
Maybe it's a personal thing, but I perform better with this than other builds. Naturally, it has a decent amount of counters, ele alone probably accounts for most of that, being projectile and condi reliant. This is why i'm giving it 4 stars. I would go lower due to this but this build is so good at what it does that it kinda outshines some of its weaknesses. If you sneak attacks are allowed to go off, you deal a mean stack of bleed, some poison, and most cases blind, probably getting well over 2k a tick with just that 1 attack. Your filler damage is really low (can be boosted by throwing a steal in the midst of it) but your job is mainly to finish off foes rather than 100-0ing them. I personally like to throw a couple headshots in between my stealth windows so your opponent can do little against you before you're back in stealth. Even with mass projectile blockage, skills like choke gas and cluster bomb aren't technically projectiles so you can still contribute to a teamfight even if it's being bunkered. I'm sitting in and out of g2 with this build and can't really get any higher. Probably more of a skill issue than anything, but it wouldn't surprise me if you saw a lot more getting outplayed especially with this build but stealth in general is fairly hard to counter so I think it can be viable in g3/p1. I also swap Shadow's Rejuvenation for Rending Shade, feel like I get a lot more value out of that
4 stars
Rios gave this build 4 stars • January 2022
While it might not have quite the same burst potential and mobility as other thief builds, the straightforward overall gameplay pattern and automatic defensive tools means that the build performs much better then most thief builds in the hands of a new player. After a while you probably want to move onto a dagger/pistol, pistol/dagger, or deadeye build, as they fill the tasks expected of a thief better, but if it looks like you're going to have to duel a lot rather then +1ing then this build can still perform.

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