Daredevil - P/P Dash


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

Focused on: Direct damageActive defense.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

A Daredevil build for running around in open world. This build combines strong ranged damage with insane mobility that allows it to easily avoid danger.

Skills

 
 
Pistol/XHealingUtilityElite
X/Pistol

Weapon Variants

  • You can carry a Shortbow for tagging mobs in open world farming.

Skill Variants

Utilities
Elite

Specializations

Variants

Equipment

  • Equip your main hand pistol in weapon set 1 and offhand pistol in weapon set 2. This allows you to weapon swap without needing 4 pistols.
  • Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Standard Equipment

This build uses the same gear as the Deadeye - Power DPS P/P build for fractals and raids, and similar gear to Deadeye - Power DPS D/D. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set and is the gear that most players should aim for.
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Ascended Legs (Medium).png
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Ascended Back.png
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Ascended Amulet.png
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Ascended Ring1.png
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Ascended Ring2.png
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Ascended Pistol.png
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Superior Sigil of Impact.png
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Superior Rune of the Scholar

Optimal Equipment

The Optimal Variant is the best possible gear for this build. It's overkill in most cases, and you should only get it if you have spare gold or you don’t care about fractals and raids.
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Ascended Hands (Medium).png
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Ascended Legs (Medium).png
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Ascended Feet (Medium).png
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Ascended Back.png
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Ascended Accessory2.png
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Ascended Amulet.png
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Ascended Ring1.png
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Ascended Ring2.png
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Ascended Pistol.png
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Superior Sigil of Bloodlust.png
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
Variants
  • provides high sustain at the cost of damage.

Variations

Consumables

If you're having trouble you can use the following consumables:
Food
  • 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
    ,
    Plate of Truffle Steak Plate of Truffle Steak
    Plate of Truffle Steak.pngPlate of Truffle Steak
    Nourishment (30m):
    Food.png+100 power+70 precision+10% Experience from kills
    Consumable
    , or
    Dragon's Breath Bun Dragon's Breath Bun
    Dragon's Breath Bun.pngDragon's Breath Bun
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+200 power for 30s after killing an enemy+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    for more damage.
  • Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew.pngBowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png100% chance to gain might when you dodge.+40% to your Endurance refill rate.+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    for more dodges.
  • Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream for more healing.
Utility
  • Potent Superior Sharpening Stone Potent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone.pngPotent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Usage

General

  • You should have the "Autotarget" option active. This is because many times you will be fighting enemies that do not have enough health remaining to survive all 8 shots of Unload. Autotarget will automatically switch to a nearby enemy when your initial target dies so if there are two enemies sufficiently close to each other, you will still receive the Initiative refund from hitting all 8 shots. Line up your targets appropriately when you have an enemy that is too weak to take all 8 shots.
  • You should have a key bound to "Disable Autotarget". There are times when you will want to cast an ability without actually hitting anything. Primarily Steal.png Steal to trigger Thrill of the Crime.png Thrill of the Crime and Black Powder.png Black Powder for stealth blasting out-of-combat.
  • When you use skills or traits to restore Initiative, try to keep at least one Initiative counter emptied so that you don't waste passive Initiative regeneration.

Damage

  • Mash Unload.png Unload and pew pew things to death.
  • Try to hit with all 8 shots so you get the initative refund.
  • Weapon swap, Steal.png Steal, or use Roll for Initiative.png Roll for Initiative to regain initiative.
  • If you're out of initiative, just fill with autoattacks while waiting for your initiative to recharge.

Mobility

  • In the open world, mobility usually means getting out of combat as fast as possible to remount, or to kill the enemies that are in combat with you in order to exit combat to remount. Whereas in story instances, just having high on-foot mobility is a huge advantage.
  • Simply by using Dashes, Unhindered Combatant.png Unhindered Combatant will ensure that you will overcap 100% Swiftness uptime for permanent 33% on-foot movement speed.
  • You are able to displace yourself more than 3150 units over 6 seconds with full evade frames and be immune to soft control conditions by Dashing 3 times, using Channeled Vigor.png Channeled Vigor, Dashing 2 more times, then using Signet of Agility.png Signet of Agility, and Dashing 2 more times. Spam this combination between combat during story instances to cover distance more quickly.
  • As long as you are using Quick Pockets.png Quick Pockets instead of the other two traits, you can use Steal.png Steal as a 1200 range teleport to any enemy or neutral unit without being put into combat.
  • You can swap out Assassin's Signet.png Assassin's Signet for Shadowstep.png Shadowstep for additional mobility. Alternatively, you can take Shortbow for Infiltrator's Arrow.png Infiltrator's Arrow to convert Initiative into mobility as well.
  • Roll for Initiative.png Roll for Initiative can be used as a repositioning tool, stunbreak, and initiative recovery skill all rolled into one.

Defense

  • Use your range to your advantage by kiting enemies and staying out of danger.
  • If cornered by lots of enemies, use Black Powder.png Black Powder or Smoke Screen.png Smoke Screen to pulse blindness.
  • Headshot.png Headshot is a zero-cooldown daze that can be used to interrupt dangerous attacks.
  • Dagger Storm.png Dagger Storm evades for a very long duration while still dealing damage.
  • Smoke Screen.png Smoke Screen destroys projectiles. You can also use Dagger Storm.png Dagger Storm for more projectile defense.
  • Roll for Initiative.png Roll for Initiative can be used as an escape.
  • Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible. Don't get hit by anything you can move out of.

Sustain

Stealth

  • Stealth is one of the most useful tools available to Thieves. Use Shadow Refuge.png Shadow Refuge to channel hero points or sneak through otherwise dangerous places.
  • If Shadow Refuge.png Shadow Refuge is not enough, you can blast stealth. To do this, equip a shortbow, place a Smoke Screen.png Smoke Screen, then spam Cluster Bomb.png Cluster Bomb in the smoke field.

Crowd Control

Build rating - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
5 stars
Kaihan gave this build 5 stars last month

Similar but more survivable version of the P/P Unload Deadeye build.

4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars September 2018

The ranged variant of Daredevil, this build lacks the high AoE damage of its Staff counterpart but makes up for it with range and mobility. This lets it trivialize champions and bosses that only have melee attacks.

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