Daredevil - P/P GOTTA GO FAST

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Maybe it never coalesced into something brilliant. Maybe it never made it off the ground floor. Maybe we based our better ideas off of it. Basic builds are anywhere from downright bad to just shy of being good enough to showcase. These builds share the widest ratings and can lead to wildly differing levels of success.

Focused on: Pressure.

Designed for:

 

Overview

This build is some of the most fun I've had in gw2 so far. I don't want to fight it, but I'd like to let other players have fun with this too! The build utilizes dodge spamming and the increased thief dodge range to outflank and outmaneuver the enemy. This build chooses it's engagements every time. The build can outrun anything I've found so far with ease, and doesn't lose much of it's damage either. I play this class as a bruiser and sometimes an assassin, it's primary goal is to cap and back cap while also taking out anything short of renevant-tanks, while skill is always a factor, fighting this class as a melee user is a nightmare. Something to note: this build relies on mobility, and has access to 0 stealth skills. Apologies if this makes me seem like a braggart, I realize there are builds out there which are more meta, but this build is worth the try.

Skillbar

 
 
Pistol/PistolHealingUtilityElite
Short bow

Traits




Equipment

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Superior Sigil of Air
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Superior Sigil of Air.pngSuperior Sigil of Air
50% Chance on Critical: Cause a Lightning Strike. (Cooldown: 3s)
Superior Sigil of Blood
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Superior Sigil of Blood.pngSuperior Sigil of Blood
50% Chance on Critical: Steal Health. (Cooldown: 5s)
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Superior Sigil of Energy
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Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Agility
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Gain 5 seconds of swiftness and 1 second of quickness when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
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Superior Rune of the Adventurer
Superior Rune of the Adventurer.pngSuperior Rune of the Adventurer
(1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +35 Power (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): +65 Power (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): When you use a heal skill you gain 50% endurance. (Cooldown: 10s)
Demolisher's Amulet
Demolisher's Amulet.pngDemolisher's Amulet
+1050 Power +1050 Precision +560 Toughness +560 Ferocity

Variants

Amulet

  • Knight's Amulet/ This allows you to survive a lot more, although it shows in your crit damage.

Usage

  • First cap is easily done with this build, on foefire you sometimes can have the graveyard half-capped by the time the enemy shows up.
  • Another point of this build is to harass and assasinate. With the mobility and burst this setup has, you can flank the enemy in most engagements.
  • With proper endurance management you should stay alive in most situations as long as the enemy isn't packing a lot of ranged burst and mobility.

Counters

  • Ranger is a pretty good counter to this build, while you can usually down them fast, if you don't have the burst to take them down they are able to hunt you down if played correctly even with your dodge spam.
  • Revenant tanks are a bit hard for this build to kill if it has the knight amulet on, it is possible though.
  • with other thieves it's a contest of who stuns who first without an anti stun handy.

Configuration IMPORTANT

  • Dodging is controlled by my shift key, I'd advise you not rely on double tapping dodge for this build.

Skill Rotation

  • Open with Impairing daggers, then Fist Flurry, then either your ultimate or pistol skills. If the fight isn't going your way, dodge spam and reset the fight. The shortbow is only used for skill #5, at least by me, I use it when i run out of endurance and need a bit of distance.

Contact

  • If you liked this build, please send me a message and we'll go do some funranked :D!
Build rating - 2 stars
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3 Ratings
0 stars
Utrex gave this build 0 stars May 2017

Countered by so many builds, and simply doesn't do enough damage for what it's set up for.

0 stars
Forgotmypasswordlulz gave this build 0 stars May 2017

Dank meme, bad build. Fun burst but gets countered by everything that exists. Would not recommend for ranked.

5 stars
Elarionus gave this build 5 stars May 2017

This build is absolutely excellent! Players never think to put up reflects until it's far too late, and the damage is insane! Great build!