Deadeye - Malicious Oneshot Roamer

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

Focused on: Direct damageMobilityControl.

Designed for:

Overview

A permastealth WvW roaming build that preys on squishies, and oneshots them with Malicious Backstab before vanishing again.

Can also be used for scouting undetected.

Skillbar

 
 
Dagger/PistolHealingUtilityElite
Rifle

Slot Changes

Utility

  • over
    - trades the initiative regen for bigger reach when hunting down targets, but you'll need to aim it properly to get to the target instead of just pressing the signet. Shadowstep is also a better defensive skill in general, should you need it.

Specializations

Variants

  • The first trait is pretty much optional.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
Mighty WvW Infusion

Weapons

  • You should carry 2 Pistols with you. One with
    , another with
    . The build is best used at night time when you can make use of the 10% modifier from Sigil of the Night. During the day, you should switch out your Pistol for one that has a Sigil of Air.

Stats

  • Because of
    Berserker armor is somewhat better than Valkyrie stat icon.png Valkyrie, eventhough you don't need the crit chance it provides. Going full Berserker stat icon.png Berserker's makes the build a lot less forgiving to play, but increases your Backstab damage a tiny bit. Although the gain from Berserker is marginal at best, it's still something that more experienced players could go for.

Consumables

Optimal:


Budget:

Usage

General

  • Let's start by establishing that you won't be able to oneshot everyone you come across - more tanky players with high HP may survive it. Don't worry though, with access to permanent Stealth Stealth you're able to pick and choose which fights you're going to take, or vanish if you failed the burst.
  • D/P is the main weapon set of this build, rifle mainly fills a utility role.
  • Rifle can be used to solo camps by spamming
    , picking off NPCs one by one. It can also finish targets who survived your burst and are trying to escape. Alternatively, use it to snipe targets from range if you're roaming in a group.
  • Always try to be on rifle when you're finishing downed targets in order to build
    stacks.


Stealth

  • The Shadow Arts specialization greatly enchances stealth, making it last longer while regenerating health and initiative over its duration. In combat it also provides 50% movement speed increase, but it's capped at the usual 33% while out of combat.
  • Rifle's
    is the cheapest way for you to enter Stealth, endurance being the only limiting factor. Dodge on rifle every time your endurance is about to hit maximum.
  • and
    are both last resort options in case the circumstances don't allow for other methods, or you need to heal. Shadow Meld is extremely valuable as it counters Revealed Revealed which would prevent you from gaining stealth.

Optimal stealth stacking rotation:

  1. Dodge while holding a rifle to proc
  2. Drop
    in front of you, which is a smoke field
  3. Swap to dagger
  4. x4 through Sniper's Cover

Less optimal, but much more convenient way (it costs more initiative and you will only be able to use 3 Heartseekers):

  1. x3 in Black Powder
  2. Swap to rifle, dodge


Burst

Once you've found your target, it's time to act:

  1. Start with
    to apply the damage modifiers from
    and
    . You'll also get 4 seconds of Quickness Quickness, which means there's a 4 second window to land your burst while your stats are increased by the trait
    .
  2. Unload your utilities in the following order:
    1. (extra Power)
    2. (gap closer, this one can be skipped if you're already close enough to the target)
    3. (extra damage from Vulnerability Vulnerability)
  3. from behind.
    ensures that this is always a critical hit.
  4. If your target survived, follow up with a quick
    .
  5. Drop a
    at the downed body and finish. Enter stealth if others are around.
Build rating - 5 stars
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5 Ratings
5 stars
Hanz gave this build 5 stars October 2018

Probably the closest one can get to a true oneshot build that's consistent enough and needs no real setup. It's a gimmick, but good enough. Permastealth is what makes it work, because you're free to choose which fights you want to take, and even if that fails there's Shadow Meld to bail you out.

Being able to solo camps with relative ease and even act as a scout for your realm makes it useful enough to be worth playing beyond just pure trolling.

5 stars
Tyroxin gave this build 5 stars September 2018

Probably the most unfun build to play against right now, but also one of the more fun builds to play - If you like to deny the majority of your opponents any meaningful counterplay that is.

Its extreme stealth uptime provides enough evasion of any damage that isn't cast into the blue and provides you witht he time needed to land your oneshot which either outright downs your enemy or leaves them at low health to finish them off.

4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars September 2018

The cancer of WvW roaming - not always effective but incredibly annoying to play against. While you won't be able to kill good players you can pressure them away from objectives, and you'll be able to get a few cheap downs now and then.

2 More Ratings
5 stars
InvisableYam gave this build 5 stars September 2018

This build is a lot of fun and as stated above, can be useful for your server for a few reasons. Solo it is hours of freedom picking and choosing your fights or scoping around zergs. However, if you main other professions you will clearly see that it's heavily flawed and vulnerable when played without good timing and positioning. But, all in all this is so much fun, a few deaths feel like it was totally worth it.

5 stars
Genchi gave this build 5 stars July 2018

Super fun build and really fun for solo roaming pulls crazy high crit numbers clears camps with ease and you get to chose how and when you fight. Also pretty fun to bamboozle your target with a spicy one shot

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