Deadeye - P/P Unload

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

Focused on: Direct damage.

Designed for:

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Overview

A Deadeye build for running around in open world. This build excels at quickly bursting down enemies from range with
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Skill Bar

 
 
Pistol/XHealingUtilityElite
X/Pistol

Weapon Variants

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

Skill Variants

Healing
  • - shorter cooldown heal with an evade.
  • - if having trouble with conditions.
Utilities
  • - alternative damage option.
  • - blinds enemies and destroys projectiles.
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    - if struggling with defiance bars.
  • - alternative stun break that cleanses conditions.
  • - alternative stun break that grants offensive boons.
  • - to escape from enemies or stealth past them.
Elite
  • - a 4 second evade.
  • - strong crowd control if there are allies nearby.

Specializations

Variants
  • - if you need healing.
  • - if you need more cleave.
  • - on long fights against single targets.

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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Variants
  • provides high sustain at the cost of damage.

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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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

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
    to trigger
    and
    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
    and pew pew things to death.
    • Try to hit with all 8 shots so you get the initative refund.
    • Weapon swap or use
      to regain initiative.
    • When you're out of initiative, use
      if you can gain stealth with a stolen skill or one of your utility skills. Otherwise, just fill with autoattacks while waiting for your initiative to recharge.
  • Use
    as often as possible for boons and a damage multiplier.
    • Prioritize targets that will die quickly so you can reset
      more often.

Defense

  • Use your range to your advantage by kiting enemies and staying out of danger.
  • If cornered by lots of enemies, use
    or
    to pulse blindness.
  • is a zero-cooldown daze that can be used to interrupt dangerous attacks.
  • destroys projectiles. You can also use
    for more projectile defense.
  • 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

  • If you feel that you're taking a lot of damage, you can trait
    .
  • and
    cleanse conditions. In a pinch, you can activate
    .
  • If you have lots of trouble with conditions you can run
    ,
    , or
    .

Stealth

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

Crowd Control

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Build rating - 5 stars
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4 Ratings
5 stars
Klinem61 gave this build 5 stars October 2018

Very solid single target damage. Easily able to hit 100k damage within seconds.

4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars September 2018

This build is easy to play and pulls big damage numbers from range. It also has access to Invigorating Precision which provides it with unrivaled sustained healing.

5 stars
Aquabr222 gave this build 5 stars August 2018

Ma build

1 More Rating
5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars July 2018

Extremely effective at clearing out trash, though it lacks cleave somewhat (only really a problem against extremely large groups) and against tougher targets its damage will fall off a bit as the build relies on killing trash quickly to keep its momentum up. If you need to kill a lot of weak mobs very quickly, this build excels at that.

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