Deadeye - Power DPS D/D

Part of the current metagame

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great

Focused on: Direct damage

Designed for: Raids

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

This build was last updated on December 15, 2022 and is up to date for the November 29, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A power DPS build for Deadeye in raids.

Deadeye's weakness is that it is lacks cleave damage or any utility other than . It is also heavily reliant on allies providing boons and conditions for and respectively. This means it works best when surrounded by other DPS classes that can cover its shortcomings.

For variants using other weapons see Deadeye - Power DPS Rifle and Deadeye - Power DPS P/P.


Skill Bar

Dagger/Dagger
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • Your DPS rotation only involves Dagger/Dagger so your 2nd weapon set can be based on personal preference - Shortbow for mobility from or an offhand pistol for additional emergency CC from are both common options.


Skill Variants

Utility

The empty utility slot can be changed depending on preference:

  • offers good CC, and does good damage if you are able to "precast" it during downtime in fights.
  • allows you to run full Berserker stats Berserker stats and Mighty Infusions.
  • makes initiative recovery easier, and should be used if running .
  • could be used as a reset button in case you completely bungle the rotation and end up without initiative.


Elite

  • if you don't need CC from .
  • is recommended if you have doubts about yourself, your lag, or your Quickness Quickness provider.


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Specializations


Trait Variants

  • if you're having trouble surviving. This is a ~10% DPS loss.
  • is a fairly big DPS loss, but makes the rotation much more reliable and so may be better in actual encounters.


Equipment

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Assassin
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Dagger
Berserker
Dagger
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x14
Infusion
x4
  • If you do not have stat infusions, switch the headpiece to Assassin stats Assassin stats.


Consumables

Food

  • or ascended versions


Utility

  • /


Usage

Rotation

Opener

  1. x2
  2. x3
  3. Stolen skill


Loop

After the opener, the basic loop is:

  1. x2
  2. or (if available), otherwise use
  3. (if available)


Assassin's Signet burst

After using , your next loop is slightly different (as seen in the opener):

  1. x3
  2. Stolen skill

This deals more damage than your regular loop, but requires a stolen skill. Thus you only do this burst while under the effects of .


Below 50% Rotation

On targets below 50% health is a better DPS skill than , so it replaces it in the loop and as the animation is slightly longer, the extra is dropped. If you struggle with the Dancing Dagger part of the rotation you could use this rotation the whole way through.


Loop

  1. x2
  2. (if available)
  3. (if available)
  4. (if available)


Assassin's Signet burst

After using , your next loop is slightly different:

  1. x3
  2. Stolen skill


Video example


Be Quick or Be Killed Rotation

needs you to consistently crit in order to trigger. This can be thwarted by Blind Blind, Weakness Weakness, not flanking (via ), or falling below 90% health (via ). As these may not be entirely within your control, offers a much safer rotation:


Opener

  1. Stolen Skill


Loop

The basic loop is to do three auto chains in between each . When is available, you can replace an auto chain with it.

  1. (if available), otherwise


Assassin's Signet burst

When Assassin's Signet comes off cooldown, do the following loop instead (similar to the opener):

  1. x2
  2. Stolen Skill


Video example


General Tips

  • It doesn't matter if you use / before or after the auto chain in each loop, so go with whatever feels most comfortable.
  • , and all have different cooldowns, so each loop may be slightly different depending on which are available.
  • has a slightly longer cooldown than so eventually you will have no stolen skill available for the burst. In this case, just do the normal loop.
  • has a long cast time and it will be interrupted by if you use it too early, so make sure to finish the cast.
  • Below 50%, if the boss is about to phase, you can use up any excess initiative by spamming - Just make sure to leave yourself enough initiative for if you will also have time for another ! Above 50%, is lower DPS than the auto chain.
  • This rotation is highly susceptible to lag, as you need to be fitting and in between the pulses of . If this is likely to be a problem, bring as your elite, and quickly use it to re-enter stealth in the event that reveals you before you can use .
  • Make sure you're always flanking (attacking from behind or the sides) the boss to maximize the damage dealt with backstab. If you cannot consistently flank the boss consider swapping to another DPS build.
  • Activating is a minor DPS increase, so if you are struggling with the burst you can leave it passive.


Break bars

  • should be cast while you are standing in melee range of 5 allied units (mesmer illusions, ranger pets and necromancer minions all count towards this).


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 4 votes.
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4 stars
OfficerAndyGentleman gave this build 4 stars • November 2022
Very high DPS if you can pull off the rotation, but basically 0 cleave and easily disrupted by lag or missing a crit. Fortunately the damage is high enough that you work around this and still do respectably.
5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars • September 2018
The highest single-target DPS in the game. Best in slot on a number of bosses.
5 stars
Night Owl gave this build 5 stars • January 2018
I like This One. It Provides A great DPS.
5 stars
Troupe gave this build 5 stars • January 2018
Now provides excellent DPS that matches or exceeds the potential of other top tier DPS builds. Also provides excellent breakbar contributions thanks to Basilisk Venom

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