Deadeye - Power DPS Rifle

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

Focused on: Direct Damage.

Designed for:


A power DPS Deadeye build. This build deals massive damage against single targets with 24px Death's Judgment, however it is very immobile. This restricts the encounters where it can realistically be used.
Like its cousin Deadeye - Power DPS D/D, this build relies heavily on allies to provide boons and conditions for 24px Premeditation and Exposed Weakness.png Exposed Weakness.
For similar builds using other weapons see Deadeye - Power DPS D/D and Deadeye - Power DPS P/P.




Deadly Arts:

Mug.png Mug

Revealed Training.png Revealed Training

Executioner.png Executioner

Critical Strikes:

Twin Fangs.png Twin Fangs

Practiced Tolerance.png Practiced Tolerance

No Quarter.png No Quarter


Malicious Intent.png Malicious Intent

24px Premeditation

24px Maleficent Seven


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Ascended Chest (Medium).png
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Ascended Legs (Medium).png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Medium).png
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Ascended Back.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
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Ascended Amulet.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
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Ascended Ring2.png
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Ascended Rifle.png
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Superior Sigil of Force.png
Superior Sigil of Impact.png
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Superior Rune of the Scholar




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The goal of the rotation is to maximize your 24px Death's Judgment casts at max malice to maximize DPS. In order to do this you need to carefully line up your skills that grant access to stealth to ensure their cooldowns aren't wasted. Ideally you will always be in 24px Kneel mode during the fight, not being in Kneel is a significant DPS loss.
The general idea of the rotation is that you use 24px Three Round Burst 2-3 times and fill downtime with autoattacks until you are at 7 Malice before stealthing and casting 24px Death's Judgment.
There isn't a set order in which you need to use your stealth tools. Simply use a charge of Shadow Meld.png Shadow Meld as your first stealth skill so that it is on recharge, then pick from any of the options that you have available:
The only rule to follow is to make sure that you don't sit on two charges of Shadow Meld.png Shadow Meld for too long.
Build rating - 4 stars
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3 Ratings
3 stars
Troupe gave this build 3 stars September 2018

Deals really high damage but has a really impractical rotation to achieve that, probably not worth playing on most of the game's encounters

5 stars
Yetran gave this build 5 stars September 2018

In my opinion this is great build. I can do really great dps on raids and even on WvW. Good job m8

3 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 3 stars September 2018

This build is objectively strong but very very impractical in real raids. While it does have a niche on ranged Deimos (and is one of the best builds if you use that strategy) it's difficult to justify using it anywhere else.

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