Specter - Condition Scepter

Part of the current metagame

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Focused on: MobilityCondition damage and Utility

Designed for: PvP Conquest

This build was last updated on September 14, 2022 and is up to date for the August 23, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A Carrion Specter condition build for PvP, centered around Wells.


Skill Bar

Scepter/Pistol
Sword/Dagger
Utility

Skill Variants

Weapons

  • Scepter/Dagger over Scepter/Pistol - swapping the offhand weapons around for a different Scepter dual skill is also viable. Don't forget to swap Sword/Dagger to Sword/Pistol.


Heal

  • - bit more mobility, Alacrity Alacrity and group utility in general.


Utility

Viable choices for the optional slot:

  • - great area denial tool for securing kills and isolating enemy team members.
  • - additional mobility and damage, extra alacrity uptime.
  • - great AoE condition burst (and a chance to contribute to fights you're not even present in, due to its range).
  • - passive mobility with an active that could be used defensively because of the Blind Blind and Weakness Weakness or offensively for the cover conditions and damage boost.


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Specializations


Equipment

Scepter
Pistol
Sigil
Sigil
Sword
Dagger
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
Amulet


Equipment Variants

Runes

  • - a viable source of Quickness Quickness from Well skills.

Sigils

  • over - if you can afford to give up some cleansing more endurance.


Usage

Elite specialization basics

  • Specters gain access to their own version of called . Mechanically they are the same, replacing your skill bar while active. Damage taken while in Shroud drains Shadow Force instead of HP.
  • Using (Specter's version of ) and spending Initiative builds Shadow Force.


General

  • Most of your Specters skills double as support skills. While your role is to kill targets, a good Specter also keeps an eye on allies and helps them in critical moments by granting them Barrier.
  • Because of Shroud you can be a bit more reckless with spending Initiative as Shroud skills are free and by the time you've rotated through Shroud skill your Initiative should be back to full.
  • removes boons when used on enemies and Daze Dazes them right after, allowing it to interrupt targets even through Stability Stability.
  • Most of the weapon damage comes from spamming skill #3 on Scepter: + .
    • Scepter is the main weapon set of the build, the other one fills more of a utility/situational purpose. Sword/Dagger has good defensive skills, chase potential and damage.
  • Every Well skills grants Alacrity Alacrity. Wells are also great mobility tools both in and out of combat, and simply using them to get around the map faster has the added benefit of speeding up your skill recharge from the Alacrity.
  • The main sources of condition cleansing are , , your on-swap Sword sigils and (Sword #2's chain skill).
  • Offhand pistol's main purpose is to combo stealth with and to provide a quick interrupt via .
  • Stealth stacking rotation:
  1. Grasping Shadows
  2. Dawn's Repose


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Ratings

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5 stars
Hanz gave this build 5 stars • August 2022
Seems to be the #1 thief build after the last balance patch. Great damage, mobility and group utility.
5 stars
Necro master gave this build 5 stars • July 2022
this is the real "necro" with high speed good support help team . only specter can win blade 1v1
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Barnacle Ed gave this build 5 stars • May 2022
My favorite build atm - highly mobile, good damage, and strong utility. Really starts to shine once you get the hang of which shadowstep to use in a given situation and when to target allies with 3. I currently prefer Panic Strike since a surprise immobilize is nice for securing kills, and there might be an argument for pistol offhand with scepter (though the 3 is somewhat harder to use).

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