Build

Thief - Marauder S/D

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

Focused on: Direct damageMobilityBoon removal.

Designed for:

Overview

A slippery PvP Thief build made for F2P players. High mobility, excellent single-target burst and a fair bit of boon stealing.

Skill Bar

 
 
Sword/DaggerHealingUtilityElite
Short bow

Slot Changes

Utility

  • - a second stun breaker and an excellent gap closer.
  • - a second stun breaker which cleanses conditions, evades attacks and grants initiative.
  • - an attempt at making up for the lack of AoE stealth.
  • - poor man's
    .

Specializations

Varints

  • Taking
    sacrifices utility for more damage.

Variants

  • is an equally viable alternative to Pain Response.
  • should always be taken when the enemy is expected to bring a lot of Chill and Immobilize to the table.

Equipment

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Superior Sigil of Exploitation
Superior Sigil of Exploitation.pngSuperior Sigil of Exploitation
Deal 5% extra damage to targets below 50% health.
Superior Sigil of Fallibility
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Superior Sigil of Fallibility.pngSuperior Sigil of Fallibility
On hit: Inflict vulnerability for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 2s)
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Superior Sigil of Cleansing
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Superior Sigil of Cleansing.pngSuperior Sigil of Cleansing
Remove 1 condition when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Energy
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Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
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Superior Rune of the Pack
Superior Rune of the Pack.pngSuperior Rune of the Pack
(1): +25 Power (2): +10% Swiftness Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20s) (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Precision; +20% Swiftness Duration
Marauder Amulet
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+1050 Power +1050 Precision +560 Vitality +560 Ferocity


Usage

  • Evading an attack can reset that CD of Steal thanks to
    .
  • Always start your fight with
    , from behind a wall or an object that blocks line of sight (a pillar between you and your target for example). This provides a great and safe escape route for you that you can use by
    which also removes a condition, keep that in mind.
  • Your countless dodges and evades on weapon sets provide you a fair survivability, but don't pursue a kill too much: once you become vulnerable you must retreat, otherwise you can be downed within a second.
  • Don't spam
    mindlessly. You will become easily predictible and locked in an animation while your enemy can set up burst. Find a balanced between your autoattacks and flanking, use it mainly for the evade if you are out of dodges or for its chain skill
    if you want to steal boons like Stability - extremely useful vs Hambow warriors. Larcenous Strike is also Unblockable allowing you to continue pressure through blocks like
    .
  • , while the Stealth it gives is short, is perfect for losing aggro for a brief time and either reset your position and make another opening or to simply disengage and leave the fight. While in stealth you gain the skill
    which can help with interrupts when
    is on cooldown.
  • Using the insane mobility provided by Shortbow's
    you can get to unguarded enemy points under seconds, decap them fast and then head back into the teamfight - this can really cripple the enemy team. Don't leave the teamfight however if your team can't handle the enemy without you.
  • Can't find such skill "Disabling Shot (thief shortbow skill)"! Please refer to our skill index. is a cheap and spammable skill which grants evasion - this can be used while Immobilized while Withdraw is on CD and is an effective way of negating enemy burst.
  • Use
    on downed enemies especially if they are being ressed - Poison decreases healing gained by 33% which affects resurrecting speed.

Counters

  • Dagger/Pistol thieves

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Notes

  • Weapon swapping can be used to cancel the back roll of
    which is useful while using the skill in
    as you don't want to leave the area.
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1 Ratings
Silver Medal - Good
Hanz said this build was good 3 weeks ago

Someone on discord recommended this, and it does work. Core power s/d was buffed recently and looks like it may be a good enough option for F2P at the very least. Not as powerful as its Daredevil condi counterpart, but still has some considerable strengths such as double steal.

Moved to "good" as part of our F2P initiative.