With the loss of true and consistent oneshot potential, a whole lot of active counterplay suddenly appears to your opponents (bare the absolute glass cannons maybe) and that is where the build goes downhill as there is not much room for defensive picks left.
Probably the most unfun build to play against right now, but also one of the more fun builds to play - If you like to deny the majority of your opponents any meaningful counterplay that is.
Its extreme stealth uptime provides enough evasion of any damage that isn't cast into the blue and provides you witht he time needed to land your oneshot which either outright downs your enemy or leaves them at low health to finish them off.
Probably the closest one can get to a true oneshot build that's consistent enough and needs no real setup. It's a gimmick, but good enough. Permastealth is what makes it work, because you're free to choose which fights you want to take, and even if that fails there's Shadow Meld to bail you out.
Being able to solo camps with relative ease and even act as a scout for your realm makes it useful enough to be worth playing beyond just pure trolling.
EDIT: still workable after the patch, but not that great. The build can no longer oneshot most targets, you need to follow up with a heartseeker.
The cancer of WvW roaming - not always effective but incredibly annoying to play against. While you won't be able to kill good players you can pressure them away from objectives, and you'll be able to get a few cheap downs now and then.
This build is a lot of fun and as stated above, can be useful for your server for a few reasons. Solo it is hours of freedom picking and choosing your fights or scoping around zergs. However, if you main other professions you will clearly see that it's heavily flawed and vulnerable when played without good timing and positioning. But, all in all this is so much fun, a few deaths feel like it was totally worth it.
Super fun build and really fun for solo roaming pulls crazy high crit numbers clears camps with ease and you get to chose how and when you fight. Also pretty fun to bamboozle your target with a spicy one shot
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