Thief PvE | Dungeon Dagger/Pistol, Shortbow | Damage Shadow Thief

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Summary

This is a variant if you are sick and tired of meta thief. With a little bit of support. not a full DPS and well aware of that. I'm a casual player who only plays weekends and holidays, not interested in big numbers or elite looks ect. Work Hard, Play Hard! have fun.


I. Weapons and Skills

Berserker's Dagger
  • Weapon Strength: 924-981
  • Power: 120
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
Berserker's Pistol
  • Weapon Strength: 876-1029
  • Power: 120
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
Berserker's Shortbow
  • Weapon Strength: 905-1000
  • Power: 239
  • Precision: 171
  • Ferocity: 171
  • Weapon Strength: -
  • Weapon Strength: -
  • Weapon Strength: -
  • Hook Strike¾
    Attack your foes with stealth, knocking enemies down.
    Damage: 163Knockdown: 2sRange: 130
  • Double Strike
    Strike your foe twice.
    Damage (2x): 188Range: 130
    • Wild Strike
      Strike your foe again. Gain endurance with a successful strike.
      Damage: 286Endurance gain: 10Range: 130
    • Lotus Strike¼
      Strike your foe and inflict poison.
      Damage: 286Poison: 4 s (336 damage)Range: 130
  • Heartseeker¾ 3
    Leap and strike your foe. The less health your target has, the more damage you cause.
    Above 50%: 420Below 50%: 504Below 25%: 672Combo Finisher: LeapRange: 450
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  • Shadow Shot4
    Dual wield. Fire a blinding shot at your foe, then shadowstep to them for a dagger strike.
    Blind: 5 sDamage: 420Combo Finisher: ProjectileUnblockableRange: 900
    • 0
    • 0
  • Headshot4
    Daze your foe with a head shot.
    Damage: 84Daze: ¼ sCombo Finisher: ProjectileRange: 900
    • 0
    • 0
  • Black Powder½ 6
    Fire a black powder shot, blinding nearby foes with the smoke cloud.
    Damage: 84Duration: 4Combo Field: SmokeCombo Finisher: ProjectileRange: 900
    • 0
    • 0
  • Hide in Shadows1 24
    Deception. Vanish in stealth and gain regeneration. Cures burning, poison, and bleeding.
    Healing: 5,240Regeneration: 4 s (520 health)Stealth: 3 s
    • 0
  • Shadowstep40
    Deception. Shadowstep to the target location. Becomes Shadow Return, which returns you to your starting area and cures three conditions.
    Breaks stunRange: 1,200
    • Shadow Return
      Return to your starting location and cure three conditions.
      Break stunRange: 1,200
  • Signet of Agility30
    Signet Passive: Grants increased precision.
    Signet Active: Refill endurance and cure a condition for each nearby ally.
    Passive: Precision increased by ten plus one per levelActive radius: 600
    • 0
  • Shadow Refuge ¼ 48
    Deception. Create a pulsing refuge at the target area that heals allies and cloaks them in stealth.
    Stealth: 3 sHealing: 1,420Combo Field: DarkRange: 600
    • 0
  • Thieves Guild144
    Deception. Call more thieves to support you in combat.
    Number of thieves: 2
    • 0

Weapon and Skill Details

self explanatory


Traits

Critical Strikes

  • Keen Observer
    Critical-hit chance is increased by 5% while your health is above the 90% threshold.
    • Side Strike
      Gain 7% bonus critical-hit chance when hitting a foe from behind or the side.
    • Signet of Power
      Activating a signet grants 5 stacks of might for 10 seconds. Signet recharges are reduced by 20%.
    • Flawless Strike
      Critical damage is increased by 7% when your health is above the 90% threshold.
  • Unrelenting Strikes
    Gain fury for 4 seconds when striking a foe whose health is below 50% health. This effect has a 10 second internal cooldown.
    • Sundering Strikes
      Critical hits have a chance to cause 6 seconds of vulnerability.
    • Practiced Tolerance
      Gain ferocity based on your precision at a rate of 10%.
    • Ankle Shots
      Critical hits with pistols and harpoon guns have a 60% chance to cripple foes, with an 8 second cooldown. Pistol and harpoon gun attacks deal 10% increased damage to crippled foes.
  • Ferocious Strikes
    Critical damage is increased by 10% to foes above the 50% health threshold.
    • No Quarter
      Landing a critical hit while under the effect of fury extends the duration of fury by 2 seconds (this effect has a 2 second internal cooldown). Gain up to 250 ferocity (based on level) while under the effects of fury.
    • Hidden Killer
      Gain 100% bonus critical-hit chance while in stealth
    • Invigorating Precision
      You are healed for 15% of outgoing critical hit damage.

Shadow Arts

  • Merciful Ambush
    Stealth yourself and your target for 3 seconds when reviving an ally. You revive allies 10% faster.
    • Last Refuge
      Use Blinding Powder when you are struck while below 25% health.
    • Concealed Defeat
      Create a Smoke Screen when downed. Deception abilities recharge 20% faster.
    • Shadow’s Embrace
      Remove 1 condition every 3 seconds while in stealth.
  • Meld with Shadows
    Stealth from your abilities last 1 second longer.
    • Shadow Protector
      When you grant stealth to an ally, they gain 3 seconds of regeneration.
    • Hidden Thief
      Gain stealth for 2 seconds when stealing from an enemy (automatically affected by Meld with Shadows).
    • Leeching Venoms
      Siphon life from your foes when triggering a venom. This can only occur once per strike. Gain 2 stacks of might for 20 seconds when activating a venom.
  • Resilience of Shadows
    Stealth effects that you apply reduce incoming attack damage by 25%.
    • Cloaked in Shadow
      Gaining stealth blinds nearby foes for 5 seconds. Release a blinding powder when take falling damage. You take 50% less damage from falling.
    • Shadow’s Rejuvenation
      Regenerate health and initiative while in stealth
    • Venomous Aura
      When you use a venom skill, you apply the effect to all nearby allies as well. Venom recharges are reduced by 20%.

Trickery

  • Kleptomaniac
    Stealing gives you 2 initiative.
    • Uncatchable
      Leave behind Caltrops when you dodge.
    • Flanking Strikes
      Gain haste when attacking a foe from behind or the side.
    • Thrill of the Crime
      When you Steal, you and all nearby allies gain fury, might, and swiftness for 10 seconds.
  • Preparedness
    Increase maximum initiative by 3
    • Bountiful Theft
      Stealing grants you and all nearby allies vigor. You rip boons from your target and grant them to nearby allies.
    • Trickster
      Reduce recharge on tricks. Tricks remove 1 condition when used.
    • Pressure Striking
      Enemies you interrupt are inflicted with 3 stacks of torment for 5 seconds.
  • Lead Attacks
    Increases 1% damage per initiative. Steal recharges 15% faster.
    • Quick Pockets
      Gain 3 initiative when swapping weapons while in combat.
    • Sleight of Hand
      Daze enemies for 1 second when stealing. Steal’s recharge is reduced by 20%.
    • Bewildering Ambush
      Stealing also applies 5 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds.

Trait Details

provide support in dungeons/fractals. Not sure if this is or would even be considered a new deception build. Just have fun : )


III. Stat Specifics & Effects

Primary Stats

  • Health 11645 (+0)
  • Vitality 1000 (+0)
  • Armor 2064 (+0)
  • Toughness 1000 (+0)
  • Attack 3681 (+1676)
  • Power 2626 (+1626)
  • Critical Hit 62% (+62%)
  • Precision 2215 (+1215)

Secondary Stats

  • Critical Damage 87% (+87%)
  • Damage 1055 (+5%)
  • Defense 1064 (+0)
  • Experience from Kills 20% (+20%)
  • Ferocity 1317 (+1317)

Boons

  • Aegis
    Block the next attack.
  • Distortion
    Allows mesmers to evade attacks for some time.
  • Frenzy
    Increases damage taken by 25%. It typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Frosty Armor
    Chills foes that hit you.
  • Fury
    20% critical chance increase. Stacks in duration.
  • Haste
    Regenerate endurance at 50% effectiveness when under the effects of this skill. It's typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Invulnerability
    Prevents the target from taking damage or receiving conditions. It is also placed on rallied players for one second.
  • Might
    X damage per attack increase. Stacks intensity.
  • Protection
    33% damage reduction. Stacks in duration.
  • Quickening Zephyr
    Prevents healing. It typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Quickness
    Makes all skills and actions 50% faster.
  • Regeneration
    Regenerates X health per second. Stacks in duration.
  • Rejuvenation
    Regenerates health. This effect is exclusive to the guardian profession through the Virtue of Resolve.
  • Resistance
    Resistance temporarily negates the affected target of all effects caused by conditions.
  • Retaliation
    Does X damage to an opponent each time they hit you. Stacks in duration.
  • Smiting
    Causes every fifth attack to apply burning. This effect is exclusive to the guardian profession.
  • Stability
    Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, or feared.
  • Stealth
    Allows the user to be invisible to enemy players and avoid being spotted by enemy NPCs.
  • Swiftness
    33% movement speed increase. Stacks in duration.
  • Vigor
    Faster endurance regeneration. Stacks in duration.

Conditions

  • Agony
    Agony is an effect unique to Fractals of the Mists that removes a percentage of the player's health every second and reduces received healing by ~50%.
  • Bleeding
    Bleeding is a stackable condition that deals damage over time.
  • Blind
    Causes the target's next hit to miss instead.
  • Burning
    Inflicts X damage per second. Stacks in duration.
  • Chilled
    Reduces movement speed and skill recharge by 66%. Stacks in duration.
  • Confusion
    Inflicts X damage each time a foe uses skill. Stacks in intensity.
  • Crippled
    Crippled is a condition which decreases movement speed by 50%. Stacks in duration.
  • Fear
    Causes the target to run directly away from the caster.
  • Immobilized
    Immobilized is a condition which prevents movement and dodging. Victims also can't turn. Stacks in duration.
  • Poison
    Inflicts X damage per second. Reduces outgoing heals by 33%. Stacks in duration.
  • Slow
    Slow is a condition that reduces the activation time of skills and abilities.
  • Taunt
    Taunt is a control effect that forces the affected target to run towards the source of taunt with all skills except stun breakers disabled while using their auto-attack skill.
  • Torment
    Deals damage every second; deals additional damage if moving; stacks intensity.
  • Vulnerability
    Increases damage the target takes by 1%. Stacks in intensity.
  • Weakness
    Causes 50% of attacks to be glancing and reduces endurance regeneration by 50%. Stacks in duration.

Control

  • Break Stun
    Stun break is an effect which can break control effects on a character.
  • Daze
    Interrupts and prevents the target from using skills for a period of time.
  • Float
    Forces the affected target(s) to move towards the surface.
  • Knockdown
    Interrupts and causes the foe to be unable to move or use skills for a short duration. Knocked down foes fall to the ground.
  • Launch
    Interrupts and tosses a character into the air.
  • Pull
    Shortens the distance between the user and the foe by drawing one of them to another. If a foe is pulled, this can result in an interrupt.
  • Push
    Physically pushes foes away from the player and interrupts them.
  • Sink
    Forces the affected target(s) to move away from the surface.
  • Stun
    Interrupts, immobilizes, and incapacitates foes for a short duration.
  • Teleport
    Teleport to target location.
  • Teleport
    Teleport (alternatively, flash) is a mechanic that causes the user or target(s) to instantly move from one location to another.

Fields & Finishers

  • Dark Field
    Dark Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Blindness
    Leap Finisher: Blindness
    Projectile Finisher: Life stealing
    Whirl Finsher: Leeching Bolts
  • Ethereal Field
    Ethereal Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Chaos Armor
    Leap Finisher: Chaos Armor
    Projectile Finisher: Confusion
    Whirl Finsher: Confounding Bolts
  • Fire Field
    Fire Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Might
    Leap Finisher: Fire Shield
    Projectile Finisher: Burning
    Whirl Finsher: Burning Bolts
  • Ice Field
    Ice Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Frost Aura
    Leap Finisher: Frost Aura
    Projectile Finisher: Chilled
    Whirl Finsher: Chilling Bolts
  • Light Field
    Light Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Retaliation
    Leap Finisher: Retaliation
    Projectile Finisher: Remove Condition
    Whirl Finsher: Cleansing Bolts
  • Lightning Field
    Lightning Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Swiftness
    Leap Finisher: Dazing Strike
    Projectile Finisher: Vulnerability
    Whirl Finsher: Brutal Bolts
  • Poison Field
    Poison Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Weakness
    Leap Finisher: Weakness
    Projectile Finisher: Poison
    Whirl Finsher: Poison Bolts
  • Revealed
    Revealed is an effect applied when stealth is broken, for example by entering combat or exiting a Shadow Refuge circle prematurely.
  • Smoke Field
    Smoke Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Stealth
    Leap Finisher: Stealth
    Projectile Finisher: Blindness
    Whirl Finsher: Blinding Bolts
  • Super Speed
    Activate your slick shoes, enabling you to move at superior speeds.
  • Water Field
    Water Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Healing
    Leap Finisher: Healing
    Projectile Finisher: Regeneration
    Whirl Finsher: Healing Bolts
Combo
  • Blast Finisher
    Blast Combo Effects

    Dark: Area Blindness
    Ethereal: Area Chaos Armor
    Fire: Area Might
    Ice: Area Frost Aura
    Light: Area Retaliation
    Lightning: Area Swiftness
    Poison: Area Weakness
    Smoke: Area Stealth
    Water: Area Healing
  • Leap Finisher
    Leap Combo Effects

    Dark: Blindness
    Ethereal: Chaos Armor
    Fire: Fire Shield
    Ice: Frost Aura
    Light: Retaliation
    Lightning: Dazing Strike
    Poison: Weakness
    Smoke: Stealth
    Water: Healing
  • Projectile Finisher
    Projectile Combo Effects

    Dark: Life stealing
    Ethereal: Confusion
    Fire: Burning
    Ice: Chilled
    Light: Remove Condition
    Lightning: Vulnerability
    Poison: Poison
    Smoke: Blindness
    Water: Regeneration
  • Whirl Finisher
    Whirl Combo Effects

    Dark: Leeching Bolts
    Ethereal: Confounding Bolts
    Fire: Burning Bolts
    Ice: Chilling Bolts
    Light: Cleansing Bolts
    Lightning: Brutal Bolts
    Poison: Poison Bolts
    Smoke: Blinding Bolts
    Water: Healing Bolts

IV. Food, Armor, Trinkets & Upgrade Items

Food Nourishment

Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
Duration: 30min
Precision: 100
Ferocity: 70
Experience from Kills: 10%
  • (30min)
  • Precision: 100
  • Ferocity: 70
  • Experience from Kills: 10%

Utility Nourishment

Superior Sharpening Stone
Duration: 30min
Gain power equal to 6% of your toughness
Gain power equal to 4% of your vitality
Experience from Kills: 10%
  • (30min)
  • Gain power equal to 6% of your toughness
  • Gain power equal to 4% of your vitality
  • Experience from Kills: 10%

Armor & Runes

Berserker's Emblazoned Helm
  • Defense: 97
  • Power: 60
  • Precision: 43
  • Ferocity: 43
Superior Rune of the Scholar
  1. Power: 25
  2. Ferocity: 35
  3. Power: 50
  4. Ferocity: 65
  5. Power: 100
  6. +10% damage while health is above 90%.
Berserker's Emblazoned Shoulders
  • Defense: 97
  • Power: 45
  • Precision: 32
  • Ferocity: 32
Superior Rune of the Scholar
  1. Power: 25
  2. Ferocity: 35
  3. Power: 50
  4. Ferocity: 65
  5. Power: 100
  6. +10% damage while health is above 90%.
Berserker's Emblazoned Coat
  • Defense: 338
  • Power: 134
  • Precision: 96
  • Ferocity: 96
Superior Rune of the Scholar
  1. Power: 25
  2. Ferocity: 35
  3. Power: 50
  4. Ferocity: 65
  5. Power: 100
  6. +10% damage while health is above 90%.
Berserker's Emblazoned Gloves
  • Defense: 157
  • Power: 45
  • Precision: 32
  • Ferocity: 32
Superior Rune of the Scholar
  1. Power: 25
  2. Ferocity: 35
  3. Power: 50
  4. Ferocity: 65
  5. Power: 100
  6. +10% damage while health is above 90%.
Berserker's Emblazoned Pants
  • Defense: 218
  • Power: 90
  • Precision: 64
  • Ferocity: 64
Superior Rune of the Scholar
  1. Power: 25
  2. Ferocity: 35
  3. Power: 50
  4. Ferocity: 65
  5. Power: 100
  6. +10% damage while health is above 90%.
Berserker's Emblazoned Boots
  • Defense: 157
  • Power: 45
  • Precision: 32
  • Ferocity: 32
Superior Rune of the Scholar
  1. Power: 25
  2. Ferocity: 35
  3. Power: 50
  4. Ferocity: 65
  5. Power: 100
  6. +10% damage while health is above 90%.

Armor Stat Totals

  • Defense 1064
  • Power 594
  • Ferocity 399
  • Precision 299

Rune Bonuses

Superior Rune of the Scholar
  1. Power: 25
  2. Ferocity: 35
  3. Power: 50
  4. Ferocity: 65
  5. Power: 100
  6. +10% damage while health is above 90%.

Accessories & Jewels

Call of the WildDefensive Slot
  • Power: 157
  • Precision: 108
  • Ferocity: 108
Berserker's BackOffensive Slot
  • Power: 63
  • Precision: 40
  • Ferocity: 40
(Infused)
Crystalline BandDefensive Slot
  • Power: 126
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
(Infused)
Ring of Red DeathOffensive Slot
  • Power: 126
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
(Infused)
Althea's AshesOffensive Slot
  • Power: 110
  • Precision: 74
  • Ferocity: 74
Magister's Field JournalDefensive Slot
  • Power: 110
  • Precision: 74
  • Ferocity: 74

Accessory Totals

  • Power:692
  • Precision:466
  • Ferocity:466

Weapon Set Sigils

Berserker's Dagger
  • Weapon Strength: 924-981
  • Power: 120
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
Berserker's Pistol
  • Weapon Strength: 876-1029
  • Power: 120
  • Precision: 85
  • Ferocity: 85
Sigil of Superior Force
+5% damage.
Superior Sigil of Torment
50% chance on critical hit: Apply AoE torment (5 seconds, 180 radius). (Cooldown: 5 Seconds)

Weapon Set I

Sigil of Superior Force

+5% damage.

Superior Sigil of Torment

50% chance on critical hit: Apply AoE torment (5 seconds, 180 radius). (Cooldown: 5 Seconds)

Berserker's Shortbow
  • Weapon Strength: 905-1000
  • Power: 239
  • Precision: 171
  • Ferocity: 171
  • Weapon Strength: -
Sigil of Superior Venom
When you apply poison it lasts 20% longer.
Sigil of Superior Fire
50% chance to cause flame blast on critical hit causing AoE damage. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 5s)

Weapon Set II

Sigil of Superior Venom

When you apply poison it lasts 20% longer.

  • Weapon Strength: -
  • Weapon Strength: -

Water Weapon I

Water Weapon II


V. Basic Gameplay


Main Skill Rotation

Choking Gas½ 4
Fire an arrow that fills the target area with a poisonous cloud.
Poison: 5 s (420 damage)Duration: 4Radius: 240Combo Field: PoisonUnblockableRange: 900
Cluster Bomb½ 3
Fire a cluster bomb at target area. Detonate in midair for multiple explosions.
Large explosion: 487Small explosion: 168x3Bleeding: 4 s (510 damage)Combo Finisher: BlastRange: 900
Shadow Shot4
Dual wield. Fire a blinding shot at your foe, then shadowstep to them for a dagger strike.
Blind: 5 sDamage: 420Combo Finisher: ProjectileUnblockableRange: 900
Double Strike
Strike your foe twice.
Damage (2x): 188Range: 130
Wild Strike
Strike your foe again. Gain endurance with a successful strike.
Damage: 286Endurance gain: 10Range: 130
Lotus Strike¼
Strike your foe and inflict poison.
Damage: 286Poison: 4 s (336 damage)Range: 130
Double Strike
Strike your foe twice.
Damage (2x): 188Range: 130
Shadow Shot4
Dual wield. Fire a blinding shot at your foe, then shadowstep to them for a dagger strike.
Blind: 5 sDamage: 420Combo Finisher: ProjectileUnblockableRange: 900
Double Strike
Strike your foe twice.
Damage (2x): 188Range: 130
Wild Strike
Strike your foe again. Gain endurance with a successful strike.
Damage: 286Endurance gain: 10Range: 130
Lotus Strike¼
Strike your foe and inflict poison.
Damage: 286Poison: 4 s (336 damage)Range: 130
Double Strike
Strike your foe twice.
Damage (2x): 188Range: 130
Black Powder½ 6
Fire a black powder shot, blinding nearby foes with the smoke cloud.
Damage: 84Duration: 4Combo Field: SmokeCombo Finisher: ProjectileRange: 900

Use Shadow Refuge if 1 or more party members go down. Also take advantage about going full venom but you want to aim at a Sinister Armor to take full advantage. Play around and if this fits your taste good. If not thank you for reading this.


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