Thief sPvP | Tournament Sword/Dagger, Shortbow | Bunker 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS S/D

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Summary

Hi Guys! FuQuan back !

 

Who said s/d thief is dead? :D

 

With this build you gonna enjoy S/D again with a high burst and good movement.

 

Basic Stats:

 

HP: 17.245
ATK: 2.225
DEF: 2.029
CRIT %: 62.57 (without signet 54%) with fury 74%
CRIT DMG: 187,3%
Steal recharge: 21 sec


I. Weapons and Skills

PvP Sword
  • Weapon Strength: 905-1000
PvP Dagger
  • Weapon Strength: 924-981
PvP Shortbow
  • Weapon Strength: 905-1000
PvP
  • Weapon Strength: -
PvP
  • Weapon Strength: -
PvP
  • Weapon Strength: -
  • Hook Strike¾
    Attack your foes with stealth, knocking enemies down.
    Damage: 163Knockdown: 2sRange: 130
  • Slice
    Slice your foe.
    Damage: 269Range: 130
    • Slash½
      Slash your foe again.
      Damage: 269Range: 130
    • Crippling Strike½
      Cripple your foe with a final strike.
      Damage: 437Crippled: 2 sWeakness: 2 sRange: 130
  • Infiltrator's Strike3
    Shadowstep to a foe and strike them. Use Shadow Return to shadowstep back and cure one condition.
    Damage: 252Immobilized: 1 sRange: 600
    • Shadow Return2
      Return to your original location. Cure one condition.
      Range: 1,200
    • 0
  • Flanking Strike½ 3
    Dual wield. Evade and stab your foe in the back.
    Damage: 252Range: 130
    • Larcenous Strike2
      Dual wield. Deliver a quick strike that steals up to two boons from an enemy.
      Damage: 504Range: 130
    • 0
  • Dancing Dagger¼ 3
    Throw a dagger that cripples nearby foes and returns to you.
    Damage: 168Maximum targets: 4Crippled: 5 sCombo Finisher: ProjectileRange: 900
    • 0
    • 0
  • Cloak and Dagger½ 6
    Stab your foe and vanish in stealth, leaving them vulnerable.
    Damage: 504Stealth: 3 sx3Vulnerability: 5 sRange: 130
    • 0
    • 0
  • Withdraw15
    Trick. Roll backward while healing and evade attacks. Cures immobilized, chilled, and crippled.
    Healing: 3,960
    • 0
  • 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
  • Shadowstep50
    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
  • Shadow Refuge ¼ 60
    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
  • Basilisk Venom1 45
    Venom. Your next attack turns your foe to stone.
    Stone duration: 1½ sVenom duration: 30
    • 0

Weapon and Skill Details

Your position in the Team should be the (as i call it) "hunter" or "chaser".

 

You can move infight as first to set the target for your team.
After that you gonna focus and hunt your opponent down (with your team).
If it happens that you won't be able to get the target down retreat with infiltrator's strike back and choose another target.

 

Your main skills gonna be auto attack and infiltrator's strike to stay alive.
Flanking strike is useful to dodge attacks when you see them coming. Also could be useful against several enemies. Also I personally use it to steal boons like stability or might/protection.

 

Dancing Dagger is just a troll attack you can use to cripple or to fake attacks so the enemies dodge (waste endurance).

 

Cloak and Dagger is also important you can hide and retreat or you can attack enemies from behind which stuns or in front which blinds them (both useful)

 

Withdraw our heal should be used as much as possible. Removes imob, chill and cripple + gave us heal and from rune leech (like 1k heal more).

 

Signet of Agility really useful cuz you have at beginning more crit chance and it removes 1 condition (for allies too) + refills endurance 100% so you can dodge like 4 times in a row.

 

Shadowstep my favorite useful to reach fast points (to provent decaps / lord kills etc) or to get out of difficult situations. I use it on 3-3 5-5 fights where you get stuck and get shit ton of conditions. Use it far away from the battle so even if you get chased you can port back and be safe. Also use it on bad situation like if you get attacked from conditioneers and you have no condi removers nearby.

 

Shadow Refuge can be good at the beginning of the game to troll your enemies.
But i recommend to use it only when you have no other option to save your ass.
I use it 90% for downed allies to hide and get a save + quick revive.

 

Venom always at the start of the game cuz it has long cd.


Traits

Acrobatics

  • Expeditious Dodger
    Gain 4 seconds of swiftness upon dodging.
    • Fleet Shadow
      Move 50% faster while in stealth
    • Vigorous Recovery
      Gain vigor for 7 seconds when using a healing skill.
    • Pain Response
      Gain regeneration for 10 seconds and remove damaging conditions when struck while below 75% health.
  • Feline Grace
    Gain 4 seconds of vigor upon successfully evading an attack. This effect has a 1 second internal cooldown.
    • Guarded Initiation
      Remove vulnerability, weakness and slow from yourself when striking an enemy while above the 90% health threshold.
    • Swindler’s Equilibrium
      Successfully evading an attack while wielding a sword recharges steal by 1 second. This effect has a 1 second internal cooldown.
    • Hard to Catch
      Break stun and refill endurance when you are disabled (stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, fear, taunt, or launch)
  • Endless Stamina
    The effects of vigor on you are enhanced by 50%.
    • Assassin’s Reward
      Heal yourself whenever you use a skill that uses initiative. Heal yourself for each point of initiative spent.
    • Upper Hand
      Gain one initiative when you evade an attack. This effect has a 3 second internal cooldown.
    • Don’t Stop
      The effects of cripple and chill on you are reduced by 50%, meaning your movement is decreased by 25% and 33% respectively, rather than 50% and 66%. If you would become immobilized, you are instead crippled for 4 seconds. This effect can only occur once ev

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.

Deadly Arts

  • Serpent’s Touch
    Stealing inflicts 2 stacks of poison for 10 seconds. Your attacks while in the downed state apply 2 seconds of poison.
    • Dagger Training
      Dagger attacks have a 33% chance to poison enemies for 2 seconds.
    • Mug
      Deal damage and gain life when stealing. This attack cannot critically hit enemies.
    • Trappers Respite
      Drop a needle trap when you use a healing skill. 30 second icd
  • Lotus Poison
    Weaken targets for 4 seconds when you poison them.
    • Deadly Trapper
      Traps apply vulnerability to enemies and grant you might. Trap recharges are reduced.
    • Panic Strike
      Striking a foe that is below the health threshold immobilizes them for 2.5 seconds. This trait has a 20 second internal cooldown.
    • Revealed Training
      Gain up to 200 extra power while you are revealed, based on current level.
  • Exposed Weakness
    Deal 10% more damage if your target has a condition.
    • Potent Poison
      Poison you apply has a 33% increased duration and deals 33% more damage.
    • Improvisation
      One random skill category is immediate recharged when you steal. You can use stolen items twice.
    • Executioner
      Deal 20% extra damage when your target is below the health threshold.

Trait Details

Acrobatics

 

Expenditious Dodger gain on every dodge 4 sec swiftness for movement really good.

 

Pain Response (can be changed with vigorous recovery but only for experts)

 

Feline Grace everytime you evade (dodge) an attack (that means only if it says evaded) you gain vigor for 4 seconds. In effect with other traitline it is 50% more effectiv.

 

Hard to Catch really nice trait at the beginning of the game you can go infight dodge twice and wait for stun knockback etc. and get full endurance back and a safe spot back port.

 

Endless stamina vigor is 50% more effectiv only on you.

 

Upper Hand every 3 sec 1 initiative back ;) can be life saver.

 

 

Trickery

 

Kleptomaniac (really cool name) everytime you steal you also get 2 initiative back.

Thrill of the crime you arn nearby allies gain fury, might and swiftness for 10 sec (allies need to be near you cuz of the radius 360 really close)

 

Preparedness you have instead of 12 maximum of 15 initiative really helpful.

 

Bountiful Theft you steal 2 boons (best are stability and protection) the 2 stolen boons are given to you and allies + 10 sec vigor.

 

Lead Attack increases dmg per initiative (is not so useful but you will deal at least 5% more dmg than normal) and steal recharge reduced by 15%

 

Sleight of Hand best trait here. You gonna daze targets when you steal on them + reduces recharge by 20%. (Use steal to interrupt knockbacks, fears etc. or as i use it most for interrupting heals. (Necro low on hp goes to ds and back to normal form with 3k hp want to heal but thief interrupt RAGE MODE ON) :D:D

 

 

Deadly Arts

 

Serpent's Touch this is a combo trait which poison foes when you steal and when downed. In combo with trait 3 Lotus Poison you also apply weakness (deadly combo).

 

Mug a little extra heal + dmg dealing steal. (Remember if you use it while in stealth you gonna be visibile again.

 

Lotus Poison combo with 1 poison and weakness 2 conditions everytime you poison someone :D

 

Panic Strike mhmhm sounds good :D If you attack an enemy who's under 50% hp you gonna imob him. (every 20 sec and is really annoying)

 

Exposed Weakness you deal extra 10% dmg on enemies with conditions so clearly everytime 10% more dmg :D

 

Improvisation (the lifesaver) when you steal you have the chance to get signet or deceptions (x2) to get full recharged. Also you can use the stolen item twice (i prefer mes, thief, necro, guardian etc.)

 


III. Stat Specifics & Effects

Primary Stats

  • Health 17245 (+5600)
  • Vitality 1560 (+560)
  • Armor 2064 (+0)
  • Toughness 1000 (+0)
  • Attack 3216 (+1225)
  • Power 2225 (+1225)
  • Critical Hit 63% (+63%)
  • Precision 2230 (+1230)

Secondary Stats

  • Critical Damage 37% (+37%)
  • Damage 991 (+0%)
  • Defense 1064 (+0)
  • Ferocity 560 (+560)

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

Stat and Effect Details

Our main Conditions are poison, weakness and imob. Give stealth to downed allies for save revive.


IV. Runes, Sigils, Accessories & Jewels

Armor & Runes

PvP Rune of Vampirism
  1. Power: 25
  2. 15% chance when struck to cause your next attack to steal life. (Cooldown: 25 seconds)
  3. Power: 50
  4. After using a healing skill, your next attack steals health.
  5. Power: 100
  6. When struck below 20% health, you become mist. (Cooldown: 60 seconds)
PvP Rune of Vampirism
  1. Power: 25
  2. 15% chance when struck to cause your next attack to steal life. (Cooldown: 25 seconds)
  3. Power: 50
  4. After using a healing skill, your next attack steals health.
  5. Power: 100
  6. When struck below 20% health, you become mist. (Cooldown: 60 seconds)
PvP Rune of Vampirism
  1. Power: 25
  2. 15% chance when struck to cause your next attack to steal life. (Cooldown: 25 seconds)
  3. Power: 50
  4. After using a healing skill, your next attack steals health.
  5. Power: 100
  6. When struck below 20% health, you become mist. (Cooldown: 60 seconds)
PvP Rune of Vampirism
  1. Power: 25
  2. 15% chance when struck to cause your next attack to steal life. (Cooldown: 25 seconds)
  3. Power: 50
  4. After using a healing skill, your next attack steals health.
  5. Power: 100
  6. When struck below 20% health, you become mist. (Cooldown: 60 seconds)
PvP Rune of Vampirism
  1. Power: 25
  2. 15% chance when struck to cause your next attack to steal life. (Cooldown: 25 seconds)
  3. Power: 50
  4. After using a healing skill, your next attack steals health.
  5. Power: 100
  6. When struck below 20% health, you become mist. (Cooldown: 60 seconds)
PvP Rune of Vampirism
  1. Power: 25
  2. 15% chance when struck to cause your next attack to steal life. (Cooldown: 25 seconds)
  3. Power: 50
  4. After using a healing skill, your next attack steals health.
  5. Power: 100
  6. When struck below 20% health, you become mist. (Cooldown: 60 seconds)

Rune Stat Totals

  • Power 175

Rune Bonuses

PvP Rune of Vampirism
  1. Power: 25
  2. 15% chance when struck to cause your next attack to steal life. (Cooldown: 25 seconds)
  3. Power: 50
  4. After using a healing skill, your next attack steals health.
  5. Power: 100
  6. When struck below 20% health, you become mist. (Cooldown: 60 seconds)

Accessories & Jewels

Marauder's Amulet
  • Power: 1050
  • Precision: 1050
  • Vitality: 560
  • Ferocity: 560

Accessory Totals

  • Power:1050
  • Precision:1050
  • Vitality:560
  • Ferocity:560

Weapon Set Sigils

PvP Sword
  • Weapon Strength: 905-1000
PvP Dagger
  • Weapon Strength: 924-981
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)
Sigil of Rage
10% chance on critical hit to apply quickness for 3 seconds. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 30s)

Weapon Set I

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)

Sigil of Rage

10% chance on critical hit to apply quickness for 3 seconds. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 30s)

PvP Shortbow
  • Weapon Strength: 905-1000
PvP
  • Weapon Strength: -
Superior Sigil of Purity
60% chance to remove a condition on hit. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 10s)
Sigil of Superior Energy
You gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 9s)

Weapon Set II

Superior Sigil of Purity

60% chance to remove a condition on hit. (This effect cannot trigger more than once every 10s)

PvP
  • Weapon Strength: -
PvP
  • Weapon Strength: -

Water Weapon I

Water Weapon II

Upgrade Item Details

I use fire and rage for a quick burst which can shoot down dps enemies like thiefs, mesmers really quick or bring them at least to down 10-20% hp.

 

Your enemies won't expect such a heavy and fast burst on the first 5 sec of the fight.

 

On shortbow i use purity and energy cuz it's sometimes hard to stay alive while you retreat and the extra dodge and 1 condition remove can be life saving :D

 


V. Basic Gameplay

I always start the fight being the first on point.
Than i immediately choose my target so my allies know whom to focus at.
I try to get the focus of my enemies on me and than retreat from the battle and hide til i can attack my target without problems.

 

As on the title explained I play the "chaser" & "hunter" role.

 

I chase the enemies that try to retreat with low hp cuz i'm fast and i can imob and get quick kills.

 

I also try to support as fast as I can on every point.


Main Skill Rotation

Infiltrator's Strike3
Shadowstep to a foe and strike them. Use Shadow Return to shadowstep back and cure one condition.
Damage: 252Immobilized: 1 sRange: 600
Hook Strike¾
Attack your foes with stealth, knocking enemies down.
Damage: 163Knockdown: 2sRange: 130
Flanking Strike½ 3
Dual wield. Evade and stab your foe in the back.
Damage: 252Range: 130
Slice
Slice your foe.
Damage: 269Range: 130
Shadow Return2
Return to your original location. Cure one condition.
Range: 1,200

And the same again and again :D

 

Always have Shadow Return rdy to get a quick retreat.


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