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Daredevil Open World Build

GW2. Best Open World Build. Celestial Daredevil. Condition Daredevil. Thief PvE.


Last Update: December 2023


Using infinite dodges to survive and deal damage, the daggers condition Daredevil is an open world PvE thief build that deals condition damage by leaping and throwing caltrops and daggers all over the place. On top of the high evasion uptime, it survives by triggering the passive of Signet of Malice off of multi-hitting attacks and pulsing areas of effect.

Your main damaging ability is Death Blossom (Dagger 3) which will leap you over your target while evading. When you dodge you will throw daggers at nearby enemies and place caltrops on the ground. Dodge and Dagger 3 are your two main damage sources. To maximize their effect you want to dodge or evade through your enemy so that you will still be in range of them when the animation ends and you can immediately dodge the other direction right back through them to constantly evade and bombard them with conditions.

In between your main damaging abilities you want to replenish your Initiative and Endurance (Dodges) so you can keep spamming Dodge and Dagger 3. Using Steal, Signet of Agility, Energy Sigils, and Roll for Initiative will help keep up these resources.

Skill Priority

  • Dagger 3 (Prevent Initiative from maxing)
  • Dodge (Prevent Endurance from maxing)
  • Steal – 1 Dodge + 2 Initiative
  • Weapon Swap – 1 Dodge
  • Signet of Agility – 2 Dodges
  • Roll for Initiative – 6 Initiative

While the build is very simplistic, getting used to and optimizing the animations of the build can be the hard part. Dagger 3 has a decent aftercast which makes you vulnerable after the evade frame, but you can cancel this aftercast by swapping weapons. Signet of Agility has no animation so you want to preemptively use it before you need to dodge. Steal has no animation as well, but will port you to your target, meaning that if you move too far from the target during one of your animations you can Steal so that you can be in range to use your next animation as soon as possible. Prioritize using these skills to manage your positioning and timing to facilitate your two main abilities.


Difficulty
25%

Equipment

ItemStatRune / Sigil
Helm
Viper
Shoulders
Viper
Coat
Viper
Gloves
Viper
Leggings
Viper
Boots
Viper

Primary Weapon Set

Dagger
Viper
Dagger
Viper

Secondary Weapon Set

Shortbow
Viper

OR

Dagger
Viper
Dagger
Viper
ItemStat
Amulet
Viper
Ring
Viper
Ring
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Backpiece
Viper

Relic

Consumables

Infusions

Optional
x18

Alternatives

  • Stats: Add in more Celestial gear if you need more survivability
  • Jade Bot Core: for extra vitality

Skills

Dagger / DaggerHeal / Utility / Elite
Shortbow

Alternatives

  • Heal: for situations when you can’t hit things often
  • Utility: instead of Shadowstep if you want slightly more initiative
  • Utility: instead of Shadowstep for more AoE

Traits


Build Template

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Gameplay

Updated Gameplay:

Credit to Kaozelle for the video.

Daredevil Mechanics Guide:

Credit to Vallun for the video.

5 Comments

  1. Hey there, firstly, thanks for the build !
    My question is regarding the leveling, would you suggest already start using those skills or not for the leveling ? I know the crucial part of the build comes with the last spec, and last skill from the last spec.

  2. Hi, i wanted to try out a similar open world build but with critical strikes and Berserker Runes. Idk which trait lines to go for a true power/condi build. Any ideas?

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