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Power Deadeye DPS Build

GW2. Raid Build. Power Rifle Daggers Deadeye. Thief PvE DPS 2023.


Last Update: Jan 2023



DPS Variant


Overview

The Power Deadeye is a high damage, single target DPS thief build with a rifle and daggers. It has great self-buffing capabilities to be able to split from the group and can also serve as a kiter due to the long range of rifle and self healing.

Playstyle

Role: Kiter or DPS

Always Deadeye’s Mark the target (F1) to be able to gain malice which you can then expend for heavy damage sneak attacks. Reaching maximum malice not only gives you more damage on the sneak attack, but also gives you more initiative due to Maleficent Seven. Landing a critical hit with a weapon skill gives 2 malice and no crit gives 1. You can perform a Dagger or Rifle rotation, so swap to the weapon that suits the current situation. If you can melee, swap to Daggers, but if you can’t melee or are unable to backstab swap to Rifle.

Use Mercy to be able to swap the target of your Deadeye’s Mark or if you are low on initiative due to missing crits or a sneak attack. Use Assassin’s Signet right before landing your Sneak Attack and don’t waste an animation on recasting Deadeye’s Mark during the duration, or use it for a burst before you will need to perform mechanics so it recharges during that time.

Rifle Rotation:

  • Kneel Rifle 5
  • Upkeep F1 on your target
  • Kneeling Rifle 3 until full malice
  • Enter Stealth (rifle 4 while kneeling, F2 stolen ability, or Hide in Shadows)
  • Death’s Judgment Stealth Rifle 1
  • Repeat from Rifle 3

Mercy can also be used to skip a Death’s Judgment and use a few more Rifle 3 if you run out of stealth application.

Dagger Rotation:

  • Upkeep F1 on your target
  • Dagger 4 x2 (Dagger 2 if target is below 50% health)
  • Dagger 5
  • Backstab Stealth Dagger 1
  • Dagger 1 Full Chain
  • Repeat from Dagger 4

Make sure to position behind the target to land the Backstab (1) or it won’t do maximum damage. If you don’t crit and lack malice or initiative, use another Dancing Dagger or Mercy to recover.


Difficulty

60%

Equipment

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

Primary Weapon Set

Dagger
Berserker
Dagger
Berserker

Secondary Weapon Set

Rifle
Berserker

ItemStat
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker

Consumables

Infusions

Fractal
x18
Optional
x18

Skills

Dagger / DaggerHeal / Utility / Elite
Rifle
Kneeling Rifle
Malicious Sneak Attacks


Alternatives

  • Utility: to instantly perform mechanics
  • Heal: to get stealth for sneak attacks with rifle

Traits


Build Template

Chat Code: (copy/paste into in-game chat)

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Gameplay



Kiter Variant


As a Kiter, Deadeyes mainly stay on their Rifle for DPS and they forego daggers for more utility and CC from the Sword/Pistol set. Kiting in general is encounter specific, but it is important to be able to survive alone to be able to perform your role so taking a little more sustain can help.

With the ability to dodge for stealth, you can simplify the rotation with Three Round Burst (3) x3 > Dodge > Death’s Judgment (1) > Repeat


Difficulty

40%

Equipment

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

Primary Weapon Set

Rifle
Berserker

Secondary Weapon Set

Sword
Berserker
Pistol
Berserker
ItemStat
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker

Consumables

Infusions

Fractal
x18
Optional
x18

Alternatives

  • Stats: Marauder for vitality to survive alone

Skills

Rifle
Kneeling Rifle
Heal / Utility / Elite

Sword / Pistol

Alternatives

  • Utility: to instantly perform mechanics
  • Utility: for more CC

Traits


Alternatives

  • Deadly Arts: for better self sustain

Build Template

Chat Code: (copy/paste into in-game chat)

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Gameplay


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