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Power Deadeye Open World Build

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Last Update: April 2024



Rifle Variant


The Power Deadeye Open World build allows a thief to use either the long range of the rifle to snipe single targets from afar with sustained damage or to use the speed of the pistols to quickly swap between targets with potent burst damage. While ranged weapons are preferred, they can’t hit multiple targets, so you can also swap to the Sword/Pistol and use Pistol Whip or even the Shortbow to handle large groups of enemies.

After marking your target with F1 Deadeye’s Mark, you gain Malice when using initiative-costing attack skills against that target. Usually your Rifle 3 skill will be used to gain Malice. Once you have maximum Malice you’ll gain many boons and to gain these boons again you need to reset your Malice by landing Death’s Judment. To use Death’s Judgment (1) you need to enter stealth. Either cast your F2 while at 5 or more Malice or dodge to gain stealth. Repeat this process until the target is dead and then F1 the next target.


Skill Combo:

  • F1 > Rifle 333 > Dodge > 1 > 333 > F2 > 333 > Dodge > 1

Difficulty
50%

Equipment

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

Primary Weapon Set

Rifle
Berserker

Secondary Weapon Set

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

Relic

Consumables

Infusions

Optional
x18

Alternatives

  • Jade Bot Core: for extra vitality
  • Stats: Mix Marauder/Dragon/Valkyrie/Berserker for more vitality
    • Aim for 60% critical chance
  • Sigil: instead of Rage

Skills

RifleHeal / Utility / Elite

Sword / Pistol

Alternatives

  • Utility: instead of Mercy for more mobility
  • Elite: for more AoE damage

Traits



Alternatives

  • Critical Strikes: for more damage at the cost of healing
  • Deadeye: for more burst on smaller targets for chain killing

Build Template

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

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Gameplay

Updated Gameplay:

Credit to Kaozelle for the video.

Pistols Variant


When you want to quickly tab through enemies and gun them down fast, this Pistol/Pistol Deadeye build is a fast paced and medium ranged option for disposing of single enemies or groups of enemies. Deadeye’s Mark (F1) will grant you many boons including Quickness, and it will recharge on defeating that target. This makes chain-killing extremely efficient as you will have permanent Quickness uptime when breezing through weaker enemies. The only thing you need to do is make sure the target is Marked, then spam Pistol 3 to Unload.


Single Target Skill Priority:

  • F1 > Pistol 3 until target is dead > Tab > F1 > 3 > Repeat
  • If target does not die before you run out of initiative, use Mercy and then Mark the target again

AoE Skill Priority:

  • F1 any target, Shortbow 1 or Shortbow 4/2 depending on how many enemies there are
  • Dagger Storm when out of initiative

Always use your Haste off cooldown to gain quickness uptime, as it will recharge very quickly due to the Payback trait recharging your utilities slightly for each marked kill.


Equipment

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

Primary Weapon Set

Pistol
Berserker
Pistol
Berserker

Secondary Weapon Set

Shortbow
Marauder

ItemStat
Amulet
Marauder
Ring
Marauder
Ring
Marauder
Accessory
Marauder
Accessory
Marauder
Backpiece
Marauder

Relic

Consumables

Infusions

Optional
x18

Alternatives

  • Jade Bot Core: for extra vitality

Skill

Pistol / PistolHeal / Utility / Elite
ShortbowMalicious Sneak Attacks

Traits


Alternatives

  • Critical Strikes: for extra healing
  • Trickery: for boon removal instead of cleansing
  • Deadeye: for killing bosses or mobs with a lot more health

Build Template

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

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Gameplay

Credit to Vallun for the video.

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4 Comments

  1. Is this an update to Vallun build? cuz in Vallun video hes useing diffrent amror and trinkets and runes

    • Yes the build page always is more updated than video, still the video always shows more details and guide.

  2. Hello, thanks for all the content and GJ!
    Is there any way 2x pistol/staff is doing great in PvE open world/fractals with something based on your build above ?

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