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Rifle Deadeye Roaming Build

GW2. Rifle Deadeye WvW Roaming Build. Thief WvW 2022.


Last Update: October 2022



Shadow Arts Variant


Overview

Rifle Deadeye is a long ranged burst build for thief WvW roaming. While the Rifle weapon is not as good as the melee thief weapons for chasing kills, it can maintain its damage for longer from a safe position.

Malice is generated whenever you hit the target you cast Deadeye’s Mark on with an initiative costing weapon skill. If they crit, you get 2 malice instead of 1. Gaining 7 malice will give you tons of boons and initiative due to the Maleficent Seven trait. Higher malice will also make your sneak attack from stealth, Death’s Judgment, deal more damage. You should aim to mark a target and then spam the rifle 2 until maximum malice is achieved, then go in stealth by dodging, using the Kneeling Rifle 4 + Standing Rifle 4 for a combo, Blinding Powder, or using the F2 stolen ability when above 5 malice.

Prioritize landing your Death’s Judgment so that you can burst your enemies and refresh your malice to be able to gain the boons and initiative bonuses again. You can teleport in the middle of your Death’s Judgment animation with Shadowstep or Signet of Infiltration to make it harder for enemies to predict or line of sight it. Use the sword to gain extra mobility and to do AoE damage, since the rifle lacks that.

Basic Combos: F1 > Rifle 2 2 2 > Dodge or F2 (stealth) > Rifle 1

Safe Opener: Sword 2 (In) > F1 > Sword 3 > Swap > Rifle 22 > Dodge > 1 > 222 > Dodge > 1 > Swap > Sword 2 (out)


Difficulty

60%

Equipment

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

Primary Weapon Set

Rifle
Marauder

Secondary Weapon Set

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

Consumables

Infusions

Optional
x18

Alternatives:

  • Weapon: Dagger instead Pistol as secondary off-hand for more melee damage
  • Rune:  for more sustain
  • Sigil:  instead Rage sigil on rifle
  • Sigil:  instead Celerity sigil on sword
  • Sigil:  instead Absorption sigil on pistol
  • Food:  for more dodges

Skills

Rifle / KneelHeal / Utility / Elite

Sword / PistolStealth Attack

Traits


Build Template

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

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Gameplay

Credit to Vallun for the video.

Critical Strikes Variant


Overview

The Critical Strikes Deadeye is a long range heavy DPS version of thief that gets its sustain from Invigorating Precision and Maleficent Seven traits. You feed yourself more initiative the more malice you roll through and reset with Death’s Judgment, and heal off of your critical hits. The Infiltrator Signet and Infiltrator Strike on sword also allow for lots of mobility to stay on your target to keep your sustain rotation going or to disengage by porting to distant neutral mobs or siege.

Synergy

Getting maximum malice is important to generating boons and initiative to sustaining this build, spamming Skirmisher’s Shot gets to maximum malice the fastest.

Playstyle

Use Infiltrator Strike intelligently to kite and position, and when the moment is right and you found a good target swap to rifle and use Deadeye’s Mark and then Skirmisher’s Shot until full malice, then use the stolen ability or dodge to get stealth into Death’s Judgment. Repeat getting malice, or swap back to sword to kite or retarget. Using Death’s Retreat with “About Face” for positioning is required to master this build.


Difficulty

80%

Equipment

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

Primary Weapon Set

Rifle
Berserker

Secondary Weapon Set

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

Consumables

Infusions

Optional
x18

Alternatives:

  • Food:  for more dodges

Skills

Rifle / KneelHeal / Utility / Elite

Sword / PistolStealth Attack

Traits


Alternatives:

  • Deadeye:  for more burst

Build Template

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

[&DQUjOiwnOhUKAQwBWABYAVcBVwFYATMBnwEOAQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=]

Gameplay

Credit to Vallun for the video.

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