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Specter Open World Build

GW2. Best Open World Build. Specter. Thief PvE 2022.

Last Update: May 1


Overview

This Specter build allows supporting a friend while also being self sufficient at siphoning single targets down with torment and poison. Repeatedly use the Scepter 3 with quickness from Haste and Celerity Sigil when disabling enemies. Also you can support your Thieves Guild if you want to share venoms.

Skill Priorities:

  • Use Haste/Venoms (save haste if stun break is needed)
  • F1 Siphon a target
  • If single target spam Scepter 3, and if AoE spam Shortbow 4 and 1 until initiative is depleted
  • Enter F2 Shroud and use 2 > 5 > 3 > 4 > 2 then leave shroud once it is safe to do so and repeat

Difficulty

30%

Equipment

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

Primary Weapon Set

Scepter
Ritualist
Pistol
Ritualist

Secondary Weapon Set

Shortbow
Celestial

ItemStat
Amulet
Ritualist
Ring
Ritualist
Ring
Ritualist
Accessory
Ritualist
Accessory
Ritualist
Backpiece
Ritualist

Consumables

Infusions

Optional
x18

Alternatives

  • Stats: Celestial, Plaguedoctor, or Trailblazer can also work
  • Rune: for more damage

Skills

Scepter / PistolHeal / Utility / Elite
Shortbow

Alternatives

  • Utility: for more stun breaks or mobility
  • Utility: for more stun breaks and initiative

Traits


Alternatives

  • Trickery: for enemies immune to daze
  • Trickery: when using Roll for Initiative and Haste
  • Specter: for more damage on torment if you won’t use wells often.

Build Template

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

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Gameplay

7 Comments

  1. Why ritualist instead of trailblazer or celestial? Also what are you actually using shortbow for? it feels very weird and weak in comparison to scepter.

    • Trailblazer and Celestial are offered as alternatives, but Ritualist is more versatile for group play, also the quickness uptime is nice. Shortbow is a versatility weapon used for AoE or mobility, if you don’t need it then don’t swap to it

  2. Would having using Superior Rune of Scavenging be a better option? Then you switch out all accessories to plaguedoctors to gain some healing power? You end up with about 1500 less hp, but gain 300 healing power and 150 condition damage roughly. What do you think?

  3. Is there a gear and accessory option using exotics instead of legendary/ascended stuff? I don’t play fractals or PVP so getting access to top tier items is really difficult for me. I did get the exotic ritualist armor set (with superior rune of the afflicted) for now but my accessories are all still zerker stats from my DD build.

    • exotic is not much different from legendary/ascended use your exotic ritualist set, but the zerker stats should be swapped to condition damage and vitality, as mentioned that can be carrion trailblazer ritualist or plaguedoctor

  4. This was actually really helpful. New to the game and looking to pick up specter as my second elite after deadeye, and it’s in a format I don’t have to sit through an hour of video with people fluffing up their vid length with pointless chatter. Always a plus. Thanks!

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