Please check this build:
The idea is to use your Black Powder smoke field and shortbow blast finisher to do area stealth as often as possible. This is supported by the utility skills that all grant either a smoke field ( + blast finisher = area stealth) or area stealth directly.
With +healing equipment this should net some serious healing potential. Should.
In addition stealthing of course cancels aggro so you can save others' lives quite often.
The Elite skill could be this Dagger Whirl thingy to do blinding projectiles (it's a whirl finisher) in a smoke field.
The much faster initiative gain (+2/10secs alone is an increase of 33% to the normal 1/1.67 secs!) allows for lots of smoke bomb usage.
This is the second main objective for the build, i. e. blinding normal and silver mobs as much as possible. If there are lots of casters, use dazing shot instead of Black Powder.
The Main hand weapon can be switched to a 2. pistol in bossfights since you will rarely survive in melee range, even with toughness/vitality traited.
What do you think? Could a thief like this compete with other support classes like guardian, elementalist or engineer?
It's a huge pity that we have so few blast finishers, that is, one to be precise. There's no way to get more besides asking your groupmates to blast into your smoke fields.
Looking forward to your opinions.
Edited by Eronaile, 10 September 2012 - 04:41 PM.