Damn, fail at title, please some mod change it to s/d
Since the start of the ear of the thief most people who rolled it have been blinded by HS spam, Boring LDB spam and whatnot Backstab build (which i found extremly fun, just make ppl go butthurt)
Today, Bored as hell of my glass cannon D/D set, i decided to try something new, something only a few tried and succeded (i guess, since there almost no s/d running arround), i came up with the idea of trying something i never tried before, to make a s/d build and enjoy playing it.
I never had my hopes to high since everyone was complaining on the forums of how bad it is, but god, what was my surprise when i came up with the build ill show now, it freaking pwns, really.
I tried only sPvP but i would even dare to say its a viable build for TPvP.
This build is based in the evasion Flanking strike provides, in combination with the solid autoattack the sword offers, also it provides the Dazing entrance factor thanks to the steal + Cnd combo then proceed with autoattack.
It gives alot of mobility thanks to Shadowstep, cond removal, evades, and solid dps aswell as boon removal a high Health pool and great defense.
MH Sword: Sigil of paralization, it will increase your daze time, really noticable.
OH Dagger: Superior of accuracy, just for some extra crit.
Shotbow: Superior sigil of bloodlust, to increase dps, simply.
Soldier's amulet: Gives enough defense to stay in the heart of the fight without being downed 24/7 while still providing power enough to do damage.
Berserker's Jewel: Gives some extra dps we surely need
Superior rune of the eagle (x5): By using Soldier's amulet our crt rate is null, we need to raise that and eagle gives you arround 12% crt chance plus 8% crt dmg.
Superior Rune of Divinity (x1): x6 eagle is just not worth it and divinity is great to fill this empty slot.
Mug: Imo mug is a must, adds a ton of dps which can help to burst anyone or just when that guy is escaping with 10% life you will be able to finish him.
Side strike: With this build yoou will be flanking a lot, and your crit strike chance is medium low so this is exactly what you need.
Critical haste: Just to add dps, it procs really easy and its fatal when it does.
Executioner: 20% dmg when enemy goes under 50% life? yes thanks.
Thrill of the crime: Opening fury, gotcha
Power of synergy: Might everytime you dodge? works fine.
Try to flank your enemies, dont expect a uber burst but your attacks will crit for 3-4k. Dodge what is necessary. You are rather tanky so feel free to jump in the middle of the fight, always keeping way to escape, just keep dpsing and they will go down, Learn to play the combos it offers, Cnd+ daze, root+ flanking, etc.
You willl have almost no rival in 1v1 and in teamfights you will provide a great input.
It's a really great build and nice playstyle, something different that d/d HS spam or PW or even BS build.
I really encourage everyone to try this, its really great if you know what you are doing.
Here a pic of my first match with the build, nothing special but better than i thought.
Edited by Korra, 28 October 2012 - 01:09 PM.