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#1 Khalif

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

First let me say that these are just summeries, which i created to help summerize each builds strength / weakness.

it is not meant to be viewed as an in depth guide, nor should you pay attention to stats / utilities.

The ratings i gave to each build is my own, and is purely anecdotal. you can argue that backstabs 4/5 offense rating is equal to PW 4.5/5, but again, these are my opinions, not anything factualy concrete.





Here are the builds more indepth guides:
Bleed Build:
Backstab Build:
Pistol Whip:
Sword/Dagger:
Heartseeker:

#2 Legitsu

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:26 AM

As I stated in the YouTube comment;
'Needs a demonstration of the build in actual gameplay to support your idea. Maybe go against a mob of three in PvE or WvW. Also demonstrate us against supply camp as you stated and the 1v1.'

#3 Minion

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:37 AM

You rated your own builds for no reason and didn't 5* them? lol

#4 Mister Stygian

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:11 AM

The best thief build is 15 slot bags for storage and reroll a mesmer.

Anyone that has played both knows the theif is deficient in every aspect other than tagging mobs.

Edited by Mister Stygian, 23 November 2012 - 04:16 AM.


#5 Khalif

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:22 PM

View PostMinion, on 23 November 2012 - 01:37 AM, said:

You rated your own builds for no reason and didn't 5* them? lol

why would i 5* them?

if i can make a 5/5 offense / defense thief build, that would be OP as hell.


each build has weaknesses / stengths.

#6 Minion

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:06 AM

View PostKhalif, on 24 November 2012 - 10:22 PM, said:

why would i 5* them?

if i can make a 5/5 offense / defense thief build, that would be OP as hell.


each build has weaknesses / stengths.

It's a bit arbitrary since in the same breath you explain each build better than the number. However, I think you missed out on secondary weapons and the true benefit to backstab+shortbow combo. Best build because most diverse; greatest traversal, greatest single-target DPS, greatest AoE, both condition and power-wise.

#7 Khalif

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:49 AM

View PostMinion, on 25 November 2012 - 01:06 AM, said:

It's a bit arbitrary since in the same breath you explain each build better than the number. However, I think you missed out on secondary weapons and the true benefit to backstab+shortbow combo. Best build because most diverse; greatest traversal, greatest single-target DPS, greatest AoE, both condition and power-wise.

and back to what i was saying, i do not think that those things warrant a 5/5 for offense/def, especially because backstab has a very small window.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:07 AM

View PostKhalif, on 26 November 2012 - 12:49 AM, said:

and back to what i was saying, i do not think that those things warrant a 5/5 for offense/def, especially because backstab has a very small window.

Small window of...........

#9 Korra

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:30 AM

To be honest your S/D video was the best one. The build is kind of different from what i use but it works too from what i see.

I go 10/30/0/15/15 and works like a charm although i die kind of faster but that extra dodge is godsent.

Although right now i find myself playing a D/D glass canon agresive style and god it's fun as hell

#10 Korra

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:35 AM

And from the BS video. There are ways to make the build way more efficient.




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