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#1 fldash

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

http://gw2skills.net...F1NmbE3Yvxdj8GA

I haven't decided on the exact set of Armor yet, but I think I'm going with Cleric and Dwayna runes.  Trinket's/gems are Bersekers/Soldier to try to get Power over 2000 so I can at least do some form of non-crit damage.

Weapon combinations are Short Bow (obviously), and Sword/Pistol, Sword/Dagger, Pistol/Dagger. Pistol/Dagger  Mostly try to keep Dagger in off-hand for stealth.

Ran Fractals 20 last night with good success though our Fractals were Underwater/Freezing/Asuran.  We had most trouble with Asuran, but only with the Harpies knocking us off constantly.  No Mesmer/Guardian.

#2 Loperdos

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

Seems like an interesting take on a thief build.  Definitely not one that you would see all over the place.  Kinda been thinking about putting together some sort of support~ish thief build, but never got around to it.   I think this build gives a good starting point.

My only question would be the usability of Hard to Catch (Acr - XI) as a Grandmaster Acr trait.  Do you find that it comes in handy, even with that 60s cooldown?  I don't have any experience with that particular trait, was just curious if you get good use out of it even with that relatively long CD.  Maybe either Acr - VII or VIII would have a better place in your build, for some added condition removal? Honestly don't know, it different working with a build that is so far outside what one normally sees with a (mainly) DPS class.

#3 fldash

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:45 AM

To be honest, I didn't notice it at ALL last night during the Fractal run, which is the only thing I had time to do after putting it together... I will play a bit more with it and decide.  The idea behind taking it was being more of a tank, so that if you do get into trouble via a disable, you will be able to escape.  I can see replacing it with VII or VIII easily though.

I also think should swap III with II in Acr, don't really need Vigor since you don't want full energy at any point...

May also be worth dropping Acr to 20 and bumping Tricks to 20 from 10 too... You could think take Bountiful Theft which is extremely support based.

Like I said, I was just trying to think of something completely off the wall and try to make it viable.

Edited by fldash, 05 January 2013 - 12:51 AM.


#4 fldash

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

Still running this in Fractals 20 and having good success.  I'm not sure if it's my build, or the fact I've gotten good PUGs but haven't had any leavers yet in the middle of it.  It looks like this now:

http://gw2skills.net...F1NmbE3Yvxdj8GA

I'm still missing condition removal.  I'd like to take the skill that removes them while in stealth, but all the selections under Shadow Arts are pretty important.

I'm thinking about trying this however...

http://gw2skills.net...F1NmbE3Yvxdj8GA




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