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In Topic: Newbie Thief

08 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

View PostLoperdos, on 08 February 2013 - 08:59 PM, said:

30 crit and 15 acro is a good place to start for a crit build, especially one for D/D (though like Shadow stated, its really pretty good for any of the weapon-sets).  It gives good, solid damage that you can sustain without a whole lot of difficulty.

I would definitely agree that the other points are largely up to you and what you see fits your particular build the best (best being most fun, most effective, whichever you prefer).  Some say put the points into Deadly Arts up to 25 for Exposed Weakness, others say put it into Trickery (though maybe not the best choice for a crit build, this line is generally more suited to a condition damage bleeder build) and some say stick up to 25 into Acr so you can pick up Fluid Strikes, since having less than 100% endurance is a normal thing on a thief, unless you are running SB or P/P at the time where you don't have to dodge quite as much.  Shadow Arts (though not really my cup of tea :) ) isn't a bad line to look at either, especially if you have 15 points to spend because then your stealth skills last 1s longer, which on paper doesn't seem like that much of a difference, but when you actually use it, a lot of times it feels like you are in stealth forever with that extra 1s, which is nice.

As for gear, if you have trouble with survivability, a mix of Beserker's and Valkryie's is a pretty decent bet, especially since you don't lose out on your crit damage.  Another way to do it if you are having issues with survivability is to do a mix of Beserker's and Knights, that way you don't lose out on quite as much prec compared to if you run with Valk's instead of Knights, but then you do lose out on the crit damage boost.  Its all a trade-off.  If you don't have any issues with survivability at all like some people *cough* Minion *cough* :D  then full Beserker's is perfectly fine.
So berserker's and knights. Awesome! Thanks for the info~ :)

Till i get the GM book I'll be messing with my build on its on, after that ill do crit. So far I've been able to have 2-3 mobs that are 4-6levels higher than me. My traits atm are 10/2(idkwhythatsthere)/0/20/0 And Been surviving pretty good too! ;D

In Topic: Newbie Thief

08 February 2013 - 06:32 PM

View PostThe Shadow, on 08 February 2013 - 05:15 PM, said:

Then just run the usual crit build as it facilitates every weapon combination and play style except for spamming LDB. You don't have to limit yourself to just one weapon set :P
The 30 crit and 15 acro right? I may end up doing that since the rest of the points as you said are up to preference, what armor would you recommend going for then? Berserker's? c; I'm also not limiting myself, Current i've been using DD/SB an occasnally switching out DD with PP, or PD, DP ect.

In Topic: Newbie Thief

08 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

View PostThe Shadow, on 07 February 2013 - 05:08 PM, said:

Versatility is king. As for fun/ enjoyment. If you don't like every single weapon combination available then I'm gunna go ahead and say Thief probably isn't for you lol :P
Just the opposite actually. I actually have trouble finding a good one, since I like each of them. xD

In Topic: Newbie Thief

07 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

View PostLoperdos, on 06 February 2013 - 09:47 PM, said:

While I respect your opinion and agree that one of the easiest ways to level up a thief is a prec/crit focus, presenting your own experience and opinion as fact doesn't make it right. :)

I have a couple level 80s, two of them are thieves and on both of them I sat down and figured out, in general, what kind of build I wanted to run, and played that style all the way up to the point that I wanted to switch it up a bit.  Does that mean that I kept the exact same build that I figured out when I started the thief? No, but it did stay generally the same over time, while I was still working towards that particular build.  But even after I hit lvl 80 I continued to (and still continue) to tweak my thief builds as I find different ways of playing that work for my own playstyle better than what I originally thought.  You can make yourself a build using a site like gw2skills.net or something like that and work your way towards that build if you want as you level, there's nothing wrong with that.  As I look back at the builds when I put them together and compare them to the builds I am currently using, there are only a few differences here and there (mostly trait selection within the trait-lines, not major changes like shifting points from DA to SA or from Acr to Trick or whatever combination you prefer).

Since the OP is new to thief, I would agree with Running4Cover, but also throw in a little of my own experience.  Start with a weapon setup and combat style that you think is going to be enjoyable for you to play.  Because let's face it, if your play feels like work and that you are just trudging your way up to lvl 80, any focus, build or anything else is a moot point if you don't ever feel like you want to play because you aren't having fun playing the way your thief is setup.  If you do end up running into that, switch it up!  I ran a prec/crit/stealth focused playstyle for the first 60~ish levels on my first thief, but then decided I wanted to change it up to a different style (condition damage acrobatic dancer, so I sat down and drew up a new build compared to my other backstab/crit/stealth build) and I've been having a blast on that playstyle now for a while.  My second thief I started up because I don't have the time to re-equip my first thief for a D/P utility backstab build focused around hopping in and out of combat with lots of blinds and other fun things thrown about.  That and I really enjoy seeing an Asura shadowstepping in and out of combat constantly, it makes me chuckle. :D  (first thief was a human)

TL;DR, if you want to make a build beforehand and work towards it, go for it, but if you find yourself dreading playing on your thief because you find it repetitive, boring or whatever else, don't lock yourself into that particular build and combat style and change it up!
I actually just threw the build i made out the window and started winging it with my traits, I'm really loving thief, DD and PP is really fun!
With any Ranger, Mesmer, necro ect. I would just use signets in my 7-9 utilities but with thief I've been using Blinding Powder, Caltrops and Signet of shadows. Really fun. c:

View PostPhenn, on 07 February 2013 - 05:24 AM, said:

Loperdos <-- Listen to the man. He knows his stuff.
Haha, I am I am. XD

In Topic: Legendary Weapon - I can't decide if I really want one. Do you?

06 February 2013 - 11:09 PM

Make it then sell it! ;D

I havn't even bothered going towards a legendary yet. Im alt-aholicing. ._.