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#2139633 P/D + SB viable for solo pve?

Posted Alien Creed on 10 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

for 65-80 i used p/d exclusively for pve and have used it for dungeons AC, CoF, CoE, and FotM so far. it definitely can be viable, especially for solo and especially as a leveling thief.  i think the biggest issue thieves have when leveling is survivability, not i need to do more damage and this is where p/d shines. especially if you go for a build like 20/0/30/20/0 and put spider venom/caltrops/shadow refuge on your hotbar with hide in shadows as your heal. with that build you now have 3 heals with spider venom healing you 5x for about 250, shadow refuge for about 1600, and hide in shadows for about 6k (these are at level 80). you can also stealth on demand with cloak and dagger, hide in shadows, and shadow refuge. not to mention you get tons of stacks of might with +2 on stealth, +1 on dodge, and +2 on poison activation. also sitting in shadow refuge for the duration will give you 10 stacks of might...

the thing i loved most when i swittched to p/d for solo pve at 65 is i didnt die once from 65 to 80. seriously, i didnt. with all the ways to get out of dodge and heal and all the added toughness / vit from speccing into SA/acro as well as additional vit from wearing full carrion gear (which is what you should be wearing) you should NEVER die in solo pve.

granted, when i am with a group doing an event and we have 4+ mobs i bust out my shortbow which synergizes GREAT with p/d because you are power/condition specced anyway and cluster bomb stacks bleeds as well as caltrops is aoe bleed.

will you do as much single target dmg as d/d 25/30/0/15/0? no. but you wont die and you will be able to solo just about anything (including champions).

i hope you go for it and find that you really enjoy pve as p/d.

#2096033 Thief Videos! - Post Here!

Posted russviruz on 26 November 2012 - 12:46 AM

my thief footage:

#1998499 [video] Matale 7 - Hammer WvWvW

Posted stefanplc on 06 October 2012 - 10:20 PM

View Postsongfire, on 03 October 2012 - 11:49 AM, said:

Your spec is something I really want to try out - still working on my gear. A montage is good and all, but it never or rarely shows the fights that went haywire. So I'm wondering if your video is a representation of the norm or not? And please be honest. :)

I usually run with 3-4 guildies. So how does the build perform in small group situations?

Thanks bud.

P.S Oh - and I think what Lilitu was asking is if the whole investment in precision through gear is worth it - not just the Signet of Fury portion of it. And I was kind of wondering about that myself, although I'm not much in to the whole theorycrafting stuff.

You were one of the people that asked so you might want to check this out:

#1889390 Post Your Official Character! (Post-Release Images Only)

Posted Cutthroat on 06 September 2012 - 07:32 AM

I really like my new shortbow! (Mystic weapon)


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Krytan armor dyed black cherry.