What would you tweak in this build for the World Bosses to have some range? As you know, some of them get quite angry when we get up close to them or their minions...and we Thieves can be a right squishy lot when it comes to those big direct DPS spikes...lol
You know of the fondness we all have for the SB. Any way to effectively incorporate it in this for use in the aforementioned World Boss fights?
I'm still trying to recover from the loss of Ricochet(I loved my P/P - SB Thief), but that's a whole other thread and discussion. I like the concept behind this, and I haven't ran a D/D build in forever, so once again, you may lure me back to playing my Thief. lol
Much as the set is kind of "meh", I usually still pair this build with P/D in my alternate weapon slot. I would love to be able to use the SB on this build, but the conD application from the SB is just pitiful for the most part, and the way we are set up, our direct damage leaves a lot to be desired. If its a boss fight that you really can't get close to, I would say run P/D, swap out Caltrops and your other utilites for some Deception skills to increase your access to Stealth so you can use the P1 stealth shot.
Depending on the World Boss, you may be able to use the technique I use on some of them, where you get close, use CnD, pop your stealth P1 shot and then immediately pop #3 to get back out of range. Unless the boss is using a TKO at the time, you *should* have enough time to get in, drop that combo, and then get out. For something like the Mega Destroyer where its really not an option to run melee (for the most part, at least on this type of build), that's usually when I swap to my Deception utilities and do it that way. Not the greatest, but you'll still contribute enough to get a gold on the event, which is really all that matters with the World Bosses anyway...unless you aren't running at peak times and are trying to drop a World Boss with 8 people or less.
And I feel your pain about losing Ricochet. That was just stupid. It actually made the P/P or P/X build a helluva lot better, and actually quite useful.
Good to hear from you again Thorfinnr! You should definitely give this build a try if you haven't played a thief for a while, its nearly ridiculous. I don't remember if you ever added me, but feel free to, Loperdos.7924. And if you want to see how I run it, feel free to ping me in-game and I'll give you a quick showcase of the build.