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Condition Chaos Virtuoso

Squad
Dps
Low intensity icon Low intensity

Armor

Illustrious Masque icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of the Krait
Illustrious Epaulets icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Krait
Illustrious Doublet icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of the Krait
Illustrious Wristguards icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Krait
Illustrious Breeches icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of the Krait
Illustrious Footwear icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of the Krait

Weapons & Sigils

Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
Viper's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Bursting
Sword icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon
Viper's SwordSuperior Sigil of Earth
Focus icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon
Viper's FocusSuperior Sigil of Earth

Trinkets

Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
Rampager's Backpiece
Black Ice Earring icon
Rampager's Accessory
Asgeir's Talisman icon
Rampager's Accessory
Asgeir's Amulet icon
Rampager's Amulet
Black Ice Band icon
Rampager's Ring
Mistborn Band icon
Rampager's Ring

Food

Bowl of Fancy Potato and Leek Soup icon Toxic Focusing Crystal icon
Bowl of Fancy Potato and Leek Soup Toxic Focusing Crystal

Infusions

Malign WvW Infusion icon
18xMalign Infusion

Utility Skills

copied

Priority list

Shatters

  1. Bladesong Sorrow
  2. Bladesong Harmony
  3. Bladeturn Requiem only if other on cooldown longer than ~4 seconds

Shatter only if you have max blades.

Blade generation skills

  1. Bladecall
  2. Unstable Bladestorm
  3. Thousand Cuts
  4. Rain of Swords

This is one of the simplest high damage builds you might encounter, it’s perfect for players struggling with high APM (actions per minute). It’s hard to min-max this build due to the rare combination of precision and bleeding duration, but it’s really not that sensitive to gear shifts

You will perform very well with full Viper’s as well as multiple combinations of Sinister/Rampager’s/Viper’s gear, very good starter version is a Universal variant while Optimized aims to reach 100% crit and 100% bleed duration.

With any gear you will be using, you will benefit greatly from Spotter and Banner of Discipline (both are required to reach the full potential of the Optimized variant).

Build fundamentals

Bleed Virtuoso is basing its damage around Bleeding applied by skills and by critical hits via Jagged Mind and Superior Sigil of Earth.

Gameplay is very easy, your main priority will be shattering with Bladesong Sorrow and Bladesong Harmony, and if those are on cooldown while you have 5 blades, you should use Bladeturn Requiem.

Because Dagger doesn’t have Auto-attack chain, which means you can use everything off-cooldown. Keep generating your blades with Bladecall and Unstable Bladestorm as well as a utility Thousand Cuts and elite Rain of Swords when they are available.

Shatters Timings

Even though this build is simple and built around accessibility for players, you can still min-max your gameplay by timing your shatter skills. First of all, you should aim to space out your shatters to keep Deadly Blades up at all times. A good way to keep the track of Deadly Blades uptime is aligning your shatters with Bladecall, which has the same 5 seconds cooldown.

CC (Crowd Control)

CC lies in your offhand weapons, we strongly recommend bringing at least Focus as Temporal Curtain also has huge utility potential.

Alternatives

Weapons

Your phantasms are not improved by any traits, and the only available trait that can boost them (Phantasmal Force) won’t be enough to make them worth using in this particular build. That makes your offhand almost optional, so you should pick whatever benefits you most in the current fight:

Skills

Armor

Illustrious Masque icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of the Krait
Illustrious Epaulets icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Rampager's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Krait
Illustrious Doublet icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Sinister ChestSuperior Rune of the Krait
Illustrious Wristguards icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Rampager's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Krait
Illustrious Breeches icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Sinister LegsSuperior Rune of the Krait
Illustrious Footwear icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of the Krait

Weapons & Sigils

Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
Sinister DaggerSuperior Sigil of Bursting
Sword icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon
Sinister SwordSuperior Sigil of Earth
Focus icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon
Sinister FocusSuperior Sigil of Earth

Trinkets

Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
Sinister Backpiece
Black Ice Earring icon
Sinister Accessory
Asgeir's Talisman icon
Rampager's Accessory
Asgeir's Amulet icon
Rampager's Amulet
Black Ice Band icon
Rampager's Ring
Mistborn Band icon
Rampager's Ring

Food

Bowl of Fancy Potato and Leek Soup icon Toxic Focusing Crystal icon
Bowl of Fancy Potato and Leek Soup Toxic Focusing Crystal

Infusions

Malign WvW Infusion icon
18xMalign Infusion

Utility Skills

copied

Priority list

Shatters

  1. Bladesong Sorrow
  2. Bladesong Harmony
  3. Bladeturn Requiem only if other on cooldown longer than ~4 seconds

Shatter only if you have max blades.

Blade generation skills

  1. Bladecall
  2. Unstable Bladestorm
  3. Thousand Cuts
  4. Rain of Swords

This is one of the simplest high damage builds you might encounter, it’s perfect for players struggling with high APM (actions per minute). It’s hard to min-max this build due to the rare combination of precision and bleeding duration, but it’s really not that sensitive to gear shifts

You will perform very well with full Viper’s as well as multiple combinations of Sinister/Rampager’s/Viper’s gear, very good starter version is a Universal variant while Optimized aims to reach 100% crit and 100% bleed duration.

With any gear you will be using, you will benefit greatly from Spotter and Banner of Discipline (both are required to reach the full potential of the Optimized variant).

Build fundamentals

Bleed Virtuoso is basing its damage around Bleeding applied by skills and by critical hits via Jagged Mind and Superior Sigil of Earth.

Gameplay is very easy, your main priority will be shattering with Bladesong Sorrow and Bladesong Harmony, and if those are on cooldown while you have 5 blades, you should use Bladeturn Requiem.

Because Dagger doesn’t have Auto-attack chain, which means you can use everything off-cooldown. Keep generating your blades with Bladecall and Unstable Bladestorm as well as a utility Thousand Cuts and elite Rain of Swords when they are available.

Shatters Timings

Even though this build is simple and built around accessibility for players, you can still min-max your gameplay by timing your shatter skills. First of all, you should aim to space out your shatters to keep Deadly Blades up at all times. A good way to keep the track of Deadly Blades uptime is aligning your shatters with Bladecall, which has the same 5 seconds cooldown.

CC (Crowd Control)

CC lies in your offhand weapons, we strongly recommend bringing at least Focus as Temporal Curtain also has huge utility potential.

Alternatives

Weapons

Your phantasms are not improved by any traits, and the only available trait that can boost them (Phantasmal Force) won’t be enough to make them worth using in this particular build. That makes your offhand almost optional, so you should pick whatever benefits you most in the current fight:

Skills

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