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    Condition Virtuoso
    March 2024

    Group PvE
    Damage
    Low intensity icon Low intensityRecommended icon Recommended

    Armor

    Rampager's icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Rampager's HelmSuperior Rune of the Krait
    Rampager's icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Rampager's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Krait
    Sinister icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Sinister ChestSuperior Rune of the Krait
    Rampager's icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Rampager's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Krait
    Sinister icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Sinister LegsSuperior Rune of the Krait
    Sinister icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Sinister BootsSuperior Rune of the Krait

    Weapons & Sigils

    Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Agony icon
    Sinister DaggerSuperior Sigil of Agony
    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

    Rampager's icon
    Rampager's Backpiece
    Sinister icon
    Sinister Accessory
    Sinister icon
    Sinister Accessory
    Sinister icon
    Sinister Amulet
    Rampager's icon
    Rampager's Ring
    Rampager's icon
    Rampager's Ring
    Relic icon
    Relic of the Aristocracy

    Food

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

    Infusions

    19 x Malign Infusions icon
    19 x Malign Infusions

    Utility Skills

    copied

    Target Stats

    10001000100010000000
    1000159225%150%00%0%

    Introduction

    Condition Virtuoso is a relatively easy DPS build that deals consistent damage from range and cleaves enemies with its piercing attacks.

    Additionally, Virtuoso has a good amount of built-in defensive utility thanks to Jagged Mind, Bladeturn Requiem, and Bladesong Distortion.

    Build Fundamentals

    Stock up Blades by applying to enemies thanks to Jagged Mind and Bloodsong. Once 5 Blades are ready, alternate between using Bladesong Sorrow and Bladesong Harmony.

    Use Phantasmal Swordsman at the start of your Sword loop, then use it again before swapping to Focus to use Phantasmal Warden.

    Build Specifics

    Reset the cooldown of Phantasmal Warden with Signet of the Ether to summon more Phantasms for a DPS increase.

    Space your Shatters to keep Deadly Blades up at all times. Always prioritize Bladesong Harmony, Bladesong Sorrow and Bladeturn Requiem , Then use Signet of Illusions to reset the cooldown of your Shatters.

    Continuously generate Blades with Bladecall, and Unstable Bladestorm. Thousand Cuts also generates Blades, but be careful to aim it correctly at the enemy.

    Bladesong Distortion can also be used as another way to upkeep the Deadly Blades, but it is also a fantastic emergency button that makes you invulnerable, granting you the ability to ignore many high-damage abilities.

    Bladeturn Requiem should only be used when you need a block. Use it when it doesn’t interfere with your Dagger skills and other Shatters.

    Phantasmal Warden does not reflect projectiles, but destroys them. This can be important to pay attention to in fights such as Matthias where the distinction matters.

    Temporal Curtain turns into Into the Void when placed on the ground which can be used for and pulling enemies.

    Crowd Control

    Alternatives

    Signet of Illusions is your weakest utility skill and can be swapped out for:

    If you absolutely need to replace a second utility skill, replace Signet of Domination before Signet of Midnight.

    Armor

    Viper's icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of the Krait
    Rampager's icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Rampager's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Krait
    Rampager's icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Rampager's ChestSuperior Rune of the Krait
    Rampager's icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Rampager's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Krait
    Rampager's icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Rampager's LegsSuperior Rune of the Krait
    Viper's 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
    Torch icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon
    Viper's TorchSuperior Sigil of Earth

    Trinkets

    Sinister icon
    Sinister Backpiece
    Sinister icon
    Sinister Accessory
    Sinister icon
    Sinister Accessory
    Rampager's icon
    Rampager's Amulet
    Rampager's icon
    Rampager's Ring
    Sinister icon
    Sinister Ring

    Food

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

    Infusions

    19 x Malign Infusions icon
    19 x Malign Infusions

    Utility Skills

    copied

    Shatter Priority

    1. Bladesong Sorrow
    2. Bladesong Harmony
    3. Bladeturn Requiem
    4. Bladesong Dissonance

    Shatter only if you have max blades.

    Blade Generation skills

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

    Shatters priority

    1. Bladesong Sorrow
    2. Bladesong Harmony
    3. Bladeturn Requiem
    4. Bladesong Dissonance

    Shatter only if you have max blades.

    Blade generation skills

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

    Target Stats

    10001000100010000000
    1000159225%150%00%0%

    Introduction

    Low-Intensity Condition Virtuoso is a powerful DPS build that is perfect for players struggling with high APM (actions per minute). Since this build’s damage is almost exclusively ranged, it can sustain high damage uptime, even on mobile enemies.

    It is difficult to min-max this build due to the rare combination of Precision and duration, but it’s really not that sensitive to gear shifts. You will perform adequately with full Viper’s as well as with multiple combinations of Sinister/Rampager’s/Viper’s gear.

    Note: The downside of the Chaos variant is the fact it requires for highest DPS due to bonuses from Chaotic Persistence and Illusionary Membrane. Make sure you are in a subgroup with a healer that can maintain this buff.

    Build Fundamentals

    Stock up Blades by applying with Dagger skills. Once 5 Blades are ready, alternate between using Bladesong Sorrow and Bladesong Harmony to deal more damage. Use Bladeturn Requiem if the other Shatters are on cooldown while you have 5 Blades.

    Build Specifics

    Dagger doesn’t have Auto-attack chains, which means you can use everything off-cooldown. Keep generating your blades with Bladecall and Unstable Bladestorm, and when available, with Thousand Cuts and Rain of Swords.

    Timing your Shatters carefully can increase damage. Space them out to keep Deadly Blades up at all times. A good way to learn how to do this is to align your shatters with Bladecall, which has the same 5-second cooldown.

    To lower the stress and APM of this build, you don’t have to use any offhand skills, but having Focus and Sword are good choices for some utility and CC. As a default though, we recommend Torch for a small DPS increase from The Prestige.

    Bladesong Distortion can also be used as another way to upkeep Deadly Blades, but it is also a fantastic emergency button that makes you invulnerable, granting you the ability to ignore many high-damage abilities.

    Crowd Control

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

    Alternatives

    Traits

    This variant has some freedom when it comes to trait choices in the Chaos trait line which makes it possible to pick Master of Manipulation or Bountiful Disillusionment.

    Weapons

    Phantasms are not improved by any traits and are not worth using. That makes your offhand almost optional, so choose whatever benefits you most in the current fight. If you need or want to, you can swap out both offhands, as losing The Prestige won’t affect your DPS much.

    Skills

    Rain of Swords is your weakest skill and can be swapped out for:

    If you absolutely need to replace a second utility skill, replace Signet of Domination before Signet of Midnight.

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