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    Condition Daredevil
    January 2024

    Group PvE
    Damage
    Recommended icon Recommended
    40.5K+

    Armor

    Illustrious Visage icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of the Krait
    Illustrious Shoulderguard icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Krait
    Illustrious Guise icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of the Krait
    Illustrious Grips icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Krait
    Illustrious Leggings icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of the Krait
    Illustrious Striders icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
    Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of the Krait

    Weapons & Sigils

    Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon
    Viper's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Earth
    Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Doom icon
    Viper's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Doom

    Trinkets

    Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
    Viper's Backpiece
    Black Ice Earring icon
    Viper's Accessory
    Asgeir's Talisman icon
    Viper's Accessory
    Asgeir's Amulet icon
    Viper's Amulet
    Black Ice Band icon
    Viper's Ring
    Mistborn Band icon
    Viper's Ring
    Relic icon
    Relic of the Fractal

    Food

    Bowl of Kimchi Tofu Stew icon Toxic Focusing Crystal icon
    Bowl of Kimchi Tofu Stew Toxic Focusing Crystal

    Infusions

    Malign WvW Infusion icon
    18xMalign Infusion

    Utility Skills

    copied

    Dagger/Dagger

    1. Lotus Training
    2. Death Blossom
    3. Auto-attack chains

    Precast

    1. Prepare Thousand Needles up to five minutes before fight.
    2. Thieves Guild right before start of the encounter.

    Loop

    1. Dodge
    2. 3x Death Blossom
    3. Dodge
    4. Prepare Thousand Needles
    5. Death Blossom
    6. Auto-attack chain
    7. Dodge
    8. Death Blossom
    9. Auto-attack chain

    Use off-cooldown:

    Notes

    Make sure to complete your auto-attack chains, as they actually apply conditions.

    If your Endurance or Initiative aren’t ready to continue the loop, do 1 extra auto-attack chain instead.

    Avoid using 2 auto-attack chains while also using placing Prepare Thousand Needles as this will take too much time and Lotus Training will run out.

    Videos

    Condition Daredevil video

    Introduction

    Condition Daredevil build offers visually dynamic gameplay due to constant usage of movement skills like Death Blossom, Steal, Heartseeker, Unstable Artifact, and Dodge.

    Build fundamentals

    The ramp-up of your condition damage is carried with burst skills like Venoms, paired with spamming of Death Blossom.

    Always ensure to use Venoms after the boon strip that happens when you enter combat with the boss and don’t steal from Invulnerable enemies, as using Steal will result in stealing nothing.
    Be aware of range of your Venoms (240 units around you) when applying them to your allies. Always position yourself, so you cover every one of them within the range of the aforementioned skills.

    Maintain Lotus Training uptime as highest as possible, and keep in mind that the buff does not stack. If you’re unable to hit your target, make sure to look at the trait uptime and dodge if it’s about to run out.

    The rotation of this build is pretty simple, but in a real fight you will have to pay close attention to your surroundings to avoid leaping into the big bad.
    Use those same leaps to reposition yourself constantly into whatever place of the fight seems safest.

    Note that due to the lack of cool-downs on Thief, keeping any skill pressed for too long, will make your character use them more than once because of the skill queing system.
    This might result in a dps loss or feeding due to being locked into unwanted animations, so make sure to tap your skills instead of holding them!

    Combo Fields aren’t something that every group can offer but they can increase your DPS significantly by using Whirl Finishers like Death Blossom and Lotus Training into them:

    Crowd Control

    Alternatives

    Skills

    Swap Channeled Vigor for:

    Swap Thieves Guild for:

    • Basilisk Venom If there are any breakbars in fights no enemies around.
    • Impact Strike If there are any breakbars in fights where Basilisk Venom might activate on unwanted enemies instead of the one you’re trying to CC.

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