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Condition Daredevil
February 2023

Instanced PvE


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

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
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


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


Plate of Kimchi Pancakes icon Toxic Focusing Crystal icon
Plate of Kimchi Pancakes Toxic Focusing Crystal


Malign WvW Infusion icon
18xMalign Infusion

Utility Skills




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


  1. Spider Venom and Devourer Venom, once you are in combat
  2. Dodge
  3. 3x Death Blossom
  4. Thousand Needles during 3rd Death Blossom
  5. Swipe
  6. Dodge
  7. Prepare Thousand Needles
  8. Death Blossom
  9. Auto-attack chain
  10. Dodge
  11. Death Blossom
  12. Auto-attack chain


Use off-cooldown:

Try to combine Throw Gunk with Whirl Finishers, when boss is going to be constantly attacking.

Depending on your Endurance, Initiative and Prepare Thousand Needles cool-down you want to Dodge and use one or two auto-attack chains Double Strike.


Condition Daredevil build offers visually dynamic gameplay due to constant usage of movement skills like Death Blossom, Swipe, Heartseeker, Unstable Artifact, and Dodge. That gameplay is dictated by  in order to deal more damage via traits Uncatchable, Lotus Training, Lead Attacks, Serpent's Touch and more.

Build fundamentals

The ramp-up of your skills is not that fast, but it is carried with burst skills like Venoms, paired with spamming of Death Blossom and auto-attacks, but note that spamming any weapon skill (apart from auto-attacks) may make your character cast it twice or more, which will result in you being stuck in animations, lowering your dps.

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 Swipe will result in stealing nothing.

Keep in mind that interrupted stolen skills will be consumed without providing their effects, be aware of their cast times.

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.

After your opener, keep using your initiative, try to maintain 15 stacks of Lead Attacks, when conditions from your Venoms and Preparation are active on the enemy.

Maintain Lotus Training uptime as highest as possible, and keep in mind that the buff does not stack.

If given occasions, you can use your Whirl Finishers, like Dagger Storm, Death Blossom, and Lotus Training on:

  • Ethereal Fields: Confusion
  • Fire Field: Burning
  • Poison Field: [effectpoison]
  • Dark Field: life-steal damage

As the focus is placed on condition damage, this build does not benefit too much from mostly power-based stolen skills, although some of them can do some real damage even without power stats:

Crowd Control


Gear and Food

You can use Superior Rune of the Krait instead of Superior Rune of the Afflicted, but you will have to then use Cilantro and Cured Meat Flatbread to not overstack Bleeding duration, that change will cost you only around 300 dps.

Similarly Superior Sigil of Bursting can be used instead Superior Sigil of Doom at the cost of 400 dps.

You are free to play in your second weapon set, anything, depends what you want to achieve, but it is the best to play Superior Sigil of Bursting then. By example:

  • Main-hand pistol enables teleport backwards and more range damage possibilities.
  • Off-Hand pistol enables fast crowd-control spam via Head Shot and smoke field via Black Powder.
  • Short-bow, enables better movement potential via Infiltrator's Arrow and more range damage possibilities, as well as it provides poison field and crowd-control skill via Choking Gas.
  • Superior Sigil of Paralyzation, for higher crowd-control damage


Swap Channeled Vigor for:

Swap Thieves Guild for:


Swap Bountiful Theft for:

You can temporairly take Improvisation just to pre-steal from a foe and /gg later reverting trait change to end up with 2 stacks of stolen skill.

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