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Power Rifle Deadeye

Squad
Kiter

Armor

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

Weapons & Sigils

Rifle icon Superior Sigil of Force icon Superior Sigil of Impact icon
Berserker's RifleSuperior Sigil of Force Superior Sigil of Impact
Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Force icon
Berserker's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Force
Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Impact icon
Berserker's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Impact

Trinkets

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

Food

Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak icon Potent Superior Sharpening Stone icon
Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak Potent Superior Sharpening Stone

Infusions

Mighty WvW Infusion icon
18xMighty Infusion

Utility Skills

copied

Rotation

    1. Kneel
    2. Deadeye's Mark

    Loop

    1. Three Round Burst x3
    2. Stealth (see sources below)
    3. Death's Judgment
    4. Assassin's Signet before Death's Judgment projectile hits

    Your Stealth sources are:

    1. Dodge
    2. Stolen Skill (F2)
    3. Shadow Meld
    4. Hide in Shadows

    Solo pylon CC

    1. Deadeye's Mark
    2. Head Shot x3
    3. At this point you have full malice and restored initiative
    4. Stolen skill (F2)
    5. Malicious Tactical Strike

    If your Malicious Tactical Strike happens to daze the pylon, it will be CC’d instantly, but if it doesn’t, the rest of the breakbar will be finished off with soft CC from blindness.

Pylon Rifle Deadeye is a pretty simple class with a short rotation. However you are required to Kneel for your rotation which makes you unable to move. That might make it hard to avoid some mechanics if you’re not used to playing this class. The idea behind its rotation relies on getting to maximum malice stacks to gain boons and initiative with Maleficent Seven, then stealth and consume all the malice with Death's Judgment .

Build fundamentals

You want to always Kneel to do dps. That is because the skills available there deal more damage. The only time when you want to Free Action is when you have mechanics to do, and you can’t Dodge them. Make sure you Deadeye's Mark your target before starting the loop, otherwise you will not get any malice from your attacks. Your Assassin's Signet will not be up for every loop. Try and use it as soon as its ready at the same point in the loop.

Make sure to disable your autoattack while on rifle, as it might accidentally fire when you are stealthed and you get revealed before consuming your malice.

While your Assassin's Signet comes after Death's Judgment it is important to still use it before the actual projectile hits. That gives you plenty of time to finish another loop under the effect of Assassin's Signet maximizing your damage.

All your sustain comes from Invigorating Precision which converts your damage into healing. The more damage you deal the more healing you get!

CC (Crowd Control)

Alternatives

  • You can replace Signet of Agility with Mercy at the cost of an Assassin Helmet. Mercy is used to restart your rotation in case you misclick something, but results in some dps loss. It is still a valid choice for someone still learning the loop.
  • If you are running out of stealth sources easily or the group is taking a long time to phase the boss, you can also replace Signet of Agility with Shadow Gust for another source of stealth. You will need to replace your Berserker Helmet to an Assassin Helmet.
  • If you’re on the pylon that gets the Banner of Discipline reliably, then you can drop the assassin helmet and take a berserker one instead in the (Optimized variant)
  • For maximum damage (Optimized variant) you can take Shadow Flare instead of Signet of Agility to add another high damage skill to your rotation. To use it, you use Shadow Flare between step 2 and 3 of the loop for every second Assassin's Signet and before a new phase. Note: You have to be really fast and comfortable with your rotation to do this. If you are too slow Shadow Flare will reveal you and you won’t be able to use two Death's Judgment under the same Assassin's Signet .

Armor

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

Weapons & Sigils

Rifle icon Superior Sigil of Force icon Superior Sigil of Impact icon
Berserker's RifleSuperior Sigil of Force Superior Sigil of Impact
Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Force icon
Berserker's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Force
Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Impact icon
Berserker's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Impact

Trinkets

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

Food

Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak icon Potent Superior Sharpening Stone icon
Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak Potent Superior Sharpening Stone

Infusions

Mighty WvW Infusion icon
18xMighty Infusion

Utility Skills

copied

Rotation

    1. Kneel
    2. Deadeye's Mark

    Loop

    1. Three Round Burst x3
    2. Stealth (see sources below)
    3. Death's Judgment
    4. Assassin's Signet before Death's Judgment projectile hits

    Your Stealth sources are:

    1. Dodge
    2. Stolen Skill (F2)
    3. Shadow Meld
    4. Hide in Shadows

    Solo pylon CC

    1. Deadeye's Mark
    2. Head Shot x3
    3. At this point you have full malice and restored initiative
    4. Stolen skill (F2)
    5. Malicious Tactical Strike

    If your Malicious Tactical Strike happens to daze the pylon, it will be CC’d instantly, but if it doesn’t, the rest of the breakbar will be finished off with soft CC from blindness.

Pylon Rifle Deadeye is a pretty simple class with a short rotation. However you are required to Kneel for your rotation which makes you unable to move. That might make it hard to avoid some mechanics if you’re not used to playing this class. The idea behind its rotation relies on getting to maximum malice stacks to gain boons and initiative with Maleficent Seven, then stealth and consume all the malice with Death's Judgment .

Build fundamentals

You want to always Kneel to do dps. That is because the skills available there deal more damage. The only time when you want to Free Action is when you have mechanics to do, and you can’t Dodge them. Make sure you Deadeye's Mark your target before starting the loop, otherwise you will not get any malice from your attacks. Your Assassin's Signet will not be up for every loop. Try and use it as soon as its ready at the same point in the loop.

Make sure to disable your autoattack while on rifle, as it might accidentally fire when you are stealthed and you get revealed before consuming your malice.

While your Assassin's Signet comes after Death's Judgment it is important to still use it before the actual projectile hits. That gives you plenty of time to finish another loop under the effect of Assassin's Signet maximizing your damage.

All your sustain comes from Invigorating Precision which converts your damage into healing. The more damage you deal the more healing you get!

CC (Crowd Control)

Alternatives

  • You can replace Signet of Agility with Mercy at the cost of an Assassin Helmet. Mercy is used to restart your rotation in case you misclick something, but results in some dps loss. It is still a valid choice for someone still learning the loop.
  • If you are running out of stealth sources easily or the group is taking a long time to phase the boss, you can also replace Signet of Agility with Shadow Gust for another source of stealth. You will need to replace your Berserker Helmet to an Assassin Helmet.
  • If you’re on the pylon that gets the Banner of Discipline reliably, then you can drop the assassin helmet and take a berserker one instead in the (Optimized variant)
  • For maximum damage (Optimized variant) you can take Shadow Flare instead of Signet of Agility to add another high damage skill to your rotation. To use it, you use Shadow Flare between step 2 and 3 of the loop for every second Assassin's Signet and before a new phase. Note: You have to be really fast and comfortable with your rotation to do this. If you are too slow Shadow Flare will reveal you and you won’t be able to use two Death's Judgment under the same Assassin's Signet .

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