Unstable Artifact is a shadowstep that will Immobilize up to 10 targets for four seconds. If you use this Stolen Skill on a Downed squad member it will Pull them to you and Revive them by 15%. Unstable Artifact is also a DPS increase if used under the effects of . You can gain Unstable Artifact from the following encounters:
Soul Stone Venom clears all conditions from your entire squad when you use it. For each condition cleansed each ally will gain one stack of Soul Stone Venom on top of a single base stack. I.e. if you have four conditions and they are cleansed, you will gain five stacks. These stacks will then do damage when the ally attacks that is attributed to your DPS. If you don't plan using Soul Stone Venom to cleanse conditions, you can use it for a moderate DPS increase that roughly equals another . You can gain Soul Stone Venom from the following encounters:
Venoms are one of the core skill types for Thieves. When you use a venom, they will apply a certain number of stacks to you and your subgroup.
These stacks, or charges, will be used when you strike an enemy. Please note that these can be wasted on trash mobs and not the raid boss. The other thing to note is that venoms can be wasted if you are Blinded, or an enemy blocks, evades or Dodges you attack.
With the Power Daredevil build, you will only come into contact with one venom:
deals 150 Breakbar damage once consumed. When you use , you and everyone in your subgroup will gain one charge of .
Stealth attacks vary depending on the weapon you have equipped when you Stealth.
For this build, you will only come into contact with one stealth attack:
For these encounters, you will need to take to grant yourself Stealth.
Preparations are unique to Thieves and can be considered very similar to traps.
All preparations are two part skills that have a placement, or charging part, and then a detonation or activation part.
With the Power Daredevil build, you will only come into contact with one preparation:
places down the exit of your . This is contrary to . When you want to open your , you simply press the skill again and open it. Please be aware the only five people may pass through your .
Dodging is part of your rotation in two ways:
Due to the trait , it is important to constantly be in a flanking position to avoid losing 7% Critical Chance.
is used to grant you Stealth so you can CC with your Staff auto attack; .
grants you + 180 Precision. You can also use the active of to cleanse three conditions, only do this if you know you will die.
grants you + 180 Power. The active of this skill will grant you + 540 Power for five seconds. This is when you use your burst rotation, you should also try to use Throw Magnetic Bomb when under the active effects of .
causes you to strike your target five times. If all five attacks hit you will gain access to which does damage and 200 Breakbar damage.
provides you with some DPS but you should only take this utility when there are no Breakbars in the encounter.
can be used at Qadim, this allows your Power Boon Chronomancer to drop for a more useful skill. Please be aware that only works for five allies. Drop for . Check the "Gear Variations" section below for information about the gear you will need to change.
should be taken over if there are any Breakbars in the encounter. Faster breaks will lead to better kill times. Make sure you have four other allies close to you before you use to ensure that all five charges are applied.
can be taken to help CC if you know that adds might cause to be wasted. You can also take if your phase times are slow.
causes you to gain + 80 Power on this build.
causes you to do 2% more damage per unique condition on your target. Typically, you will have between 10 - 11 conditions on a target. This only applies to physical damage.
is a flat 20% damage modifier against foes with less than 50% health.
gives you an additional 10% Critical Chance when your health is above 90%.
is the reverse of and half the value. You gain 10% additional damage when your target is above 50% health.
causes you to deal 5% more damage per Endurance bar that is missing. This only applies to phyiscal damage.
causes your Dodges to become . This new and improved Dodge will do damage at the site where you land and cause you to gain a 10% damage increase for four seconds after a Dodge. This is why your rotation has so many Dodges in it!
On Qadim, you can swap out for . This will allow you to get two Stolen Skills when you use .
If you decide to drop for another, more useful, utility skill, you will need to take the following gear;
If the Blue AoEs appear when you are about to use , you can use instead to Dodge it.
When attacking the Charged Souls during the split phases you should try to stand in light fields. You have a lot of whirl finishers, from and , and this can be used to clear the Weakness from your subgroup. Clearing this Weakness will mean that you kill the Charged Souls faster.
You can stack Bloodlust, with on another weapon set, on the adds in the event preceding Sabetha.
The skill you get from Sabetha is Unstable Artifact. You can use this to shadowstep to the Launch Pads. The skill you get from the Champions is Throw Magnetic Bomb and is a personal DPS increase when used.
CC on this boss is not as important so you can use instead of .
Be especially mindful of your positioning here while she is doing her Flamewall, as her hitbox is anchored to the position where she started it. This is to ensure you maintain the 7% Critical Chance from .
If you are doing cannons, two auto attack chains and should be enough to destroy it.
Soul Stone Venom has no cast time and can be used off Cooldown. The downside of this is that it will cleanse only one condition as the venom stack lasts for 30 seconds and will cleanse the next incoming condition. Only do this if you don't have to worry about Fear, or corruption from the Slublings.
Soul Stone Venom is roughly a in terms of personal DPS gain.
Remember that you can use to get back to Slothasor if you had to move away from a mechanic.
The skill you get from the bosses is Throw Magnetic Bomb. This can be used to do Mortars with as it is a pulsing CC.
Take here, if you are dealing with the Mortars. will be enough to deal with the single Mortars.
During the triple spawn, use on the first add, the first hit of on the second add and the second hit on the third add. Alternatively if you can get , the Stolen Skill, you can use that instead.
Feel free to take and for a little bit more sustain if the adds remain outside and as another CC in the case of the latter.
The skill you get from Matthias is Detonate Plasma, which is helpful for maintaining boons. Generally, you should try to use this during Blood Shield, as he is Invulnerable. You can also use it to give everyone Aegis to block the damage from . To do so, use it just before detonate, and make sure to be somewhere in the middle of where the group spreads out. This will ensure that everyone gets the boons and it will take a significant amount of pressure off your healer.
In the case of a partially failed reflect, you can stand inside Matthias's hitbox and use to reflect a few stacks at a time. This is a last ditch effort for when your team does not have any other reflects available.
Be careful when Matthias uses . Even if your Heal Druid placed or your Boon Thief placed , will take priority if you are in his hitbox and reflect all 15 stacks back to Matthias. In the case that you do not have someone consistently negating , you can instead stand at max melee range and do any attack other than to intentionally eat some of the damage to gain Blood Fueled to increase your damage by 10% for a short duration.
Use to move away when you get mechanics and use to come back to Matthias.
Since you're probably the only weirdo playing power on Matthias, remind your Heal Druid that they can take for you if you have a Boon Thief or Boon Daredevil since they will cover the Protection uptime, rendering useless.
You can swap to Pistol / Pistol if you are forced to move away from Keep Construct due to . You can use to move away quickly if you need it. You can use to get back in quickly.
Use your Pistol / Pistol set during the pre-event on the second island. This allows you to range DPS the shard down while standing on a button. You can use this at 20% if you are ported as well.
If your party is struggling with shard clearing you can onto the shards to help out.
If you are ported at 40% or 20%, you can use to get back to Xera quickly once you've killed the shard.
This boss is literally a DPS golem. Just practise a good rotation and be happy.
The skill you get from Mursaat Overseer is Detonate Plasma. Use the first Detonate Plasma instantly and then delay your second one until the Jade Knights come in. This ensures Resistance and Protection for when they explode.
Take Pistol / Pistol on your second set. You can use this during the start of the third phase as Samarog will be stationary while he uses . Use and Throw Magnetic Bomb while Samarog is stuck in its animation.
You will need to take instead of , in high DPS groups to hard carry the Breakbar Phases.
Hey! On the off chance you didn't read it earlier, DON'T GREED WITH THROW MAGNETIC BOMB.
Use to provide an additional 200 Breakbar damage.
Drain your Endurance during the Breakbar Phase so you will start the next phase with the damage bonus from . You can also prime by attacking Samarog while he is still Invulnerable. Save one dodge to avoid as will net you more DPS than jumping them.
Use Throw Magnetic Bomb twice. Don't be a greedy bitch.
The skill you get from Saul is Throw Magnetic Bomb. This can be used to help CC the first and third Saul.
You can swap out for to help with CC.
You can use as an emergency group cleanse to remove the Torment from after the .
You can run Pistol - Pistol as your second weapon set. This can be used for ranged DPS during the and also to provide a smoke field if you Stealth the Reapers.
During the final 10% phase, is pretty weird. You need to cast it from the edge of the circle, towards Dhuum, and then backpedal while auto attacking.
Try to face the throne for the buff from .
Use your only while Conjured Amalgamate's main body is vulnerable. Using it on Arms is a waste.
Your DPS on the Arms doesn't matter since you won't one phase it and it will definitely die in the second burn as people use their Swords.
Start your burst on Arm before it goes up and don't do it a second time. Save it for after, when Conjured Amalgamate's main body is vulnerable.
Once Conjured Amalgamate is vulnerable don't activate your burst yet. Use the standard rotation of:
Once the orb collection has finished and Swords have been used then you can begin your burst rotation. Wait until Conjured Amalgamate has at least five stacks before you begin.
During the second burn remember that it phases at 25% so adapt your burst timing. You will most likely have to start it during your teammates Sword casts so pay attention to it.
For the last burn phase remember that you can hit both Conjured Amalgamate and the second Arm if you’re close enough.
You can take a second Staff with and . Swap to this when you need to kill the Destroyer.
Swap for . This will let you double the amount of Throw Magnetic Bomb and Detonate Plasma uses which makes the Creatures considerably faster at almost no loss to boss DPS. gives you absolutely nothing at the Hydra, Destroyer or Wyverns. Double Throw Magnetic Bomb provides a lot of DPS and CC. Double Detonate Plasma provides a lot of boons which can sustain you throughout the split phases.
Your usage should look like this:
rotation with Throw Magnetic Bomb:
Once you have maxed it out, move to the side of Sabir to activate . As a reminder, only the front 90° is considered to not be flanking, so standing on the side is still fine. Standing on the backside of Sabir will likely result in you missing out on boons, since your team will always be in front of the boss.
To avoid , instead of using the Tornados to jump over it, you can instead use or Unstable Artifact to teleport through the wave as it approaches you. You can take a few steps back away from the boss to make timing this easier. Teleporting over the wave is key to having good DPS on this fight as it increases you DPS uptime and maintains the stacks of Violent Currents.
If you're using Unstable Artifact, be cautious of the cast time and Downed teammates. If you Pull someone that Downed to the wave, you won't teleport over the wave, resulting in you Downing, and possibly getting the other person hit again, resulting in instant death for your teammate.
For the coordinated Breakbar, instead of using the Special Action Key, you can use instead so you can keep Violent Currents for more DPS. Just keep the cast time in mind, and begin casting it slightly before the group uses all their Special Action Keys.
You can also use .
The Special Action Key is affected by . Swap to your second Staff before using it.
After the first Pillar is destroyed, you can instantly to Adina and start your rotation.
As Power Daredevil, you should avoid getting Pillars as you have no ranged damage in the build.
is a great tool to traverse the platform and can get you out of sticky situations.
Use to help CC the Pylons at the start. You can also use and .
When Qadim the P rushes to destroy Pylons at 40%, 30% and 20%, you can swap to your Pistol / Pistol set and use to upkeep DPS.
You can also swap to Pistol / Pistol and use on the Anomalies. Do this as a last resort as it'll hurt your DPS a lot.