Build:A/any Shadow Theft Daggers

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This build is in the metagame and deserves to be stored.

This build has received an overall rating in the range from 4.75 to 5.0 and thus qualifies for the highest category of working builds: Great.

This build has been designed for the following use:

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Damage build using the new anniversary elite skill Shadow Theft.

Attributes and Skills

You have an additional 15% chance to critical hit. Whenever you critical hit, you get 3 Energy.
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Variable skill slot 1 (IAS)

  • Drunken Master Drunken Master
  • Bestial Fury Bestial Fury – raise beast mastery to 6, lower dagger mastery by 1.
  • Critical Agility Critical Agility
  • Frenzy Frenzy

Variable skill slots 2 and 3

  • Asuran Scan Asuran Scan
  • "I Am Unstoppable!" "I Am Unstoppable!"
  • "Save Yourselves!" "Save Yourselves!"
  • Wild Blow Wild Blow - stance removal on demand.
  • Demonic Flesh Demonic Flesh – additional AoE per attack skill.
  • Conjure Flame Conjure Flame /Conjure Frost Conjure Frost /Conjure Lightning Conjure Lightning - additional damage per strike.

Variants

  • Unsuspecting Strike Unsuspecting Strike - Replace Jagged Strike for a significant DPS increase. Note that this is much harder on energy and thus may not work well with some other optional skills.

Note

  • If running 6 points in a tertiary attribute, consider using a superior rune of dagger mastery to make up for the lost point in dagger mastery.


Equipment

Weapons

  • Zealous daggers of defense with "Strength and Honor!".
  • Shield set.
  • Any flat or longbow.

Armour

Usage

  • Shadow step to your target with Shadow Theft.
  • Maintain the buffed Critical Eye.
  • Use the dagger attack chain Jagged StrikeFox FangsDeath Blossom↺ on recharge.

Counters

  • Standard anti-physical.
  • Standard anti-melee.

Notes

  • Compared to a WotA Dagger Spammer, this variant provides increased damage output and speed due to a shadowstep. However, it has fewer open PvE-only skill slots for utility skills such as Asuran Scan, "I Am Unstoppable!", and "Save Yourselves!".
  • Under the effect of Shadow Theft you'll gain 4 instead of 3 energy per critical hit. The break point for the additional energy gain is at 18 critical strikes.
  • Consider playing a normal Assassin if you have an anniversary heroic refrain paragon in your team.

See also

Dagger Spam Player Builds