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Thieves permanent stealth attacking enemy siege

Post  villenio on Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:31 pm

Hey party pplz,

been having some fun and some success doing this and thought i share it with those that plays theifs:

the background goes like this; you are inside a tower defending it and then notice that the enemy is building or has built catapults outside. you know its a matter of time b4 shit hits the fan and them walls will go down.

you decide something must be done.

so i have your off-hand dagger ready (most thiefs r d/d anyways). u put on Hide in Shadows as heal spell. u put on shadow refuge (the barn house), and you put on another stun breaker, condition remover like shadowstep or u can put on watever u feel u need.

get behind enemy lines. they wont notice u if u used the barn house (shadow refuge)

dont attack yet. dont backstab (unless its a solo person then duh. kill the bastard lol)

let your stealth expire. YES let it expire!! for some reason, there is a delay in enemy graphics that can see u (they dont see u right away).

now hit the catapult with Cloak and Dagger (#5 abil) and you go into stealth and did about 1-2k dmg on catapult.
DONT BACKSTAB remember..let stealth expire (usually 3 secs. 4 secs if u spec like i did)

ok stealth expired, hit CnD again!

keep doing this and enemy siege will go down and they wont know u r there.

if for some reason u miss CnD use the other stealth stuff Smile

been doing this for a while and it feels good to see enemy catapults and trebs go down

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Re: Thieves permanent stealth attacking enemy siege

Post  villenio on Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:35 pm

imagine this with a team of theifs.

and then when their catapults r all dead,

all of us do Dagger storm elite. large AE dmg, large snares, bleeds, and bouces projectiles back into them lol

also great at for killing enemy thieves that r hiding cuz it hits everything even invisibles

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Re: Thieves permanent stealth attacking enemy siege

Post  villenio on Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:38 pm

so again, the key is to let the stealth expire, thats when you DONT have the 3 sec cool down reveal buff* to re enter stealth.

most theives know that u gotta wait 3 secs after a backstab to go back into stealth

and most do realize that if u dont hit anything while in stealth, it wont trigger that buff

but what most ppl dont realize is that there is a visual lag that gives u that 1 secs where even if u r unstealth enemys (except npc) cannot see u. giving u time to CnD and go back into 3secs stealth

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Re: Thieves permanent stealth attacking enemy siege

Post  Aeon- on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:32 pm

What a Face Awesome............ I gotta try that! Does it work with any thief build?

Twisted Evil We gotta have some sort of practice for that one, and maybe some on how to work as a band of thieves.(is there such a thing? For all i know We just run off together and do our thing Razz )

I played as a ranger before for wvw and a single thief wreck havoc on the whole mob and managed to kill me among others. I can't imagine seeing a bunch of thieves coming at us, then suddenly went stealth...... affraid

Suspect Thats why i play as a thief now lol


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Re: Thieves permanent stealth attacking enemy siege

Post  keigo on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:33 am

woah!! nice guide!! thank you SWAT team Commander Smile you rocks!
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keep up the good work!

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Re: Thieves permanent stealth attacking enemy siege

Post  villenio on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:34 am

Oh lolol thx

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Re: Thieves permanent stealth attacking enemy siege

Post  villenio on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:34 pm

It works well with my metal canon build. It should work with other builds too

My build is full valkyrie gear (pow, vit, crit dmg inc). Basically traded out precision for vit instead. Why? Cuz my traits.

Before I explain traits let me explain importance of deception. U want to look RICH so use the skin nika or cultural T3. Why? heres how i think as a ganker; if I have two or three choices to attack I will go for the poor lookin equipment and poor color guy [there is an option to make enemy not same color like blue team is all blue. Instead jt shows their real colors of armor] . Lol its mean but it works. Cuz when the 2 other enemy see one down they start to panic and smash buttons. Their mistake. I go for next guy. And usually 3rd guy runs off which is ok.

Oh and since I use slingshot skin for short bow most ppl dont realize im a theif lol. Usually ppl hate theif and gun u first but ever since I have slingshot skin I haven't been a target lol. Either that or im so sexy the pervs rather look at me than shoot me down. Ok traits

0/30/30/10/0

In critical strike get FURY, and SIGNET RETURNTS 2 INI, but most importantly ATTACKS FROM STEALTH GIVES 100% CHANCE TO CRIT (hidden killer). I do majority of attacks as backstabs. It hits at least 6000+

Shadow arts get going into STEALTH RETURNS 2 INI. then STEALTHING BLINDS NEARY-BY FOES (its great vs a zerg). And BEING IN STEALTH HEALS YOU 320 hp so its 4 secs of stealth gives back 1200+ hp. But this is just to buy u time until ur real heal spell, hide in shadows heals u for 8000 and cures condition
Also having this line gjves 300 tuffness and 300 +healing so u can rez someone inside arrow cart danger zones (just make sure u in stealth so u heal urself while rez). So with 19000 hp, self heals, extra tuffness, u can be a wonderful faster rezzer

10 in acrobats take the RUNS FASTER WHILE IN STEALTH. This is why I traded away MUG [from deadly arts 10 trait]. With this I can zoom zoom roll to somones back and BAM crit backstab 100% hit. Lol its ridiculous.


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Re: Thieves permanent stealth attacking enemy siege

Post  LordDVS on Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:36 pm

This is very nice indeed! I don't use daggers normally on my thief, but I'll have to give this a try and I may change my set up (in WvW at least). Great post!
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Re: Thieves permanent stealth attacking enemy siege

Post  villenio on Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:35 am

forgot to post runes and sigils

use 5 / 6 Runes of scholar. good str and good crit dmg % increase

and 1/6 Divinity runes. for crit dmg % and all stats inc

sigils i use d/d air (or fire) for extra burst dmg procs, and sigil of force (5% more dmg)

bow i use that one that gives bloodlust (stacking power, 250 extra str)

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