Dagger-Dagger Thief Build

The only defesnse you will find in this build is stealth, but that doesn't mean you can't stay in a fight. Read this guide and learn how to use the active defenses built into the game to your best advantage. And when all else fails burn them down so fast you don't need defense.
Build Profile Glass Cannon
Weapon Set  Dagger/Dagger
Weapon Set 2 Shortbow
Runes (WvW) Superior Rune of the Eagle x6
Runes (sPVP) Superior Rune of the Eagle x6
Jewely (WVW) Berzerker
Amulet (sPVP) Knight


Major Traits

Minor Traits

  • Furious Retaliation
  • Keen Observer
  • Critical Haste
  • Opportunist
  • Executioner
  • First Strikes
  • Shadow Protector
  • Last Refuge
  • Master of Deception
  • Meld with Shadows
  • Infusion of Shadow
  • Hiden Assasin
  • Fleet Shadow
  • Expeditious Dodger

Slot Skills

Hide in Shadows

Shadow Refuge

Blinding Powder

Signet of Shadows

Thieve’s Guild

Dagger-Dagger Thief Build in Action

About This Build

This glass cannon build is totally focused on stealth and the abilities that are synergistic with it. There are many ways to tune this build but the farther away from sneakiness you get the more problems you are going to have. Your defense is basically stealth so if you try to shoehorn in survivablilty using other abilities or gear best to try something totally different. That being said this build will burn your enemies down very fast when used correctly. Check the video for specific rotations.

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