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  1. Mostresticator


        There is some real good stuff here Phantom. You and I have discussed this to death in chat and I'm just going to add a variant that is very similar to the build above. This build just reflects different play styles we share and a brief explanation. Ultimately, the goal of these builds is for this class to be extremely viable in large scale fights just like the other classes.

    http://gw2skills.net/editor/?vZAQNAoaVlsMhSnY3Tw2Jw/ELUF1c1/9lfXPFAHgXI8BlAA-TVCDQBG7BAAgjAw0OEABZ/hOp+zf0HMwTAghUC6FlfBAQAmZk5MDc0je0je0j2Mn5Mn5MnZpAgZYE-w

        Another one would be using Deadly Arts (2/2/3) over Acrobatics (3/3/2). I am using Deadly Arts over Acrobatics at the moment. Thief/Daredevil is really at its best with Trickery/Daredevil trait lines. Especially since Trickery is really the only trait line that offers quality boon share. Thrill of Crime/Bountiful Vigor/Sleight of Hand can all be read within the link.

        To Fully utilize the current strengths of the group meta. Requires this build to play in tune with that meta. Meaning this build has to synergize with Guard/Rev/Ele/Necro/War. Thief works extremely well with Guard and Ele. So Short bow is a requirement. Cluster bomb is the primary move used in this build. You must blast as many fields as you can. Water/Fire/Static/Symbols/etc. The more you blast, the more you're building everyone up. With quality initiative regeneration, Thief should be able to blast more than other classes with its spam like qualities it has as a class and still be able to attack. When the group is NOT empowering/stacking boons/etc Say you're playing a ranged role "Holding the line of engagement/stalling whatever tactic is being employed. You really have two options. Use Short bow Skills 1/ skill 4 Poison Gas. Poison Gas is simply used to spread AOE poison. This skill also dazes/interrupts now too.

     OR

        Use Shadow step then Scorpion wire to drag an enemy to your group for an easy kill. Then Shadow Return back to the group. It's a little tricky to do each time, but damn it feels great when you get that quality pull. I usually aim for Necros/Eles/Rangers. I typically only employ the Melee aspect of Thief when attempting to DOWN enemies. The lack of stability is a bane of this class. To melee in a large group with thief is a commitment. If I am going to commit, It's to down someone. Which typically means.. D/P skill 3 Shadow shot to enemy if they're relatively far away. Then use skill 1 or skill 2 Heartseeker. D/P skill 4 Head shot is an interupt that has a daze effect to bear in mind.

        In Regard to the rest of the utilities I use Hide In Shadows and Refuge to Rez teammates OR get myself back to the group/Get out of Combat/Heal... I expect some flack for Refuge, but even after the nerfs. It's still very handy. Shadow step can also be employed with these tactics and quite frankly should be in every build. I don't see any quality builds without using Shadow Step/ Infiltrator's Signet. I use Basilik Venom simply for the immobilization. If I'm able to get all 5 targets to stone. That's 5 people that are not moving 1.5 seconds. Those that aren't moving in large scale play die very quickly.

        The Dire/Soldier gear is important/ Ascended trinkets (I also run celestial). I don't want to write a novel over this or make it seem as though I'm taking this thread over. I just wanted to share my thoughts on thief in large scale fighting since I exclusively play the class pretty much since launch and the unusual pressure I receive from individuals in the past to change class. These are just baselines to show that thief can be viable in group play with a skilled thief player.

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  2. Phantom


    Update: Since people have been asking me about my build while I'm tagged up, I figured I'd post the build I use when commanding too.  And to give credit where it's due, Mostresticator made the adjustment to the build posted above.

    http://gw2skills.net/editor/?vZAQNAoYVlsMhSnY3TwrJQ/ELNFF3AcABw84v+zf3S9AVAA-TVyCABAqPQo9HO+BA8lyPPV/BgTAA1HCgAOCAHqEMAACwMLzycmBO6RP6RP6RbmzcmzcmzsUAwMMC-w

    The playstyle is pretty straight forward.  Make sure you have a couple guardians and a rev in your party, move slowly, work around to their flank, dodge in and pop dagger storm into their squishy backline, clean up by spamming clusterbomb. If you're in an area where you can't get around to their sides, a few fake pushes should create a window for your real one.  Then just casually run forward, spamming clusterbomb.  Try to avoid jumping around or shadowstepping/stealing any great distances.  If you do shadowstep, make sure to shadowstep right back.  (However, shadowstep is a great tool for countering pinsnipers/pulls.)  The same with the dodges.  The only exception with the dodge is when you're dodging diagonally as part of your movement to get into better position.  But remember that your single dodge is the equivalent of everyone else's double dodge.  So you need to make sure that when you do that, your group won't need to dodge again any time soon.  

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  3. Gloomy Anonymous


    Awesome! Welcome to TC! 
    helpful possible links 

     

    How to get verified in TeamSpeak   http://tarnished-coast.com/forum/index.php?/topic/2096-teamspeak-api-self-verify-guide/  or Misa link here:  ‭http://tinyurl.com/ts3verify‬ 

    TeamSpeak channel requests can go here: http://tarnished-coast.com/forum/index.php?/topic/298-teamspeak-guild-channeltag-requests/

    Tarnished Coast Discord Server info here  https://discord.gg/Ht2xB5d

     

    We are in TC for more than 1 year, guild staff was already doing WvW but we came back a little time with the Guild group

     

    My english is a bit bad but i understand xD

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  4. ClarityFlo


    Hello,

    We are a Brazilian guild, we are recruiting any player that has an interest in entering the guild.

    Average online of 50+ every day, we have Guild Mission, PvE Raid and we're going back to doing WvW again.

    [WebSite]
    http://wellplayedteam.com.br/

    At this point, I woud like you to keep in mind that our guild mainly speaks portuguese. If language is not a problem for you, we would be happy to have you with us.

    Hope to meet you soon,
    Well Played Staff

    Awesome! Welcome to TC! 

    helpful possible links 

     

    How to get verified in TeamSpeak   http://tarnished-coast.com/forum/index.php?/topic/2096-teamspeak-api-self-verify-guide/  or Misa link here:  ‭http://tinyurl.com/ts3verify‬ 

    TeamSpeak channel requests can go here: http://tarnished-coast.com/forum/index.php?/topic/298-teamspeak-guild-channeltag-requests/

    Tarnished Coast Discord Server info here  https://discord.gg/Ht2xB5d

     

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  5. Phantom


    TCC is an old school TC guild.  We originally began as an RP guild, and would set up in towers.  We found it quite fun to drive off attackers, rather than having to relocate, and ended up getting pretty good at it.  There were many reset nights where the whole borderland would be lost, but the TCC tower would remain standing and would act as the staging post to begin taking everything back.  It was the hard line of defense.  We may or may not have set up 4 trebs in the Northeast Tower on TCBL aimed at the Northeast Camp. 

    The guild has had its ups and downs, but we've always prided ourselves on our ability to get the job done, being reliable when something needs to be done, and our work with TC's militia.  As well as a laid back, family atmosphere of camaraderie.  Our current focus is to help rebuild the pieces of TC that have been lost over the years.  The strong defensive network, the tough and capable militia, and the laid back environment where roleplayers feel welcomed and encouraged to join in our efforts.  Whether they be bunkering up an area and holding it against all odds, having ninja teams flip several areas on the map at once, RPing in a tower, or telling the Tale of the Yak Parade.

    As far as structure goes, we plan on bringing in a strong group of sentries and roamers, as well as providing a core group for the militia to anchor onto while we're tagged up.  We don't do open recruitment though, as we're not exactly a normal guild.  We have a responsibility to the community, and that requires me to hand select those I bring in, based on extended observation.  Our job is not only to have a tag for the militia to follow, but to teach them, to train them, to prepare them for the long term.  Not just in one aspect of WvW, but in all of them.  

    The RP side of the guild is currently inactive, though we may rebuilding that portion of things at some point down the line.  That's currently undecided at the moment.

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  6. Gloomy Anonymous


    Hello,

    We are a Brazilian guild, we are recruiting any player that has an interest in entering the guild.

    Average online of 50+ every day, we have Guild Mission, PvE Raid and we're going back to doing WvW again.

    [WebSite]
    http://wellplayedteam.com.br/

    At this point, I woud like you to keep in mind that our guild mainly speaks portuguese. If language is not a problem for you, we would be happy to have you with us.

    Hope to meet you soon,
    Well Played Staff

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  7. Legendary Parrot


    GW2 Gemstore Updated today with Menzies’s Greatsword skin for 600 gems and Unbound Magic Gathering Tools for 2700 gems. Unbound Magic Gathering Tools – 2700 gems These tools give Unbound Magic with every gather. Can be only bought as a package of 3 tools. Unbound Magic Mining Beam Unbound Magic Logging Pulse Unbound Magic Harvesting(...)

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  8. Legendary Parrot


    GW2 Gemstore Updated today with some Mercenary Backpack and some new items in the Black Lion Chests. Released Content Mercenary Backpack – 400 gems Hounds of Balthazar Mail Carrier – Uncommon Black Lion Chest Drop Sworn Zaishen Helm – Uncommon Black Lion Chest Drop Upcoming Content Renegade Outfit – [&CzIAAAA=] Mini Outlaw Puppy – [&AgFaPQEA](...)

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  9. Legendary Parrot


    GW2 Keepsake Weapon Skins gallery. These new weapon skins are available for 1 BLC ticket each. Keepsake Axe Skin Keepsake Dagger Skin Keepsake Focus Skin Keepsake Greatsword Skin Keepsake Hammer Skin Keepsake Longbow Skin Keepsake Mace Skin Keepsake Pistol Skin Keepsake Rifle Skin Keepsake Scepter Skin Keepsake Shield Skin Keepsake Shortbow Skin Keepsake Staff Skin(...)

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  10. Legendary Parrot


    GW2 May 16 Game Update Patch Notes. 05/16/2017 – May 16th Release Notes Living World Moved the Koda’s Blessing achievement from the A Crack in the Ice achievement category into the Rare Collections category. Fixed a bug that caused the bonus from Superior Sigils of Bounty to be removed when weapon swapping. Resurrecting at a(...)

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  11. Leaxanna


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  12. Legendary Parrot


    GW2 Gemstore added the Replica Mirror of Lyssa to the gemstore today for 600 gems along with some discounts. New Items Replica Mirror of Lyssa (Focus) – 600 gems Discounts Electromagnetic Ascender-Descender Glider Combo – 500 gems – 23% OFF Phoenix Light Armor Skin – 640 gems – 20% OFF Trickster Light-Armor Skin – 640(...)

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