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I got really carried away in another thread, sharing this build so made a thread. Sorry for hijacking the other.

I haven't played anything but the duelist for weeks. Kinda dread hitting 200 cunning but leaving my rogues at level 20 sounds fun. I think I've tried every possible combination of gear. What really made her shine was adding armor penetration... 18 each on my daggers and one superb ring=56 armor pen. Enhanced ambush ring and cooldown amulet= 5.5 sec cooldown on ambush=god mode. Because of her passive that adds 50 crit dmg, you can afford to go for some armor penetration, cooldown reduction, etc on your gear, creating one of the most diverse toons available in DAMP.

Ambush, Swashbuckle, Flashing Steel, Bolt

Combo- Bolt, Ambush, Swashbuckle, Bolt, Flashing Steel, Swashbuckle, slight delay, rinse and repeat. After you blow your cooldowns, begin backing away while bolting. As soon as Ambush cools down, use it to get back in the melee.

I've busted the bubble of several leaderboarders lately when I outscored them. I've never given much attention to the scoreboard but it's fun to hear "You must have had the glitch, to beat me." Nope, just better than you. Actually, it's the support xp from taunting every ~5 seconds with Ambush but shhhhhh!

The best off-hand dagger is definitely Audacity but I don't use it. With Bloody Bargain my survivability is much higher. Been running no barrier NM's lately with very little trouble.

If you have a reliable Saarebas, swap out Bloody Bargain for Audacity. The Duelist can get 10k+ out of the Audacity explosions.
Since you want to dump your elusive before it gets taken away, Bloody Bargain's attack speed makes your animations go faster, enabling you to unload that elusive more quickly.

Try to keep two of each BB and Audacity. Armor penetration isn't very good on threatening and perilous so you'll want 11% attack for those difficulties.

Short video example of what she can do with this setup. I only have 77 constitution so I chug a lot of pots. Finished this one with no deaths despite the level 5 assassin in the fade.

https://m.youtube.co...e&v=gCq38ow1rCQ
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My least played character. Never found a comfortable/fun skill-setup. I will trust your research and give it a try.
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Do you think this is viable without Hakkon's Mercy for NM?


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Maybe. Try Nameless Blade. You can get the armor pen to 40% on it.

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I tried this yesterday and am very pleased. I didn't do the exact build because I am addicted to PI so my cooldowns aren't quite as fast. It's way more fun than constant use of bolt. I think the build works better with a group rather than soloing since you can really draw a lot of aggro with the up close melee and archers tended to waste my elusive as soon as I got it.

Another reason I'm glad you recommended this build is that it made me look at the rings I was wearing. Stupid me has been using a superb crit damage ring for probably a long time which was an absolute waste since the Hakkon dagger and her crit boost passive already put me over the capped max crit damage...
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Same. So much fun. I was doing about 10-11,000 crit damage at times even being a little awkward with it. Definitely worth getting some practice in. I don't see many playing as her anymore but she's become one of my favorites.
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I think the build works better with a group rather than soloing since you can really draw a lot of aggro with the up close melee and archers tended to waste my elusive as soon as I got it.

Yes and Ambush is no good without people to draw aggro. I'm working on a solo build for izzy but haven't found the best setup yet.

Same. So much fun.

That's what got Slakka and I hooked. The flow of battle feels a lot like rogues from WoW. So much fun to have a rotation which combos in to big damage. Good gear helps but with Ambush hitting for 1200% weapon damage, I feel like anyone can enjoy the build regardless of their gear.
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since the Hakkon dagger and her crit boost passive already put me over the capped max crit damage...


Didn't know it's capped...so how high can you get the critical damage up to at most?
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190
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190

This more than likely includes the 40% base crit damage, for the record. Meaning +150% is the highest you need to take it.


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