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The Steal Skill

Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited April 20, 2018 in Thief

It might sound like an odd problem, but I'm leveling a thief for the first time, and I never know what I'm going to get after hitting F1 (queue up Forrest Gump references).

In PvP/WvW there are only 9 possibilities, so that is something you learn, but in PvE, the list is huge. Should I worry at all about this? Long term plan is to go Daredevil Staff / SB, so is F2 even something worth using later in the game? I like to keep moving + killing, so stopping to mouseover F2 to see what bundle I have is a hassle, and I find myself pressing F2 and hoping for the best.

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  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    there's 21 possible skills (including the ones in pvp and 2 are only different in that one does extra damage) in open world. (there's a few raid specific ones but those you need to learn per encounter) you'll learn to recognize them over time.

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  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @derd.6413 said:
    there's 21 possible skills (including the ones in pvp and 2 are only different in that one does extra damage) in open world. (there's a few raid specific ones but those you need to learn per encounter) you'll learn to recognize them over time.

    I appreciate your confidence in me lol.

    Any tips on how to do that, or is just a repetition thing? I'm still trying to remember 15 different weapon abilities (Weapon combo #1 / #2 / Underwater)

  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Turkeyspit.3965 said:

    @derd.6413 said:
    there's 21 possible skills (including the ones in pvp and 2 are only different in that one does extra damage) in open world. (there's a few raid specific ones but those you need to learn per encounter) you'll learn to recognize them over time.

    I appreciate your confidence in me lol.

    Any tips on how to do that, or is just a repetition thing? I'm still trying to remember 15 different weapon abilities (Weapon combo #1 / #2 / Underwater)

    it's something you pick up while leveling. some do it faster then others but it's possible

    I Have No friends, so I Must pug

  • Yannir.4132Yannir.4132 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I don't think you really need to learn what they are. Just use them, something happens, and you move on. You aren't really dependent on them.

  • Hoodie.1045Hoodie.1045 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Don't bother learning the steal skills in PvE. There's just too many of them that it's not worth memorizing the stolen skills that NPCs give.

    Karras The Engineer

  • sokeenoppa.5384sokeenoppa.5384 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Mai trin gives 3 sec invul, gives you time to fight in cannon circles.

    I'll have two number 9s, a number 9 large, a number 6 with extra dip, a number 7, two number 45s, one with cheese, and a large soda.

  • Sir Vincent III.1286Sir Vincent III.1286 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Turkeyspit.3965 said:
    It might sound like an odd problem, but I'm leveling a thief for the first time, and I never know what I'm going to get after hitting F1 (queue up Forrest Gump references).

    In PvP/WvW there are only 9 possibilities, so that is something you learn, but in PvE, the list is huge. Should I worry at all about this? Long term plan is to go Daredevil Staff / SB, so is F2 even something worth using later in the game? I like to keep moving + killing, so stopping to mouseover F2 to see what bundle I have is a hassle, and I find myself pressing F2 and hoping for the best.

    There are only 2 items that you really need to remember; Tuft/Feather and Plasma. The Tuft and feather do exactly the same thing. You need to take note of these items because you don't want to accidentally debuff yourself with Revealed. Plasma can be kept and wait for the right time to use, typically when attempting to finish off a target. Everything else has no tactical use, IMO, so you can use whatever, whenever.

    Thief F1 must remain an instacast Steal skill. DE will simply apply DE Mark on target on Steal.
    Malice build-up independently from DE Mark. Mark only speed up the build-up, not be the pre-requisite.
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  • BobbyT.7192BobbyT.7192 Member ✭✭✭

    I like to save throw gunk if I have dagger storm up, that was before the confusion nerf though

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