Dagger spammer

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A dagger spammer is a build based around chaining three low energy cost dagger attacks available to Assassins: Jagged Strike, Fox Fangs, and Death Blossom. While primarily seen as a player-controlled build, dagger spammers are simple enough for heroes to also use effectively.

Core build[edit]

Any / Assassin or Assassin / Any
Jagged Strike.jpg
Jagged Strike
Fox Fangs.jpg
Fox Fangs
Death Blossom.jpg
Death Blossom
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Dagger Mastery:
12
  • A skill that provides increased attack speed is usually taken. Professions lacking IAS or that do not want to deal with their drawbacks can use Drunken Master or use a consumable, typically Slice of Pumpkin Pie.
Equipment
  • Survivor Insignias
  • Rune of Superior Vigor
  • Vitae runes
  • Zealous Daggers of Fortitude
Usage
  • Maintain Critical Agility and Critical Eye.
  • Spam Jagged Strike → Fox Fangs → Death Blossom to kill enemies.

Advantages[edit]

Disadvantages[edit]

  • Like any chained skill bar, it is vulnerable to disruption from skill disabling and/or shutdown.
  • Their rapid attack speed makes them especially vulnerable to punishment, e.g. from Quicksand or Empathy.
  • The AoE damage is small compared to the single-target damage and can't be buffed by melee support skills.

Variations[edit]

Many professions can be used in combination with the assassin profession to take advantage of this attack chain, usually with a dedicated skill (for Elementalists, Dervishes, and Warriors) and/or a high investment in the primary attribute (for Assassins, Paragons and Rangers) which allows use of the chain without having to worry about the energy cost.

Assassin Assassins[edit]

Assassin / Any
Jagged Strike.jpg
Jagged Strike
Fox Fangs.jpg
Fox Fangs
Death Blossom.jpg
Death Blossom
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Way of the Assassin.jpg
Way of the Assassin
Critical Strikes:
>12
Dagger Mastery:
>12

Critical Agility (often combined with Critical Eye) can also be used if the player wants to use another elite skill (Moebius Strike for example).

Warrior Warriors[edit]

Warrior / Assassin
Jagged Strike.jpg
Jagged Strike
Fox Fangs.jpg
Fox Fangs
Death Blossom.jpg
Death Blossom
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Warrior's Endurance.jpg
Warrior's Endurance
Dagger Mastery:
12
Strength:
>12

"Save Yourselves!" is a great and inexpensive additional defensive support for your team, especially since you will build adrenaline very quickly.

Ranger Rangers[edit]

Ranger / Assassin
Jagged Strike.jpg
Jagged Strike
Fox Fangs.jpg
Fox Fangs
Death Blossom.jpg
Death Blossom
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Expert's Dexterity.jpg
Expert's Dexterity
Dagger Mastery:
12
Expertise:
>12

Because of Expertise, there is a lot of freedom on the elite skill. Expert's Dexterity provides a good IAS but Never Rampage Alone can be used too if bringing a pet to free the elite skill slot. Rampage as One is another possibility.

Paragon Paragons[edit]

Paragon / Assassin
Jagged Strike.jpg
Jagged Strike
Fox Fangs.jpg
Fox Fangs
Death Blossom.jpg
Death Blossom
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
"Go for the Eyes!".jpg
"Go for the Eyes!"
Focused Anger.jpg
Focused Anger
Dagger Mastery:
12
Leadership:
10
Command:
10

Dervish Dervishes[edit]

Dervish / Assassin
Jagged Strike.jpg
Jagged Strike
Fox Fangs.jpg
Fox Fangs
Death Blossom.jpg
Death Blossom
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Zealous Vow.jpg
Zealous Vow
Dagger Mastery:
12
Wind Prayers:
>11

Elementalist Elementalist[edit]

Elementalist / Assassin
Jagged Strike.jpg
Jagged Strike
Fox Fangs.jpg
Fox Fangs
Death Blossom.jpg
Death Blossom
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Star Burst.jpg
Star Burst
Dagger Mastery:
12
Fire Magic:
10
Energy Storage:
10

Double Dragon is also an option for the elite skill if you're not worried about energy.

Any Generic[edit]

Any / Assassin
Jagged Strike.jpg
Jagged Strike
Fox Fangs.jpg
Fox Fangs
Death Blossom.jpg
Death Blossom
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Optional.jpg
Optional
Way of the Empty Palm.jpg
Way of the Empty Palm
Dagger Mastery:
12
Deadly Arts:
12


Commonly used skills[edit]

Utility skills used by dagger-build player
Support skills used by other party members

External links[edit]

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