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Staff and Dagger DPS Build TL

Powerful Staff and Dagger DPS Build for Throne and Liberty for every type of TL PVE Gameplay! The Build combines the strong Elemental Damage of the Staff with deadly Poison Effects from the Dagger. Two very different Weapons in Throne and Liberty that combine well together to create a fearsome combination. The core gameplay of this DPS Build is to fire your powerful spells from distance and enhance them with extra Poison damage from the Dagger skill line. This Guide will help you choose the right skills and gear, in order to create a powerful DPS Build in Throne and Liberty!

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Best Skills for Staff and Dagger DPS Build TL

The skills below are the core of the Build and will help you maximize your potential. Builds in Throne and Liberty can select one Defense Skill, twelve Active Skills and eight Passive Skills to combine. Picking the right skills that synergize well and complement each other is important. These are the Best Skills for the TL Staff and Dagger DPS Build.

Best Active Skills for Staff and Dagger Build

These are the best Active Skills for the Staff and Dagger Build. Unleash your powerful Elemental Damage from distance and enhance it with strong Poison effects. The goal of the Build is to Weaken enemies with your various effects and deal even more damage with powerful skill combinations. The Build is designed to fire from distance but is also good in close range AOE attacks.

Serial Fire BombsChain LightningJudgment LightningInject VenomFrost SmokescreenInfernal Meteor
Ice SpearInferno WaveCamouflage CloakKnife ThrowingHigh LocusInner Peace
  • Serial Fire Bombs: Fire Damage skill that applies Burning
  • Chain Lightning: Lightning Damage skill that deals more damage to Burning enemies.
  • Judgment Lightning: Strong Lightning Skill that can hit multiple times.
  • Inject Venom: Adds Poison to your Attacks.
  • Frost Smokescreen: Mobility skill that deals Ice damage and slows down enemies.
  • Infernal Meteor: Massive AOE Fire Damage Skill.
  • Ice Spear: Ice damage skill that slows down enemies.
  • Inferno Wave: Fire AOE damage skill that applies Burning.
  • Camouflage Cloak: Stealth ability.
  • Knife Throwing: Deals damage and slows down enemies.
  • High Locus: Increases Cooldown Speed and Move Speed.
  • Inner Peace: Increases Mana Regeneration.

Defense Skills are also active skills and are important to defend enemies’ Fury Attacks. The Best Defense Skill for the Staff and Dagger DPS Build is Mystic Shield, Staff’s Defense Skill. Mystic Shield deals more damage to Burning enemies, increases Critical Hit, protects you, restores Mana and boosts Mana Regen!

Best Passive Skills for Staff and Dagger DPS Build TL

Passive skills are very important as well. Passive skills can enhance the effects of your active Skills and complement further the type of gameplay you wish to follow. These are the Best Passive Skills for the Staff and Dagger TL Build.

AsceticismMana AmpFlame CondensationFrost Master
Assassin’s InstinctsProfuse PoisonVicious FangsWrathful Edge
  • Asceticism: Increases Mana Regen and Critical Hit.
  • Mana Amp: Increases Max Mana and Max Health.
  • Flame Condensation: Increases Burning Damage.
  • Frost Master: Ice Skills apply the Frost effect and Move Speed reduction effects are stronger.
  • Assassin’s Instincts: Increases Critical Hit
  • Profuse Poison: Increases Poison Duration and Damage.
  • Vicious Fangs: Increases Critical Hit against Poisoned Targets.
  • Wrathful Edge: Increases Critical Damage.

A few more alternative skills you can use are Janice’s Authority and Forbidden Sanctuary.

Skills Upgrade Priority for Staff and Dagger DPS Build TL

Picking the right Skills for your Build is the first step to create an amazing Build. But is also important to Upgrade your favorite skills, so you can unlock new effects and empower them. Upgrading your Skills in Throne and Liberty is not easy and will take time. This is why you should focus on your most important skills first.

Active Skills Upgrade order:

  1. Serial Fire Bombs to Rare
  2. Chain Lightning to Rare
  3. Inject Venom to Rare
  4. Frost Smokescreen to Rare
  5. Mystic Shield to Rare
  6. Serial Fire Bombs to Epic
  7. Chain Lightning to Epic
  8. Inject Venom to Epic
  9. Inferno Wave to Epic
  10. Knife Throwing to Epic
  11. Frost Smokescreen to Epic
  12. Inner Peace to Epic
  13. Mystic Shield to Epic

Passive Skills Upgrade order:

  1. Asceticism to Rare
  2. Assassin’s Instinct to Rare
  3. Profuse Poison to Epic
  4. Asceticism to Epic
  5. Mana Amp to Epic
  6. Flame Condensation to Epic
  7. Assassin’s Instinct to Epic
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Massive AoE Damage Staff and Dagger

Best Skills Combinations for Staff and Dagger DPS Build TL

Combining your chosen skills is the best way to get the most out of their effects and maximize your potential. There are a few great Skills Combinations you can use, in order to deal massive damage and increase your DPS. Some of the Best Skills Combos for the Staff and Dagger DPS Build in Throne and Liberty are:

  • Inject Venom+Serial Fire Bombs x3+Chain Lightning: Enhance your attacks with Poison and unleash your powerful Elemental Damage. Fire Serial Fire Bombs three times to deal damage and apply Burning to enemies, then hit with Chain Lightning for increased AOE damage!
  • Inject Venom+Serial Fire Bombs x3+Inferno Wave+Judgment Lightning: Enhance your attacks with Poison and unleash your massive Elemental Damage again! Fire Serial Fire Bombs three times, then Inferno Wave to deal increased damage to Burning Targets and apply more Burning, then fire Judgment Lightning for massive Lightning damage. Use Judgment Lightning again if it procs.
  • Infernal Meteor+Inferno Wave: For massive AOE Fire Damage. Start with Infernal Meteor since it requires a channel, then fire Inferno Wave instantly and continue with one of the other combos.
  • Inject Venom+Ice Spear+Chain Lightning: Enhance your Attacks with Poison, fire Ice Spear to slow down enemies and apply the Frost Effect thanks to the Frost Master Passive, then cast Chain Lightning for massive AOE Lightning Damage.
  • Inject Venom+Ice Spear+Judgment Lightning: Enhance your Attacks with Poison, fire Ice Spear to slow down enemies and apply the Frost Effect thanks to the Frost Master Passive, then cast Judgment Lightning for massive AOE Lightning Damage.
  • Inject Venom+Ice Spear+Chain Lightning+Judgment Lightning: Enhance your Attacks with Poison, fire Ice Spear to slow down enemies and apply the Frost Effect thanks to the Frost Master Passive, then cast Chain Lightning and Judgment Lightning for amazing AOE Lightning Damage.

There are several combinations you can do with the build but all rely on whether your targets are Burning or are Frosted! Use the appropriate skills then chain cast Chain Lightning and Judgment Lightning for massive AOE Damage. Always cast Inject Venom before attacking for extra Poison damage to your attacks. These are only a few powerful combos you can use with the Build. You can mix and match the above skills in any way you like, as long as they deal massive Burst Damage.

Best Weapon Mastery for Staff and Dagger DPS Build Throne and Liberty

Weapon Mastery allows you to unlock additional passive effects for the Weapons you are using. Each Weapon has its own Mastery with three different branches to focus on! Each Branch offers specific effects that can help you specialize in your favorite role. When you earn experience and level up in the game, you also earn experience and level up your Weapon Mastery.

The active Weapon gets full Weapon Mastery EXP while the second weapon you have equipped gets only half of the Weapon Mastery EXP. The level cap for Weapon Mastery is 13(for now). Weapon Mastery effects are active only when you are using the appropriate Weapon! These are the Best Weapon Mastery options for the Staff and Dagger Build.

From the Staff Weapon Mastery, unlock the Destroy tree and the first three effects from the Attribute tree. Like this you get the following effects:

  • Radiant Composure(Mana Regen)
  • Base Damage
  • Magic Hit
  • Fatal Incantation(Magic Critical Hit increase)
  • Base Damage
  • Mana Regen
  • Mana Intensification(Skill Damage Boost increase)
  • Cooldown Speed
  • Damage Bonus
  • Strange Spacetime(Cooldown Speed increase)
  • Mana Regen
  • Weaken Chance
  • Flame Wound(Burning Damage increase)

From the Dagger Weapon Mastery, unlock the Poison tree and the first three effects from the Assassination tree. Like this you get the following effects:

  • Silent Dash(Move Speed increase)
  • Melee Hit
  • Off-Hand Weapon Attack Chance
  • Enfeebling Terror(Weaken Chance increases)
  • Mana Regen
  • Buff Duration
  • Sorrowful Silence(Silence Chance increases)
  • Mana Cost Efficiency
  • Melee Hit
  • Shrewd Judgment(Cooldown Speed increases)
  • Melee Critical Hit
  • Base Damage
  • Ambidexterity(Off-Hand Weapon Activation Rate)

To learn more about Mastery in Throne and Liberty, how it works and how to unlock it, you can read my Throne and Liberty Weapon Mastery Guide!

Best Stats

Your Stats are very important as well and will determine how effective the Build is! Stats affect different attributes of your character and will help you cast your skills more often, get more Health and deal better damage. For the Staff and Dagger DPS Build the Best Stats are:

  • Strength – 14
  • Dexterity – 26
  • Wisdom – 20
  • Perception – 29

You can further enhance your favorite stats by picking Gear with appropriate bonuses. Focusing on Perception will allow you to hit harder your enemies from distance! Base Wisdom is not that important to build high, since the Mana consumption of the Build is manageable. You can always add more Wisdom with Gear pieces. A few points to Strength will help with survivability since your base Health is low. Finally Dexterity will boost your Critical and help with DPS. Find more about Stats and How they Work in my Throne and Liberty Stats Guide!

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Ice and Poison Attack Staff and Dagger DPS

Best Gear

Complementing your Skills with appropriate Gear is essential to fulfill your role successfully and become stronger. Using Strong Armor Sets can also grant you additional effects that will further enhance your Build! For this Build use a combination of the Death Set and the Transcended One Set to boost your Critical Damage and Cooldown Speed! This is the Best Gear you should wear with the Staff and Dagger DPS Build!

HeadgearTranscendental Clairvoyance
CloakArchpriest’s Devotion or Lethal Venom Scorpion Cloak
Top ChestTranscendental Saint Raiment
GlovesReaper’s Hand of Death
LegsReaper’s Interring Pants
ShoesPitch Black Silence Shoes
NecklaceHoly Warrior’s Choker
BraceletBeast King’s Gilded Bracers
RingLethal Frost Ring
RingAbyssal Crystal Ring
BeltSkulls Spectral Belt
StaffToublek’s Thunderous Soul
DaggerLequirus’s Thorny Edge

Best Traits

Getting the right Traits on your gear is time consuming but also what makes your Armor and Weapons powerful. The Best Traits for the Staff and Dagger DPS Build in Throne and Liberty are:

  • Transcendental Clairvoyance – Max Mana, Mana Regen, Melee Evasion
  • Archpriest’s Devotion or Lethal Venom Scorpion Cloak – Max Mana, Mana Regen, Debuff Duration
  • Transcendental Saint Raiment – Max Health, Buff Duration, Melee Evasion
  • Reaper’s Hand of Death – Max Mana, Mana Regen, Ranged Evasion
  • Reaper’s Interring Pants – Max Mana, Mana Regen, Ranged Evasion
  • Pitch Black Silence Shoes – Max Health, Health Regen, Melee Evasion
  • Holly Warrior’s Choker – Max Health, Weaken Chance, Skill Damage Boost
  • Beast King’s Gilded Bracers – Max Health, Debuff Duration, Health Regen
  • Lethal Frost Ring – Skill Damage Boost, Weaken Chance, Max Mana or Mana Regen
  • Abyssal Crystal Ring – Skill Damage Boost, Mana Regen, Max Mana
  • Skulls Spectral Belt – Max Mana, Mana Regen, Debuff Duration
  • Toublek’s Thunderous Soul – Hit, Critical Hit, Cooldown Speed or Heavy Attack Chance
  • Lequirus’s Thorny Edge – Hit, Critical Hit, Heavy Attack Chance

To find out more about Traits, how they work and how you can get them for your gear, you can read my Throne and Liberty Traits Guide!

Best Beginner Gear

Getting the Best Gear with Optimal Traits for your character can take time. To maximize your efficiency until you have acquired the above gear, you should focus on equipping yourself with some good Blue(rare) Craftable gear. This will allow you to become stronger and able to farm the necessary content for the Best Weapons and Armor. The list below shows some great gear you can craft easily yourself in order to become stronger. Replace them with better gear of higher Quality when you drop it or receive it as Quest Reward while leveling up and eventually with the Best Gear pieces listed above!

HeadgearIcy Storm Hood
CloakElite Wizard’s Cloak
Top ChestGrace of Mother Nature Magic Garb
GlovesElite Resistance Cloth Gloves
LegsFrost Barrier Linen Pants
ShoesFrost Barrier Magic Shoes
NecklaceScales of Time Necklace
BraceletProphet’s Bracelet
RingChieftain Ring
RingLethal Fortune Ring
BeltElite Shaman’s Belt
StaffSpecial Resistance Staff
DaggerSpecial Resistance Dagger

How to Play Staff and Dagger DPS Build – Gameplay Tips

This Staff and Dagger DPS Build relies on range to deal massive Elemental Damage and Weaken enemies with Poison! Enhance your Attacks with Poison from the Inject Venom Skill, then unleash your Elemental Damage and Combos! You can focus on Fire and Lightning Damage or Ice and Lightning damage Skills to deliver the bulk of your damage against multiple enemies. Against tough Bosses you can sit back and fire your skills without the enemy reacting to you.

The Build is also very good against groups of Enemies, thanks to its massive AOE damage. Combine Serial Fire Bombs, Inferno Wave, Chain Lightning, Judgment Lightning, Ice Spear and Frost Smokescreen together to mix and match effects and damage types. You can destroy groups of enemies fast with the right AOE combo and complete your Contracts faster or participate in Dynamic Events!

Boost your Mana regen and restore this valuable resource with Inner Peace. Increase your Movement Speed and Cooldown with High Locus and use Camouflage Cloak to lose aggro and escape. Knife Throwing offers one more attack that can also slow down enemies and allow you to control the field.

Staff and Dagger DPS Build Pros and Cons Throne and Liberty

This Staff and Dagger DPS Build can deal massive Elemental damage from range and Weaken enemies with extra Poison! Mana Consumption is not that high which means that you can cast more skill combos before you need to recharge with Inner Peace or rest. The Build offers a variety of attacks and combinations, based on Fire or Ice Damage and enhanced with Lightning attack Skills. Great for AOE damage as well, which makes it a good option for dealing with multiple enemies at the same time.

Your Base Health is low though and the Build is fragile. If enemies get closer they can deal great damage to you. Kiting is essential for your survival, however you can only slow down enemies and move around. This DPS Build also lacks a self Heal ability, so you will have to rely on Potions for survival.

Massive Elemental Damage from RangeLow Health, Fragile
Good AOE damageLimited CC
Normal Mana ConsumptionNo Self Heal
Variety of Attacks – Poison, Fire, Lightning, Ice

TL Staff and Dagger DPS Build Summary

Powerful Staff and Dagger DPS Build for Throne and Liberty that will help you clear every TL PVE Gameplay. The Build relies on strong Elemental Damage and effects to deal massive damage to single targets but also multiple enemies, that can further enhance with Poison effects thanks to the Dagger skills. A ranged DPS Build with strong AOE damage that can apply a variety of effects. This Staff and Dagger TL DPS Build is great for players that want to play a mage but also want to utilize powerful poison attacks in Throne and Liberty!