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Dagger and Crossbow DPS Build TL

Powerful Melee based DPS Build for Throne and Liberty that is using the Dagger as its main weapon to clear TL content! A poison damage focused DPS Build that deals massive damage with a Dagger and Crossbow Weapon combination. The Build shines in melee range but can also deal damage from distance thanks to its Crossbow skills. This Guide will show you how to create a Powerful DPS Build in Throne and Liberty.

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Best Skills for Dagger and Crossbow 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 Dagger and Crossbow DPS Build.

Best Active Skills for Dagger and Crossbow Build

These are the best Active Skills for the Dagger and Crossbow Build. The Build relies on massive melee damage with your Dagger Skills, that you can further enhance with poison and complement with your Crossbow!

Predatory StrikeBrutal IncisionMortal MarkQuick FireInject VenomShadow Strike
Ankle StrikeMerciless BarrageFrenzied Sword DanceCamouflage CloakFatal StigmaMana Exchange
  • Predatory Strike: Deals massive damage and extra DoT damage to Poisoned enemies.
  • Brutal Incision: Deals massive melee damage and extra damage to low health enemies.
  • Mortal Mark: Damages and Weakens enemies.
  • Quick Fire: Nice damage burst skill that deals more damage to weakened enemies.
  • Inject Venom: Adds Poison to your Attacks.
  • Shadow Strike: Teleports you to your target, deals damage, binds and silences them.
  • Ankle Strike: Deals damage and applies Prone to immobilized enemies.
  • Merciless Barrage: Attacks multiple times in a straight line, dealing great Burst damage.
  • Frenzied Sword Dance: Attacks multiple times against multiple targets.
  • Camouflage Cloak: Stealth ability.
  • Fatal Stigma: Deals massive damage and extra damage against poisoned targets.
  • Mana Exchange: Sacrifices Health to restore Mana.

Enhance your attacks with Poison from Inject Venom and deal massive damage to enemies! The Build shines in melee range but can also deal damage from mid range. Defense Skills are also active skills and are important to defend enemies’ Fury Attacks. The Best Defense Skill for the Dagger and Crossbow DPS Build is Block Blade, Dagger’s Defense Skill. Block Blade deals damage, protects you, applies Poison and can increase your Man Regen.

Best Passive Skills

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 Dagger and Crossbow TL Build.

Assassin’s InstinctsProfuse PoisonVicious FangsWrathful Edge
AmbidexterityOpportunistDetectionPiercing Strike
  • 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.
  • Ambidexterity: Increases Off-Hand Weapon Damage.
  • Opportunist: Reduces skill Cooldown when you Weaken enemies.
  • Detection: Boosts Speed and Defense when you are attacked.
  • Piercing Strike: Increases Damage.

A few alternative Passive Skills you can use are Corrupt NailOnslaught Stance, Assassin’s Step, Shadow Walker.

Skills Upgrade Priority for Dagger and Crossbow 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. Predatory Strike to Rare
  2. Inject Venom to Rare
  3. Shadow Strike to Rare
  4. Mortal Mark to Rare
  5. Quick Fire to Rare
  6. Block Blade to Rare
  7. Predatory Strike to Epic
  8. Inject Venom to Epic
  9. Brutal Incision to Epic
  10. Shadow Strike to Epic
  11. Mortal Mark to Epic
  12. Quick Fire to Epic
  13. Block Blade to Epic

Passive Skills Upgrade order:

  1. Assassin’s Instincts to Rare
  2. Ambidexterity to Rare
  3. Profuse Poison to Epic
  4. Opportunist to Epic
  5. Ambidexterity to Epic
  6. Assassin’s Instincts to Epic
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Dagger Poison Attack

Best Skills Combinations for Dagger and Crossbow 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 Dagger and Crossbow DPS Build in Throne and Liberty are:

  • Inject Venom+Shadow Strike+Ankle Strike+Predatory Strike+Brutal Incision: Enhance your Attacks with Poison, use Shadow Strike to immobilize your target and Ankle Strike to knock them down with Prone. Deal massive damage with Predatory Strike and Brutal Incision. You can add Fatal Stigma and Frenzied Sword Dance for more damage!
  • Inject Venom+Mortal Mark+Quick Fire+Fatal Stigma+Predatory Strike+Brutal Incision: Enhance your attacks with Poison, deal damage and mark your target with Mortal Mark, deal damage with Quick Fire, Fatal Stigma, Predatory Strike and Brutal Incision. Add Frenzied Sword Dance if you wish.
  • Inject Venom+Shadow Strike+Ankle Strike+Merciless Barrage: Add Poison to your attacks, immobilize your target with Shadow Strike and knock them down with Ankle Strike. Use your target’s inability to react in order to charge and fire your Merciless Barrage for massive damage.
  • Shadow Strike+Ankle Strike: This is a core combo to immobilize and knock down enemies. You can use it anytime those two skills are up to begin a variety of skills combinations.

The core gameplay of the Build is to add poison to your attacks and deal massive melee damage to enemies with help from your Crossbow abilities.

Best Weapon Mastery for Dagger and Crossbow 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 Dagger and Crossbow Build.

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

  • Silent Dash(Move Speed increase)
  • Melee Critical Hit
  • Base Damage
  • Ambidexterity(Off-Hand Weapon Activation Rate)
  • Melee Critical Hit
  • Cooldown Speed
  • Deep Grudge(Critical Damage increase)
  • Base Damage
  • Skill Damage Boost
  • Maddening Excitement(Attack Speed increase)
  • Melee Hit
  • Off-Hand Weapon Attack Chance
  • Enfeebling Terror(Weaken Chance increases)

From the Crossbow Weapon Mastery, unlock the Chain Fire tree and the first three effects from the Move tree. Like this you get the following effects:

  • Mystical Regen(Mana Regen increase)
  • Base Damage
  • Skill Damage Boost
  • Cold Rage(Off-Hand Weapon Activation Rate Boost)
  • Base Damage
  • Buff Duration
  • Rapid-Fire(Attack Speed increase)
  • Cooldown Speed
  • Mana Regen
  • Brutal Wound(Ranged Damage Dealt)
  • Ranged Hit
  • Mana Regen
  • Calm Aim(Ranged Heavy Attack Chance)

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 Dagger and Crossbow DPS Build the Best Stats are:

  • Strength – 14
  • Dexterity – 21
  • Wisdom – 22
  • Perception – 31

You can further enhance your favorite stats by picking Gear with appropriate bonuses. Focusing on Perception as your primary Stat will boost your Hit and allow you to deal more damage. Dexterity is also important to boost your Critical damage and some points to Strength will add damage and more Health. Finally Wisdom is not necessary to be high. Find more about Stats and How they Work in my Throne and Liberty Stats Guide!

Dagger Melee Atatck

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 the Ghost Wolf Set to boost your Damage and your Off-Hand Weapon Attack Chance! To maximize your potential combine this Set with the Miracle of Mother Nature Clothing Chest. A few more Sets you can wear are the Death and the Imperator Sets. This is the Best Gear you should wear with the Dagger and Crossbow DPS Build!

HeadgearGhost Wolf Alter Ego Mask
CloakLethal Venom Scorpion Cloak
Top ChestMiracle of Mother Nature Clothing
GlovesGhost Wolf Incision Gloves
LegsGhost Wolf Alter Ego Pants
ShoesGhost Wolf Stealth Boots
NecklaceDestroyer’s Choker
BraceletBeast King’s Gilded Bracers
RingAbyssal Crystal Ring
RingLethal Frost Ring
BeltRex Chimaerus’s Demonic Beast Hide
DaggerLequirus’s Thorny Edge
CrossbowRex Chimaerus’s Rake Bow

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 Dagger and Crossbow DPS Build in Throne and Liberty are:

  • Ghost Wolf Alter Ego Mask – Cooldown Speed, Mana Regen, Ranged Evasion
  • Lethal Venom Scorpion Cloak – Max Mana, Mana Regen, Debuff Duration
  • Miracle of Mother Nature Clothing – Mana Regen, Buff Duration, Melee Evasion
  • Ghost Wolf Incision Gloves – Added Attack Speed, Max Health, Ranged Evasion
  • Ghost Wolf Alter Ego Pants – Max Health, Debuff Duration, Ranged Evasion
  • Ghost Wolf Stealth Boots – Move Speed, Mana Regen, Ranged Evasion
  • Destroyer’s Choker – Max Health, Skill Damage Boost, Buff Duration or Health Regen
  • Beast King’s Gilded Bracers – Max Health, Debuff Duration, Health Regen
  • Abyssal Crystal Ring – Skill Damage Boost, Mana Regen, Max Mana
  • Lethal Frost Ring – Skill Damage Boost, Weaken Chance, Max Mana or Mana Regen
  • Rex Chimaerus’s Demonic Beast Hide – Max Mana, Mana Regen, Debuff Duration
  • Lequirus’s Thorny Edge – Hit, Critical Hit, Heavy Attack Chance
  • Rex Chimaerus’s Rake Bow – Hit, Critical Hit, Added Attack Speed or 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!

HeadgearDark Warrior’s Visor
CloakElite Sharpshooter’s Cloak
Top ChestGrace of Mother Nature Magic Garb
GlovesElite Resistance Cloth Gloves
LegsFrost Barrier Linen Pants
ShoesElite Resistance Magic Shoes
NecklaceScales of Time Necklace
BraceletProphet’s Bracelet
RingBrawler’s Ring
RingLethal Fortune Ring
BeltElite Retainer’s Belt
DaggerSpecial Resistance Dagger
CrossbowSpecial Resistance Crossbow

How to Play Dagger and Crossbow DPS Build – Gameplay Tips

This Dagger and Crossbow DPS Build, relies on Poison effects and massive melee damage! A melee range Build that can immobilize and knock down opponents in order to execute its powerful combos. Inject Venom is a core skill of the Build that adds poison to your attacks! Shadow Strike and Ankle Strike is the core Crowd Control combo of the Build that gives you enough time to deal massive damage to enemies.

Predatory Strike, Brutal Incision and Frenzied Sword Dance are your powerful melee abilities that can devastate enemies. When combined with Mortal Mark, Quick Fire and Merciless Barrage from Crossbow, they can deal even more damage. Fatal Stigma assists with more damage against poisoned enemies while Camouflage Cloak will help you hide and escape and Mana Exchange can restore Mana if you need to.

Dagger and Crossbow DPS Build Pros and Cons Throne and Liberty

A Powerful Melee DPS Build that relies on Poison damage to defeat enemies and clear content. The Build deals massive damage in melee range but can also be effective at mid range, thanks to its Crossbow skills. With your Dagger and Crossbow skills you can Weaken your targets and deal even more damage to poisoned enemies. The Build does not consume too much Mana so it is easy to manage your resources and use your skills often.

The biggest drawback of the Build is that you have to be close to your targets to deal good damage, which makes you more vulnerable because of your low base Health. To maximize your potential you need to apply Poison all the time. The Build also has a great Crowd Control skill combo that if however fails to trigger can put you in danger.

Poison DamageClose to Mid Range
Massive Melee DamageLow Base Health
Good CC ComboNo Self Heal
Moderate Mana ConsumptionLimited CC options

Dagger and Crossbow TL DPS Build Summary

Powerful Dagger and Crossbow DPS Build for Throne and Liberty that will help you clear every TL PVE Gameplay. The Build relies on Poison damage and melee abilities to deal massive damage and defeat enemies. A combination of strong Dagger and Crossbow skills, that allow you to hit hard from close to mid range while Weakening and Poisoning your targets. A Dagger DPS Build in TL with a strong Crowd Control combo that shines against single targets.