A thief relies mostly on dagger play in order to deal melee damage, but he is also effective at doing range damage, being capable to use the pistol’s high fire power which seriously affects his enemies.
Various skills and good strength define this class, which is an Adventurer profession suitable for quality strategic movements.
One of the most powerful skills of a Thief is Stealth. By using Stealth, a Thief can quickly become invisible, which allows him to strike its enemies from the shadow or even flee if the battle doesn’t work out in his favor. The opponents in PvP arena won’t be able to see a Thief which is in stealth mode, and neither will do the creatures in PvE (Player vs Environment).
Allies will be able to see him though, as an outline.
Another special skill of the Thief is “Shadow Step”. This one allows the hero to teleport to a remote location, far away from the danger. Teleporting through a blocking area, such as a gate, is not possible though.
As for the normal skills a Thief possesses, they are the Steal and Dual-Weapon wield. Steal allows you to subtract your opponents weapons and powers during the battle, meaning that you basically gain his advantages.
For example, if you manage to steal from a moa bird, the Thief will gain it’s feathers which can be thrown at your enemy in order to temporarily blind him. Steal can be used at the same time with Stealth, but it can’t be used often in a set amount of time.
The Dual-Wield Skills allows your character to benefit from a powerful weapon combination. When a Thief combines his main hand and off-hand weapons, it results in a spectacular Dual-Wield capability.
For instance, a Thief holding two daggers will gain the Leaping Death Blossom skill, whether the same one wielding a dagger/pistol combo will receive the Shadow Shot power, which allows him to teleport to the selected target.
Thieves don’t need a certain timer to recharge their power attacks, they rely instead on a resource named initative. This regenerates over time, allowing the thief to be responsive in combat and stay flexible at the same time. Note that weapon skills do cost initative points but recharge instantly, meaning that the Thief can use them when back-to-back to an opponent. This allows them to unleash powerful and rapid attacks on their foes.
You should know by now that Thieves are masters of trickery and disguise, and such a class can only bring you benefits. Keep this Guild Wars 2 Thief Guide close for future reference and report to it whenever you need more information.