Step 1: Scepter 3 and F1
In the first step, we will focus on spending our Initiative and gaining some of it back.Step 2: Shadow Shroud
Next up, we want to incorporate
. This will be useful for gaining back Initiative instead of auto-attacking on Scepter for too long.
Leave Shroud when your Initiative is almost full.
Leave Shroud after the 3rd time casting skill 2 (if you entered at 0-1 Initiative) or after casting 2 additional auto-attacks after the 2nd time (if you entered at 3-4 initiative).
Step 3: Venoms
The 2nd way is more future-proof due to being independent of
timings if you have to swap to Pistol during the fight or when you move on to using the 2nd Dagger to trigger
at different times.
The first utility skills we will incorporate will be the venoms, namely
Step 4: Thousand Needles
Venoms give a buff to ourselves and 4 allies that will make the next attacks inflict various conditions. It will count towards your damage and scale with your stats.
This also means they will be a lot more effective in a real fight "with allies" compared to the golem.
Use these skills off-cooldown. They are instant-casts and can therefore be used while casting other skills.
Use whenever its CC is needed. This one does have a cast-time though.
If a Mistlock Singularity is present, you can even precast them there before taking the singularity to reset your skills and use them again once the first ones are used up. This will ensure massive burst damage at the start of the fight.
Using this skill will place a trap on the ground that will take 3 seconds until you can use it again to trigger the trap dealing damage and inflicting conditions in the area.
Use it off-cooldown unless you know the boss will move soon. You can place it on the boss's location before the boss becomes attackable. The cooldown will start when you first place it, not when you trigger it.
Due to its stationary nature, this skill can easily get wasted on bosses that move around a lot. You can consider as an alternative to enemies that move around a lot. In that case, use it like the other 2 venoms in step 3.