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Perfect Suppression Shadowhunter Build Guide for PvE

Build

required skill points: 384

The Perfect Suppression build prevents you from transforming into a Demon but instead, provides your normal abilities with bonus damage. You’ll be spending that Shadowburst meter on empowering skills like Cruel Cutter and Demolition which deal much more damage than before.

As you increase your collection, using the meta for two spender skills Cruel CutterCruel Cutter and DemolitionDemolition is ideal but until then, using one spender skill Cruel CutterCruel Cutter is recommended.

If you love Demon Form, you might want to try the Demonic Impulse build.

Demonic Slash

10

Demonic Slash

Damage AmplificationNimble MovementChain Charge
Cruel Cutter

10

Cruel Cutter

Magick ControlEarth AttackEncroachment Release
Overwhelm
Thrust Impact

10

Thrust Impact

Swift ThrustDeep ThrustSpectral Explosion
Demolition

10

Demolition

Weak Point DetectionWave AttackEncroachment Release
Galewind
Sharpened Cut

10

Sharpened Cut

Enhanced SlashVertical SlashCritical Cut
Galewind
Rising Claw

10

Rising Claw

Naively HonestConcussionGrasp of Death
Howl

10

Howl

Swift FingersEncroaching Power
Wealth
Decimate

10

Decimate

Quick PrepWeak Point DetectionCruel Hand

Skill priority

Cruel Cutter
Sharpened Cut
Howl
Demolition
Thrust Impact
Rising Claw
Decimate
Demonic Slash

Prioritize the high damage/spender skills in the following order

  1. Thrust ImpactThrust Impact
  2. Cruel CutterCruel Cutter
  3. DecimateDecimate
  4. DemolitionDemolition

Next, go for the Shadowburst meter gain skills like HowlHowl,

  • Demonic SlashDemonic Slash is for mobility, can be level 4 (recommended 7 for movement speed buff).
  • Rising ClawRising Claw is mainly used for counters, can keep to level 7 as well.

Gate of EruptionGate of Eruption Awakening is the only available Awakening skill due to Perfect Suppression locking your Demonic Form.

How to play

This build is about filling Shadowburst meter and using spender skills like Cruel CutterCruel Cutter and DemolitionDemolition skills to spend it for increased damage.

  • Use Gate of EruptionGate of Eruption Awakening as soon as possible because it fills Shadowburst meter to max instantly.

Damage Skill rotation:

  1. Demonic SlashDemonic Slash for movement speed buff to get the max benefit from Raid Captain engraving.
  2. HowlHowl synergy skill, lands a debuff on target 12% increased damage for 6 sec, for all party members.
  3. Cruel CutterCruel Cutter as a spender skill to deal increased damage
  4. Thrust ImpactThrust Impact
  5. DecimateDecimate
  6. Sharpened CutSharpened Cut
  7. DemolitionDemolition

engravings

3

Perfect Suppression

3

Grudge

3

Adrenaline

3

Keen Blunt Weapon

3

Precise Dagger

  • Perfect Suppression: Increases the damage of normal skills by 20/25/30% and Shadowburst meter by +50% regardless of the engraving level.
  • Adrenaline: Provides Crit rate 15% when stacking up 6 stacks of it.
  • Keen Blunt Weapon: With the help of the crit rate from Adrenaline and Precise Dagger is very useful and efficient engraving in this build.
  • Grudge: Provides 20% extra damage to bosses, mandatory for all DPS classes.
  • Precise Dagger: To improve your crit rate.

combat stats

Crit

800

Swiftness

1200

Specialization

0

Endurance

0

Domination

0

Expertise

0

Prioritize Swiftness, make Crit your 2nd state from a necklace and 1 ring.

Attack Gems

Cruel Cutter

Thrust Impact

Decimate

Demolition

Sharpened Cut

Cooldown Gems

Cruel Cutter

Thrust Impact

Decimate

Demolition

Sharpened Cut

Howl

gear tripods

Cruel Cutter
Earth Attack
Encroachment Release
Thrust Impact
Swift Thrust
Deep Thrust
Spectral Explosion
Demolition
Weak Point Detection
Wave Attack
Encroachment Release
Sharpened Cut
Enhanced Slash
Critical Cut
Howl
Encroaching Power
Decimate
Quick Prep
Weak Point Detection
Cruel Hand
Demonic Slash
Nimble Movement
Sharpened Cut
Vertical Slash
Critical Cut