Welcome to our Bow Dagger DPS Build guide for Throne and Liberty. Learn everything you need to know about the classic hunter-like style – the Bow and Dagger, brings to the table.

Skills & Passives

Below are the Active, Passive, and Defensive Skills for the Bow Dagger DPS Build. For insight on which order to level these Skills up, Check our Skill Upgrade Progression Section below. It’s important to note that there is a few good options and paths you can take with the build. As a result, the freedom truly is yours to explore past our own recommendations.

Active Skills

Deadly MarkerShadow Strike
Zephyr’s NockCamouflage
Strafing Brutal Incision
Nature’s BlessingDecisive Sniping
BlitzPredatory Strike
Ensnaring ArrowInject Venom


Assassin’s InstinctRoxie’s Arrowhead
Assassin’s StepSniper’s Sense
Wrathful EdgeRapidfire Stance
Vicious FangsProfuse Poison

PvP Adjustments

We recommend switching the “Profuse Poison” and “Vicious Fangs” passives to “Shadow Walker” for increased Evasion and “Devoted Shield” to protect yourself from harm in PvP scenarios. As a result of these passive changes, switching out the Active Skill “Inject Venom” for another skill such as “Flash Arrow”. Flash Arrow is particularly effective in PvP due to its ability to remove stealth from Dagger enemies, potentially stunning them too.

Defensive Skill

Block Blade provides not only the standard block each Defensive Skill possesses, but also the ability to dodge roll to move. Block Blade can activate various synergies in the Dagger archetype. For example, the Epic Daggers “Lequirus’s Thorny Edge” provide increased base damage after using a Dagger Mobility Skill. As a result, Block Blade acts as a free source of activate this passive, alongside other passives like Shadow Walker.

Skill Upgrade Progression

Next, Let’s look at the order to prioritize upgrading your skills. We’ve focused on the most important skills to help guide you through skill progression to help get you started. It’s important to note that you will upgrade all skills to max eventually and that some Skills start at Rare or Epic Quality. However, some Active and Passive Skill are far more vital to push.


  • Bow- Zephyr’s Nock (Uncommon to Rare)
  • Bow- Decisive Sniping (Uncommon to Rare)
  • Dagger- Predatory Strike (Uncommon to Rare)
  • Dagger- Shadow Strike (Uncommon to Rare)
  • Bow- Ensnaring Arrow (Uncommon to Rare)
  • Dagger- Inject Venom (Uncommon to Rare)
  • Bow- Decisive Sniping (Rare to Epic)
  • Bow- Strafing (Rare to Epic)
  • Bow- Zephyr’s Nock (Rare to Epic)
  • Bow- Nature’s Blessing (Rare to Epic)
  • Dagger- Brutal Incision (Rare to Epic)
  • Dagger- Shadow Strike (Rare to Epic)
  • Dagger- Predatory Strike (Rare to Epic)
  • Bow- Ensnaring Arrow (Rare to Epic)
  • Dagger- Inject Venom (Rare to Epic)
  • Dagger- Block Blade (Defensive (Uncommon to Rare)
  • Dagger- Block Blade (Defensive (Rare to Epic)


  • Dagger- Assassin’s Step (Uncommon to Rare)
  • Dagger- Assassin’s Instinct (Uncommon to Rare)
  • Dagger- Shadow Walker (Rare to Epic)
  • Bow- Rapidfire Stance (Uncommon to Rare)
  • Assassin’s Instinct (Rare to Epic)
  • Sniper’s Sense (Rare to Epic)
  • Rapidfire Stance (Rare to Epic)
  • Profuse Poison (Rare to Epic)
  • Assassin’s Step (Rare to Epic)

Attributes, Weapon Mastery, and Guardians


In this section, we will go over recommended Attribute allocation, as well as the Weapon Mastery and Guardian usage for the build.

For this build, the main attribute is actually split between Dexterity and Perception. However, Wisdom can play a powerful role in the build too, if you have enough stat points from gear. Dexterity is important due to the increased Maximum damage threshold, Critical Hit Chance, Evasion and Attack Speed it provides. Perception similarly plays an important role, high Perception allows you to hit targets with higher levels of Evasion. Most importantly, however, is the increased range bonus provided upon reaching 50 Perception. Wisdom, while the least important of the 3 stats can prove powerful when stacked. Boosting Maximum damage dealt while providing Mana, Cooldown Reduction and more.

These stats change, however, based on the Epic bow you decide to push your build with. For example, should you take “Karnix’s Hell Bow” as your bow of choice, pushing into a 50 Strength 50 Dexterity build can be viable. 50 Strength not only makes you fairly tanky, but also increases your Heavy Attack Chance.

Starting out, however, we recommend the following:

NOTE: This Information does not include gear Bonuses

  • STRENGTH – 10
  • DEXTERITY – 30
  • WISDOM – 19

Weapon Mastery

You can level up your Weapon Mastery naturally by just playing the game and using the weapon(s). The Weapon Mastery Trees for each weapon are as follows:

NOTE – Your first Weapon Mastery Point will be used to select the opening Node in each weapon.

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  • Check – 3 points
  • Sniping – 9 points


  • Poison – 3 points
  • Assassination – 9 points

Guardian – Lady Knight Kamarshea

Lady Knight Kamarshea is the perfect Guardian for a ranged DPS player. This is due to the huge shield and cooldown speed the Kamarshea provides. Kamarshea gives you the opportunity to play more aggressively without worrying about assassins diving you. Alternatively, in PvE, Shade Revenant Stheno is a great choice too for raw damage output versus bosses.


NOTE – Most Elite Resistance gear ALSO has a chance to drop from Precious Blessing Pouches that can be purchased daily from your Contract Vendor and the completion of some level 50 Contracts.


IMPORTANT – You will want to level up RARE gear to 9+ before transferring progress to EPIC quality Gear.

Level 1-50+

NameTrait 1Trait 2Trait 3How to Acquire
Main HandElite Resistance BowHeavy Attack ChanceHit Critical HitCrafted – Lithograph from Various Sources & MSQ Reward
Off-HandElite Resistance KnifeHeavy Attack ChanceHitCritical HItCrafted – Lithograph from Various Sources & MSQ Reward

End Game (BIS)

Name Trait 1 Trait 2Trait 3 How to Acquire
Main HandToublek’s Strafing Bow or Karnix’s Hell BowHeavy Attack ChanceHitMana Cost Efficiency or Critical HitPaola’s Dimension Chest (Drops in all 50+ Dungeons or can be purchased with Dimensional Crystals). Toublek’s Strafing Bow drops in the Tyrant Isle Dungeon.
Off-HandLequirus’s Thorny EdgeHeavy Attack ChanceHit Critical HitPaola’s Dimension Chest (Drops in all 50+ Dungeons or can be purchased with Dimensional Crystals)

NOTE – you can also use Tevent’s Screaming Bow. The item is difficult to acquire/Trait, but due to the Weapon Skill and fantastic base stats, this bow far exceeds the previous bows. This drops from the Weekly World Boss – Tevent.


IMPORTANT – You will want to level up RARE gear to 9+ before transferring progress to EPIC quality Gear.

Level 1-50+

NameTrait 1Trait 2Trait 3How to Acquire
HelmElite Resistance VisorMax HealthRanged EvasionMelee EvasionCrafter – Lithograph drops from Various location
CloakElite Assassin’s CloakMax HealthSkill Damage ResistanceBind ResistanceCrafter – Lithograph drops from Orc Spearmaster and Executioners (Akidu Valley)
ChestElite Resistance Plate ArmorMax HealthMelee EvasionRanged EvasionCrafted – Lithographs Drop from Ruins of Turayne Zone from Gallu Mobs
GlovesBlessings of Mother Nature ClothMax HealthMelee EvasionMagic EvasionCrafted – Lithograph Drops from Cave of Destruction
PantsElite Resistance Leather PantsMax HealthRanged EvasionMagic EvasionCrafted – Lithograph drops from Mitran or Pirate King’s Chest Crab
BootsElite Resistance Plate BootsRanged EvasionMelee EvasionMove SpeedCrafted – Lithograph drops from Grayclaw Butcher

End Game (BIS)

NameTrait 1 Trait 2Trait 3How to Acquire
HelmSpecial Resistance Hawk HoodRanged EvasionMagic EvasionMax HealthDrops from Contaminated Mitran Chief and Lithograph Book
CloakElite Sharpshooters CloakCollision ResistanceSkill Damage ResistanceMax ManaObtainable from Lithograph Book & Island of Terror Dungeon
ChestMiracle of Mother Nature’s Clothing or Special Resistance Ancient Dragon ArmorBuff Duration or Magic Endurance(Ancient Dragon Armor)Melee Evasion or Ranged Evasion(Ancient Dragon Armor)Magic EvasionDrops from Saurodoma Island Reptilian Soldier’s or MSQ/Lithograph Book/Mitran Chief Drop(Ancient Dragon Armor)
GlovesReaper’s Hand of DeathMagic EvasionRanged EvasionMagic EnduranceWorld/Guild Raid Boss – Cornelius
PantsReaper’s Interrim PantsMagic EnduranceRanged EvasionMagic EvasionWorld/Guild Raid Boss – Junobote
BootsHeavenly Arbiter Shoes or Resonance of Mother Nature BootsMagic Evasion or Max Health(Resonance)Melee EvasionMove Speed or Magic Evasion(Resonance)World/Guild Raid Boss – Nirma. Resonance Boots – Butcher’s Canyon


IMPORTANT – You will want to level up RARE gear to 9+ before transferring progress to EPIC quality Gear.

Level 1-50+

NameTrait 1Trait 2Trait 3How to Acquire
NecklaceShock Trooper’s Resistance NecklaceMax HealthSkill Damage BoostBuff DurationDrops From Skeleton Lancer (Ruins of Turayne Zone)
BraceletWild Resistance BraceletMax HealthSkill Damage ReductionStun ResistanceDungeons – Roaring Temple and Cursed Wasteland
RingLethal Fortune RingMax HealthSkill Damage BoostBuff DurationCrafted – Lithograph Recipe obtained from Lithograph Book
RingCrude Wind BandMax HealthSkill Damage BoostN/AUncommon Accessory Chest
BeltCrude Vigor BeltBind ResistanceSkill Damage ResistanceN/AUncommon Accessory Chest

End Game (BIS)

NameTrait 1Trait 2Trait 3How to Acquire
NecklaceAbyss Conqueror’s NecklaceMax HealthSkill Damage BoostBind ChanceCrafted from Abyss Currency x40 (Yui Jesper)
BraceletBeast King’s Gilded BracersMax HealthSkill Damage ReductionCollision ResistanceDungeon – Cave of Destruction
RingInsightful Ring of DimensionMax HealthSkill Damage BoostBuff DurationCrafted with Dimensional Crystals x 20
Ring Transcendent Magic RingWeaken ChanceSkill Damage BoostBuff DurationCrafted – Lithograph from Morokai (Raid Boss)
BeltSkull’s Spectral BeltMax ManaSkill Damage Resistance Stun ResistanceWorld/Guild Raid Boss – Malakar

Tier 2 Gearing

Tier 2 Epic gear is a step up from the Tier 1 Epics you’ll find early on in Throne and Liberty. After obtaining your Tier 1 BIS gear, you’ll need to work towards your Tier 2 gear grind. Most Tier 2 gear comes as a reward from the new Tier 2 Dungeons, along with a Tier 2 specific upgrade material – Precious Growth Schema’s. There is a lot of powerful Tier 2 gear options, with powerful 2-set or 4-set bonuses. In terms of weapons, there is also game-changing options available to most weapon types. Below is our recommended Tier 2 pieces to target farm for the Bow and Dagger:


NameTrait 1Trait 2Trait 3How to Acquire
Main HandMoonlight BowstringHeavy Attack Chance HitCritical HitTier 2 Dungeons or Crafted via Soul Shards
Off-HandSilent TrackerHeavy Attack ChanceHitCritical HItTier 2 Dungeons or Crafted via Soul Shards

Moonlight Bowstring is a fantastic Tier 2 bow to farm. The Moonlight Bowstring has incredible stats, providing 18 total attribute points and increased range! Additionally, the passive increases both you and your party’s attack speed within your Nature’s Blessing range. Silent Tracker gives you a far smoother feeling Fatal Stigma should you decide to run it. However, we still strongly believe that even with Tier 2 gear – Lequirus’s Thorny Edge is superior.


NameTrait 1Trait 2Trait 3How to Acquire
Tier 2 Piece (Helmet)World Tree’s Mysterious Wreath Cooldown SpeedMagic EvasionMelee EvasionTier 2 Dungeons or Crafted via Soul Shards
Tier 2 Piece (Boots)World Tree’s Winged BootsMove SpeedMagic EvasionMelee EvasionTier 2 Dungeons or Crafted via Soul Shards

World Tree’s 2-set bonus provides a boon to your mana pool and Wisdom which is always nice. However, the main allure of at least the Helmet is the additional Heavy Attack Chance. Although, depending on how you can set-up your Reaper 2-set bonus across your gear, it can also be worth running the World Tree’s Mysterious Wreath along with the Abyss Slayer’s Rake Gloves. Both of these pieces do not synergize in terms of 2-set bonus, however, the mix of increased Heavy Attack Chance, Range and Stats in general is well worth it.

How to Play the Bow Dagger DPS Build

The Bow Dagger DPS build has Top Tier Single-Target Damage capabilities making it a must-have in both PVE and PVP. Below, we’ll break down the basics of both PvE and PvP gameplay approaches with the build. The build primarily plays from range, with the option to also move in close to clean up kills.


This build is focused on dealing as much damage as possible throughout dungeons and also the open world. The build excels in single-target combat. When engaging a boss encounter, follow a rough rotation of the following skills:

  • Apply Deadly Marker to the target
  • Activate Inject Venom
  • Zephyr’s Nock
  • Blitz
  • Zephyr’s Nock
  • Strafing (x3)
  • Camouflage
  • Block Blade (Dodge Roll for increased base damage thanks to Lequirus’s Thorny Edge)
  • Decisive Sniping (x3)
  • Zephyr’s Nock

After the ranged rotation, you can freely weave in any remaining cooldowns, such as Shadow Striking onto the target, following up with Predatory Strike and Brutal Incision before backing off for the next ranged rotation.

For Survivability, you have Camouflage to drop aggro and the insane amounts of Evasion you can also gain from the Dagger passive “Shadow Walker” should you swap this passive in for PvE. Just remember to stay at a decent range for the most part as you’ll likely have the quickest access to boss mechanics or new spawning mobs.


For PVP, this build is used to deal damage through nuking single-targets with high range, high damage instant casts such as Zephyr’s Nock. The build facilitates picking off single-targets through the use of CC’s such as Shadow Strike or Ensnaring Arrow, ensuring players are taken down quickly and effectively.

As a Bow Dagger DPS build, you have an important role to play. Finding great positioning to start applying single-target pressure to the enemy DPS players is key to succeed as a Bow and Dagger player. Additionally, your role as a single-target slayer is to look for enemy Wand players and cut off their army’s sustain. Another important piece of the puzzle is your awareness as a Bow player, it is incredibly important to keep an eye on moments where your army initiates AoE engages such as a “Meteor Nuke”. As a result, if a play like that occurs, be sure to look out for the many low-health targets that escape the initial engage and finish them off.

Being a Bow player means you have the power to cancel out an opponents Meteor Nuke too! If you see an engage coming, be sure to consider equipping and using Flash Arrow to snuff out any Staff and Dagger players looking to start their stealth Meteors. A lot of the time, Flash Arrow catches out players that’re overextending their position due to being stealthed – kill those players and punish them for this error.

Generally speaking, Ensnaring Arrow followed up by Strafing + Zephyr’s Nock tends to be enough to kill a squishy target all while being able to move at the same time. However, should you get a moment to plant your feet, Decisive Sniping can dish out huge amounts of damage. Should an enemy survive your burst, remember that you have “Blitz” at your disposal to allow another instant Zephyr’s Nock cast!


A fantastic part about playing the Bow and Dagger as a weapon combination is your ability not only to chase, but to kite as well. If you are being chased by an enemy assassin or a couple of players, be sure to make the most of Block Blade by dodge rolling away from the targets while fighting them. Block Blade can defend you from some damage and potentially stealth you by blocking a Fury Attack. However, it can also gain you some distance and buff your own damage through the Lequirus dagger passive. To kite, consider the following skill usage:

  • Block Blade to gain distance, avoid damage and boost your own damage
  • Camouflage to get some un-targetable breathing room
  • Zephyr’s Nock out of stealth for a guaranteed Critical Hit or Blitz into another Camouflage
  • Ensnaring Arrow the closest target
  • Start to spam Strafing procs
  • If you didn’t use Blitz for the above options, using Blitz to reset Ensnaring Arrow to snare another assailant or chain it onto the same target is an option too
  • Should your opponent be low and begin backing off, chase them down with Shadow Strike + Brutal Incision


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