TERA Warriors Guide – Maximizing Deadly Gamble

Since we are ready to start a fight, this is the perfect opportunity to talk about Deadly Gamble, our class-specific buff. It is the main source of damage, and in it, the priorities we learned earlier are altered. As we know, Deadly Gamble doubles the edge generation from Blade Draw and Rain of Blows. This opens a bunch of possibilities.

The general rule is still the same, except, while in Deadly Gamble, our Aerial Scythe cooldown is low enough that we can now alternate between one Aerial Scythe and one Scythe. In Deadly Gamble, because of how fast Edge generation is, and how fast cooldowns are up again, it is generally better to stack to 10 Edge if you can and skip to the second part of Aerial Scythe directly. Only if you don’t reset Blade Draw, you should use it from 8 Edge instead.

Regardless, the priorities in Deadly Gamble are much simpler. Because every Blade Draw chain (except Vortex Slash -> Blade Draw) is now a 5 edge chain, and because of Blade Waltzes now insanely low cooldown, you will always either be at 10 Edge, or have an easy way to stack to 8/10 edge regardless, as you can use the second cast of Blade Waltz after your Blade Draw as an Edge-corrector, which you can chain into Rain of Blows to land at 8 edges, from where on you can use Poison Blade to land on 10 if you need to use Scythe.

If you reset Blade Draw just once, you already have the most optimal scenario that can happen to you, regardless of which of the two edge-consumers you will be using.

With the amount of attack speed we have at bursts (due to our own buffs, healer buffs, adrenaline rush or traverse cut, brooch, Rootbeer etc.), it is possible that the stacking process is too fast for the cooldowns of Blade Waltz, Blade Draw or even Aerial Scythe to catch up. In this case, you need to adapt and get to 5 edges by using the next best available Blade Draw chain instead. While it is still recommended that you try to start each Edge-stacking process with a Blade Waltz -> Blade Draw because of Blade Waltz canceling the Scythes’ animations, it sometimes will come to situations like this. Remember, you want to get out as many Scythes as fast as possible.

In case Aerial Scythe is not up when you would normally use it next, you should never Scythe as it makes you lose an Aerial Scythe in that Deadly Gamble. Instead, use a filler and then instantly skip it. Generally, however, if you are at 8 edges and Aerial Scythe is up, it is better to use the full cast of it, as it is faster than for example Poison Blade > Skip Aerial Scythe and has much higher base damage as well. At 10 edge, however, you should always skip to Aerial Scythes second hit.

So even if Deadly Gamble simplifies the stacking process, always keep a track of your cooldowns and adapt to the situation.

A final tip for maximizing damage in regards to Deadly Gamble is that if you have low enough ping, play with a Bravery potion and have your Traverse cut buff, you can use a full cast of Aerial Scythe instead of skipping it directly in a reset scenario. The first part of Aerial Scythe does considerable damage, and when you do this, you also give your Blade Waltz (or any other skill) a little buffer to be up again for your Scythe. This squeezes out just a little bit more DPS and makes it slightly smoother to play.

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