Tempest - Burning Auramancer

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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: AoeCondition damageSurvivability.

Designed for:

 

Expansions required:

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Overview

This build specializes in soloing open world content. It is difficult to kill and deals high AoE damage with Burning Burning. In addition, it provides lots of buffs and damage reduction to itself and nearby allies through its auras.

Skill Bar

Dagger/FocusHealingUtilityElite

Weapon Variants

  • Warhorn for more group support and AoE control.
  • Scepter for slightly more support through blast finishers and a ranged option . This option significantly reduces your damage.
  • Dagger offhand for more mobility.


Skill Variants

Healing Skills

  • - burst heal.
  • - if conditions are a problem.
  • - blast finisher.

Utility Skills

  • or - more defense and support for nearby allies.
  • - AoE burst damage from or pulsing blind with .
  • - breaks stun and blocks attacks.
  • - for mobility.

Elite Skills

  • - high AoE damage on a long cooldown.

Specializations

Build Code

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Variants
  • - more Blind Blind if having trouble with trash mobs.
  • - if you don't need condition cleanse.

Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Standard Equipment

The Standard Variant uses similar gear to the Weaver - Condi DPS build for fractals and raids. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set.
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Superior Rune of the Elementalist
15x
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3x
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  • instead of if you don't mind the stacking mechanic.

Pure Burning Variant

This variant relies much more heavily on the burning burning from your , but can produce higher overall DPS. This variant is much weaker if you ever have to switch to other attunements for defensive skills; it is much simpler than the Standard variant to play.
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6x
Superior Rune of Balthazar
18x
Malign Infusion
  • This set is very gear-flexible. You can swap in any of the statsets below based on your preference, even replacing the entire set if you desired.
    • Grieving - highest damage, hard to obtain.
    • Sinister - easier to obtain than Grieving, similar damage.
    • Dire, Carrion, Rabid - very easy to obtain and offer a major boost to survivability
  • - Good alternative to
  • Can't find such rune "Superior Rune of Forgeman"! Please refer to our rune index. - tankier alternative

Trailblazer Variant

This is an extreme version of the build which focuses on incredible sustain while maintaining very high DPS.
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6x
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18x
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Variants
  • You can run or over if you don't feel you need the extra defense.

Consumables

Food:

  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.

Utility:

  • ,
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    - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Usage

Damage

  • This build is very easy to play. Stay in as much as possible, press all your buttons, and whenever possible.
  • Activate off cooldown for damage. If running , you can activate it and still get the passive damage bonus.
  • and create high-damage elementals when used in . Press and off cooldown for more damage.
  • You can use blast finishers in fire fields to provide Might Might to yourself and nearby players, which buffs their damage by a fair amount.
  • If you're forced to swap out of to use defensive skills, finish on so that you can still deal condition damage with and while waiting to swap back to fire.

Defense

  • The best defense is always to dodge or sidestep attacks. Use the high vigor uptime of this build to your advantage.
  • This build has a ton of protection from auras. You get an aura whenever you use , , or . Use this to your advantage to soak up incoming damage.
  • destroys projectiles, while reflects them.
  • provides a few seconds of total invulnerability.
  • and , used in , create tanky elementals that can help take pressure off you.

Sustain

  • Always be spamming skills to maximize the healing from . If running , you can activate it and still get the passive healing.
  • Your main source of condition cleanse is . You can also swap to Earth for .
    • If you're having a lot of trouble with conditions, you can run or .
  • , used in , creates an elemental with strong healing and condition cleanse on a short cooldown.
  • If you need healing really badly, you can run away and .

CC

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Build rating - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
5 stars
Lelro gave this build 5 stars November 2018

I'd say the biggest upside of the build is the fact how easy it is to play; You have plenty of survivability and DPS just by sitting in fire attunement and spamming your most damaging skills. It also offers lots of customization options for those who want to push it a little further or be prepared for every scenario.

The only realistic downside is that you have to choose your weapons for the duration of the fight. This can be super annoying with ranged fights if you don't know what kind of content you're getting yourself into. That being said, you can still do perfectly fine DPS (compared to your average meta players) just with Scepter #1 and Signet of fire spam, its just boring as hell to be stuck in that knowing you could be doing more with the dagger. Same goes for the general decisions you have to make between offhand dagger and its AoE and Burst, Focus and its best DPS option and more protection, and Warhorn, cause that #5 is like someone gave a ton of steroids to Focus #4 (Its such a fun skill)

I'm still giving it 5 stars cause in general as long as you know what you're doing, the melee/range downside shouldn't affect you too much and with that out of the picture I feel like its a great open world condi build with its survivability, AoE and relatively good burstiness.

4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars September 2018

This build has great defense and utility, but lacks strong burst damage, making it non-ideal for basic open world content. It shines against bosses where it gets the most out of its burning and pulsing damage fields.