Tempest - Midline Auramancer

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Focused on: ControlSupportHealing.

Designed for:

 

Overview

Auramancer provides strong crowd control, high survivability and team support through auras, group healing and downstate control.

Skill Bar

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Weapon Variants

Dagger/Warhorn

Dagger/Warhorn

This set has high healing, high personal sustain and access to more auras, however does not bring the same ground play and cleanse as Staff. This set is better suited for lower numbers or GvG.

Bring Focus for self sustain.

Skill Variants

Utility

  • gives allies the ability to immob on their next attack, due to Elemental Surge, if you are on Earth Attunement.
  • versatile personal stability
  • personal defensive option with utility for rez/stomping.
  • defensive utility
  • for a smaller AoE Immobilize with team support.

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Specializations


Variants

  • and for the highest burst healing option.
  • Highest over time heals per second at the loss of condition cleanse or burst healing



Variants

Swap Arcane to Earth for higher Protection Protection uptime and self sustain at the cost of AoE Immobilize Immobilize and down control through .


Variants

  • If you find yourself having issues being focused.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Monk
18x
Healing WvW Infusion

Consumables

  • Delicious Rice Ball Delicious Rice Ball
    Delicious Rice Ball.pngDelicious Rice Ball
    Nourishment (30m):
    Food.png100 Healing Power+10% Healing Effectiveness (Outgoing)+25% Magic Find during Lunar New Year
    Consumable
feast option with additional concentration
  • Bountiful Maintenance Oil Bountiful Maintenance Oil
    Bountiful Maintenance Oil.pngBountiful Maintenance Oil
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain 0.6% Outgoing Healing Increase for Every 100 Healing PowerGain 0.8% Outgoing Healing Increase for Every 100 Concentration+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable

Variants

Sigils

Runes

  • defensive option with boon duration.
  • for better downstate control.

Usage

Settings

  • Under General Options / User Interface check "Always show squad health bars" and "Always show party health bars". These will make it much easier to keep track of who needs your support. "Thick squad health bars" and "Thick party health bars" can help out for better usage, but are up to personal preference.
  • Under "Squad Options" uncheck "View as a grid". This will allow you to keep track of your allies' boons, conditions and health, enabling a better decision-making and skill management.

General

  • This build, whilst a defensive healer, has incredible access to instant CC, mostly by using in . This is an instant cast skill, and should be used the moment commanders call for Wells, Shades, or just generally bombing.
    • Staff skills like and can be used after Immobilizing, to further catch enemies in your allies' damage.
  • Your auras do not stack in duration, try to avoid overlapping the same aura unless it is absolutely necessary for healing.
  • All your Overload skills are stunbreakers, affect multiple targets and are channeled. It means you can't interrupt it (unless you swap atunnenements) or cast other channel skills while overloading, keep it in mind.

Shouts

  • All shouts hit 10 targets, allowing the Tempest to support a lot of people effectively with burst healing, stunbreaks, Superspeed and of course Rebound.
  • is extremely powerful for on demand superspeed to both engage and disengage.
  • is a potent AoE heal and Frost Aura application, which also cleanses 2 conditions from 10 targets.
  • The best use of is when it avoids fatal damage and heals you. Use it when you anticipate significant incoming damage on you or an ally.
  • Is a very powerful AoE heal the closer you are to allies. Try to coordinate it with your party so they receive each pulse of the channel to maximize the healing.

Staff

  • Go into fire if you need an instant evade from (Gfycat:
    Burning Retreat Trick
    ) or might stacking from . Not recommend to keep attuned for the other fire skills.

  • will be used for the pulsing Protection Protection on engages, and, if on melee range, for the Cripple Cripple and Immobilize Immobilize ticks, all hitting 10 targets. It's also one of the few sources of self Stability Stability in the build.
  • You can blast your own water fields with by either casting first then quickly swapping to water and using either or before it goes off or by casting then immediately swapping to water and using on it. Keep in mind the long proc time.
  • on demand aura to keep up group support. proc it to provide Protection Protection for your party, and a blast finisher, whenever you have Magnetic Aura. Remember both skills have different cooldowns.
  • should be used right after for chain CC. It's direction is based on your where your character is looking. Turn briefly while casting the skill to aim it and effectevily block the passage. Gfycat:
    See GYF for explaination
  • projectile skill that will be used for the immob as well.

  • Go into Air for fast and ranged CC with and and to remove soft CC with .
  • has a long channel and 3 target cap, whilst decent ground pressure for cleave and swiftness stack.

  • great source of condi cleanse and healing over time. Try to not interrupt the channel to benefit from the final burst healing.
  • is an okay filler when you've got nothing better to do. Make sure that you do not have an enemy targeted (and that auto targeting is disabled in the options) when using this skill, as you should either aim this at your feet or at an ally.
  • will be used mainly due to the low cooldown blast finisher. Try to place it on top of water and ice fields for more sustain through AoE healing and auras. Since the spike has a long animation, try to cast the skill before dropping the field to avoid downtime.
  • is a key skill. You want to have it for manual rez situations, when other downstate control tools like and failed or were insufficient.
    • Cast it on top of the downed ally to mitigate the cleave, then start to manually rez to proc another Geyser from .
    • If you're about to die, dropping this AoE at your feet restores downed health for you, making it easier for allies to get the rez.
    • turns the caster invulnerable, allowing you to rez without getting interrupted or killed.
    • Note: Mist Form must be activated AFTER starting to revive an ally, otherwise it won't work.
    • It also gives a strong ticking healing, despite the small radius, for alive allies. Try to combo it with .
  • use it to soft CC enemies with Chill Chill, along with Shades, Wells and rev pressure. For supporting, put it on top of your group to be blasted, which gives AoE Frost Aura Frost Aura.
  • will be placed on choke and clashing points to mitigate condition pressure. It covers a large area, abuse it.

Counters and Weaknesses

  • Heavily reliant on group support for stability

Video Guides

  • YouTube:
    [NYAN] Kirena
  • YouTube:
    [vR] Crann
  • YouTube:
    [BoRP] Kirena
  • YouTube:
    Ash GvG and WvW
Build rating - 5 stars
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9 Ratings
5 stars
MorroIan gave this build 5 stars last month

Excellent healer/support variant with scrapper losing anti toxin runes

4 stars
Threather gave this build 4 stars May 2019

This build setup competes with scrapper that does the same things better, superspeed, cleanses and heals.

The saving grace for this build is that it applies frost and fire auras often making it apply immense condi pressure on enemy casters that don't stay near their commander forcing them to stack shutting down any solo plays from enemy.

Only 1 tempests is necessary for this effect however. Any more has diminishing returns.

The build is worth 4 stars, there also exists Fire traits aura cleanse + powerful aura variant if going for antitoxin runes which should be mentioned in the build.

4 stars
Freya gave this build 4 stars March 2019

Outclassed by firebrand, which is a story for every support build besides firebrand itself and chrono.

With 10 man buffs on pretty much every patch in last half a year, i believe i can give it 1 star more. Still isn't on par with FB though.

6 More Ratings
4 stars
Xivor gave this build 4 stars September 2018

This is still the go-to build for organized healing. Good semi-passive healing and protection uptime from auras. Good might stacks if running WH. Great defensive protection with Frost Aura. No damage, but highly survivable, fully capable of keeping a frontline alive on pushes.

UPDATE 20180617

FB outclasses this in healing effectiveness. Plain and simple. Even Healing Scrapper and Ventari Healer can outclass in the raw healing department. The support from the auras are nice, but not enough to convince anyone to take this build over better healing options.

5 stars
Dekong gave this build 5 stars June 2018

Used to be great in HoT, the heals are still good, the aura share is even better, but does not justify losing a spot for a healing tempest when Firebrand / chronomancer is available

5 stars
Garfried gave this build 5 stars June 2018

Not as strong as it was in HoT. Firebrand and other healing specs now perform better than auramancer.

5 stars
Alistair DragonHeart gave this build 5 stars February 2017

I personally prefer scepter warhorn as it feels like it gives more impressive heals and when i play tempest healer I don't care about my personal damage output. Otherwise I use pretty much this exact build

5 stars
Packit gave this build 5 stars August 2016

This is a solid build and adds a lot of sustain with the current boon meta. With sharpening stones you'll still be over 2k power making it an effective heal bot while still being able to put out damage. Staff for zergs is much better via AOE's and water fields.

5 stars
The Blue Rangerr gave this build 5 stars June 2016

This build fulfills key roles in the modern zerg and gives important sustain to allies. Correct usage gives damage, healing, CC and powerful auras.