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Elementalist - Fire Viper

Have you considered dropping the tempest traitline? Unless you desperately want the utility, it seems like Arcane is a much more effective line for condition damage, as Elemental Surge or Evasive arcana both add a decent bit of extra burning. You could also add Arcane Blast as an optional utility as it combos with your fire fields and gives a relatively spammable burn if Elemental Surge is slotted. -- Wheadna (talk) 15:50, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

I have to agree with Wheadna. But I would trade Earth against Arcana. You lose bleeding duration you don't need anyway, 100 condition damage and the passive 8% crit chance of signet of fire but will gain a good amount of burning to compensate for it. As this build only provides burning you should definetly replace
Superior Sigil of Earth Superior Sigil of Earth
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Superior Sigil of Earth.pngSuperior Sigil of Earth
60% Chance on Critical: Inflict Bleeding (5 seconds). (Cooldown: 2s)
with
Superior Sigil of Smoldering Superior Sigil of Smoldering
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Increase Inflicted Burning Duration: 20%
. You gain 20% more burning duration and and can switch nearly all of your equipment to sinister. Only 1 viper weapon and shoulder piece for example will suffice to reach 100% burning duration while gaining much more condition damage. Also consider
Glyph of Elemental Power Glyph of Elemental Power
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Glyph of Elemental Power
Glyph. Gain a chance for spells to inflict a condition based on your attunement.
Book.pngTrigger Chance: 25%
Burn.png2Burning (3s): 786 Damage
Chill.pngChilled (2s): -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
Weakness.pngWeakness (6s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
Cripple.pngCripple (5s): -50% Movement Speed
Duration.pngEffect Recharge: 5 seconds
Duration.pngDuration: 30 seconds
Stun-Break.pngBreaks Stun
as another good utility option, as well as Firestorm from
Glyph of Storms Glyph of Storms
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Glyph of Storms
Glyph. Create a storm based on your attunement.
Fire Attunement.pngGlyph of Storms.pngFirestorm (10s)
Water Attunement.pngGlyph of Storms.pngIce Storm (6s)
Air Attunement.pngGlyph of Storms.pngLightning Storm (9s)
Earth Attunement.pngGlyph of Storms.pngSandstorm (10s)
Range.pngRange: 900
. Both will give you more burning then
"Feel the Burn!" "Feel the Burn!"
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"Feel the Burn!"
Shout. Heat waves blast out from the player, causing damage and granting fire aura to allies.
Damage.pngDamage: 592
Fire Shield.pngFire Shield (5s): Enveloped in a fiery shield that burns foes, grants might each time you are struck (1 second cooldown per attacker).
Burn.pngBurning (4s): 524
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Book.pngBlast Radius: 600
. You can check stats here. To you calculation at the beginning: Even though I got just very slightly different numbers, let's use yours: 131dmg for 7sec from sigill are 917dmg total. The sigill has 10sec internal cooldown. Let's add a generous second until the sigill actually procs you get 917/11 = 83 dmg/sec. If you have 83/15=5,5 burning stacks the variant I suggested will be better. You should definetly have more burning stacks than that on average. Additionaly sinister gear gives you 8% more crit chance, which will let all those on crit traits proc more often. So even more burning  :) Neijala (talk) 18:07, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
I did a bit of testing and you're totally right, dropping Earth for Fire-Arcana-Tempest was great! Wheadna (talk) 22:18, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
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