Catalyst - Power Catalyst

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Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Open World and Open World General

Expansions required: End of Dragons builds


Overview

Power Catalyst is a mid-ranged Elementalist build that focuses on high burst damage and extremely high damage to bosses. It brings permanent Quickness Quickness and a good amount of Might Might to the table, as well as large amounts of Protection Protection or Resolution Resolution on demand when using or , respectively. It also shares its gear with group PvE builds for Catalyst (uses the same gear as quickness support and mostly the same as power DPS), making it a convenient option to choose for general PvE gameplay.


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Skill Bar

Hammer
Utility


Skill Variants

  • - passive healing
  • - for a block and stunbreak on demand at the cost of damage.
  • - mobility


Specializations

Trait Options

  • for passive CC at the cost of some damage
  • for higher overall stats


Arcane

Arcane can offer more boon duration and burst damage when you are supplied with many boons thanks to , which means higher DPS in some situations.


Equipment

Ascended gear is not required.

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Diviner
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Diviner
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Hammer
Diviner
Sigil
Sigil
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6



Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Full Berserker Berserker is used for the Power DPS variant. Just replace the few Diviner Diviner pieces with berserker.
  • Knight Knight - defensive trinkets
  • Marauder Marauder - defensive prefix
  • Assassin Assassin - used to fine-tune crit chance, good for using certain raid builds in open world
  • Elementalist is a low-health class, so having a jade bot core helps with survivability a lot; the higher the tier, the better!


Runes

  • , - budget runes, use when using Eagle to not overcap on critical chance
  • , - defensive runes


Sigils

Force should always be used, but there are many options for the offhand sigil. You are encouraged to use whatever you find convenient.

  • - defensive


Consumables

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions. Budget versions of these foods exist and are acceptable.
  • - farming
  • - DPS
  • - defense
Utility
  • (and variants) - farming
  • - dps


Usage

  • In open world,you can play at 600 range when alternating between + .
  • With all the glyphs, you can prestack lots of Protection Protection when using them in .
  • Make sure to use in to gain two additional stacks of upon casting .
  • The rotation for group content is a simplified variant (only using , & ) that will get you within 10% of the current benchmark and loops nicely.
  • Detailed explanations and a rotation showcase are given down below.

Rotation Guide Video (as of May 2022)


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