Druid - Boon Support Condi DPS (Fractal)

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Focused on: Condition damageSupportUtility.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Information

Condi Druid is a variant of Druid - Boon Support Healer (Fractal) which sacrifices healing for personal DPS. Like its healing counterpart, it provides permanent Might Might and Fury Fury and multiple unique party damage buffs such as
,
, and
. It also provides good CC, high Vulnerability Vulnerability, and tons of utility from various pets and utility skills.
This build is best used if the party already has a dedicated healer, or you're in an expert group that can avoid almost all damage and maintain their
bonus. If this is not the case Druid - Boon Support Healer (Fractal) will usually perform better. This guide assumes you are already an experienced Healing Druid player.
For a more CC and burst damage focused variant, see Druid - Boon Support Power DPS (Fractal).
This guide is focused on fractals. For the raid version see Druid - Boon Support Condi DPS.

Skill Bar

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Short bowHealingUtilityElite
Axe/Torch

Weapon Variants

You can swap out Axe/Torch for other weapons if needed. If you do this replace
with
.
  • Double Shortbow can be useful if enemies are frequently moving out of
    .
  • Longbow provides
    for CC or pushing. It can replace either offhand Axe or offhand Warhorn.
  • Staff is a huge DPS loss but provides mobility, projectile destruction, a water field, and a blast finisher.

Pets

In certain situations, you might also find these pets useful:

Slot Changes

Healing Skills
  • is the largest burst heal but doesn't provide regeneration (resulting in less consistent
    generation).
Utility Skills
  • can replace
    if you don't need vulnerability or CC. It's also worth running over
    if there are 2 or more condition DPS in the party.
  • provides party wide Protection Protection, useful for high pressure fights like Mai Trin.
  • if CC is really bad.
Elite Skills
  • on fights where the immobilize is needed, or if you don't need
    and want to push out more damage.

Specializations

Variants:
  • if you find yourself using
    a lot.
  • over
    if your party has only condition DPS classes.
  • over
    if not running a torch.
  • provides a daze on entering
    .
  • or
    is technically better when not running any glyphs, but they don't provide any real advantage so you don't have to retrait if you're lazy.

Nature Magic Variant

Nature Magic can replace Wilderness Survival if you need the might and boon coverage from
. This is a large DPS loss.

Equipment

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4x
Superior Rune of the Traveler
2x
Superior Rune of the Trapper
18x
Malign +9 Agony Infusion

If you cannot afford stat infusions just use standard agony infusions to reach 150 Agony Resistance

Variants

  • over
    provides higher personal DPS but makes it very difficult to maintain 25 might by yourself.

Consumables

Food:

  • Prickly Pear Pie Prickly Pear Pie
    Prickly Pear Pie.pngPrickly Pear Pie
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+40% Condition duration33% chance to steal life on critical+10% Experience from kills
    Consumable
    /
    - Lifesteal procs from the food allow you to rapidly recharge Astral Force to use
    .
    • Koi Cake Koi Cake
      Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
      Nourishment (20 m):
      Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
      Consumable
      ,
      Rare Veggie Pizza Rare Veggie Pizza
      Rare Veggie Pizza.pngRare Veggie Pizza
      Nourishment (30 m):
      Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
      Consumable
      or Red-Lentil Saobosa Red-Lentil Saobosa - alternate foods if you haven't yet farmed geodes for the recipe or killed a W4 boss for Box of Raider's Sustenance

Utility:

  • Toxic Focusing Crystal Toxic Focusing Crystal
    Toxic Focusing Crystal.pngToxic Focusing Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PowerGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    • Tuning Icicle Tuning Icicle
      Tuning Icicle.pngTuning Icicle
      Nourishment (30 m):
      Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
      Consumable
      or Potent Master Tuning Crystal Potent Master Tuning Crystal for a cheaper alternative

Rotations

Wilderness Survival Rotation

Use your glyph skills when the next skill in your rotation is still on cooldown and fill the remaining gaps with autoattacks.
If possible, double dodge right before the fight starts.
  1. Enter
  2. Exit
  3. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  4. (or enter CA here)
  5. Enter
  6. Exit
  7. Dodge to trigger
    if you can spare the endurance
  8. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  9. Enter
  10. Exit
  11. (or enter CA here)
  12. (or enter CA here)
  13. Dodge to trigger
    if you can spare the endurance
  14. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  15. Repeat from 8.

Nature Magic Rotation

Use your glyph skills when the next skill in your rotation is still on cooldown and fill the remaining gaps with autoattacks.
If possible, double dodge right before the fight starts.
  1. Enter
  2. Exit
  3. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  4. (or enter CA here)
  5. Enter
  6. Exit
  7. Dodge to trigger
    if you can spare the endurance
  8. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  9. Enter
  10. Exit
  11. (or enter CA here)
  12. (or enter CA here)
  13. Dodge to trigger
    if you can spare the endurance
  14. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  15. Repeat from 8.

General

  • You are free to enter
    at any time during your rotation and/or stay in it for longer than just
    +
    when heals are needed.
  • Dodging to trigger
    as part of your rotation is a DPS increase during low-pressure sections of a fight, but save your dodges for mechanics when necessary. It is still a DPS increase whatever the timing.
See Druid - Boon Support Healer for general Druid tips.

CC

  • Storm Spirit Storm Spirit
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    Storm Spirit
    Spirit. Summon a storm spirit that grants nearby allies a chance to apply vulnerability when attacking.
    Storm Spirit.pngStorm Spirit (6s): 75% chance to apply vulnerability on hit.
    Vulnerability.png3Vulnerability (10s): 3% Incoming Damage, 3% Incoming Condition Damage
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngEffect recharge: 10 seconds
    Duration.pngDuration: 60 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 1,000
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    Call Lightning Call Lightning
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    Call Lightning
    Spirit. Your storm spirit sacrifices itself to generate a powerful blast of electricity.
    Damage.pngDamage: 353
    Daze.pngDaze: 3 seconds
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
  • Fang Grapple Fang Grapple or
    or Head Toss Head Toss
  • Swapping to staff or
    with
    traited
Build rating - 4 stars
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2 Ratings
2 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 2 stars October 2018

Hardly ever worth bringing in fractals, as condition damage is slow to ramp up and Chaos Chrono fills boons and off-healing better. Just bring a real DPS class and let the Chrono handle support.

5 stars
Troupe gave this build 5 stars January 2018

Effectively a weaker version of power druid in fractals, providing high potential DPS but rarely getting the chance to ramp up due to the bursty nature of most fractal encounters. Provides good might uptime and moderate healing through celestial avatar, as well as the damage buffs of spirits.

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