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 Glyph of Empowerment.png Glyph of Empowerment, Spotter.png Spotter, and Frost Spirit.png Frost Spirit. 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

Juvenile Jacaranda.png
Juvenile Rock Gazelle.png
Short bowHealingUtilityElite
Axe/Torch

Weapon Variants

You can swap out Axe/Torch for other weapons if needed. If you do this replace Ambidexterity.png Ambidexterity with Refined Toxins.png Refined Toxins.
  • Double Shortbow can be useful if enemies are frequently moving out of Bonfire.png Bonfire.
  • Longbow provides Point Blank Shot.png Point Blank Shot 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
Utility Skills
Elite Skills
  • Entangle.png Entangle on fights where the immobilize is needed, or if you don't need Spirit of Nature.png Spirit of Nature and want to push out more damage.

Specializations

Variants:

Nature Magic Variant

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

Equipment

Ascended Head (Medium).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Medium).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Medium).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Medium).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Medium).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Medium).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Viper stat icon.png
Superior Rune of the Traveler.png4x
Superior Rune of the Traveler
Superior Rune of the Trapper.png2x
Superior Rune of the Trapper
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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 Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar.
    • 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 Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar
  2. Rejuvenating Tides.png Rejuvenating Tides
  3. Seed of Life.png Seed of Life
  4. Exit Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar
  5. Crippling Shot.png Crippling Shot
  6. Poison Volley.png Poison Volley
  7. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  8. Splitblade.png Splitblade
  9. Throw Torch.png Throw Torch
  10. Winter's Bite.png Winter's Bite
  11. Bonfire.png Bonfire
  12. Ricochet.png Ricochet (or enter CA here)
  13. Splitblade.png Splitblade
  14. Enter Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar
  15. Rejuvenating Tides.png Rejuvenating Tides
  16. Seed of Life.png Seed of Life
  17. Exit Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar
  18. Ricochet.png Ricochet
  19. Dodge to trigger Light on your Feet.png Light on your Feet if you can spare the endurance
  20. Winter's Bite.png Winter's Bite
  21. Throw Torch.png Throw Torch
  22. Splitblade.png Splitblade
  23. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  24. Poison Volley.png Poison Volley
  25. Crippling Shot.png Crippling Shot
  26. Enter Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar
  27. Rejuvenating Tides.png Rejuvenating Tides
  28. Seed of Life.png Seed of Life
  29. Exit Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar
  30. Crossfire.png Crossfire
  31. Poison Volley.png Poison Volley
  32. Crossfire.png Crossfire (or enter CA here)
  33. Crippling Shot.png Crippling Shot
  34. Crossfire.png Crossfire (or enter CA here)
  35. Poison Volley.png Poison Volley
  36. Dodge to trigger Light on your Feet.png Light on your Feet if you can spare the endurance
  37. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  38. 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 Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar
  2. Rejuvenating Tides.png Rejuvenating Tides
  3. Seed of Life.png Seed of Life
  4. Exit Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar
  5. Crippling Shot.png Crippling Shot
  6. Poison Volley.png Poison Volley
  7. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  8. Throw Torch.png Throw Torch
  9. Bonfire.png Bonfire
  10. Splitblade.png Splitblade
  11. Winter's Bite.png Winter's Bite
  12. Ricochet.png Ricochet (or enter CA here)
  13. Splitblade.png Splitblade
  14. Enter Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar
  15. Rejuvenating Tides.png Rejuvenating Tides
  16. Seed of Life.png Seed of Life
  17. Exit Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar
  18. Ricochet.png Ricochet
  19. Dodge to trigger Light on your Feet.png Light on your Feet if you can spare the endurance
  20. Winter's Bite.png Winter's Bite
  21. Throw Torch.png Throw Torch
  22. Splitblade.png Splitblade
  23. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  24. Poison Volley.png Poison Volley
  25. Crippling Shot.png Crippling Shot
  26. Enter Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar
  27. Rejuvenating Tides.png Rejuvenating Tides
  28. Seed of Life.png Seed of Life
  29. Exit Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar
  30. Crossfire.png Crossfire
  31. Poison Volley.png Poison Volley
  32. Crossfire.png Crossfire (or enter CA here)
  33. Crippling Shot.png Crippling Shot
  34. Crossfire.png Crossfire (or enter CA here)
  35. Poison Volley.png Poison Volley
  36. Dodge to trigger Light on your Feet.png Light on your Feet if you can spare the endurance
  37. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  38. Repeat from 8.

General

  • You are free to enter Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar at any time during your rotation and/or stay in it for longer than just Rejuvenating Tides.png Rejuvenating Tides+Seed of Life.png Seed of Life when heals are needed.
  • Dodging to trigger Light on your Feet.png Light on your Feet 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

  • Lunar Impact.png Lunar Impact
  • Storm Spirit Storm Spirit
    1Activation.png
    20Recharge.png
    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
     Forward arrow blue.png 
    Call Lightning Call Lightning
    20Recharge.png
    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 Lightning Assault.png Lightning Assault or Head Toss Head Toss
  • Concussion Shot.png Concussion Shot
  • Swapping to staff or Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar with Primal Echoes.png Primal Echoes traited
  • Point Blank Shot.png Point Blank Shot
  • Glyph of Equality.png Glyph of Equality
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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