Engineer - Celestial Rifle

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Focused on: Hybrid damageMobility.

Designed for:


Overview

This build provides both Power and Condition AoE damage, decent CC, good sustain and great mobility.

Skill Bar

Rifle
Utility
Elite
Hip Shot
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Hip Shot
Deliver a quick rifle shot from the hip that pierces targets.
Damage.pngDamage: 158
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Net Shot
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Net Shot
Immobilize foes with a net shot.
Immobilize.pngImmobilize (2s): Unable to move.
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Blunderbuss
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Blunderbuss
Fire a cloud of shrapnel that causes more damage the closer you are to foes.
Damage.pngDamage at 0-250 Range: 390
Damage.pngDamage at 250-400 Range: 341
Damage.pngDamage at 400-550 Range: 292
Damage.pngDamage at 550-700 Range: 244
Bleed.png4Bleeding at Range 0-250 (4s): 680 Damage
Bleed.png3Bleeding at Range 250-400 (4s): 510 Damage
Bleed.png2Bleeding at Range 400-550 (4s): 340 Damage
Bleed.pngBleeding at Range 550-700 (4s): 170 Damage
Range.pngRange: 700
Overcharged Shot
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Overcharged Shot
Fire a blast so strong it launches your foe as you fall backward and cures immobilized, crippled, and chilled.
Damage.pngDamage: 244
Launch.pngFoe Launch Distance: 450
Knockback.pngSelf Knockback Distance: 300
Range.pngRange: 600
Jump Shot
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Jump Shot
Blast the ground, damaging nearby foes and leaping to your target.
Damage.pngLeap Damage: 219
Damage.pngLanding Damage: 438
Vulnerability.png3Vulnerability (7s): 3% Incoming Damage
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
Range.pngRange: 800
Healing Turret
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Healing Turret
Turret. Deploy a turret that heals you briefly, then regenerates you and your allies.
Heal.pngHealing: 2,520
Regeneration.pngRegen (3s): 390 Heal
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 480
Grenade Kit
Grenade Kit
Device Kit. Equip a kit that replaces your weapon with grenade skills.
Tool Kit
Tool Kit
Weapon Kit. Equip a kit that gives you a variety of tools.
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Supply Crate
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Supply Crate
Turret. Request a supply drop of turrets.
Damage.pngDamage: 266
Stun.pngStun (2s): Unable to use skills or move.
Duration.pngDuration: 60 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Range.pngRange: 1,200

Kits

Grenade Kit
Grenade
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Grenade
Throw several grenades that explode.
Damage.pngDamage: 117
Book.pngNumber of Grenades: 3
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngExplosion Radius: 120
Range.pngRange: 900
Shrapnel Grenade
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Shrapnel Grenade
Throw grenades that explode in a hail of shrapnel, causing bleeding.
Damage.pngDamage: 196
Bleed.pngBleeding (10s): 220 Damage
Book.pngNumber of Grenades: 3
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Radius.pngExplosion Radius: 150
Range.pngRange: 900
Flash Grenade
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Flash Grenade
Throw grenades that explode in blinding flash.
Damage.pngDamage: 36
Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Book.pngNumber of Grenades: 3
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Radius.pngExplosion Radius: 150
Range.pngRange: 900
Freeze Grenade
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Freeze Grenade
Throw grenades that chill foes with a frigid blast.
Damage.pngDamage: 178
Chill.pngChilled (2s): -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
Book.pngNumber of Grenades: 3
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngExplosion Radius: 240
Range.pngRange: 900
Poison Grenade
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Poison Grenade
Throw several grenades that explode in poisonous cloud.
Damage.pngDamage: 178
Poison.pngPoison (8s): 268 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Book.pngNumber of Grenades: 3
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 900
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
Tool Kit
Smack
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Smack
Chain. Smack your foe. Repair turrets.
Damage.pngDamage: 260
Heal.pngTurret Heal Percent: 5%
Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage
Cripple.pngCripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 130
Box of Nails
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Box of Nails
Scatter nails that bleed and cripple foes.
Bleed.pngBleeding (2s): 85 Damage
Cripple.pngCripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Duration.pngBox of Nails Duration: 4 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
Pry Bar
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Pry Bar
Confuse your foe by smacking them with a pry bar.
Damage.pngDamage: 658
Confusion.png5Confusion (5s): 325 Damage On Skill Use
Range.pngRange: 130
Gear Shield
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Gear Shield
Block attacks.
Duration.pngDuration: 3 seconds
Magnet
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Magnet
Pull your target to you.
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Unblockable.pngUnblockable

Slot Changes

For the Optional.png slot you can take one of the following skills:

  • Elixir S Elixir S
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    Elixir S
    Elixir. Drink Elixir S to shrink yourself, recover from stun, and evade attacks.
    Duration.pngDuration: 3 seconds
    Book.pngPrevents Capture-Point Contribution
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    - gives you access to stealth and invulnerability, makes it easier to escape damage and stomp/res other players.
  • Elixir Gun Elixir Gun
    Elixir Gun
    Weapon Kit. Arm yourself with an elixir gun that replaces your weapon skills.
    - provides a short CD stunbreaker, a blast finisher, minor condi and healing.
  • Slick Shoes Slick Shoes
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    Slick Shoes
    Gadget. Spray oil behind you, knocking down foes. If underwater, foes entering the field are blinded.
    Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
    Knockdown.pngKnockdown: 2 seconds
    Duration.pngOil Slick Duration: 3 seconds
    Duration.pngDuration: 3 seconds
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    - CC and a stunbreaker toolbelt skill.

Traits

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Weapons

First Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Rifle
Superior Sigil of Intelligence Superior Sigil of Intelligence
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Superior Sigil of Intelligence.pngSuperior Sigil of Intelligence
Your next three attacks after swapping to this weapon while in combat has a 100% critical chance. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Doom Superior Sigil of Doom
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Superior Sigil of Doom.pngSuperior Sigil of Doom
Your next attack after you swap to this weapon while in combat inflicts poison (6 seconds). (Cooldown: 9s)


Equipment

Rune:

Superior Rune of Vampirism Superior Rune of Vampirism
Superior Rune of Vampirism.pngSuperior Rune of Vampirism
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Vitality (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Vitality (5): +100 Power (6): +10% Maximum Health; restore 10% of your health upon killing a foe.


Amulet:

Celestial Amulet Celestial Amulet
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+460 Power +460 Precision +460 Toughness +460 Vitality +460 Ferocity +460 Healing Power +460 Condition Damage

Equipment Variants

Runes

  • Superior Rune of the Pack Superior Rune of the Pack
    Superior Rune of the Pack.pngSuperior Rune of the Pack
    (1): +25 Power (2): +10% Swiftness Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance when struck to grant nearby allies might, fury, and swiftness for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 20s) (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Precision; +20% Swiftness Duration
  • Superior Rune of Hoelbrak Superior Rune of Hoelbrak
    Superior Rune of Hoelbrak.pngSuperior Rune of Hoelbrak
    (1): +25 Power (2): +10% Might Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance when struck to gain might for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 5s) (5): +100 Power (6): +20% Might Duration; -20% condition duration applied to you.


Usage

General

  • Overcharged Shot Overcharged Shot
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    Overcharged Shot
    Fire a blast so strong it launches your foe as you fall backward and cures immobilized, crippled, and chilled.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Launch.pngFoe Launch Distance: 450
    Knockback.pngSelf Knockback Distance: 300
    Range.pngRange: 600
    is great for disrupting enemy res attempts (also for decapping). If the resurrector has Stability Stability simply use this skill on the downed enemy to knock him out of range. In an 1v1 scenario you can use the same method to push enemies off the capture point, which opens the opportunity to cap it without performing a stomp so you can leave your enemy bleeding out, robbing precious time from your opponent.
  • The best skills to use with
    Superior Sigil of Intelligence Superior Sigil of Intelligence
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    Superior Sigil of Intelligence.pngSuperior Sigil of Intelligence
    Your next three attacks after swapping to this weapon while in combat has a 100% critical chance. (Cooldown: 9s)
    are:
    • Jump Shot Jump Shot
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      Jump Shot
      Blast the ground, damaging nearby foes and leaping to your target.
      Damage.pngLeap Damage: 219
      Damage.pngLanding Damage: 438
      Vulnerability.png3Vulnerability (7s): 3% Incoming Damage
      Radius.pngRadius: 240
      Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
      Range.pngRange: 800
      and
      Blunderbuss Blunderbuss
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      Blunderbuss
      Fire a cloud of shrapnel that causes more damage the closer you are to foes.
      Damage.pngDamage at 0-250 Range: 390
      Damage.pngDamage at 250-400 Range: 341
      Damage.pngDamage at 400-550 Range: 292
      Damage.pngDamage at 550-700 Range: 244
      Bleed.png4Bleeding at Range 0-250 (4s): 680 Damage
      Bleed.png3Bleeding at Range 250-400 (4s): 510 Damage
      Bleed.png2Bleeding at Range 400-550 (4s): 340 Damage
      Bleed.pngBleeding at Range 550-700 (4s): 170 Damage
      Range.pngRange: 700
      on Rifle.
    • Pry Bar Pry Bar
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      Pry Bar
      Confuse your foe by smacking them with a pry bar.
      Damage.pngDamage: 658
      Confusion.png5Confusion (5s): 325 Damage On Skill Use
      Range.pngRange: 130
      on Toolkit.
    • Cast the skill, and just before it does the damage, swap to another kit. The skill casting won't get interrupted and the weapon swap will trigger the sigil (unless it's on CD).
    • These skills are hard to land, so try to use them after a
      Net Shot Net Shot
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      Net Shot
      Immobilize foes with a net shot.
      Immobilize.pngImmobilize (2s): Unable to move.
      Range.pngRange: 1,200
      ,
      Overcharged Shot Overcharged Shot
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      Overcharged Shot
      Fire a blast so strong it launches your foe as you fall backward and cures immobilized, crippled, and chilled.
      Damage.pngDamage: 244
      Launch.pngFoe Launch Distance: 450
      Knockback.pngSelf Knockback Distance: 300
      Range.pngRange: 600
      or
      Magnet Magnet
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      Magnet
      Pull your target to you.
      Range.pngRange: 1,200
      Unblockable.pngUnblockable
      pull.
    • Throw Wrench Throw Wrench
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      Throw Wrench
      Throw a wrench that returns to you, striking foes each way.
      Damage.pngDamage: 355
      Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (5s): 2% Incoming Damage
      Cripple.pngCripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
      Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
      Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
      Range.pngRange: 900
      (Toolkit's toolbelt skill) is a projectile finisher, for instance you can use it in a Water Field in order to gain Regeneration Regeneration. This skill also does decent damage and hits foes twice - once when you throw it and again on its way back.

Making a 2nd healing skill

  • You can use Water Fields provided by your healing skill (
    Healing Turret Healing Turret
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    Healing Turret
    Turret. Deploy a turret that heals you briefly, then regenerates you and your allies.
    Heal.pngHealing: 2,520
    Regeneration.pngRegen (3s): 390 Heal
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 480
    ) and also its toolbelt skill (
    Regenerating Mist Regenerating Mist
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    Regenerating Mist
    Release a mist of healing liquid to regenerate nearby allies.
    Regeneration.png2Regen (3s): 780 Heal
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 480
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Water
    ) to gain some additional healing. Skills you can use for the combo:
  • Jump Shot Jump Shot
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    Jump Shot
    Blast the ground, damaging nearby foes and leaping to your target.
    Damage.pngLeap Damage: 219
    Damage.pngLanding Damage: 438
    Vulnerability.png3Vulnerability (7s): 3% Incoming Damage
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
    Range.pngRange: 800
    on Rifle.
  • Acid Bomb Acid Bomb
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    Acid Bomb
    Elixir. Leap backward, spraying an acidic elixir on the ground that damages nearby foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 277
    Book.pngDistance: 550
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    on Elixir Gun.

Tool kit basics: Toolkit is a very handy set once you learn to use it, the main reason to take it is not the damage.

  • Box of Nails Box of Nails
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    Box of Nails
    Scatter nails that bleed and cripple foes.
    Bleed.pngBleeding (2s): 85 Damage
    Cripple.pngCripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngBox of Nails Duration: 4 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    - the bleed damage you get from it is insignificant, but it's good for crippling enemies
  • Pry Bar Pry Bar
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    Pry Bar
    Confuse your foe by smacking them with a pry bar.
    Damage.pngDamage: 658
    Confusion.png5Confusion (5s): 325 Damage On Skill Use
    Range.pngRange: 130
    - the 5 stacks of confusion this skill applies is just great and the skill's damage also scales well with Power, tho it can be difficult to land, therefore people usually use it after a Magnet pull.
  • Gear Shield Gear Shield
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    Gear Shield
    Block attacks.
    Duration.pngDuration: 3 seconds
    - a low CD block, this skill will save your life many many times, one of the main reasons to take this kit.
  • Magnet Magnet
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    Magnet
    Pull your target to you.
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    - it can be used for more than just setting up a hit with Pry Bar, for instance if used at the right spot, the engineer can pull people to really unwanted places: at Temple of the Silent Storm it's possible pull people into the pit at the upper buff, pull others to glass panels on Skyhammer, or from a window at Kyhlo's Clocktower pull a bunker onto the stairs from the cap point, often forcing another member of the enemy to stand on the point until the bunker climbs back or giving enough time to one of your teammates to decap the point (even better, you can just leap to the node with Jump Shot). It's also Unblockable and if you can predict a guardian's
    Shelter Shelter
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    Shelter
    Block attacks while healing.
    Heal.pngHealing: 4,555
    Duration.pngBlock Duration: 2 seconds
    or just get lucky, you can interrupt it, which send his heal on full CD without healing him.

Elixir gun basics: (if you take it)

  • Fumigate Fumigate
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    Fumigate
    Spray a cone of elixir fumes, inflicting poison and vulnerability to foes and curing conditions on allies with every strike.
    Damage.png5Damage: 140
    Poison.png5Poison (2s): 335 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
    Vulnerability.png5Vulnerability (6s): 5% Incoming Damage, 5% incoming Condition Damage
    Book.pngConditions removed: 5
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Range.pngRange: 450
    - excellent party condi cleansing and AoE Poison Poison application. Use it on downed enemies to hinder res attempts.
  • Acid Bomb Acid Bomb
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    Acid Bomb
    Elixir. Leap backward, spraying an acidic elixir on the ground that damages nearby foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 277
    Book.pngDistance: 550
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    - Blast finisher that can be chained with a water field of your healing skill for additional healing + it's a superior disengage ability.
  • Super Elixir Super Elixir
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    Super Elixir
    Elixir. Launch an elixir orb, healing nearby allies on impact and creating an area of continual healing.
    Heal.pngImpact Heal: 700
    Heal.pngPulse Heal: 204
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Book.pngPulses: 11
    Duration.pngDuration: 10 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
    Range.pngRange: 900
    - AoE heal, long duration Light field, nice buff to sustain.
  • One of the reasons why this Triple kit build works is that Elixir gun is the only kit that has a stunbreaker (toolbelt skill
    Healing Mist Healing Mist
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    Healing Mist
    Elixir. Vent a healing mist, granting regeneration to yourself and allies.
    Regeneration.pngRegen (10s): 1,300 Heal
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
    ).

Counters

  • Heavy Condition pressure.
  • Heavy CC.

Video Guides

  • YouTube:
    Teldo's in-depth Healing Turret guide

Top Streamers

Notes

  • Blunderbuss Blunderbuss
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    Blunderbuss
    Fire a cloud of shrapnel that causes more damage the closer you are to foes.
    Damage.pngDamage at 0-250 Range: 390
    Damage.pngDamage at 250-400 Range: 341
    Damage.pngDamage at 400-550 Range: 292
    Damage.pngDamage at 550-700 Range: 244
    Bleed.png4Bleeding at Range 0-250 (4s): 680 Damage
    Bleed.png3Bleeding at Range 250-400 (4s): 510 Damage
    Bleed.png2Bleeding at Range 400-550 (4s): 340 Damage
    Bleed.pngBleeding at Range 550-700 (4s): 170 Damage
    Range.pngRange: 700
    ignores line of sight. It can be used to hit targets through walls and other obstacles.
  • If you only need a little healing or want to have more frequent condition cleansing, you can deploy
    Healing Turret Healing Turret
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    Healing Turret
    Turret. Deploy a turret that heals you briefly, then regenerates you and your allies.
    Heal.pngHealing: 2,520
    Regeneration.pngRegen (3s): 390 Heal
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 480
    then use
    Cleansing Burst Cleansing Burst
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    Cleansing Burst
    Overcharge your healing turret, supplying a burst of healing that cures two conditions.
    Heal.pngHealing: 2,520
    Regeneration.pngRegen (5s): 650 Heal
    Book.pngConditions Removed: 2
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 480
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Water
    and pick it up again, instead of using
    Detonate Healing Turret Detonate Healing Turret
    Detonate Healing Turret
    Detonate your healing turret.
    Damage.pngDamage: 1,270
    Radius.pngRadius: 120
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    . This reduces the healing, but also the cooldown.
  • Bug:
    Cleansing Burst Cleansing Burst
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    Cleansing Burst
    Overcharge your healing turret, supplying a burst of healing that cures two conditions.
    Heal.pngHealing: 2,520
    Regeneration.pngRegen (5s): 650 Heal
    Book.pngConditions Removed: 2
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 480
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Water
    doesn't stack with healing power.
Build rating - 5 stars
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1 Ratings
5 stars
Kreck gave this build 5 stars July 2015

Still as good as before the update.