Holosmith - Condi DPS

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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Condition damageControlUtility.

Designed for:


Expansions required:

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Variant of Engineer - DPS Condition. This build deals very close DPS to its core engineer counterpart, while providing better CC and better burst damage in short fights.

Skill Bar




Chemical Rounds.png Chemical Rounds

24px Thermal Vision

Incendiary Powder.png Incendiary Powder


Glass Cannon.png Glass Cannon

Short Fuse.png Short Fuse

Shrapnel.png Shrapnel


Solar Focusing Lens.png Solar Focusing Lens

24px Crystal Configuration- Storm

24px Photonic Blasting Module



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Ascended Shoulders (Medium).png
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Ascended Chest (Medium).png
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Ascended Hands (Medium).png
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Ascended Legs (Medium).png
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Ascended Feet (Medium).png
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Ascended Back.png
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Ascended Accessory1.png
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Ascended Accessory2.png
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Ascended Amulet.png
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Ascended Ring1.png
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Ascended Ring2.png
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Ascended Pistol.png
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Ascended Pistol.png
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Superior Sigil of Malice.png
Superior Sigil of Bursting.png
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Superior Rune of the Renegade
Malign +5 Agony Infusion




  • 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


Rotation example

See Engineer - DPS Condition for general tips and skill priority.

Photon Forge

In this rotation you want to use 50% of your heat per Engage Photon Forge.png Engage Photon Forge cast. You should start encounters with 75% heat and enter photon forge almost immediately in your rotation, cast Corona Burst.png Corona Burst and Photon Blitz.png Photon Blitz before auto-attacking until you overheat and trigger 24px Photonic Blasting Module. After that, re-enter once your primary DPS skills are on cooldown and repeat Corona Burst.png Corona Burst and Photon Blitz.png Photon Blitz before auto-attacking until you reach 50% heat. Once you get to above 50% heat immediately 24px Deactivate Photon Forge. Simply repeat this pattern of Holo-forge usage throughout the fight.
Build rating - 5 stars
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3 Ratings
5 stars
Sarraceno gave this build 5 stars 5 weeks ago

It's a still solid build in fractals, recomended for all condis enginner

5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

One of the strongest condition damage classes at the moment. Provides heavy vulnerability, good CC, and a large number of unique conditions for Deadeyes in addition to strong personal DPS.

5 stars
Dodom3189 gave this build 5 stars August 2018

Great build. Glad to see condi engi is back.

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