Holosmith - Condi Holo

The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good

Focused on: Condition damage

Designed for: Open World and Open World General

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

Overview

A versatile holosmith build for open world. This build has very high DPS in long fights and maintains a fast ramp time due to its high reliance on Burning. This build can be somewhat difficult for new players, but is well worth learning due to its sheer damage output.


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Skill Bar

Pistol/Pistol
Sword/Pistol
Utility


Skill Variants

Healing

  • - strong heal with CC
  • - simpler to use


Utilities

  • - Lower DPS than kits but easier to use
  • - the best defensive tool in engineer's kit; provides a stunbreak and massive damage reduction on a short cooldown
  • - Quickness Quickness
  • - defensive utility that provides protection
  • - provides a block on demand and a toolbelt skill that deals good damage.
  • - versatile utility kit with condition cleanse, AoE damage, and a stun break.
  • - heavy crowd control on a short cooldown.
  • - for running away from things or mobility in non-mount spaces; also burns a little


Elites

  • - if you need more stability or heavy crowd control.


Specializations

  • - sustain at the cost of damage
  • - grants barrier
  • - improves your sword skills and holo utilities; also allows you to drop


Equipment

This set uses similar gear to Build:Holosmith_-_Condi_DPS, making it excellent for general PvE.

Head
Viper
Shoulders
Viper
Chest
Viper
Hands
Viper
Legs
Viper
Feet
Viper
Backpiece
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Amulet
Viper
Ring
Viper
Ring
Viper
Pistol
Viper
Pistol
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Sword
Viper
Pistol
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6



Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Celestial Celestial - a versatile but expensive gearset that trades ~15% dps for a large boost to defense and sustain; can be used with or
  • Template:Trailblazer - a defensive and expensive gearset that trades ~20% DPS for an extreme boost to defense; should be used with and
  • Rabid Rabid - budget Trailblazer Trailblazer; should be used with and


Runes

  • - alt DPS; if using these, swap to


Sigils

  • - defensive sigil that syenrgizes with


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
  • - dps if using gear with high toughness


Usage

Damage

  • Forge: , , autoattacks. Focus on using at least twice while in forge.
  • Toolbelt:
  • Use off cooldown, but preferably over 50 heat.
  • Use and off cooldown, especially right after dropping forge
  • Use off cooldown
  • Flamethrower: Use & . If Forge is at low heat, drop FT and enter forge. If Forge is at high heat, auto-attack with Flamethrower until either or Forge is available again.
  • Auto-attacks shorten the cooldown of sword 2


Defense

  • is an extremely potent defensive cooldown. It grants 50% damage reduction and functions as a stunbreak. This is your bread and butter for any challenging content.
  • is an area blind
  • provides considerable protection uptime.


Crowd Control


Video Examples

Cele Holo vs Razorwing


Ratings

This build has a rating of 4 stars based on 2 votes.
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4 stars
Stx gave this build 4 stars • April 2022
Condi Holo is still excellent for taking down the toughest of champion or boss mobs. It's not going to compete with power builds for cleaving down adds or event grinding though. For bosses, I would give this build a 5, for anything else, a 4. I personally think Celestial is better than pure condi, but both work great.
4 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 4 stars • May 2021
This build is fairly nice for roaming around in open world, and holo has a fantastic toolset that you can use to complete all sorts of situations. The burst on this for a condi build is very high, but it's super reliant on crits which can be annoying at times. Overall a pretty fun build with a lot of variety.

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