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Holosmith - Condi Holo

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

Focused on: Hybrid damageDefenseSolo playRoaming.

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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.

Skill Bar

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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; more useful with the Celestial stat icon.png Celestial variant
  • - 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

Build Code

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

Equipment

Viper

This set uses similar gear to Holosmith - Condi DPS, making it excellent for general PvE.

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Celestial

This set offers a very different playstyle and provides extra defense

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  • This set makes excellent use of and

Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's - provides a large increase to defense but loses a large amount of damage
  • Rabid stat icon.png Rabid's - budget; use with and

Runes

  • - high DPS runes; if using these, swap to
  • , - hybrid DPS runes
  • - defense

Sigils

  • - defensive sigil that syenrgizes with

Consumables

Event Farming

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain (requires crit chance)
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Solo Play

Food
  • , , - DPS
  • , - highest DPS option if proc'd off cooldown
  • - can be run in zergs for massive sustain, as this has no internal cooldown
  • - Budget DPS
  • - Lifesteal + Expertise (requires crit chance)
  • , - Dodges + Might
Utility
  • - +DPS and increased Karma gains
  • - +DPS
  • / - +DPS for the Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's variant


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

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Build rating - 4 stars
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1 Ratings
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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