Holosmith - Med Kit Holosmith


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Focused on: HealingCondition CleanseUtilitySupport.

Designed for:

Overview

A support Holosmith build that provides excellent sustained healing and condition cleanse to your group while bringing access to superspeed.


Skill Bar

Sword/ShieldHealingUtilityElite

Kits

Med Kit
Elixir Gun

Skill Variants

Utility

  • Bomb Kit.png Bomb Kit if smoke field is needed.
  • Tool Kit.png Tool Kit less party support but stronger personal defense and a pull.
  • Elixir S.png Elixir S access to AoE stealth and a personal invuln.
  • Elixir U.png Elixir U provides a stunbreak and some boons. Targeted superspeed and stunbreak on toolbelt.
  • Elixir C.png Elixir C if under extreme condition pressure that your normal kit can't handle.
  • Elixir B.png Elixir B for group stability access on the kit

Elite

Specializations

Equipment

Ascended Head (Medium).png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Medium).png
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Ascended Chest (Medium).png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Medium).png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Medium).png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Medium).png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Sword.png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Ascended Shield.png
Minstrel stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Transference.png
Superior Sigil of Benevolence.png
Superior Rune of the Monk.png6x
Superior Rune of the Monk
Healing WvW Infusion.png18x
Healing WvW Infusion

Consumables

  • Delicious Rice Ball Delicious Rice Ball
    Delicious Rice Ball.pngDelicious Rice Ball
    Nourishment (30m):
    Food.png100 Healing Power+10% Healing Effectiveness (Outgoing)+25% Magic Find during Lunar New Year
    Consumable
  • Bountiful Maintenance Oil Bountiful Maintenance Oil
    Bountiful Maintenance Oil.pngBountiful Maintenance Oil
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain 0.6% Outgoing Healing Increase for Every 100 Healing PowerGain 0.8% Outgoing Healing Increase for Every 100 Concentration+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable

Variants

Sigils

  • Superior Sigil of Renewal Superior Sigil of Renewal
    9Recharge.png
    Superior Sigil of Renewal.pngSuperior Sigil of Renewal
    Heal Nearby Allies on Weapon Swap (360 radius). (Cooldown: 9s)
    AoE support when no stacking sigils are used.
  • Superior Sigil of Energy Superior Sigil of Energy
    9Recharge.png
    Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
    Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
    Defensive option.

Runes

Usage

Holosmith basics

  • Holosmith grants access to the Photon Forge (sometimes referred to as holo mode) and introduces a new resource: heat. Heat is generated passively while the forge is active, or by activating forge skills. Higher CD skills generally generate more heat.
  • Reaching maximum heat (100) should be avoided as Overheat Overheating damages you and locks you out of the forge until heat goes back to 0. The best tool for heat management is dodge rolling, which vents 15 heat per roll via 24px Thermal Release Valve and does some moderate AoE damage.
  • Engage Photon Forge.png Engage Photon Forge is used to activate the forge, after which your weapon skills will be replaced by 5 new ones. You can't exit the forge for at least 5 seconds, so be careful about reentering with high heat levels.
    • Both Engage Photon Forge and Disengage Photon Forge count as toolbelt skills and will work with related traits. Both skills can proc weapon swap sigils too.


General


Med Kit/Elixir Gun


Photon Forge

  • Holo Leap.png Holo Leap will be used to constantly provide AoE Superspeed Superspeed due to 24px Crystal Configuration: Zephyr. Position yourself properly to maximize the number of allies that will cross it but don't build too much heat (manage with dodges accordingly). Keep in mind that this is a Leap Finisher, so always try to combo it with either a Light Field for Light Aura Light Aura or a Water Field for healing.
  • Holographic Shockwave.png Holographic Shockwave is an excellent AoE CC and also a Blast Finisher. You can also fake cast it by stowing your weapon right after activation in order to bait enemy dodges.
  • Hard Light Arena.png Hard Light Arena is a light field that provides Protection Protection, Regeneration Regeneration and Fury Fury to allies inside it. Try to cast it above the heat threshold so you have access to a larger combo field and longer boons duration.
  • 24px Prismatic Singularity is a strong CC and should be used above the heat threshold to affect a wider area.


Sword/Shield

Weaknesses

  • Extreme condition pressure
  • High spike damage
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