Holosmith - Power Rifle DPS

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

Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Raids and Fractals


Overview

A power DPS Holosmith build for fractals and raids. This build brings extremely high burst and sustained AoE damage, as well as heavy CC and Vulnerability Vulnerability.

While this build deals good damage on its own, it excels when there are lots of conditions on the boss for . A dedicated healer in the party will also help maintain this build's bonus after it deals damage to itself with .


Skill Bar

Rifle
Utility


Weapon Variants

See Holosmith - Power Sword DPS for the Sword/Pistol variation of this build.


Skill Variants

Swapping out your utility skills is a large DPS loss and should only be considered as a last ditch option.

  • can be useful in uncoordinated groups for the protection and pull.
  • if you don't trust your healer to keep you alive or stunbreak you in high pressure fights.


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Specializations


Equipment

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Rifle
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18


Equipment Variants

  • or slaying sigils when applicable.


Consumables

Food

Utility

  • Slaying potions when applicable.


Usage

The logic behind this rotation is to maximize your Photon Forge and uptime. First you build heat in Photon Forge with , , and autoattack chains. After you overheat, you use your highest damage skills together with , then fill with and your high damage skills such as , , and . Rinse and repeat when Photon Forge is available again.


Opening Rotation

Start with 75% heat.


Loop Rotation

  1. until 5s cooldown on
  2. until is almost off cooldown
  3. until is available
  4. Photon Forge rotation (see below)
  5. Repeat


Standard Photon Forge Rotation

This is the easier Photon Forge rotation and applicable to all bosses.
  1. x5


Delayed Overheat Rotation

This is an alternate Photon Forge rotation which aims to use 3 times before overheating. You leave Photon Forge mid way through to get in an extra cast of your non-Photon Forge DPS skills.
This rotation is a DPS increase in long phases or bosses that don't have phases. However, it's more dependent on quickness and alacrity uptime.
  1. until is available
  2. until is available


Notes

  • Never interrupt your Photon Forge autoattack chain.
  • In real fights you will want to time your based on the encounter. Overheating provides a lot of burst damage, but it will also deal damage to yourself.
    • If a burst damage phase is about to come up, it's worth tweaking your rotation or using extra Photon Forge skills like so you will be at 75% heat when the phase arrives. This lets you do your opening rotation and overheat for high burst damage.
    • If you are low on health or if the burst damage will be wasted, you should and fill with your normal DPS skills similar to the "Delayed Overheat Rotation" listed above.
  • Use and in place of an autoattack chain whenever possible.
  • should be used off cooldown, as long as you're above 51 heat. Try to stand inside the boss' hitbox when you cast this, to ensure all projectiles hit the boss.

Video example by Fallen (Delayed overheat rotation)


CC


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 1 votes.
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5 stars
Troupe gave this build 5 stars • March 2020
Has strong burst and sustained DPS, with a relatively simple rotation. Also brings decent soft and hard CC, making it a strong choice in a range of situations.

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