Holosmith - Static Discharge

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Maybe it never coalesced into something brilliant. Maybe it never made it off the ground floor. Maybe we based our better ideas off of it. Basic builds are anywhere from downright bad to just shy of being good enough to showcase. These builds share the widest ratings and can lead to wildly differing levels of success.

Focused on: Direct damageMobilityControl.

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An sPvP Holosmith burst build.

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Superior Sigil of Intelligence
Superior Sigil of Intelligence.pngSuperior Sigil of Intelligence
Your next three attacks after swapping to this weapon while in combat has a 100% critical chance. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Energy
Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Rune of Surging
Superior Rune of Surging.pngSuperior Rune of Surging
(1): +25 Power (2): +5% Boon Duration (3): +50 Power (4): +10% Boon Duration (5): +100 Power (6): When you use an elite skill, you gain shocking aura for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 45 seconds)
Marauder Amulet
Marauder Amulet.pngMarauder Amulet
+1050 Power +1050 Precision +560 Vitality +560 Ferocity



  • Pick your fights. The build's fairly low on sustain but makes up for it with outstanding mobility especially due to .
  • The main goal is to enhance your usual Holo burst with triggered by and .
  • Toolbelt skills grant Vigor Vigor, including exiting and entering Photon Forge.
  • Use Holo Leap on CD for Swiftness Swiftness between capture points.
  • Always start with Corona Burst when you enter Photon Forge in combat.

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Build rating - 3 stars
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6 Ratings
0 stars
Nebo grey gave this build 0 stars March 2018

Good build can beat any build only

Counter would be and kind of burst but can easily beat scourge in gold and plat

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Nuru gave this build 0 stars March 2018

No condi cleans, so glass makes this build useless + little mobility, have decent damage but so glass. Easy to burst this build but again condi rip

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Novuake gave this build 0 stars March 2018

Ive tried something similar. Having next to zero condition cleanse means you are a very much one trick pony. You are not gaining much damage over Marauder Holo anyway but at least you rely less on mine trail.

No stunbreak means if caught you are dead wihtout elixir S automatic proc.

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5 stars
CGSN gave this build 5 stars February 2018

I was seeing SD Engis pop up again and wondered why. I assume this page would be the cause. I played it for a bit and was positively surprised. Offensively, it's definitely stronger than SD engi has ever been before, especially with entering and exiting photon forge adding an additional discharge and photon wall's toolbelt skill being perfect for SD. Unfortunately, every other build has improved by more and the major weaknesses of SD are still not truly addressed.

To the build's strengths, it does have some of the highest burst damage in the game at all ranges, becomes especially high at close range. Photon Wall's damage at 50%+ heat really caught me (and a lot of others) off guard and it has such a subtle animation tell that it's hard to see coming at melee range.

No stunbreak and almost no condition clearing though leave this build with literally zero margin of error. Engineers are known for having lousy stunbreak options, but the solution definitely isn't to ditch them entirely even if Corona Burst is good stability. Rocket Boots can deal with immobilize and keep a few builds at distance, but any hard CC with reasonable focus will take this build down.

The SD gimmick however is powerful enough to somewhat offset the downside, but the downside is massive enough to keep this from being completely viable without a dedicated support nearby. This is right at the edge of basic/good for me.

5 stars
Hanz gave this build 5 stars February 2018

Seems to have replaced the dodge roll build after the mine sweeper nerfs. Great mobility, burst, and CC, but sustain's on the low end. Tagged it as meta for now but there are several viable popular holo builds, we'll see which one sticks around in a week.

5 stars
Soulmon gave this build 5 stars January 2018

Great build with super high, ranged, multi-target burst. There is one big advantage that a normal holo can't do which is photon wall allows you to block attack while attacking - and quickness holo autoattack plus F3 F4 burst (it gives vigor too which further increases damage) while blocking is undeniably OP. also the chain skill of photon wall if used in melee is a really strong burst

I would run kinetic battery to substitute the lack of elixir B used in cleaving. There's a really good trick which is to use Overcharged shot when you are alone capping or during the 10seconds before match begins then F1 F3 F4 F5 to get four charges, and once you enter combat the quickness and superspeed would come immediately.

you can oneshot people with - corona burst holo leap, surprise shot and particle accelerator once the leap lands, which should give you 10k damage in 0.1s

Also note that returning and entering holo triggers both static discharge and kinetic battery. and F1 with f3,f4 gives regen and an extra static discharge/kinetic battery

The downside is considerably low sustain and utility.