Team - 4 Ele Balanced

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Focused on: Hybrid damageMobilityUtilitySupport.

Designed for:

Overview

This is a composition which heavily utilizes the epitome of skill and perfect balance that is DD ele.

Party Composition

Profession Build
Elementalist Icon Color.png Elementalist Celestial DD
Elementalist Icon Color.png Elementalist Celestial DD
Elementalist Icon Color.png Elementalist Celestial DD
Elementalist Icon Color.png Elementalist Celestial DD
Thief Icon Color.png Thief Shadow Arts DP

Variants

  • The 5 DD ele comp is also a perfectly viable choice, but a Thief is usually taken because of Shortbow's mobility, the Thief's efficiency at spiking down low HP targets and the utility of
    Shadow Refuge Shadow Refuge
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    Shadow Refuge
    Deception. Create a pulsing refuge at the target area that heals allies and cloaks them in stealth.
    Heal.pngHealing: 1,775
    Stealth.pngStealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
    Book.pngPulses: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 4 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Dark
    Range.pngRange: 600
    .
  • Any member of the team can use
    Superior Rune of Vampirism Superior Rune of Vampirism
    Superior Rune of Vampirism.pngSuperior Rune of Vampirism
    (1): +25 Power (2): +35 Vitality (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Vitality (5): +100 Power (6): +10% Maximum Health; restore 10% of your health upon killing a foe.
    . Just in case.

Usage

Opening

  • 1 ele will take Close. Watch out for invading guardians! They are arguably the most dangerous matchup as their downed skill can easily steal away a tick or two from the capture point.
  • Another ele heads for Far to quickly win the duel over the point. If the opponent gets help, the ele can rely on its defensive utility to stall the 1v2 for a long period of time, or he can skillfully make use of his top tier mobility to disengage.
  • Meanwile the remaining 2 eles and the thief will contest and win Middle in due time (unless they encounter 3 eles in which case they can still keep the 2cap on sides, as 2 eles vs 3 eles is the worst possible matchup).

General

  • Elementalists can fill a modest amount of different roles which includes every conquest role.
  • If an ele goes down (hypothetically), the res bot thief will get to work with
    Shadow Refuge Shadow Refuge
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    Shadow Refuge
    Deception. Create a pulsing refuge at the target area that heals allies and cloaks them in stealth.
    Heal.pngHealing: 1,775
    Stealth.pngStealth (3s): Invisible to foes.
    Book.pngPulses: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 4 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Dark
    Range.pngRange: 600
    . If the cleave is too stronk a very clutch passive Vampirism proc will get the job done.
  • If an ele DCs and the enemy captures a point, the thief will decap it.
  • In a teamfight, the AoE boon sharing/healing should be enough to keep anyone from dieing.
  • The Swiftness,
    Ride the Lightning Ride the Lightning
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    Ride the Lightning
    Ride the lightning to your foe, then strike all nearby foes with an electrical burst. If a foe is hit by the burst, the skills's recharge is halved.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    ,
    Lightning Flash Lightning Flash
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    Lightning Flash
    Cantrip. Teleport to target area.
    Damage.pngDamage: 365
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 1
    Radius.pngRadius: 120
    Range.pngRange: 900
    and
    Conjure Fiery Greatsword Conjure Fiery Greatsword
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    Conjure Fiery Greatsword
    Conjure. Manifest a fiery greatsword in your hands and at the target location. When it lands, it damages and burns foes. Wielders of this weapon gain increased power and condition damage.
    Damage.pngDamage: 246
    Conjure Fiery Greatsword.pngConjure Fire Attributes: 260 Power, 180 Condition Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Charges: 15
    Burn.pngBurning (3s): 984 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 60 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 150
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    should provide acceptable mobility.

Gameplay

  • YouTube:
    Tournament footage

Counters

  • 2 or more eles DC
  • DDoS
  • Enemy team finds a way to get more eles
  • ESL's Go4GuildWars2 Europe Tournament Rules ("Each team needs to consist of at least 3 different professions.")
Build rating - 5 stars
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11 Ratings
5 stars
Midi gave this build 5 stars September 2015

Considering this teamcomp spawned a 3 profession requirement in EU ESL. I'd say this is a great team.

5 stars
Harry gave this build 5 stars August 2015

Anet needs to patch this it is completely broken. There are no effective counter play mechanics against it this time.

5 stars
Metavox gave this build 5 stars August 2015

Stack and smack

8 More Ratings
5 stars
StilgarZ gave this build 5 stars August 2015

All around great, diverse, balanced team. but not really sure if DDOS counters it. like really big ones maybe, but in most cases enough random key presses will reach servers and win the fight. You dont really need to see whats going on

5 stars
Apocom gave this build 5 stars August 2015

Great build that uses smart the abilities and utilities eles can offer.

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Kreck gave this build 5 stars August 2015

I don't think this is the best composition of the moment, but this is probably almost a top tier composition for sure Kappa

(ง ͠° ͟ل͜ ͡°)ง The meta is stacking at an alarming rate (ง ͠° ͟ل͜ ͡°)ง

5 stars
Hanz gave this build 5 stars August 2015

The definition of broken. It'll carry any team to victory.

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Dhz gave this build 5 stars August 2015

Only a facerolling team of 5 eles can counter this

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Chase gave this build 5 stars August 2015

Pretty strong. Ele is able to fill so many roles and the thief is very good at using Shadow Refuge.

5 stars
Goruu gave this build 5 stars August 2015

Because e-sportz

5 stars
Fredor gave this build 5 stars August 2015

Only overshadowed by the fact that you cannot get more than five eles into your party.

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