Tempest - D/F Stun-o-matic

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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 damageMobilityUtility.

Designed for:


Dagger/Focus Stun-o-matic Build provides powerful damage with and during the CC effect, permanent swiftness and fury up and a little team support with some remove condition, dmg reduction and projectile denial.

Skill Bar


Slot Changes

Others good picks in last utility slot are:

for fast escape.



Superior Sigil of Air
Superior Sigil of Air.pngSuperior Sigil of Air
50% Chance on Critical: Cause a Lightning Strike. (Cooldown: 3s)
Superior Sigil of Blood
Superior Sigil of Blood.pngSuperior Sigil of Blood
50% Chance on Critical: Steal Health. (Cooldown: 5s)
Superior Rune of Leadership
Superior Rune of Leadership.pngSuperior Rune of Leadership
(1): +8 to All Stats (2): +2% Boon Duration (3): +12 to All Stats (4): +3% Boon Duration (5): +16 to All Stats (6): +5% Boon Duration; when you use an elite skill, convert up to 2 conditions into boons of all nearby allies. (Cooldown: 45 seconds)
Mender's Amulet
Mender's Amulet.pngMender's Amulet
+1050 Power +560 Precision +560 Vitality +1050 Healing power

Amulet Variant

Sage's Amulet Sage's Amulet
Sage's Amulet.pngSage's Amulet
+1000 Power +500 Vitality +500 Healing Power +1000 Condition Damage

for more condition oriented build ( more dps from overload fire and earth )


DPS hints

Try to use every time you have Stun Stun on enemy.
You have as first source of damage the flat and irremovable +30% damage versus enemy whit this control effect by all attack.
One of this direct and irremovable damages is .

For stun or interrupt enemy use in order of priority:
  • ( enemies within 240 units ) from , ( dagger 3 in air) or Can't find such trait "Tempest Defense"! Please refer to our trait index (1 sec stun every 2 seconds for each attacker)
  • aoe daze interrupt ( usefull vs multiple stomp on allies)
  • very long unblockable knockback 1s - use this after for max damage

Whenever you stun enemy try to use all damage you have especially , , , and air auto attack ( remember 30% more dps vs stunned enemy ).


  • can reveal the invisible position of enemy when you use it
  • Don't miss to use to remove condition.


  • Every aura applied by this build gives 6s ½ Fury Fury , 6s ½ Swiftness Swiftness and 4 sec of protection protection and approximately a 1100 heal for you and same heal for your allies affected by aura.
  • You can apply Auras by: (Y) = yourself / (A) = allies
    • from , dagger 3 in air and Can't find such trait "Tempest Defense"! Please refer to our trait index (Y)
    • from , ( Y ) and (A).
    • from ( A ), from focus 5 on fire, , and the Fire Field + combo (Y).
    • from (Y).
    • can be used to gain any aura you want, provided you swap to the associated Attunement (A), but best for this build is obtain for stun follow by heavy pressure of DPS.

Swiftness stacking

  • Stack Swiftness Swiftness for your team before the match starts by overloading air, which produces a static field. Executing a blast finisher in the field produces AoE Swiftness.


Every build with very high Stability Stability re-apply especially Berserker - Macebow


v2 ( 16-07-2016) Change Major Grandmaster Earth trait to Written in Stone and change healing skill too
v3 ( 26-07-2016) Change after patch. Mender Amulet over Marauder for use the increased healing power coefficient for elemental bastion trait.
v4 ( 11-08-2016) Rune of Strength over Rune of Soldier to boost up flat dmg.
v5 ( 15-09-2016) Tempestuous Aria tempest trait line and Rune of Leadership
Build rating - 2 stars
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5 Ratings
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CGSN gave this build 0 stars September 2016

This is a cool idea and I'm all about gimmick builds. I agree that Lightning Rod is a really cool trait and deserves a much closer look. LR's synergy with Shocking Aura is incredibly strong. That being said, this build needs a lot of refinement. I don't like SoR or going so deep in Earth just for the active use of it. SoR was good because it proc'd off dodges and attunement from the Arcane line way back when, which this build doesn't run. Especially on Tempest, who uses overloads so frequently. That and the nerfs to the earth line make water a better mainbar. I don't like Sigil of Impact. The time your opponents spend disabled (outside of Air 5) is completely negligible. You'll so rarely get value out of it. Almost any other offensive rune would serve you better. Don't like Sages' Amulet either. The condition damage feels like it goes to incredible waste, especially since Drake's Breath has been nerfed so hard. Consider Rune of Surging, which gives another 5 second Shocking Aura on elite use. Overall, I'd say you have a solid idea here though that's worth pursuing further, but needs changes, because it doesn't offer damage/CC close to any other meta class at the moment while being very vulnerable to focus itself.

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Wizland gave this build 0 stars May 2016

If you're looking for damage use the Fresh Air build. If you're looking for support use Auramancer. There is no reason to use this over either. Auramancer uses auras much better than this build does.

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Hanz gave this build 0 stars May 2016

There is no point at using LR over Fresh Air whatsoever.

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5 stars
Nikegipple gave this build 5 stars May 2016

At moment the only suitable and balanced tempest dps build for ele in ranked.

This build have at same time the best effect of meta auramancer (like protection on aura for you and your ally, fast invulnerability and good clean condi) and a very good dps ( evidently some healing for ally are sacrificed ).

Same set of weapon, almost same utility but a different play-style.

In this build, Shocking aura have very strong passive effect.

Shocking aura ( 240 units ) and the dps reduction from minor grandmaster trait ( 360 unit) work very well.

The same aura work like a cc and dps AoE in the fray, because can interrupt more the one target.

The use of Impact sigil improve in the right way the boost dmg effect on interrupt ( +30% )

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Mightykong gave this build 5 stars April 2016

I think it is a good start, but more useful if you are using sharing all of your auras with teammates in team fights with Powerful Aura. Also, if you use Rune of Surging in Air, you get 2 Shocking Auras back to back