Tempest - Fresh Air Auramancer



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

Focused on: Direct damageControlActive defenseSustain.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

A Tempest build for running around in open world. This build is highly mobile, difficult to kill, and deals high AoE damage with Overload Air.png Overload Air. In addition, it provides lots of buffs and damage reduction to itself and nearby allies through its auras.

Skill Bar

Dagger/WarhornHealingUtilityElite

Weapon Variants

  • You can use Scepter for ranged damage, but note that this is a significant damage loss.
  • You can carry a Staff for tagging mobs in open world farming.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
Utility Skills

Specializations

Air:


Ferocious Winds.png Ferocious Winds



Aeromancer's Training.png Aeromancer's Training



Fresh Air.png Fresh Air



Earth:


Elemental Shielding.png Elemental Shielding



Geomancer's Training.png Geomancer's Training



Diamond Skin.png Diamond Skin



Tempest:


Unstable Conduit.png Unstable Conduit



Invigorating Torrents.png Invigorating Torrents



Imbued Melodies.png Imbued Melodies


Variants

Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Standard Equipment

The Standard Variant uses similar gear to the Weaver - Power DPS Fresh Air Sword build for fractals and raids. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set and is the gear that most players should aim for.
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Superior Rune of the Scholar
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Mighty Infusion

Optimal Equipment

The Optimal Variant is the best possible gear for this build. It's overkill in most cases, and you should only get it if you have spare gold or you don’t care about fractals and raids.
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Mighty Infusion
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Precise Infusion
Variants
  • provides high sustain at the cost of damage.

Marauder Variant

For a tankier option you can run full Marauder's stats. You lose about 10% damage but your health is increased by almost 60%.
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Superior Rune of Strength
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Precise Infusion

Consumables

If you're having trouble you can use the following consumables:
Food
  • Fried Golden Dumpling Fried Golden Dumpling
    Fried Golden Dumpling.pngFried Golden Dumpling
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Concentration+25% Magic Find during Lunar New Year33% Chance for Might (5 seconds) on Crit
    Consumable
    or
    Dragon's Breath Bun Dragon's Breath Bun
    Dragon's Breath Bun.pngDragon's Breath Bun
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+200 power for 30s after killing an enemy+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    for more damage.
  • Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew.pngBowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png100% chance to gain might when you dodge.+40% to your Endurance refill rate.+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    for more dodges.
  • Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream for more healing.
Utility
  • Potent Superior Sharpening Stone Potent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone.pngPotent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Usage

General

This build relies on the interaction between Overload Air.png Overload Air and Fresh Air.png Fresh Air. After using Overload Air.png Overload Air, you can swap to another attunement and reset the cooldown on Air Attunement.png Air Attunement with any critical hit. This lets you spam Electric Discharge.png Electric Discharge and Overload Air.png Overload Air to powerful effect.
The attunement you swap to after Overload Air.png Overload Air depends on the situation:
After using the skills you need, you should swap back to Air Attunement.png Air Attunement and use Lightning Orb.png Lightning Orb and Lightning Whip.png Lightning Whip while waiting for Overload Air.png Overload Air to recharge.

Damage

Defense

  • The best defense is always to dodge or sidestep attacks. Use the high Vigor Vigor uptime of this build to your advantage.
  • This build has a ton of protection from auras. You get an aura whenever you use Overload Air.png Overload Air, Shocking Aura.png Shocking Aura, Sand Squall.png Sand Squall, or any of your shouts. Use this to your advantage to soak up incoming damage.
    • "Flash-Freeze!".png "Flash-Freeze!" provides even more damage mitigation on top of that with
      Frost Aura Frost Aura
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      Frost Aura
      Protect yourself with frost armor that reduces incoming damage by 10%. While active, it chills foes that hit you. Each attaker can be affected by this only once per second.
      Frost Aura.pngFrost Aura (7s): -10% Incoming Damage
      Chill.pngChilled (2s): -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
      .
  • Dust Storm.png Dust Storm constantly blinds enemies for 5 seconds.
  • You can use Shocking Aura.png Shocking Aura 24px Transmute Lightning, Cyclone.png Cyclone, Tidal Surge.png Tidal Surge to interrupt enemies.
  • Sand Squall.png Sand Squall and "Aftershock!".png "Aftershock!" give you a projectile-reflecting aura.
  • Glyph of Elementals.png Glyph of Elementals, used in Earth Attunement.png Earth Attunement, creates a tanky elemental that can help take pressure off you.

Sustain

Crowd Control

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5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

One of the toughest Ele builds in open world, this build maintains the high damage of Fresh Air Tempest while gaining enough bulk to solo/duo HoT hero points.

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