Tempest - Fresh Air Auramancer

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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Solo contentEventsDirect damageControlSurvivability.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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This build is up to date as of October 5, 2019.


Overview

This build is highly mobile, difficult to kill, and deals high AoE damage with . In addition, it provides lots of buffs and damage reduction to itself and nearby allies through its auras.
This build excels at Solo Content and Event farming and when using a Staff it can even tag fairly well. It is an all-around excellent choice.

Skill Bar

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Weapon Variants

  • You can use Scepter for ranged damage or extra blast finishers.
  • You can carry a Staff for tagging mobs in open world farming.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - burst heal.
  • - if conditions are a problem.
Utility Skills
  • - flat damage increase.
  • - both high AoE damage and a strong defensive skill.
  • - breaks stun and blocks attacks.
  • - for mobility.

Specializations



Variants
  • - if you don't need condition cleanse.

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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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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6x
Superior Rune of Strength
18x
Precise Infusion
Variants
  • provides high sustain at the cost of damage.
  • Run instead of Strength if running Vampirism runes. is also an excellent option.

Optimal DPS Equipment

The Optimal Variant is the best possible gear for this build. It's overkill in most cases and is only recommended for players that prefer the glass cannon playstyle.
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6x
Superior Rune of Strength
15x
Mighty Infusion
3x
Precise Infusion
Variants
  • provides high sustain at the cost of damage.
  • Run instead of Strength if running Vampirism runes. is also an excellent option.


Consumables

Power Builds:

Food
  • or
    for more damage.
  • for playing with groups.
  • is a good budget option.
  • for more dodges.
  • is a fantastic food for farming open world. It's cheap, provides a moderate boost to both damage and survivability, and increases magic find significantly.
  • for more healing.
  • is a great option when you do not need any extra damage or sustain.
Utility
  • or
    is your best damage option.
  • is a great budget option.

Usage

General

This build relies on the interaction between and . After using , you can swap to another attunement and reset the cooldown on with any critical hit. This lets you spam and to powerful effect.
The attunement you swap to after depends on the situation:
  • has high-damage skills in and .
  • provides healing and , which you can use to blast the water field from for more healing.
  • grants protection and for crowd control.
After using the skills you need, you should swap back to and use and while waiting for to recharge.

Damage

  • DPS is mostly passive with this build; just make sure you're hitting things with your and .
    • Never interrupt .
  • You can use to maintain Fury Fury.
  • Weave in , , and when you can for more damage.
  • does good damage and should be cast off cooldown.

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 , , , or any of your shouts. Use this to your advantage to soak up incoming damage.
    • provides even more damage mitigation on top of that with
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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.
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      Chill.pngChilled (2s): -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
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  • constantly blinds enemies for 5 seconds.
  • You can use , , to interrupt enemies.
  • and give you a projectile-reflecting aura.
  • , used in , creates a tanky elemental that can help take pressure off you.

Sustain

  • is the key to sustain with this build. Use and for healing. You can use to blast the water field from for more healing.
  • Always be spamming or other skills to maximize the healing from .
    • If running , you can activate and still get the passive healing.
  • Your main source of condition cleanse comes from . If you're having a lot of trouble with conditions, you can run .
  • , used in , creates an elemental with extremely powerful healing on a short cooldown.
  • If you need healing really badly, you can run away and .

Crowd Control

  • (from Ice Elemental)
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Build rating - 5 stars
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1 Ratings
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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