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: Direct damageControlSurvivability.

Designed for:

  

Expansions required:

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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.


Skill Bar

Dagger/x Variant

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Weapon Variants

  • Dagger offhand: Higher mobility than Warhorn but less AOE damage potential.
  • Scepter mainhand: Lower damage than Dagger but adds a ranged option.
  • Focus: Very strong defensive option
  • Staff: Not recommended for this build, only use if you need to hit large groups from range.

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

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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.
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Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
Mighty Infusion
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  • Offensive Runes - , , Can't find such rune "Superior Rune of Pack"! Please refer to our rune index., Can't find such rune "Superior Rune of Flame Legion"! Please refer to our rune index.
  • Defensive Runes - , , , ,

Marauder Variant

For a tankier option you can run full Marauder's stats. You lose some damage but gain a lot of health.
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6x
Superior Rune of Strength
18x
Precise Infusion
Variants
  • Offensive Sigils - , , ,
  • Offensive Runes - Can't find such rune "Superior Rune of Scholar"! Please refer to our rune index., , Can't find such rune "Superior Rune of Pack"! Please refer to our rune index., Can't find such rune "Superior Rune of Flame Legion"! Please refer to our rune index.
  • Defensive Runes - , , , ,
  • Alternative Stats: You can run a mixture of Assassin's and Valkyrie's armor if you do not have access to Marauder gear.

Optimal DPS Equipment

The Optimal Variant is the best possible damage gear for this build.
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Superior Rune of the Scholar
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Mighty Infusion
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Consumables

Power Builds:

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • ,
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    - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

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.
      Frost Aura.pngFrost Aura (7s): -10% Incoming Damage
      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)
  • (from Air Elemental)
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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.