Tempest - Frontline Aurashare (GvG)

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: ControlSupportHealing and Condition cleanse

Designed for: WvW GvG

Expansions required: Heart of Thorns builds

This build was last updated on June 24, 2022 and is up to date for the August 2, 2022 game patch.

Overview

This build primarily fills the role of the healer and cleanser for its party as an alternative to Scrapper

is an exceptionally powerful revive skill - in it has the unique effect of repositioning the target, allowing the tempest to fully reset a player that went down in a bad place.

Tempest provides high amounts of might provided with , and as well as unique auras including the very powerful .

For the usage of attunements and skills, tempest can stick to a relatively simple rotation. While a strict rotation is not optimal in all situations, it is effective for beginners and helps to allow focus on other things while learning.


Skill Bar

Dagger/Focus
Utility


Specializations


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Equipment

Head
Minstrel
Shoulders
Minstrel
Chest
Minstrel
Hands
Minstrel
Legs
Minstrel
Feet
Minstrel
Backpiece
Minstrel
Accessory
Minstrel
Accessory
Minstrel
Amulet
Minstrel
Ring
Minstrel
Ring
Minstrel
Dagger
Minstrel
Focus
Minstrel
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18
Rune Variants
  • extra cleanse but less uptime
  • high healing increase, but drops some condition clear and defensive stats


Consumables

    • personal option
    • is an alternative if you can go for many revives


Usage

General

  • Unlike most builds in WvW, Dagger/Focus aurashare tempest can be played with a skill rotation
    • Breaking the rotation to survive is fine, breaking it to try and access more healing or condition clear is usually suboptimal
    • The most important part of the rotation is maximizing the amount of swaps into to proc , and /
    • The order of the non-fire attunements is not important to the rotation, roughly prioritize in this order, but change based on needs:
      1. - healing and cleanse
      2. - anti-melee CC, projectile hate, single target CC, single target
      3. - personal survivability, AoE CC, AoE
    • Skipping or cancelling the Overload of or is fine if you need fast healing/condition cleanse
Skill Rotation
  • Start the fight in
  1. //
  2. Use skills 2 through 5 as needed until-
  3. //
  4. Repeat from step 3.
  • If at any stage your group is not engaged or is standing back, not needing to be cleansed or healed, simply pause and pick up again when you resume pushing or being pushed. If you have plenty of downtime, you can start from again.


Overall Priorities

High
  • Condition clear
  • Healing
Moderate
  • CC
Low
  • Aura/Boonshare


Surviving

  • This build has moderate passive defense
  • This build has moderate mobility skill access
  • This builds has low active defenses
    • Be careful about attuning into , since you'll lose access to after leaving it
    • Since you lack personal stunbreaks and Stability Stability and you heavily rely on skills with longer casttimes, you want to position safely
      • Stay close to tag, but not directly on top - within 200-300 range is close enough to quickly respond to movements and get boons without getting stuck behind
      • While overloading, if needed, move further away ensure the cast finishes - has 600 radius
Active defense priority


Detailed Explanations

Glyph of Renewal

  • Under General Options / Combat/Movement turn on Allow Skill Retargetting and set Ground Targetting to Instant Cast, this will make cast at the location your cursor is at the end of the cast, instead of where you initially targetted
  • Focus on reviving allies who are far away with , don't waste the skill on players that can be hand rezzed.
  • Use in on single players and on multiple players
    • If the teleportation is not needed (or actively harmful), use the glyph in for the extra heal
  • If a downed ally can be safely revived by other means don't use
  • If you are under the effect of you can cast in to avoid timing out


Condition clear

  • Most of your condition clear is tied up in attunements and overloads by , so conserve your shouts unless you absolutely need them
    • and each cleanse two conditions but should normally be saved for healing and Immobilize Immobilize respectively
  • Keep in mind the small, 240 radius of / both significant condition clear with
Condition clear priority
  • - +
    • -
    • -
    • - +
    • -
    • -
    • - +
    • - +
  • - +
  • - +
  • -
  • - +


Healing

  • Most of your healing will be passively applied by rotating through your attunements, applying aura skills and . Your main decision is when to go into and when to use your shout skills
    • Enter when you predict heavy pressure coming in the next 10 seconds
  • Tempests biggest burst heal skill is
    • Keep in mind most of the healing is first pulse which only has a radius of 180
  • is instant cast, meaning it provides the healing immediately and can also be used while CCed
Healing priority
  • -
    • - water field blast
    • - +
  • - +
    • -
    • -
    • - +
    • - water field blast
    • - +
  • -


CC

  • Use your AoE CC when:
    • Your group calls a spike:
      • Winds -
      • Wells - +
      • Shades -
      • Traps - +
    • On top of enemy downs (while alive players are on top of them)
    • Enemy groups moving defensively while your group is pushing
  • Be careful using and since leaving locks you out of
  • Save when is available to CC instead
  • If your team is focusing on a single player, use and
    • Make sure to check the targets boon bar for Stability Stability
  • Use to stop the enemy from reviving downed players by knocking them away
  • It can also be used if you notice that the enemy ran out of Stability Stability and access to it
CC priority
    • -


Aura/boonshare

  • Try to be in for melee engages to apply
    • Activate as soon as you enter so its duration doesn't overlap with +
  • Make sure you're close to your group when leaving to proc , it has a short 240 radius


Settings

  • Under General Options / User Interface check Always show squad health bars and Always show party health bars. These will make it much easier to keep track of who needs your support.
  • Also under General Options / User Interface turn on Thick party health bars
    • Thick squad health bars can be used too as a matter of personal preference, but is not recommended for large numbers
  • Under Squad Options uncheck View as a grid. This will allow you to keep track of your allies' boons, conditions and health, enabling a better decision-making and skill management.


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