Tempest - LI Earth Tempest

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The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good.

Focused on: Condition damageDefenseMelee damage.

Designed for:



A simple LI build that focuses on bleeding damage and very high passive defense through Elementalist's Earth traits. This build is very easy to play, featuring just a 2-3 button rotation and can summon powerful minions to assist you.

What Is LI?

LI stands for "Low-Intensity". LI builds are a class of builds that work to slow the game down drastically by using passive defense and builds that require very low input to function. These builds are designed primarily for players that have disabilities that may prevent them from playing higher intensity builds, though they are here for any player who wishes to play them.

LI builds function quite well on their own and are created to be equivalent to our General or Roaming build section. They typically do not output especially high DPS and focus on gear with passive defense, like Soldier stat icon.png Soldier and Dire stat icon.png Dire .

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Weapon Variants

  • Offhand Focus - Provides more defense at the cost of potential damage.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - burst heal.
  • - if conditions are a problem.
Utility Skills
  • - if you don't mind pressing extra buttons, you can drop one of the signets for this for a very strong block
Elite Skills
  • - for mobility.


Build Code



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

Standard Equipment

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Superior Rune of the Krait
  • If using Exotic gear, swap your Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's backpiece for a Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's ring instead to ensure you still hit 100% bleeding duration. Otherwise, it is advised to stick with the gear provided.



  • 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.
  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma


This food assists with more difficult content.
  • - more dodges and might
  • - Damage


Dealing damage with this build is very easy.

  • Use and off cooldown.
  • Use Skill 1, when not using other skills
  • Use your and to summon strong elementals to fight for you.
  • If comfortable, you can expand the rotation by adding the following skills, in order of priority:
    • Earth Elemental's Stomp (Elite)

You can use to grant yourself some defense as well.

Crowd Control

CC is very low with this build. Your only real forms of CC come from your Greater Earth Elemental's Stomp (cause by re-activating your after you've summoned the elemental. A small amount of CC also comes from using and , though it is a very small amount.

Build rating - 4 stars
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2 Ratings
4 stars
Magnitudetw gave this build 4 stars July 2021

A solid build that can handle most open-world content, though lacking a good range option and the minions disappear when mounting make it less enjoyable.

4 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 4 stars April 2021

LI on Ele was a struggle but this build handles itself very well. The biggest issue presented by it is the lack of any good ranged option, but this is generally countered by the fact that the build is incredibly resilient.