Tempest - Meta Event Boon Support DPS


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

Focused on: Condition damageSupport.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

A Tempest build for supporting open world meta events, popularized by Nike of [DnT]. This build provides 25 Might Might and Fury Fury to up to 9 other players, while also dealing very high damage on its own.

Skill Bar

Scepter/WarhornHealingUtilityElite

Specializations

Equipment

This build uses similar equipment to the Scourge - Utility Condi DPS build for fractals and raids. The main difference is the
on one weapon.
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Ascended Hands (Light).png
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Ascended Legs (Light).png
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Ascended Feet (Light).png
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Ascended Back.png
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Ascended Accessory1.png
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Ascended Amulet.png
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Ascended Ring1.png
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Ascended Ring2.png
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Ascended Scepter.png
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Ascended Warhorn.png
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Superior Sigil of Bursting.png
Superior Sigil of Smoldering.png
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Superior Rune of the Renegade
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Malign Infusion
Variants
  • You can run
    for better might stacking at the expense of personal DPS.
  • You can run
    over
    if you're confident in consistently getting more than 10 stacks.
  • For more burst damage but less sustained DPS, you can run Grieving or Sinister stats with
    .

Consumables

Food:
  • Bowl of Fire Meat Chili Bowl of Fire Meat Chili
    Bowl of Fire Meat Chili.pngBowl of Fire Meat Chili
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+15% burn duration+70 precision+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
Utility:
  • Furious Tuning Crystal Furious Tuning Crystal
    Furious Tuning Crystal.pngFurious Tuning Crystal
    Nourishment (30m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Expertise equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable

Usage

Buffs

The main purpose of this build is to buff nearby players with 25 Might Might and Fury Fury. There are a few ways you can do this:
By spamming these over and over you can maintain 25 might permanently on yourself and 9 other players.

Notes

  • Be aware that Dragon's Tooth.png Dragon's Tooth has a long delay between cast and effect, so it should always be cast in advance of other skills.
  • Your fire fields may overlap with other combo fields in chaotic events. If this is the case consider standing slightly back from the boss so that your fire fields don't overlap. See What are Combo Fields? for a more in-depth explanation of combo mechanics.

DPS

  • In general this build is very easy and doesn't have a real rotation. Just camp in Fire Attunement.png Fire Attunement and press your skills off cooldown.
  • Activate all your utility skills off cooldown for damage (including Signet of Fire.png Signet of Fire).
  • Use Phoenix.png Phoenix on the far side of the boss so the projectile hits both going and coming back.
  • Conjure Fiery Greatsword.png Conjure Fiery Greatsword grants a strong stat boost, but most of the skills in it don't do much damage, so it isn't worth staying in for extended periods of time. In general, you should use Firestorm.png Firestorm, Fiery Eruption.png Fiery Eruption, then drop the weapon. You should also use Overload Fire.png Overload Fire and utility skills while holding a Fiery Greatsword if possible,
    • Keep track of where you dropped the Fiery Greatsword, as you can pick it up again to reuse its skills when Firestorm.png Firestorm comes off cooldown.

CC

Links

Nike's video popularizing the build, including rotation example
Build rating - 5 stars
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1 Ratings
5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars January 2019

An exceptionally powerful and versatile support. Brings not just might and fury for 10 players, but a plethora of defensive options and utilities.

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