Tempest - Power DPS (Fractal)

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Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Fractals

Overview

Also known as Fresh Air Scepter/Warhorn Tempest, this is an old Heart of Thorns build which has now become one of the best AoE burst damage builds in the game.

Fresh Air Tempest relies on spamming and resetting its cooldown with . This, combined with its high damage AoE skills, makes it excel at killing adds and trash mobs. In addition, Tempest provides a lot of Vulnerability Vulnerability, deals excellent burst damage on large hitboxes, and provides a unique damage buff to its party through 's Static Discharge.

This guide is focused on fractals. For the raid version see Tempest - Power DPS.


Skill Bar

Scepter/Warhorn
Utility


Skill Variants

Healing

  • will provide the highest uptime in very low damage fights (i.e. fights where you never press your healing skill).
  • for a strong group heal.
  • if extra condition cleanse is needed.

Utilities

  • over if you have very high Agony Resistance and get enough precision from your Mist Offensive Potion to cap crit chance.
  • over if having trouble staying alive in high-pressure fights, or if your Overloads are getting interrupted.


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Specializations


Specialization Variants

  • if you aren't hitting defiance bars consistently.
  • if you have no other source of vigor.
  • if you need the shield.


Fire Variant

Use Fire instead of Arcane if you don't have a Build:Chronomancer - Utility Boon Support providing you with 6 or more boons for .


Equipment

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Scepter
Berserker
Warhorn
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18


Equipment Variants

  • or slaying sigils if applicable.


Usage

See Build:Tempest_-_Power_DPS for rotation information.


Blasting OUT OF COMBAT

Elementalist has a lot of combo fields and finishers you make use of to assist your party out of combat.

  • Use switch to and use over the then and to give Swiftness Swiftness to your party.
  • If your party is using blast finishers in a smoke field to stealth, switch between your attunements and weapons and use skills that are blast finishers.
    • for example switch to mainhand scepter in and use
    • switch to offhand dagger in and use
    • switch to mainhand dagger in and use


Stacking Might

  • Start in with Scepter/Focus
  • Use and aim bellow it
  • Place your character on top of the fire field and use in it
  • Swap to while using
  • Aim your camera above your character and cast
  • Switch to dagger mainhand and use
  • Swap to and use
  • Switch to offhand dagger and use and
  • This is going to give your party 24 stacks of might, to get 25 stacks you can use while is channeling.


Running

  • Use for swiftness.
  • Switch to offhand dagger in and use without a target.
  • While in use backwards.
  • Use
  • In long runs cast and use and .


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 2 votes.
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4 stars
Ether gave this build 4 stars • May 2020
just overall better than weaver in general pug groups. Your might stack/firefield uptime can rly help the team's boons if your FB has issues w/ maintaning might stacks in longer fights. Excellent AOE cleaving that's just the perfect recipe for over 90% of fractal encounters and other good utilies that can be changed back and forth on the fly. Depending on the instance you're dealing w/, u can even serve as an excellent albeit extremely offensive support without having to swap equipments. If you're team struggles w/ projectile heavy fights or need additional lock down on enemies, after shock is a great alternative to fire signet, as it provides entire team w/ reflect aura as well as a cripple+immobilize.
5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars • February 2019
Top tier burst damage, cleave, and CC/utility make Tempest a strong contender for fractals.

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