Tempest - Power DPS (Fractal)

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

Focused on: Direct damage.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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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 Overload Air.png Overload Air and resetting its cooldown with Fresh Air.png Fresh Air. 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 Overload Air.png Overload Air's Static Discharge.
This guide is focused on fractals. For the raid version see Tempest - Power DPS.

Skill Bar


Slot Changes





Ferocious Winds.png Ferocious Winds

Stormsoul.png Stormsoul

Fresh Air.png Fresh Air


Arcane Precision.png Arcane Precision

Elemental Contingency.png Elemental Contingency

Bountiful Power.png Bountiful Power


Gale Song.png Gale Song

Harmonious Conduit.png Harmonious Conduit

Imbued Melodies.png Imbued Melodies


Fire Variant

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


Burning Precision.png Burning Precision

Pyromancer's Training.png Pyromancer's Training

Persisting Flames.png Persisting Flames


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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 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 Force.png
Superior Sigil of Impact.png
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Superior Rune of the Scholar
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
  • or slaying sigils if applicable.


Video rotation example by Roul


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

Stacking Might

  • This is going to give your party 24 stacks of might, to get 25 stacks you can use Arcane Wave.png Arcane Wave while Churning Earth.png Churning Earth is channeling.


Build rating - 5 stars
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1 Ratings
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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