Tempest - Staff Tempest

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

Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Open World and Open World General

Expansions required: Heart of Thorns builds

Overview

A long-ranged tempest build for open world farming with a zerg. This build is primarily focused on dealing area damage in group farms and does not function well solo.


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Skill Bar

Staff
Utility


Specializations


Equipment

This setup provides high damage and uses gear similar to Build:Tempest_-_Power_DPS, making it a good option for general PVE.

  • Ascended gear is not required for open world, exotic works fine.
  • Note the second staff is for stacking sigil purposes and is not required.
Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Staff
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
staff
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6



Consumables

Food

  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions. Budget versions of these foods exist and are acceptable.
  • - farming
  • - DPS
  • - defense

Utility

  • (and variants) - farming
  • / - DPS


Usage

Damage / Tagging

  • Use off cooldown on groups of enemies.
  • Use and on large, static groups of enemies or bosses.
  • - Useful for rapidly tagging weaker enemies.
  • - Instant cast tagging of nearby enemies (if equipped).
  • - Instant cast wide area tagging (If equipped).


Defense & Support

  • - Powerful defensive evade and movement skill, can be used in any direction by rotating your character.
  • and - Significant condition removal to both yourself and allies.
  • , and - Area healing.
  • - A large area blind.
  • , and - Can be used on water fields for additional area healing or on fire fields for extra might.


Crowd Control

  • and - For blocking moving targets (has no effect when the enemy is stationary).
  • and - Soft CC options.
  • - From Ice Elemental if equipped.
  • - From Air Elemental if equipped.


Variants

Skill Variants

Healing Skills

  • - if conditions are a problem. Synergizes with covering its long channel time.
  • - Powerful burst heal.


Utility Skills

  • - Good AOE damage especially if running the Arcane variant
  • - More single-target damage than .
  • - More tagging and AOE might
  • - Excellent stunbreak
  • - Mobility.


Elite Skills

  • - High damage and mobility.
  • - Summon which deals damage and generates might (Fire) or can provide a frontline if you are solo (Earth).


Trait Variants

  • - Higher might uptime if needed.
  • - Fury and swiftness if using aura traits/utilities.
  • - Mobility, especially when paired with .
  • - More frequent access to and a ferocity boost.
  • - Additional boons when overloading, useful if running .


Arcane

Replaces fire. Adds defense and utility at the cost of damage.

  • - Improves revive power in zergs.
  • - Use this when running with a group that grants lots of boons.
  • - Provides good defensive abilities on dodging while in or


Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Marauder Marauder - Trades 10% damage for +60% EHP; expensive
  • Knight Knight - Defensive (trinkets only)


Runes

  • - provides a huge increase to sustain in a zerg
  • / - Crit-chance runes, the latter also providing more boon uptime


Sigils

  • - Cheap offhand sigil
  • - Extra defense in a zerg
  • - Option for more self Might Might generation


Consumable Variants

Food

  • - Damage buff against groups of weaker enemies.
  • - Budget food (if not using ) for added self might generation
  • / - Budget DPS food.

Utility

  • - Budget DPS utility.


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 4 votes.
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4 stars
Warming Hearth gave this build 4 stars • April 2022
The AoE of staff and overloads make this a good farming build by camping fire but, just like the description says, greatly struggles in solo content. If you prefer a ranged playstyle, weaver will better fit that role since tempest is inherently melee, and also allows for more liberal attunement swap.
4 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 4 stars • August 2021
This build is an excellent option for zerging with an elementalist. It brings high area damage at 1200 range, which is valuable in most meta event farms.
5 stars
Timekeeper gave this build 5 stars • June 2021
This is a great build for PvE and Story-Line Soloing! I highly recommend this build if your having issues staying alive while trying to solo anything.
5 stars
Tao101 gave this build 5 stars • May 2020
An excellent Open world staff Tempest build. Great tagging, control and good damage. Surprisingly good for solo stuff, if you're used to using staff and good fun to boot.

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