Tempest - Tempest Farmer

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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: TaggingEventsAoeDirect damage.

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Overview

A Tempest build specialized for farming loot from enemies in large group events. This build is easily able to tag multiple enemies at once thanks to its high AoE damage.. It is a very effective Tagging build.

Skill Bar

Scepter/DaggerHealingUtilityElite

Skill Variants

Utility Skills
  • You can run over for stunbreak.

Weapon Variants

  • You can run Staff if mobs live more than a few hits.
  • You can run Warhorn for more utility at bosses at the cost of mobility.

Specializations

Build Code

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Fire Variant

If running a staff you can use this in place of air.



Equipment

Your gear should be focused on keeping you alive. In most Tagging situations you don't want to deal high damage but need some survivability. There are many sets that accomplish this goal.
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Superior Rune of Vampirism
Variants
  • When farming events like The Mad King's Labyrinth where mobs die quickly, do not wear trinkets or only wear trinkets that increase your survivability. You don't want to do much damage to mobs so you don't steal kills. It can also be beneficial to use a Masterwork weapon.
  • Other great sets include Knight's, Soldier's, and Magi's. Having some crit chance is good because it helps proc .
  • is a great replacement for if you don't have trouble with mobility.

Consumables

Food
Utility:

Usage

Farming

  • Camp Air Attunement and use , , and . Use Overload Air when you can get on top of groups of mobs.
    • You can swap to other attunements and then swap back quickly to proc . This is recommended on bosses.
    • If using staff, swap between fire, water, and air. Try to stay out of earth. Use any AOE skills you have. Spam on downed allies.
  • Use your shouts off cooldown
  • Use for mobility or for extra AoE while skills are on cooldown.
  • You can use for mobility.


Crowd Control

Build rating - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
5 stars
Elthari gave this build 5 stars last month

Strong, reliable farming build with lots of self-buffs and utility when needed. Hitscan AA makes for some lazy tagging. Only slight disadvantage is 900 range. Can advise Arcane Shield for safe Lake Doric farm.

5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars last month

The instant-hit of Arc Lightning creates a very powerful synergy with Sigil of Fire provided you have a little crit chance. Very strong build for tagging.