Arcan/Elementalist - FC-Staff

Information[edit]

A bit more tanky than the common staff WvW-zerg build in order to support my more aggressive elementalist playing style. This build is far from being optimized (for example Sigils and Runes) as it is the version I am actually playing.

Build[edit]

Weapon Set

Staff Fire Attunement
Utility
Elite
Fireball
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Fireball
Cast a fireball that explodes on impact and hits multiple foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 207
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Radius.pngRadius: 120
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Lava Font
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Lava Font
Make lava erupt from the target area.
Damage.png4Damage: 780
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Duration.pngDuration: 4 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 120
Combo.pngCombo Field: Fire
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Flame Burst
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Flame Burst
Burn foes at the target location.
Damage.pngDamage: 39
Burn.png2Burning (6s): 1,572 Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 180
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Burning Retreat
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Burning Retreat
Quickly roll backwards, leaving behind a line of fire that burns.
Damage.pngDamage: 24
Burn.pngBurning (1s): 328 Damage
Duration.pngDuration: 6 seconds
Book.pngEvade: 1 second
Combo.pngCombo Field: Fire
Meteor Shower
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Meteor Shower
Call down a meteor shower onto the target area.
Damage.pngDamage: 317
Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 24
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Duration.pngDuration: 9 seconds
Radius.pngDamage Radius: 120
Radius.pngRadius: 360
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Arcane Brilliance
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Arcane Brilliance
Arcane. Blast the area, hitting foes with critical damage and healing yourself. Healing effectinevess is increased per target hit.
Damage.pngDamage: 122
Heal.pngHealing: 3,560
Heal.pngHealing Increase per Target: 20%
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Lightning Flash
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Lightning Flash
Cantrip. Teleport to target area.
Damage.pngDamage: 365
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 1
Radius.pngRadius: 120
Range.pngRange: 900
Arcane Wave
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Arcane Wave
Arcane. Blast foes in the target area with an energy wave for critical damage.
Damage.pngDamage: 341
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 360
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Range.pngRange: 900
Armor of Earth
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Armor of Earth
Cantrip. Protect yourself with earth armor and gain protection and stability.
Protection.pngProtection (6s): -33% Incoming Damage
Stability.png10Stability (6s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
Duration.pngDuration: 6 seconds
Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
Glyph of Elementals
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Glyph of Elementals
Glyph. Summon an elemental based on your attunement.
Fire Attunement.pngGlyph of Elementals (fire).pngFire Elemental: Deals damage.
Water Attunement.pngGlyph of Elementals (water).pngIce Elemental: Deals damage and heals.
Air Attunement.pngGlyph of Elementals (air).pngAir Elemental: Deals damage and stuns.
Earth Attunement.pngGlyph of Elementals (earth).pngEarth Elemental: Deals damage and is hard to kill.
Duration.pngDuration: 60 seconds
Staff Water Attunement
Water Blast
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Water Blast
Spray a jet of water at your foe that splashes to heals nearby allies.
Damage.pngDamage: 73
Heal.pngHealing: 372
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 180
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Ice Spike
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Ice Spike
Drop a giant ice spike on foes to make them vulnerable.
Damage.pngDamage: 365
Vulnerability.png5Vulnerability (10s): 5% Incoming Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Geyser
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Geyser
Create a geyser to heal nearby allies.
Heal.pngHealing: 2,424
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Duration.pngDuration: 2 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 180
Combo.pngCombo Field: Water
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Frozen Ground
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Frozen Ground
Coat the target area in ice, chilling foes that enter it.
Chill.pngChilled (2s): -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Combo.pngCombo Field: Ice
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
Healing Rain
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Healing Rain
Call down a healing rain on the target area, granting regeneration to allies and curing conditions once every three seconds.
Regeneration.png3Regen (4s): 1,560 Heal
Book.pngConditions Removed: 1
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Book.pngPulses: 3
Duration.pngDuration: 6 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 360
Combo.pngCombo Field: Water
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Staff Air Attunement
Chain Lightning
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Chain Lightning
Hit multiple foes with arcs of chain lightning.
Damage.pngDamage: 134
Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 3
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Lightning Surge
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Lightning Surge
Charge a lightning surge that damages and blinds foes near your target when it discharges.
Damage.pngDamage: 317
Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 120
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Gust
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Gust
Push foes backwards with a burst of air.
Knockback.pngKnockback: 400
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Windborne Speed
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Windborne Speed
You and nearby allies gain swiftness, while curing crippled, immobilized, and chilled.
Swiftness.pngSwiftness (10s): 33% Movement Speed
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Static Field
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Static Field
Create an electrical field that stuns foes crossing it.
Damage.pngDamage: 122
Stun.pngStun (2s): Unable to use skills or move.
Duration.pngDuration: 4 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 180
Combo.pngCombo Field: Lightning
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
Staff Earth Attunement
Stoning
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Stoning
Hurl a rock and weaken your foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 122
Weakness.pngWeakness (3s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Eruption
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Eruption
Shake the ground until it erupts and damages foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 304
Bleed.png6Bleeding (12s): 3,060 Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Magnetic Aura
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Magnetic Aura
Reflect projectiles with magnetic energy.
Magnetic Aura.pngMagnetic Aura (5s): Reflect projectiles with magnetic energy.
Unsteady Ground
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Unsteady Ground
Create unsteady ground that foes cannot cross.
Duration.pngDuration: 3 seconds
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Shockwave
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Shockwave
Create a shockwave that bleeds and immobilizes your target.
Damage.pngDamage: 122
Bleed.pngBleeding (20s): 850 Damage
Immobilize.pngImmobilize (2s): Unable to move.
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200


Variants[edit]

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Traits[edit]

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Weapons[edit]

First Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Staff
Stats: Carrion
Superior Sigil of Energy Superior Sigil of Energy
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Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Corruption Superior Sigil of Corruption
Superior Sigil of Corruption.pngSuperior Sigil of Corruption
Gain a charge of +10 condition damage each time you kill a foe, five if you kill an enemy player.


Equipment[edit]

Armor
  • Head
Stats: Soldier
Superior Rune of Infiltration Superior Rune of Infiltration
Superior Rune of Infiltration.pngSuperior Rune of Infiltration
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Precision (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Precision (5): +100 Power (6): +10% Damage to Enemies below 50% Health; gain 5 seconds of Vigor after entering stealth. (Cooldown: 30s)
  • Shoulders
Stats: Soldier
Superior Rune of Dwayna Superior Rune of Dwayna
Superior Rune of Dwayna.pngSuperior Rune of Dwayna
(1): +25 Healing Power (2): +10% Regeneration Duration (3): +50 Healing Power (4): 25% chance when struck to gain regeneration for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 45s) (5): +100 Healing Power (6): +20% Regen Duration; When you use a heal skill, you and all nearby allies gain regeneration for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 10s)
  • Chest
Stats: Soldier
Superior Rune of Balthazar Superior Rune of Balthazar
Superior Rune of Balthazar.pngSuperior Rune of Balthazar
(1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +10% Burning Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): +20% Burning Duration (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +20% Burning Duration; +10% maximum health.
  • Hands
Stats: Soldier
Superior Rune of Balthazar Superior Rune of Balthazar
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(1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +10% Burning Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): +20% Burning Duration (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +20% Burning Duration; +10% maximum health.
  • Legs
Stats: Soldier
Superior Rune of the Forgeman Superior Rune of the Forgeman
Superior Rune of the Forgeman.pngSuperior Rune of the Forgeman
(1): +25 Toughness (2): +10% Burning Duration (3): +50 Toughness (4): +20% Burning Duration (5): +100 Toughness (6): +20% Burning duration; gain fire aura for 4 seconds when struck by a foe while below 75% health. (Cooldown: 20s)
  • Feet
Stats: Soldier
Superior Rune of Balthazar Superior Rune of Balthazar
Superior Rune of Balthazar.pngSuperior Rune of Balthazar
(1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +10% Burning Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): +20% Burning Duration (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +20% Burning Duration; +10% maximum health.
Accessories
  • Amulet
Stats: Magi
  • Ring 1
Stats: Mellagan's Whorl
  • Ring 2
Stats: Healing Signet
  • Earring 1
Stats: Soldier
  • Earring 2
Stats: Soldier
  • Back
Stats: Magi

Food/Potions/Other consumables[edit]

Usage[edit]

Stay in the blob where the enemies can't proof your build to be an utter mess, even if the commander pushes towards the enemy. However, keep out of fields of red circles and stay away from the enemy melee train.

Reliability[edit]

I do not take responsibility for broken armor pieces if someone tries this build. However, if someone thinks there is a spark of hope, feel free to overhaul this build and post a copy to the mainspace or leave a comment at Arcan/Elementalist - FC-Staff.