GW2. Raid Build. Arcane Staff Support Tempest. Heal Elementalist PvE 2023.
Last Update: Jan 2023
The Arcane Staff Tempest is a Support elementalist build with extremely potent healing and revive potential, making it great for recovering from tough mechanics, but also great for serving as the only healer in a composition. This build gives alacrity and protection when stacking on the group, but works as a kiter as well because of its ability to support from range.
Role: Support or Kiter
Mostly stay in the water attunement to share the passive healing aura Soothing Water, but sharing Protection and Alacrity requires using other attunements. Overloading any attunement will share alacrity, and Earth 3 Transmute and Earth Overload will give protection. “Aftershock!” will also give aegis to block a single attack.
Combine blast finishers with water fields to create healing combos to heal your party.
Blast Finishers: Water 2, Earth 2, Earth 3 Transmute, Dodging in Earth, “Aftershock!”
Water Fields: Water 3, Water 5
Other Healing Sources: Water Overload, Dodging in Water attunement, “Wash the Pain Away!”
“Rebound!” can be used in clutch situations to save yourself and one party from lethal damage so that they can easily revive the others.
If you ever run out of healing, know that the Staff Water 1 skill provides some healing to allies at the location the projectile lands. If allies need healing but are not by an enemy you can target, you can aim these projectiles by detargeting and facing your camera downwards so it lands beneath them. There are also quite a few utility/CC skills available in the Air and Earth attunements.
|Item||Stat||Rune / Sigil|
Primary Weapon Set
|Staff||Heal / Utility / Elite|
- Elite: while in Water Attunement for more healing
- Tempest: for more healing when Alacrity is not necessary
Chat Code: (copy/paste into in-game chat)