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Arcane Staff Heal Tempest Build

GW2. Raid Build. Arcane Staff Support Tempest. Heal Elementalist PvE 2023.

Last Update: Jan 2023


Overview

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.

Playstyle

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.


Difficulty

51%

Equipment

ItemStatRune / Sigil
Helm
Minstrel
Shoulders
Minstrel
Coat
Minstrel
Gloves
Minstrel
Leggings
Minstrel
Boots
Minstrel

Primary Weapon Set

Staff
Minstrel

ItemStat
Amulet
Minstrel
Ring
Minstrel
Ring
Minstrel
Accessory
Minstrel
Accessory
Minstrel
Backpiece
Minstrel

Consumables

Infusions

Fractal
x18
Optional
x18

Skills

StaffHeal / Utility / Elite

Alternatives

  • Elite: while in Water Attunement for more healing

Traits


Alternatives

  • Tempest: for more healing when Alacrity is not necessary

Build Template

Chat Code: (copy/paste into in-game chat)

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Gameplay


8 Comments

  1. Hey there! Looks very nice! You think it might get some changes after 23 august patch?

  2. Would there be an acceptable alternative to minstrel’s gear? Maklain’s is awfully expensive to craft, and I’m wondering if there’s another prefix or combo of prefixes that might get it close enough.

    • I think when you use harrier its still good. Without toughness you can’t be kiter probably.

    • Harrier’s mixed with some Magi is perfectly fine if you plan to just go boon/heals and NOT expect to tank which can happen with this build. Hence, the kiting part of it.

  3. Oh sorry, I had cele gear in mind, as I’m not sure where to get the recipes for harrier or minstrel.

    • The exotic Harrier insignias are discovery recipes from crafting with PoF. The ascended form is a random drop from Vabbi or Elon Riverlands meta boss chest. The best way to do the ascended pieces here honestly is to craft an alternative ascended piece that’s way cheaper, like Dire’s, and then use mystic forge to change to Harrier since you only need exotic insignias for that.

      Exotic AND Ascended Minstrels is from the Itzel mastery vendor with HoT, or buy from the Heroics Notary.

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