GW2. Best Open World Build. Condition Burn Holosmith. Engineer PvE.
Last Update: December 2023
The Burn Condition Holosmith is an open world engineer build with lots of dodges to manage its heat and to enter forge more often to access its powerful skills that apply burning.
Going into Photon Forge grants powerful abilities like the Photon Blitz and Corona Burst, but it also generates Heat which can give many modifiers to Sword abilities and Holo Utilities. Also when you lose Heat you heal, however if you reach maximum heat level you Overheat and lose health and access to your tool belt. So you want to get as close to Overheating as possible without actually reaching it. One trick that is useful for maximizing your heat is using Corona Burst right before leaving Photon Forge and since the heat gained is gradual, it will stop at maximum so long as it happens after you exit.
After leaving Forge, use Flamethrower or Sword abilities depending on the range you are at. Use your instant cast tool belt skills to gain Vigor and Quickness, and use Dodges to lower your heat levels and to apply burning.
Basic Skill Priority:
- Use Forge When Heat is below 50%
- Leave Forge before Overheating and use Sword 2/3
- Use Flamethrower 2/3/4
Photon Forge Rotation: Photon Forge 3 > 4 > (5 if low on heat) > Laser Disk > Prime Light Beam > Dodge > 3
|Rune / Sigil
Primary Weapon Set
- Jade Bot Core: for extra vitality
- Stats: For more damage when in group content, use Viper gear
|Sword / Shield
|Heal / Utility / Elite
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