GW2. WvW Build. DPS Holosmith Zerg Build. Engineer World vs World.
Last Update: January 2024
The DPS Holosmith is an engineer build for WvW zerging that uses the wide range of the Flamethrower Flame Jet and the Photon Forge skills to dish out tons of damage in larger fights. It also has decent mobility built into the Photon Leap so it can keep up with the group or weave in and out of risky positioning unlike other more static DPS builds.
Your most damaging skills are the Photon Forge 3 Corona Burst which is a wide AoE around you, and the Flamethrower 1 which is a wide cone in front of you. They are reliable damage mostly because they can be used consistently with very low or no cooldown. Rifle 5 and 2 can be used for more burst damage combos, and Prime Light Beam or Laser Disk can be used when above 50 Heat to get more pulsing damage to remove enemy aegis or blinds.
Even further, the Photonic Blasting Module allows you to overheat to deal massive AoE damage, but the timing is important. Spam the Photon Forge skills to get your heat high out of combat, and because you won’t lose heat you can immediately overheat when you enter your next photon forge for a prepared burst.
Basic Rotation: Gather Heat > Prime Light Beam > Laser Disk > Rifle 5 > 2 > Enter Forge > 3 > 5 > Overheat > Flamethrower 111
Keep using the Flamethrower while waiting for your heat to cool off, then enter back into forge and keep using the Corona Burst until your heat is almost maxed. Leave Forge and save it for your next burst rotation.
|Rune / Sigil
Primary Weapon Set
Optional Weapon Set
- Stats: Full Marauder can also work
|Heal / Utility / Elite
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