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Fresh Air Tempest DPS Build

GW2. Raid Build. Fresh Air Tempest. DPS Elementalist PvE.


Last Update: September 2023


Overview

The Fresh Air Tempest is a DPS elementalist build with wide cleaving damage and great utility for its team including the ability to output 25 might for the party in its rotation and potentially taking Rebound to ignore mechanics.

Playstyle

Role: DPS

Stack the damage modifiers you gain from finishing an overload, swapping into Air Attunement with Fresh Air, and hitting with fire fields with your high damaging skills or overlapping pulsing damaging areas. Always use the instant cast Lightning Strike and Flame Barrage (Glyph of Elementals activation) whenever possible, during an overload is the easiest time to do so.

Use Lightning Hammer to fill in the gap when your Fire attunement burst is on cooldown or when you need something to fill the time between your Air Attunement swap and Air Overload. Always use the Lightning Hammer 4 skill as close to the center of the enemy hitbox as possible. Keep using the auto attack while swapping in and out of Air Attunement to Overload Air.

Burst Opener

  • Air 5 > Overload Air
  • Fire 2 > 3 > 5 > Fire Overload > Glyph of Storms > 2 > 3
  • Swap Air > 2/5 > Lightning Hammer > 4 > 111 > Air Overload
  • Swap Water > Drop Hammer > 2 > 3 > Swap Air + 2111 > Air Overload
  • Swap to Fire and continue the Loop >

Rotation Loop

  • Fire 2 > 3 > 5 > Fire Overload/Glyph of Storms > 2 > 3 (cast Glyph of Elementals whenever possible)
  • Swap Air > 2/5 > Lightning Hammer > 4 > 111 (or Fiery Greatsword 5) > Air Overload
  • Swap Water > Drop Hammer > 2 > 3 > Swap Air + 2111 > Air Overload

Difficulty
75%

Equipment

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

Primary Weapon Set

Scepter
Berserker
Warhorn
Berserker
ItemStat
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker

Relic

Consumables

Infusions

Fractal
x18
Optional
x18

Skills

Scepter / WarhornHeal / Utility / Elite

Alternatives

  • Elite: for a safety net during more dangerous mechanics
  • Elite: for more damage over time when used in Fire, or more sustain when used in Water
  • Utility: to perform mechanics and get back to the safety of your squad quickly

Traits


Alternatives

  • Tempest: to provide Alacrity (also use Relic of the Herald).

Build Template

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Gameplay


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