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Grenade Holosmith Roaming Build

GW2. WvW Build. Grenade Holosmith Roaming Build. Holosmith. Engineer World vs World.


Last Update: January 2024


Overview

The Grenade Holosmith can overcome almost any situation just by doing insane damage while kiting. It has medium range burst damage from grenades and plenty of mobility from superspeed.

Synergy

Maintaining your heat above 100 is important because it gives might which not only gives a damage boost, but it also heals from alchemy traits and will give more condition to boon conversion when leaving forge. The mobility is high due to the super speed on Holo Leap, which will also cleanse Immobilize, Cripple, and Chill, allowing an aggressive playstyle that goes in and out.

Playstyle

To keep your heat high without overheating, use Corona Burst and Holo Leap more freely. Use Photon Blitz only when you can guarantee the hit, just throwing it out and missing is a big waste of heat. Avoid Holographic Shockwave unless your heat is really low. Corona Burst can be used at the end of your forge rotation and so long as you leave forge before the skill pulses your heat to 100 you will not overheat.


Grenade Tips:

Setup your Ground Targeting option as ‚ÄúInstant‚ÄĚ as well as enabling ‚ÄúSkill Retargeting‚ÄĚ and practice aiming with your Grenade Kit while moving for better accuracy. This improves your damage output while under pressure or kiting drastically. If you still have issues to land grenades you can try using the option ‚ÄúSnap Ground Target to Current Target‚ÄĚ and the grenades will go to your target as long you are in range, just make sure to detarget before using any other AoE like if you want to throw an elixir at your location. You can see a tutorial on this at the start of this video: Click!


Difficulty
75%

Equipment

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

Primary Weapon Set

Sword
Berserker
Shield
Berserker

Optional Weapon Set

Rifle
Berserker

ItemStat
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker

Relic

Consumables

Infusions

Optional
x18

Alternatives

  • Stats: Both rings with Marauder or Captains can also work if need more defense
  • Rune: for extra boon duration
  • Sigil: for secure burst critical

Skills

Sword / ShieldHeal / Utility / Elite
Photon ForgeGrenade Kit

Alternatives

  • Elite: for stun and utility fields

Traits


Alternatives

  • Explosives: for more damage but less sustain
  • Explosives: for more damage but less sustain

Build Template

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

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Gameplay

Video Build Guide:

Credit to Vallun for the video.

Updated Gameplay:


7 Comments

  1. hi! Can Marauder’s stats be used instead of Berserker to have more survival? thnx!

  2. Hello theres any skill combo rotation we need to do? I love the build and wanna do some practice , Thanks for the guide looks amazing

    • Not really a fixed rotation, use your Photon Forge skills to build heat and leave before overheat, while high heat you will do massive damage do free cast grenades, Barrage, and Sword 3 > Sword 2

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