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Support Tempest Build

GW2. Raid Build. Support Tempest Build. Alacrity Heal Tempest. Elementalist PvE.


Last Update: April 2024


Role: Support or Kiter

The Support Tempest is an elementalist build with extremely potent healing and revive potential, making it great for recovering from tough mechanics, but also great for serving as a solo healer in a composition. This build gives alacrity, protection, and might when stacking on the group, but works as a kiter as well because of its ability to heal from range.

Because the staff has so many different abilities in each attunement, tempests can be a versatile support that is useful for every fight. However, while it can still CC, it does lack the amount of CC that other supports have, making this its one weakness.

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.


Basic Rotation for Alacrity, Protection, Might, and Healing

  • Fire Overload > Fire 2
  • Earth Dodge > 3 > 3
  • Earth Overload > Earth 2
  • Water 4 > 2 > 5
  • Water Overload > 2 > 3

CC ‚Äď Crowd Control Skills:

  • Air 3/5, Earth 4/5, “Aftershock!”

Difficulty
50%

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

Relic

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



Kiter:





11 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.

  4. What does it means for a build to be “red texted”? not reccomended? Hard? Avoid at all cost?

  5. This build stil work? One question, am i supose to do 100% uptime on might 25?

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