GW2. WvW Build. Tools Holosmith Roaming Build. Holosmith. Engineer World vs World.
Last Update: September 2023
The Tools Holosmith is an Engineer build that uses the low cooldown of specific Tool Belt skills to constantly trigger the Static Discharge trait, which when combined with other traits that trigger on hit like Explosive Entrance, it can be hard for enemies to react to the quick bursts.
You want to be in the Photon Forge a lot, so Vent Exhaust will manage your heat when you dodge. Using dodges even when you have nothing to dodge can be useful, but be careful not to waste all of them. The strongest skills in Photon Forge are the 3 and 4, but use the 2 constantly to leap and remove movement inhibiting conditions and gain superspeed.
Make sure to mash your Personal Battering Ram and Particle Accelerator Tool Belt skills off cooldown, but try to secure them with a CC, not use them into a dodge or a reflect.
Basic Combo: Supply Crate/Prime Light Beam > Rifle 4 > 5 > 2 + Tool Belts > Forge > 5 > 3 > 4
Being mobile is important since this build has only one stun break. Go in melee range very shortly when you have your burst, then kite back out with Forge 2 and poke with the Rifle and Tool Belt Static Discharges until you are ready again.
|Item||Stat||Rune / Sigil|
Primary Weapon Set
Alternative Weapon Set
- Stats: Full Marauder can also work
- Relic: for more damage
|Rifle||Heal / Utility / Elite|
|Photon Forge||Tool Kit (Optional)|
- Utility: instead of Photon Wall
- Utility: instead of Personal Battering Ram
- Holosmith for more cleanse
Chat Code: (copy/paste into in-game chat)
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