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    Power Catalyst
    March 2024

    Group PvE
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    Armor

    Illustrious Masque icon Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter icon
    Berserker's HelmSuperior Rune of the Dragonhunter
    Illustrious Epaulets icon Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter icon
    Berserker's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Dragonhunter
    Illustrious Doublet icon Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter icon
    Berserker's ChestSuperior Rune of the Dragonhunter
    Illustrious Wristguards icon Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter icon
    Berserker's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Dragonhunter
    Illustrious Breeches icon Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter icon
    Berserker's LegsSuperior Rune of the Dragonhunter
    Illustrious Footwear icon Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter icon
    Berserker's BootsSuperior Rune of the Dragonhunter

    Weapons & Sigils

    Sword icon Superior Sigil of Force icon
    Berserker's SwordSuperior Sigil of Force
    Warhorn icon Superior Sigil of Impact icon
    Berserker's WarhornSuperior Sigil of Impact

    Trinkets

    Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
    Berserker's Backpiece
    Black Ice Earring icon
    Berserker's Accessory
    Asgeir's Talisman icon
    Berserker's Accessory
    Asgeir's Amulet icon
    Berserker's Amulet
    Black Ice Band icon
    Berserker's Ring
    Mistborn Band icon
    Berserker's Ring
    Relic icon
    Relic of Fireworks

    Food

    Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak icon Potent Superior Sharpening Stone icon
    Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak Potent Superior Sharpening Stone

    Infusions

    Mighty WvW Infusion icon
    18xMighty Infusion

    Weapon Skills

    Utility Skills

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    Armor

    Illustrious Masque icon Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter icon
    Berserker's HelmSuperior Rune of the Dragonhunter
    Illustrious Epaulets icon Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter icon
    Berserker's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Dragonhunter
    Illustrious Doublet icon Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter icon
    Berserker's ChestSuperior Rune of the Dragonhunter
    Illustrious Wristguards icon Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter icon
    Berserker's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Dragonhunter
    Illustrious Breeches icon Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter icon
    Berserker's LegsSuperior Rune of the Dragonhunter
    Illustrious Footwear icon Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter icon
    Berserker's BootsSuperior Rune of the Dragonhunter

    Weapons & Sigils

    Hammer icon Superior Sigil of Force icon Superior Sigil of Impact icon
    Berserker's HammerSuperior Sigil of Force Superior Sigil of Impact

    Trinkets

    Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
    Berserker's Backpiece
    Black Ice Earring icon
    Berserker's Accessory
    Asgeir's Talisman icon
    Berserker's Accessory
    Asgeir's Amulet icon
    Berserker's Amulet
    Black Ice Band icon
    Berserker's Ring
    Mistborn Band icon
    Berserker's Ring
    Relic icon
    Relic of Fireworks

    Food

    Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak icon Potent Superior Sharpening Stone icon
    Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak Potent Superior Sharpening Stone

    Infusions

    Mighty WvW Infusion icon
    18xMighty Infusion

    Weapon Skills

    Utility Skills

    copied

    Always activate Hammer 3 as soon as you can in every new Attunement.

    Precast:

    1. Hammer 3 in:
      1. Fire Attunement
      2. Air Attunement
      3. Water Attunement
      4. Earth Attunement
    2. Summon Glyph of Elementals in Earth and use it off-cooldown

    Opener:

    Earth Attunement

    1. Deploy Jade Sphere
    2. Ground Pound

    Fire Attunement

    1. Deploy Jade Sphere
    2. Relentless Fire
    3. Grand Finale
    4. Molten End
    5. Triple Sear
    6. Surging Flames

    Air Attunement

    1. Shock Blast
    2. Lightning Storm
    3. Hurricane of Pain
    4. Deploy Jade Sphere

    Water Attunement

    1. Deploy Jade Sphere
    2. Shattering Ice
    3. Crashing Font
    4. Rain of Blows
    5. Cleansing Typhoon swap to Earth during its cast

    Earth Attunement

    1. Earth Autoattacks until you reach full 30 Energy.
    2. Deploy Jade Sphere
    3. Whirling Stones swap to Fire during its cast

    Fire Attunement

    1. Deploy Jade Sphere
    2. Relentless Fire
    3. Grand Finale

    Loop:

    1. Attune through your elements as you already did in the opener.
    2. You will be gatekept in speed by Molten End +Shock Blast. Wait for those two skills to come off cooldown if your loop is too fast.
    3. Ground Pound and Cleansing Typhoon will only be up every second loop, don’t wait for them.
    4. Always use Relentless Fire before Grand Finale, this will mark the end of every loop.

    Introduction

    Power Catalyst is a slow-ramping, fast-paced Power DPS build that passively provides your group with boons, with decent self-sustain.

    Build Fundamentals

    Activate Hammer 3 as soon as you enter each Attunement to activate each element’s spinning orb: This provides you with their buffs and deals damage around you.

    The Attunement Rotation Loop is: Fire Attunement Air Attunement Water Attunement Earth Attunement.

    Use Relentless Fire with Deploy Jade Sphere and Shattering Ice with Deploy Jade Sphere to extend the duration of these utilities and deal more damage.

    Only release Hammer 3 Orbs with Grand Finale once all four of them are active.

    Build Specifics

    Catalyst gains energy by hitting enemies, so make sure that Hammer 3 orbs hit one or more targets to ensure that you have enough energy for your Deploy Jade Spheres.

    The rotation deploys a Jade Sphere once per element. To make sure you have enough energy to do this, use Deploy Jade Sphere, Deploy Jade Sphere, and Deploy Jade Sphere as soon as you Attune to their respective elements. Only use Deploy Jade Sphere when energy is full, to make sure you have enough energy to use Deploy Jade Sphere to restart your next loop.

    When in Earth Attunement, Auto-Attack 10 times minimum while waiting for Energy to fully recharge before using Deploy Jade Sphere. This will maximize the damage from the strong Earth Attunement Auto-attack chains while preventing cooldown problems.

    If you weren’t able to hit any targets for a while, you may not have enough energy for both Deploy Jade Sphere and Deploy Jade Sphere. In this case, skip Deploy Jade Sphere and only use Deploy Jade Sphere so that you don’t miss out on the extension of Shattering Ice.

    To maximize DPS, maintain 10 stacks of Elemental Empowerment by CC’ing and immobilizing enemies or granting yourself auras. Empowered Empowerment doubles these stacks to increase your damage even further. Always wait for Molten End and Shock Blast before continuing your rotation. However, do not wait for any other skill, even if it will come off-cooldown within 2 seconds.

    Crashing Font heals you for each target struck. Using this to leap into the Water Field from Deploy Jade Sphere provides a high burst of self-healing.

    Use Immutable Stone if you need a block.

    To upkeep Elemental Empowerment comfortably use Glyph of Elementals in Earth to summon an Elemental that regularly immobilizes enemies with its Stomp active ability, giving you stacks of Elemental Empowerment via Vicious Empowerment.

    Ensure that your tank has above 1200 toughness, or you may accidentally become the tank due to Elemental Empowerment stacks.

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