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Power CatalystMay 2022

Instanced PvE


Illustrious Masque icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
Berserker's HelmSuperior Rune of the Scholar
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Berserker's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Scholar
Illustrious Doublet icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
Berserker's ChestSuperior Rune of the Scholar
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Berserker's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Scholar
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Berserker's LegsSuperior Rune of the Scholar
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Berserker's BootsSuperior Rune of the Scholar

Weapons & Sigils

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


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


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


Mighty WvW Infusion icon
18xMighty Infusion

Weapon Skills

Utility Skills


Power Catalyst is an extremely strong and fast-paced Power DPS build, that will also passively provide your group with Might, Quickness, and Resolution. It comes at the price of being one of the hardest builds in the game with a lot of intricacies.

Build fundamentals

The first thing to do when enterting any attunement is use Hammer 3 and Deploy Jade Sphere (F5), but you will not have energy to use (F5) in Earth and you shouldn’t wait to use it as part of the standard rotation. If the target you’re engaging has a large enough hitbox and you can generate additional hits from the orbs from Hammer 3 by standing towards the center of the hitbox, it becomes possible to come up with rotations that would utilise Deploy Jade Sphere (F5) in every attunement due to how fast your energy can regenerate. These advanced rotations can increase the DPS of the build as well as provide Protection to your subgroup.

You should use Grand Finale with all the orbs at the end of a loop.

By using the F5 in Fire and Water it allows us to activate Relentless Fire and Shattering Ice in their respective (F5) Field to extend the duration of their buffs.

When returning to Air, always wait for Shock Blast before restarting the rotation. When returning to Fire, always wait for Molten End before continuing the rotation.

Always use at least 2 fire skills while relentless fire is active this would ideally be Triple Sear and Molten End. Always use at least 1 water skill while shattering ice is active. Ideally you would alternate Crashing Font and Rain of Blows or Cleansing Typhoon and Rain of Blows.

Elemental Empowerment is one of the strongest buffs Catalyst gives itself increasing all stats by 1% per stack up to a maximum of 10%. At maximum stacks this effect will double to 20% because of Empowered Empowerment. This will lead you to have 1200 toughness and a lot of extra damage. Most of the stacks will come through Elemental Epitome and Vicious Empowerment.

Crowd Control


Utility Skills

You can swap out Conjure Fiery Greatsword for Glyph of Elementals and spawn it in Air Attunement and use it, if your squad is lacking CC or Elemental Celerity if you aren’t able to use neither Conjure Fiery Greatsword or need the extra CC from Glyph of Elementals

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