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Power Quickness CatalystMay 2022

Instanced PvE
Offensive support

Armor

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

Weapons & Sigils

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

Trinkets

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

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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Power Quickness Catalyst is a fast-paced support providing Quickness, as well as a little bit of Resolution and some Might. This build can be seen as an aggressive build with limited supportive capabilities compared to Power Quickness Chronomancer or Power Quickness Scrapper with the upside of bringing better personal DPS. It has an extremely unflexible way of generating quickness as it requires allies to stay in the range of Deploy Jade Sphere which can only be used every 16s in the rotation. Because of these reasons, it is not a common pick in general and is recommended only for experienced squads.

Build fundamentals

Quickness will be provided through Deploy Jade Sphere in Air Attunement. Sphere Specialist and boon duration from your gear will make it permanent. Make sure to place the jade sphere on top of your squad to ensure it pulses a total of 5 times on your team for permanent quickness uptime.

Your rotation will be the same as Power Catalyst.

The first thing to do when entering any attunement is to use Hammer 3 and Deploy Jade Sphere (F5), but you will not have the energy to use (F5) in Earth and you shouldn’t wait to use it, unless the target you’re fighting has a very large Hitbox and you can make the orbs from Hammer 3 hit that same target multiple times by positioning yourself inside of the hitbox, if the hitbox is large enough or if there is a lot of enemies around that will generate you extra energy by hitting them.

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%. This will lead you to have 1100 toughness and a lot of extra damage. Most of the stacks will come through Elemental Epitome and Vicious Empowerment.

Crowd Control

Alternatives

Food and Infusions

Since the rotation is hard and difficult to follow at times, to ensure proper Quickness uptime while learning this build one can increase boon duration by swapping Cilantro Lime Sous-Vide Steak to Soul Pastry and swapping Potent Superior Sharpening Stone to Potent Lucent Oil.

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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