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Power Tempest

Squad
Dps

Armor

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

Weapons & Sigils

Scepter icon Superior Sigil of Force icon
Berserker's ScepterSuperior Sigil of Force
Warhorn icon Superior Sigil of Accuracy icon
Berserker's WarhornSuperior Sigil of Accuracy

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

Food

Infusions

Mighty WvW Infusion icon Precise WvW Infusion icon
15xMighty Infusion 3xPrecise Infusion

Weapon Skills

Utility Skills

copied

This build provides good dps with relatively easy rotation, a lot of Vulnerability, and the ability to improve boon uptimes with Heat Sync and Sand Squall.

Flexible variant removes conjured weapons which simplifies often confusing part of Elementalist rotation, instead, it will greatly increase your survivability with Arcane Shield, making it perfect alternative to pick up if you are just learning encounter or the profession.

Build Fundamentals

The whole concept of rotation is resetting the cooldown of your Air Attunement via Fresh Air.

When re-entering Air Attunement after Overload Air, you should have both Fresh Air and Transcendent Tempest buffs. Use your high damaging abilities during this short window.

A big part of your dps lies in Overload Air and Lightning Orb. To maximize the number of hits from Lightning Orb, take a couple of steps back before using it.

Important notes

Never use the active part of Signet of Fire, you want to only use it for its passive effect.

Use Lightning Strike off cooldown while in Air Attunement.

The whole rotation can be ultra-simplified to the following:

  1. Use Cyclone, Lightning Orb and Overload Air while in Air Attunement
  2. After finishing Overload Air enter Fire Attunement and use Dragon's Tooth, Phoenix and Wildfire
  3. If Fire is not available enter Water Attunement and use Shatterstone
  4. At this point, you should proc Fresh Air and allow you to instantly re-enter Air Attunement

Never cancel your Overload Air. You have Stability from Harmonious Conduit every time you start an Overload to protect you against CC.

CC (Crowd Control)

Alternatives

Utility Skills

  • You can take "Rebound!" to counter one-shot mechanics.

Armor

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

Weapons & Sigils

Scepter icon Superior Sigil of Force icon
Berserker's ScepterSuperior Sigil of Force
Warhorn icon Superior Sigil of Accuracy icon
Berserker's WarhornSuperior Sigil of Accuracy

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

Food

Infusions

Mighty WvW Infusion icon Precise WvW Infusion icon
15xMighty Infusion 3xPrecise Infusion

Weapon Skills

Utility Skills

copied

This build provides good dps with relatively easy rotation, a lot of Vulnerability, and the ability to improve boon uptimes with Heat Sync and Sand Squall.

Flexible variant removes conjured weapons which simplifies often confusing part of Elementalist rotation, instead, it will greatly increase your survivability with Arcane Shield, making it perfect alternative to pick up if you are just learning encounter or the profession.

Build Fundamentals

The whole concept of rotation is resetting the cooldown of your Air Attunement via Fresh Air.

When re-entering Air Attunement after Overload Air, you should have both Fresh Air and Transcendent Tempest buffs. Use your high damaging abilities during this short window.

A big part of your dps lies in Overload Air and Lightning Orb. To maximize the number of hits from Lightning Orb, take a couple of steps back before using it.

Important notes

Never use the active part of Signet of Fire, you want to only use it for its passive effect.

Use Lightning Strike off cooldown while in Air Attunement.

The whole rotation can be ultra-simplified to the following:

  1. Use Cyclone, Lightning Orb and Overload Air while in Air Attunement
  2. After finishing Overload Air enter Fire Attunement and use Dragon's Tooth, Phoenix and Wildfire
  3. If Fire is not available enter Water Attunement and use Shatterstone
  4. At this point, you should proc Fresh Air and allow you to instantly re-enter Air Attunement

Never cancel your Overload Air. You have Stability from Harmonious Conduit every time you start an Overload to protect you against CC.

CC (Crowd Control)

Alternatives

Utility Skills

  • You can take "Rebound!" to counter one-shot mechanics.

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