skip to content
All builds Elementalist icon Elementalist Engineer icon Engineer Guardian icon Guardian Mesmer icon Mesmer Necromancer icon Necromancer Ranger icon Ranger Revenant icon Revenant Thief icon Thief Warrior icon Warrior

Support Tempest
August 2022

PvP
Support

PvP Amulet & Rune

PvP amulet icon
Avatar Amulet
PvP rune icon
Rune of the Dolyak

Weapons & Sigils

Dagger icon Sigil of Transference icon
DaggerSigil of Transference
Focus icon Sigil of Energy icon
FocusSigil of Energy

Weapon Skills

Utility Skills

copied

Support tempest has access to strong healing and condition cleanse, reflects and CCs

Build fundamentals

As support, your primary job is to keep your team alive, but keep in mind Tempest is squishy as a light armor class, so you have to use the range heals to try not to be in the melee most of the time, only "Wash the Pain Away!" first few heals requires you to be really close to your allies.

Your overloads are very powerful tools, they will give you Stability, Protection, healing through applying auras and cleansing.

Healing

Thanks to Powerful Aura and Elemental Bastion interaction, your auras heal around you, so make sure you know how to provide them as well as when to use them when other effects (like reflects are needed).

Here is a good starter list of auras you can provide and basic heals:

Cleansing

Tempest also has access to a few important cleanses, Magnetic Wave is a self cleanse as well as a reflect that can be really useful against Lich Form and Condition Renegades.

Every aura you apply also cleanses thanks to Smothering Auras which also give you 2 extra cleanses through Transmute Fire.

And finally, one of your strongest heals – Overload Water – will cleanse on every pulse.

Resurrecting

In case your teammates do die you can always resurrect them using Glyph of Renewal it’ll have different effects depending on which attunement you’re on:

  • Renewal of Fire will make you rez yourself after going down for 10 seconds after using it. You can use it without rezzing anyone just to survive but it’s niche play
  • Renewal of Earth is the most rarely useful, it’ll rez up to 3 allies but it’s really rare you can get value on this as you will have to focus on rezzing allies 1 by 1
  • Renewal of Water will rez your teammate with 100% health instead of the usual 50%
  • Renewal of Air will teleport your teammate to you after rezzing them

Self-sustain

Tempest can struggle to stay alive when focused by enemy dps, you have to be careful with using your defensive tools like
Lightning Flash, Mist Form, and Obsidian Flesh, especially the last one can be high value, but it might be risky to use because you lose access to your other support and healing abilities.

PvP Amulet & Rune

PvP amulet icon
Avatar Amulet
PvP rune icon
Rune of the Soldier

Weapons & Sigils

Dagger icon Sigil of Transference icon
DaggerSigil of Transference
Focus icon Sigil of Energy icon
FocusSigil of Energy

Weapon Skills

Utility Skills

copied

Support tempest has access to strong healing and condition cleanse, reflects and CCs

Build fundamentals

As support, your primary job is to keep your team alive, but keep in mind Tempest is squishy as a light armor class, so you have to use the range heals to try not to be in the melee most of the time, only "Wash the Pain Away!" first few heals requires you to be really close to your allies.

Your overloads are very powerful tools, they will give you Stability, Protection, healing through applying auras and cleansing. Earth tempest applies high amounts of Protection thanks to Elemental Shielding and has significantly better survivability thanks to its the damage reduction from Elemental Shielding, Stone Flesh, and Geomancer's Training.

Healing

Thanks to Powerful Aura and Elemental Bastion interaction, your auras heal around you, so make sure you know how to provide them as well as when to use them when other effects (like reflects are needed).

Here is a good starter list of auras you can provide and basic heals:

Cleansing

Tempest also has access to a few important cleanses, Magnetic Wave is a self cleanse as well as a reflect that can be really useful against Lich Form and Condition Renegades.

Your shouts, "Aftershock!" and "Wash the Pain Away!" cleanse conditions from allies thanks to Rune of the Soldier.

And finally, one of your strongest heals – Overload Water – will cleanse on every pulse.

Resurrecting

In case your teammates do die you can always resurrect them using Glyph of Renewal it’ll have different effects depending on which attunement you’re on:

  • Renewal of Fire will make you rez yourself after going down for 10 seconds after using it. You can use it without rezzing anyone just to survive but it’s niche play
  • Renewal of Earth is the most rarely useful, it’ll rez up to 3 allies but it’s really rare you can get value on this as you will have to focus on rezzing allies 1 by 1
  • Renewal of Water will rez your teammate with 100% health instead of the usual 50%
  • Renewal of Air will teleport your teammate to you after rezzing them

Self-sustain

Tempest can struggle to stay alive when focused by enemy dps, you have to be careful with using your defensive tools like Stone Heart, Obsidian Flesh, andFortify especially the last one can be high value but might be risky to use because despite making you invulnerable, it locks you in place and can set you up to die. Into Harbinger , use your "Aftershock!" or Magnetic Wave before overloading so your stability can’t get corrupted by Dark Barrage .

Latest video

Latest Hardstuck video

Streams

We use cookies to provide necessary website functionality, improve your experience and analyze our traffic. By using our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our cookies usage.
Got it!