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Support Tempest
December 2022

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Avatar Amulet
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Rune of the Soldier

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

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

Currently, the earth variant is the one used the most as tempest needs the extra survivability from the traitline against the strong power damage dealers.

 

Build fundamentals

As support, your primary job is to keep your team alive, but keep in mind Tempest is a squishy, light armor class. Therefore it is useful if you’re already familiar with kiting and know which skills are ranged. Only "Wash the Pain Away!" first few pulses require you to be close to your allies.

Your overloads are very powerful tools, they will give you Stability, Protection and healing from the trait synergy of Unstable Conduit, Powerful Aura and Elemental Bastion. Earth tempest applies high amounts of Protection thanks to Elemental Shielding and has significantly better survivability thanks to its the damage reduction from Stone Flesh, Geomancer's Training and Stone Heart.

Auras

Thanks to Powerful Aura and Elemental Bastion interaction, your auras heal around you, therefore make sure you know which skills provide auras, and remember their effect.

Shocking Aura is perfect for peeling yourself or your allies from pressured situations as it interrupts your enemies without stability, and can interrupt skills that you usually wouldn’t be able to, like Unrelenting Assault or Smoke Assault.

Magnetic Aura is great against ranged enemy pressure, as any projectiles that your enemy shoots at you or your allies will be reflected back at them. It works on many skills like ranger’s Point-Blank Shot to thief’s Head Shot.

Frost Aura is a good aura for extra survivability as it reduced the power damage taken by 10% and chills enemies that attack you. It is generally good in pressured situations where you think you or your allies might unavoidably take some damage.

Fire Aura is a generally okay aura that, if you have it, grants you might when you’re attacked and burns the enemy that attacks you. It is not as important as other auras but, it is definitely good to have when your allies are preparing to burst an enemy or initiate a teamfight.

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

Healing

On tempest you have many ways to heal your allies, which include:

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 skills like Lich Form and condition-based classes.

Switching to Water Attunement cleanses a condition from you and your allies through Cleansing Wave.

Stop, Drop, and Roll also cleanses burning and chill specifically, when you dodge.

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. This skill will have a different effect depending on which attunement you’re on when you start casting it:

  • Renewal of Fire will make you resurrect yourself after going down for 10 seconds after using it. You can use it without rezzing anyone just to survive but it’s relatively niche.
  • Renewal of Earth is useful when your team wipes in a teamfight and are all next to each, especially after something like failed hand resurrect attempt. However that is pretty rare so this version is rarely useful
  • Renewal of Water will resurrect your teammate to the full 100% health instead of the usual 50% when they get up.
  • Renewal of Air will teleport your teammate to you after resurrecting them.

Self-sustain

Tempest can struggle to stay alive when focused by the enemy, so you have to be careful with using your defensive tools like Stone Heart, Obsidian Flesh, Earthen Rush and Burning Speed (evade), Convergence (weakness), Comet and Gale (interrupts), Swirling Winds (projectile block)   andFortify from your Conjure Earth Shield.  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. Therefore make sure you use your tools as smart and as efficient as you can, since without them, you’re a sitting duck waiting to die as soon as an enemy jumps on you.

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

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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.

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