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Power Holosmith
August 2022

Instanced PvE
Dps

Armor

Illustrious Visage icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
Berserker's HelmSuperior Rune of the Scholar
Illustrious Shoulderguard icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
Berserker's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Scholar
Illustrious Guise icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
Berserker's ChestSuperior Rune of the Scholar
Illustrious Grips icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
Berserker's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Scholar
Illustrious Leggings icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
Berserker's LegsSuperior Rune of the Scholar
Illustrious Striders icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
Berserker's BootsSuperior Rune of the Scholar

Weapons & Sigils

Sword icon Superior Sigil of Force icon
Berserker's SwordSuperior Sigil of Force
Shield icon Superior Sigil of Impact icon
Berserker's ShieldSuperior Sigil of Impact

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

Peppercorn-Crusted Sous-Vide Steak icon Potent Superior Sharpening Stone icon
Peppercorn-Crusted Sous-Vide Steak Potent Superior Sharpening Stone

Infusions

Mighty WvW Infusion icon
18xMighty Infusion

Weapon Skills

Utility Skills

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Power Sword Holosmith offers high damage output with a lot of build-in CC and high adaptability through heat management.

Build fundamentals

Enhanced Capacity Storage Unit is the defining trait of this build. It increases the maximum heat capacity to 150 which increases the damage modifier from Laser's Edge by 7.5% to 22.5%. It also drains Heat while not being engaged in Photon Forge.

Your goal is to keep your heat high (99-150%) while not Overheating. A huge advantage of Enhanced Capacity Storage Unit is the adaptability you gain through managing your heat: being able to let your heat drop to use Holographic Shockwave before a CC happens or resetting your burst during downtime.

Cast your Toolbelt skills inside Photon Forge or use them off-cooldown if they are instant cast like Surprise Shot. Optimally you want to use Blade Burst above 100% Heat and if there are enemies nearby inside the Hitbox of the Boss to maximize hits on the Boss.

Use Laser Disk and Prime Light Beam inside Photon Forge or instead of Shrapnel Grenade.

Important Notes

  • Above all else, do not Overheat! It will disturb your rotation and make you lose a lot of DPS.
  • Try to finish your Auto-attack chain as Gleam Saber will give you a 3-second cooldown reduction on Refraction Cutter
  • Manage your Rifle Turret as it can be easily overlooked, pick it up before tank will move the boss and resummon it on new location
  • Be mindful that Engage Photon Forge will cancel your weapon skill cast

Crowd Control

Alternatives

Utility Skills

Notes

Armor

Illustrious Visage icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
Berserker's HelmSuperior Rune of the Scholar
Illustrious Shoulderguard icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
Berserker's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Scholar
Illustrious Guise icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
Berserker's ChestSuperior Rune of the Scholar
Illustrious Grips icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
Berserker's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Scholar
Illustrious Leggings icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
Berserker's LegsSuperior Rune of the Scholar
Illustrious Striders icon Superior Rune of the Scholar icon
Berserker's BootsSuperior Rune of the Scholar

Weapons & Sigils

Rifle icon Superior Sigil of Force icon Superior Sigil of Impact icon
Berserker's RifleSuperior Sigil of Force Superior Sigil of Impact

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

Peppercorn-Crusted Sous-Vide Steak icon Potent Superior Sharpening Stone icon
Peppercorn-Crusted Sous-Vide Steak Potent Superior Sharpening Stone

Infusions

Mighty WvW Infusion icon
18xMighty Infusion

Weapon Skills

Utility Skills

copied

Power Rifle Holosmith is high burst damage build. Due to incorporating Overheat mechanic into the rotation, it’s a more forgiving counterpart of the Sword variant.

Build fundamentals

Photonic Blasting Module is the defining trait of this build. It provides you with the Laser's Edge modifier not only while being above 50% heat but also during the cooldown period after Overheat. This allows you to not worry about heat management as you will Overheat intentionally.

Use your Toolbelt skills off-cooldown instead of auto-attacks. You want to use Laser Disk and Prime Light Beam while above 50% heat to maximize their potential.

Bomb in Bomb Kit is your strongest auto-attacks, thus you will be using them during downtime.

Crowd Control

Notes

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