August 2022

Booster Herald

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of a herald. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide you and your party with 100% Quickness, Protection, Swiftness, Fury, Regeneration uptime and up to 25 stacks of Might. Booster herald also possesses excellent sustain, defensive options, and control abilities meaning it can survive almost all situations and performs well in almost any solo or group scenario! The most important part of this build is upkeeping all of your boons to maximize…

Booster Tempest

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of the tempest. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide excellent boons and respectable damage. The purpose of this build is to support allies with excellent healing, Might, Protection, Vigor, Regeneration, Swiftness and Alacrity as well as provide very strong condition cleanse. This build functions well as a burst healer. "Wash the Pain Away!" is a strong heal and condition cleanse. Other options for healing include Tidal Surge, Water Globe…

Booster Mechanist

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of mechanist. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide permanent Alacrity, Might, and Stability uptime and some Barrier. Being a pet build makes it very strong as it allows your mech to tank for you. The purpose of this build is to support allies with Barrier, Alacrity, Protection, Might, Fury and Stability. Use Crisis Zone and Barrier Burst when available to upkeep Alacrity. Using Crisis Zone off-cooldown is unnecessary and…

Booster Mirage

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of a mirage. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide support as well as maintain survivability during solo content through the utilization of clones. While playing mirage your dodge is replaced with Mirage Cloak, which is a very strong ability. While Mirage Cloak is active you gain powerful abilities depending on the weapon you choose to use. Your main weapon on this build for applying boons to yourself and others…

Booster Harbinger

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of harbinger. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide permanent Quickness, Fury, and 25 Might. In addition to bringing boons, this build also has a large amount of crowd control and boon corruption. This build is able to maintain permanent Quickness, Fury,and 70% Regeneration on allies while maintaining 25 Might. It offers some Protection by using Spectral Armor, and also gains Stability and Swiftness when entering Harbinger Shroud. Unique to Harbinger is…

Booster Specter

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of a specter. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide Alacrity, some Vigor, Fury, and Swiftness to the party and good overall damage by applying large amounts of Torment and Poisoned. It also provides a lot of barrier with some healing and decent crowd control. Initiative The initiative is a skill cost mechanic unique to all thief professions. Instead of having recharge time on your weapon skills, thief spends the initiative…

Booster Renegade

This celestial booster build is great at dealing damage. It is made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of the renegade. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide team support, amazing crowd control, boon removal, and much more. With a simple trait swap, this build can provide 60% Alacrity making it one of the strongest solo builds. Energy The unique mechanic of revenant is energy. Energy is replenished over time as indicated by the arrows to the left and right of the energy indicator. Almost…

Booster Catalyst

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of a Catalyst. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide with Quickness, Protection, Might, Resistance, Fury, and Resolution. These boons make this build great for both group and solo content. Catalyst is unique because of the mechanic Deploy Jade Sphere. The spheres deal damage and give boons to your allies. To cast the spheres you want to build energy, which is done by hitting enemies with your skills and auto-attacks.…

Booster Scrapper

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of scrapper. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide permanent Quickness and Superspeed uptime while also having great utility through the use of gyros, a hammer, and a mortar kit. Using Impact Savant makes this build very durable while also dealing with sustained damage. This build is able to sustain allies with Quickness, Superspeed, Protection, and Stability. Using your gyros off cooldown will easily grant Quickness. In addition to providing quickness…

Booster Scourge

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of the scourge. Specifically, this build has great access to condition cleanse Nefarious Favor, access to barrier through Sand Cascade and Sand Flare, and boon corruption Devouring Darkness. This build takes the blood trait line which makes it great support as well. A unique mechanic of a scourge is sand shades Manifest Sand Shade, and up to three shades may be used at a time. Sand shades will allow you to…

Booster Berserker

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of the berserker. Specifically, this build will allow you to provide permanent Quickness, 80%~ Resistance, and supplementary boons. It also provides fast-paced gameplay via Fast Hands allowing you to swap between weapons very quickly. Banners The main banner you are taking is the banner of tactics Banner of Tactics. The banner applies 21 seconds of Quickness in addition to five stacks of Stability and Resistance. To maintain permanent Quickness you need…

Core Necromancer

The following build is designed to guide you through your first playthrough, or simply offer you a decent and reliable Core build if you are on Free to Play account. Core builds are not advised to be used later in the game due to superiority of elite specializations. Core Necromancer is a highly self-sufficient build that can supply itself with Might, Fury, and Quickness for good damage output. Additionally, Core Necromancer generates great sustain from life-stealing and absorbing damage using the necromancer profession mechanic Death Shroud which shields your health bar with life force generated by using abilities or from nearby deaths! This build also has excellent burst area of effect damage thanks to staff, Well of Darkness, and powerful necromancer Death Shroud abilities – specifically Life Transfer. A natural followup to this build is Power Reaper which takes a lot…

Core Thief

Following build is designed to guide you through your first playthrough, or simply offer you a decent and reliable Core build if you are on Free to Play account. Core builds are not advised to use later in game due to superiority of elite specializations. In this build you will be focusing on movement, teleporting around the map, and in-and-out fight style. You’ll be able to keep close to 25 Might stacks and permanent Fury, as well as decent Vigor and Swiftness uptime. All these boons will be partially shared with your team too. In this build, you want to jump in with Infiltrator's Strike and apply Vulnerability to an enemy and as many boons to yourself as you can with Steal and attacks (due to Superior Rune of the Pack, Unrelenting Strikes, and Assassin's Fury synergy).  That will allow you to…

Core Warrior

The following build is designed to guide you through your first playthrough, or simply offer you a decent and reliable Core build if you are on a Free-to-Play account. Core builds are not advised to use later in the game due to the superiority of elite specializations. Warrior is a melee-focused profession that loves hitting enemies hard with a wide arsenal of weapons. Their dual axes provide them with some serious damage, while weapon swapping to dual-wielded maces gives them access to powerful crowd control abilities. You can upkeep a permanent 25 stacks of Might, permanent Fury, and almost permanent Quickness through the Axe abilities, traits, and Banners. You also provide some of those boons to your allies, and with minor trait changes you can even keep 25 Might on them. This build revolves around upkeeping the damage modifier from Berserker's Power…

Core Elementalist

Following build is designed to guide you through your first playthrough, or simply offer you a decent and reliable Core build if you are on Free to Play account. Core builds are not advised to use later in game due to superiority of elite specializations. As an Elementalist, you have one of the best boon access out of all core classes. Knowing what abilities will grant you key boons will help you survive longer, move faster, and do more damage. You’ll be able to keep close to 25 Might stacks due to Arcane Prowess and Elemental Attunement. You also have incredibly high Protection, Vigor, Fury and Swiftness uptime. All boons generated by Elemental Attunement will be shared with your nearby allies too, making it a great build for group content as well. The recommended build makes use of summoned minions via…

Core Guardian

The following build is designed to guide you through your first playthrough, or to simply offer a decent and reliable Core build if you are on Free to Play account. Core builds are not advised to use later in game due to superiority of Elite Specializations. While its name could suggest otherwise, Guardian is an extraordinary fighter, smiting opponents with fiery consecration and slicing with powerful and dynamic sword-wielding techniques. This build focuses on dealing heavy direct damage enhanced with boons provided mostly by Guardian’s Symbols and gear upgrades. You gain access to nearly permanent Fury, almost 25 Might stacks with very decent Resolution, some Quickness, and a multitude of on-demand defensive boons. Core Guardian shares many fundamental gameplay elements with the end-game Power Dragonhunter build, which could be your next build to unlock. Power Dragonhunter Dps Select difficulty Greatsword…

Core Mesmer

Following build is designed to guide you through your first playthrough, or simply offer you a decent and reliable Core build if you are on Free to Play account. Mesmer is very unique profession, being master of illusions and deception they will try to disorient an enemy with their clones while dealing massive damage both from afar and at close range. This build is oriented around summoning powerful Phantasms enhanced with boons and buffing your own damage in the process with very good Vulnerability application and high uptime of Fury, Quickness and extremaly good Might generation. Mesmers can summon up to 3 Clones that can later be shattered with skills F1-4, more illusions you have, the better effect of the shatter skill will be, and your shatters are: Mind Wrack Cry of Frustration Diversion Distortion Use Mind Wrack for damage…

Core Ranger

Following build is designed to guide you through your first playthrough, or simply offer you a decent and reliable Core build if you are on Free to Play account. Core builds are not advised to use later in game due to superiority of elite specializations. Ranger is a powerful Core profession orientated around keeping your enemies at the distance when needed with your Longbow, and punishing them in mid and melee range with Axes when forced to. This build offers solid damage and self-applied boons such as Might, Fury, Swiftness, Quickness, and Stability, it also has a lot of the fundamentals that lead to the end-game build Power Soulbeast, which should be next on your path to unlocking strong build. Power Soulbeast Dps Select difficulty Longbow Axe & Axe February 2023 This build combines lots of passive damage increases from…

Power Scrapper

Power Scrapper is an incredibly strong open-world Engineer build. It has high burst damage with 100% Crit Chance and great crowd control. You gain Barrier by attacking and give yourself almost permanent Quickness, Fury, almost 25 Might, and Superspeed! This builds is based on Instanced PvE version providing group Quickness, but covers a few additional alternatives that might come in handy in Open World. Power Quickness Scrapper Offensive support Select difficulty Hammer February 2023 Most of your damage comes from Electro-whirl, Thunderclap, Grenade Barrage, and Shredder Gyro. Use these skills off cooldown. Modified Ammunition allows you to deal more damage for each condition on a foe. That means using Shrapnel Grenade, Poison Grenade, and Freeze Grenade increases your damage to enemies, so use those off cooldown. Grenade Kit itself is also a good ranged option if you need some breathing room.…

Condition Willbender

Condition Willbender is a damage build that focuses on applying Burning to the enemies while being relatively simple to play due to to the skill priority based rotation. It can provide decent CC through Heaven's Palm and can bring core guardian utility such as "Stand Your Ground!" and Bow of Truth to the table if needed. Optimized variant of this build will offer the highest possible DPS with a bit more focus on hybrid power/condition damage the build can offer. Universal variant sacrifices a small amount of DPS by swapping to Superior Rune of the Renegade and focusing more on condition damage. The main advantage here is the ease of swapping to Condi Firebrand (Universal) and Condi Quickness Firebrand especially if a legendary armor set is available to the player. Your main damage source will be your auto attacks with…