March 2024

Booster Vindicator

This Celestial Booster Vindicator is great offensive build made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with the Exotic gear obtained by the Level 80 Boost, with some modifications to runes, weapons, and sigils. 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 Vindicator elite specialization of a Revenant, which changes the dodge mechanic significantly. Instead of rolling in a cardinal direction, Vindicators dodge upward and into the mists, then smashing downward to damage enemies. This variant specializes in melee power damage, using the Greatsword abilities, Legend abilities. Don’t underestimate Death Drop damage output, it is one of the major sources and has a significant upside: it doesn’t cost energy! (but…

Heal Quickness Herald

Heal Quickness Herald is a powerful defensive support build that reliably provides 25 , , , , , and in a large radius. This build provides strong sustain and burst healing and can serve as an excellent tank. Additionally, Herald extends boon duration for your allies, has very strong crowd control abilities, has access on shield and can be adapted to apply . While in Legendary Dragon Stance, maintain Facets to apply boons: Facet of Darkness applies Facet of Strength gives Facet of Elements grants Facet of Light applies Facet of Chaos pulses While in Legendary Dragon Stance, Facet of Nature has the unique effect of giving your group an additional 20% boon duration. This extra boon duration can extend the normal cap of 100% boon duration to 120%! Facet of Nature's consume skill, True Nature, provides support utility based on…

Condition Quickness Herald

Condition Quickness Herald is similar to Power Quickness Herald, an offensive support build that provides a group with , , , , and . The wide range of essential boons provided makes this build excellent for filling gaps in groups. This version of Herald is less versatile compared to the power setup, but packs a punch in return. While in Legendary Dragon Stance, activate Facet of Chaos and Facet of Darkness to pulse . While in Legendary Demon Stance keep Embrace the Darkness active for damage and around you. Herald applies via Elevated Compassion whenever you channel an ability that drains 6 or more energy per second (upkeep). Whenever your energy is being drained, you pulse around you. Power Quickness Herald provides many boons with Legendary Dragon Stance and can extend all boons on allies with True Nature. Maintain facets while in…

Hybrid Alacrity Scourge

If you need more durability or group safety in your comp, consider swapping Soul Reaping for Blood Magic and shifting your stats to Celestial! The build plays roughly the same, but trades some of your damage output for strong , group sustain, and Transfusion. Lean harder into Scourge’s excellent defensive toolkit while still outputting enough damage to meaningfully contribute as a boon DPS! Condition Alacrity ScourgeWeapon Mastery Offensive Support Select difficulty Pistol & Torch Scepter March 2024 The key interaction that powers Hybrid Alacrity Scourge is that Desert Empowerment causes  you apply to also apply while also causing Manifest Sand Shade to apply barrier. This, combined with the pulsing from Sandstorm Shroud generates very comfortable . Due to this variant's increased healing power, any you apply will be significantly stronger. can be slightly delayed if you know lots of incoming…

Booster Dragonhunter

This Celestial Booster Dragonhunter is a great beginner-friendly offensive setup made for open-world. The equipment above is designed to be played with the Exotic gear obtained by the Level 80 Boost, with some modifications to runes and sigils. To gear this build without the Level 80 Boost, use crafting or purchase items directly from the trading post. NOTE: If you own the expansion Secrets of the Obscure, you can switch Relic[s] of the Dragonhunter to Relic[s] of Zakiros for incredible self sustain. This Build can serve as a stepping stone towards the upgraded setup: Power Dragonhunter Damage Select difficulty Greatsword Longbow March 2024 The build focuses on dealing strike damage (power), using your Longbow, Greatsword and Traps. To achieve this, we combine various damage modifiers that increase strike damage. You deal increased damage while you’re under the effect of and…

Booster Soulbeast

This Celestial Booster Soulbeast is a great beginner-friendly offensive setup made for open-world. The equipment above is designed to be played with the Exotic gear obtained by the Level 80 Boost, with some modifications to runes and sigils. To gear this build without the Level 80 Boost, use crafting or purchase items directly from the trading post. Soulbeast can merge with its pet, which increases your stats with a special buff (for this build specifically Deadly). While merged, your pet skills get replaced by special Profession skills. While merged, any trait or skill that affects the pet now affects you. For example, your healing skill "We Heal As One!" now copies the boons to yourself, extending their duration. Your stances grant special effects and are shared with up to 4 allies via Leader of the Pack. Weapon Swap after 3…

Booster Weaver

This Celestial Booster Weaver is a great beginner-friendly offensive setup made for open-world. The equipment above is designed to be played with the Exotic gear obtained by the Level 80 Boost, with some modifications to runes and sigils. To gear this build without the Level 80 Boost, use crafting or purchase items directly from the trading post. This Build can serve as a stepping stone towards the upgraded setup: Condition Weaver Damage Select difficulty Scepter & Warhorn August 2023 Weave Self reduces attunement swap cooldowns to 2 seconds and grants you an element-specific buff for each element attuned. Attuning to all four elements in 20 seconds achieves a Perfect Weave, granting a large boost to your stats for 10 seconds. Cycle between Fire Attunement and Earth Attunement to apply conditions and maintain Weaver's Prowess and Elements of Rage. Use Signet of…

Booster Heal Druid

This Celestial Booster Druid is a great beginner-friendly defensive support setup made for open-world. The equipment above is designed to be played with the Exotic gear obtained by the Level 80 Boost, with some modifications to runes and sigils. To gear this build without the Level 80 Boost, use crafting or purchase items directly from the trading post. The build focuses on providing healing to yourself and nearby allies with your Staff and Celestial Avatar skills. Additionally, you provide a really powerfull boon with all of your skills in Celestial Avatar. The first 4 skills Cosmic Ray, Seed of Life, Lunar Impact and Rejuvenating Tides are really strong heals, your Natural Convergence is a fast provider due to its pulsing. Your Staff has good support utilities and access to more healing. Use your Sublime Conversion to convert enemy projectiles into friendly…

Booster Damage Druid

This Celestial Booster Druid is a great beginner-friendly offensive support setup made for open-world. The equipment above is designed to be played with the Exotic gear obtained by the Level 80 Boost, with some modifications to runes and sigils. To gear this build without the Level 80 Boost, use crafting or purchase items directly from the trading post. The main source of damage of the build comes from the trait Blood Moon which causes all your applications to additionally apply to the enemy. Your traits and utility skills aim at applying , and boost your Jacaranda[s] . Dealing damage to enemies and healing allies will generate astral force to enter Celestial Avatar . Your utility skills should be used as much as possible. Do not overstay in Celestial Avatar for a prolongued time, fully draining your astral force is not…

Power Quickness Harbinger

Power Quickness Harbinger is a powerful, bursty offensive support build focusing on single-target damage. This build uses the same gear as the full DPS build. Staying in Harbinger Shroud generates and every three seconds in a 360-unit radius. Combined with Elixirs, you can maintain uptime easily. This build lacks other supportive boons, so ensure the defensive support in your subgroup covers other boons. Enter and exit Harbinger Shroud regularly to increase damage via Soul Barbs. Taking damage in Shroud still affects your HP and will not consume Life Force. Precast Elixir of Promise just before entering the fight to instantly get 10 stacks of to increase the damage of the skills you use after. Use Elixir of Anguish and Elixir of Ambition on your team as soon as they’re off-cooldown to upkeep . Before entering Harbinger Shroud always place Nightfall, Well…

Booster Willbender

This Celestial Booster Willbender is a great beginner-friendly offensive support setup made for open-world. The equipment above is designed to be played with the Exotic gear obtained by the Level 80 Boost, with some modifications to runes and sigils. To gear this build without the Level 80 Boost, use crafting or purchase items directly from the trading post. NOTE: If you have access to the expansion Secrets of the Obscure you can swap both your Sword and Scepter to Pistols. The build utilizes the traits Battle Presence and Phoenix Protocol to share to allies. To grant the boon it’s necessary to be under the effect of Flowing Resolve and be dealing damage to targets. Cast your Rushing Justice to gain Justice , every 5 strikes you will deal AOE . Use your Purging Flames and Whirling Light as much as…

Booster Reaper

This Celestial Booster Reaper is a great beginner-friendly offensive setup made for open-world. The equipment above is designed to be played with the Exotic gear obtained by the Level 80 Boost, with some modifications to runes and sigils. To gear this build without the Level 80 Boost, use crafting or purchase items directly from the trading post. Your Necromancer’s Shroud has become Reaper's Shroud giving you access to a five new melee skills. Use the following combo: Grasping Darkness to pull foes close to you, cast Nightfall, Well of Darkness and Well of Suffering to cleave. Then enter Reaper's Shroud to spin your scythe with Soul Spiral. Reaper's Shroud has access to a good mobility skill in Death's Charge You can use your Staff marks for great ranged AOE damage. Executioner's Scythe Grasping Darkness Infusing Terror active Terrify inflicting Reaper's…

Power Harbinger

Power Harbinger is a powerful DPS build similar to Power Reaper with high damage in a bursty profile. Harbinger focuses more on single-target damage and good mobility. Harbinger Shroud does not protect the Harbinger’s life pool while active, making it easier to manage Life Force and maintain your rotation during encounters. Enter and exit Harbinger Shroud regularly to increase damage via Soul Barbs. Taking damage in Shroud still affects your HP and will not consume your Life Force. Precast Elixir of Promise just before entering the fight to instantly get 10 stacks of to increase the damage from the skills you use after. Use Elixir of Ambition and Elixir of Promise on yourself as soon as they’re off Cooldown to upkeep stacks. Before entering Harbinger Shroud always place Nightfall, Well of Darkness, and Well of Suffering to maximize burst damage. Never…

Support Vindicator

Support Vindicator is a very durable support build, with exceptional healing output, along with significant and thanks to the addition of scepter. This build is very tanky, you should not be afraid to be in the middle of the action. You should default to Scepter/shield, to have access to Otherworldly Bond, but swap to staff if Crystal Hibernation is on cooldown and you start getting focused. Use Dodge to support your allies. It heals, provides and cleanses a condition (which provides ). Use Ventari's Will to the target location you wish to cast a Legendary Centaur Stance at. In Legendary Alliance Stance, Use mostly the blue stance. It’s more defensive and provides team support. Swap to red stance only if you need to move around with Nomad's Advance, or you’re being focused and need Selfish Spirit or Reaver's Rage. Your…

Power Scrapper

Power Scrapper is a powerful and durable DPS build that brings a lot of Crowd Control and ample Superspeed, giving you and your group great in-combat mobility. It can also revive downed allies from range with Function Gyro. The rotation of this build revolves around 2 combinations of skills that share cooldowns: Electro-whirl and Shrapnel Grenade Shredder Gyro with Thunderclap After that, follow the skill priority list to fill the time between those 2 combos. Every time you cast Shrapnel Grenade, check Freeze Grenade and Poison Grenade. If they are available, cast them. If one of them is 1-2 seconds from being off cooldown, you can use toolbelt skills or utilities while you wait for it to come back instead of switching off the kit. Make sure to use the “stow kit” key (Stow Grenade Kit or Stow Mortar Kit) when…

Support Chronomancer

Support Chronomancer is one of the newer additions to the support roster. It is very similar to Support Guardian. It has access to a lot of and very good range support thanks to the Mesmer’s new weapon: rifle. Its unique side comes from the it applies to its team. Such as every other mesmer build, this build relies on shatters a lot. Shatters will heal, cleanse, apply boons, and even apply to close allies. The only shatter you need to be very careful of using is Distortion. On top of its invulnerability effect, it will apply to you and allies around you. Signet of Illusions will reset the cooldown of every shatter beside Continuum Split. The build healing also relies a lot on rifle. You can simply autoattack your allies for healing from range but its main strength comes from…

Power Mirage

Power Mirage is a powerful roamer excelling at picking up a single target because of the insane amount of you have access to. It also relies on burst windows with decent damage outside of them. Mirage gains access to Ambush Skills, transforming your auto-attack into a different skill for a short while after each dodge. On this build, you will have access to Mirage Thrust on Sword, which will be used primarily for mobility, and Split Surge while on Greatsword, used mainly for damage. Note: Split Surge is really good to use before a burst window as it applies and gives you . Use your Dodge carefully. Dodging for damage on Greatsword will expose you which is high risk but high reward, especially if you can hit a few targets with a single Split Surge. Keep in mind that Mirage Cloak…

Power Quickness Berserker

Power Quickness Berserker is a support DPS build that provides permanent and . It has the option to bring a Banner for additional support or extra Crowd Control (CC) for a DPS loss. Power Quickness Berserker uses a combination of weapon skills to build adrenaline for Primal Burst skills and also uses Rage skills and Primal Burst skills to extend the duration of Berserk. The build utilizes Axe Mastery to gain fast and reliable adrenaline through critical hits. Heat the Soul shares and in an area around you whenever you use a Burst skill. You have the ability to permanently be in Berserk. The goal of your rotation is to use as many Primal Burst skills as possible. On Axe you need to hit your target 3 times to generate enough Adrenaline for the next Decapitate. To achieve this you…

Heal Alacrity Scourge

Heal Alacrity Scourge provides , , , , , potential , massive crowd control, very powerful revive utility, solid healing, and unmatched application for your squad! Boon application for Heal Alacrity Scourge is straightforward. You are likely to end up overcapping on key boons such as and , allowing you to be flexible with your Sand Cascade and Sandstorm Shroud usage to protect your team! is generated by applying to your allies. Sources of include: Sand Cascade -> single very high application of . Sandstorm Shroud -> pulsing and . Manifest Sand Shade -> Desert Empowerment causes summoning a shade to apply a strong to five nearby targets when summoned. Serpent Siphon -> strong utility skill that also applies and . Other important boons are generated relatively passively: also applies thanks to Abrasive Grit Sandstorm Shroud generates Mark of Evasion, Mark…

Condition Alacrity Scourge

Condition Alacrity Scourge has a similar rotation to Condition Scourge, but trades damage output for generation alongside some coverage. This build still has all of the high-value defensive utility of scourge and can be customized to fit encounters and your squad composition! Hybrid Alacrity ScourgeWeapon Mastery Offensive Support Select difficulty Scepter & Torch Pistol & Warhorn March 2024 The key interaction that powers Condition Alacrity Scourge is that Desert Empowerment causes  you apply to also apply while also causing Manifest Sand Shade to apply barrier. This, combined with the pulsing from Sandstorm Shroud generates very comfortable uptime. is simply the mechanism that applies to your squad and should not be relied upon for meaningful damage mitigation. Shade abilities affect up to three players. Since you also count as a shade, this means it's important to have at least one Manifest…