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[Class Guide] HoT – Builds and Team Compositions

1. Team comp roster.
2. Builds.
3. Consumables & food.


 

1. Team comp roster.

Dungeons: 
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Fractals:
Base comp for 50+ is War, Ele (Tempest/Water), Engi (Viper), Chrono.
 
Till 90 5th class can be either Ele (Tempest/Water), Rev, Engi (Viper), Ranger (Viper).
After 90 Ele and Engi are best options.

 

2. Builds.

 

 

XW5ITo1.pngWarrior:

Phalanx Strength:
Greatsword / Axe-Mace

Full Berserker’s armor with Strength Runes and two Assassin’s accessories OR Berserker with Assassin’s Helmet, Chest and Leggings OR Berserker with Assassin’s weapons and Force / Night, Force / X-Slay or Force / Frailty sigils.

 

Variations: Use Eternal Champion instead of Bloody Roar if the breakbar is not a concern

 

Utilities:
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Variations:

Use Healing Signet if you need healing, use Healing Surge on scale 90+ where passive healing is reduced by agony
Use Defiance Stance if you need to tank something
Use “For Great Justice!” instead of Signet of Fury if fury uptime or might ramp-up time is a concern
Use Signet of Might against enemies that block a lot (i.e. Aetherblade endboss, Rabsovich, etc.)
Use Bulls Charge for long skips
Use Signet of Might and “On My Mark!” if you can’t use banners
Use Signet of Rage if you split from your party and need fury, in that case also use Healing Surge
Use Battle Standard to stack up fury and might during unskippable cutscenes

Standard rotation:

Note: Double dodge before engaging a boss to utilize the Stick and Move trait
Try to achieve a maximum uptime of the 20% buff of Berserker’s Power

Variations: Don’t use Bladetrail if the enemy is standing at a wall
Use Arc Devider instead of Decapitate and don’t use Rush against multiple mobs
If you don’t have a Revenant in your party and you don’t prestack start on Greatsword


 

BT6JCTz.pngThief:

Standard Build:
Staff / Anything

Full zerk with Scholar runes and Force / Night, Force / X-Slay or Force / Frailty sigils.

Utilities:
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Useful utilities:
Heal: Hide in Shadows for stealth/condi cleanse, Whitdraw for immo cleanse and/or extra evade.
Utilities *most likely as third slot*: Smoke Screen for proj absorb/smoke field, Imparing daggers for break bar, Shadow Refugee for stealth, Shadowsep for mobility, Infiltrator’s Signet for mobility, Blinding Powder for extra blast/stealth, Shadow Trap for mobility, Haste for quickness, Reflexive Strike for break bar and block, Scorpion Wire for pull and break bar remove.
Elite: Dagger Storm for reflect/aoe damage, Thief Guild for DPS.

Rotation:

Written down: Dodge->AA->WC->WC->Dodge…, If against multiple enemies use Vault for more damage

 


 

Elementalist_tango_icon_48px.pngElementalist:

Standard Build:
Staff

Full Assassin’s armor and 2 Assassin’s Accesories with Scholar runes and Force / Night, Force / X-Slay or Force / Frailty sigils.
*note* If Short Fights (under 15s) and you have a Guardian/Revenant then swap Water to Arcane.
Tempest is better with a Chrono. If you don’t have one or you can’t properly Overload due to whatever reasons then use Water/Arcane.

Utilities:
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Other useful utilities:
Heal: Ether Renewal for condi cleanse, Glyph for swiftness.
Utilities: Aftershock if lacking reflects, Frost Bow for big hitboxes, Lightning Hammer for mesmer/thief in few scenarios and for structures, Lightning Flash for mobility, Arcane Shield for blocks, Mist Form for invuln, Armor of Earth for stability, Earth Shield for aoe pull and invuln, Glyph of Elemental Power for weakness/cripple, Glyph of Renewal for reviving NPC’s.
Elite: Glyph of Elementals in earth for a high toughness elemental to hold aggro and in water for a healing elemental, Tornado for stability and cc.

Water/Arcane Rotation:

 

Tempest Rotation: 


MROAFhF.pngGuardian:

Standard Build:
GS / Longbow

Full zerk with Scholar runes and Force / Night, Force / X-Slay or Force / Air sigils.
*note* Swap Unscathed Contender for Master of Consecrations if you need longer wall + shorter cd.
Swap Supreme Justice for Absolute Resolution if you need condi cleanse.

Utilities:
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Other useful Utilities:
Heal: Signet of Resolve for burst heal
Utilities: Wall of Reflect, Retreat for Swuftness/Aegis, Hallowed Ground and Stand Your Ground for stability, Shield of the Avenger for more proj absorb, Sanctuary for cc, Merciful Intervention for mobility, Judge’s Intervention for mobility, Purging Flames for condi cleanse.
Elite: Renewed Focus for invuln and extra aegis and condi cleanse.

 

Rotation:


y7IL2HJ.pngMesmer:

Full DPS:
Sword-Sword / Sword-Shield

Full Assassin’s armor and 2 Assassin’s Accesories with Scholar runes, Zerk weapons and Force / Night, Force / X-Slay or Force / Frailty Sigils.
*Note* Swap sword offhand for Focus on Bosses where you need absorb but no reflect.

Traits: http://puu.sh/l4owo/d90510891b.jpg
Swap Mental Anguish to Power Block for bosses that should be interrupted for long time. Ex. Arah p1 Ooze, Melandru.
Utilities: 
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Other useful utilities:
Utilities: Blink for mobility, Portal, Mantra of Resolve for condi cleanse, Mantra of Concentration for stability, Mimic to reset cds, Decoy for stealth, Null Field for boon removal and condi cleanse, Veil for stealth, Well of Precognition for Alacrity and Blurr, Mantra of Pain for damage, Mantra of Distraction for break bar.
Elite: Mass Invisibility for stealth, Gravity Well for Alacrity and Pull

 

Rotation:

The Rotation is changing alot since you have to break the bar but not at the start (warrior does that) so you have to time F3 etc for break bar.

 

 

Reflect Build:
Sword-Shield / Sword-Focus

Full Assassin’s armor and 2 Assassin’s Accesories with Scholar runes, Zerk weapons and Force / Night, Force / X-Slay or Force / Frailty Sigils.
*Note* Swap sword offhand for pistol on bosses where clones die quickly in melee.

Traits: http://puu.sh/l4ox7/ea096ce70e.jpg
Swap Mental Anguish to Power Block for bosses that should be interrupted for long time. Ex. Arah p1 Ooze, Melandru.
Utilities:
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Other useful utilities:
Heal: Mantra of Resolve if one warden is enough
Utilities: Blink for mobility, Portal, Mantra of Resolve for condi cleanse, Mantra of Concentration for stability, Mimic to reset cds, Decoy for stealth, Null Field for boon removal and condi cleanse, Veil for stealth, Well of Precognition for Alacrity and Blurr, Mantra of Pain for damage, Mantra of Distraction for break bar.
Elite: Mass Invisibility for stealth, Gravity Well for Alacrity and Pull

Rotation: 

Rotation changes alot since break bar has a big influence.

 


 

Ranger_tango_icon_48px.pngRanger:

Power Build:
Longbow / Sword-Axe

Full zerk with Scholar runes and Force / Night, Force / X-Slay or Force / Frailty sigils.

 

Utilities:
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Other useful utilities:
Heal: Troll Unguent for regen, Healing Spring for condi cleanse.
Utilities: Sick Em for more pet damage, Lightning Reflexes for vigor/dodges, Storm Spirit for Vuln, Signet of Stone for Tanking.
Elite: Entangle for Immobilize.

 

Rotation: 

Viper Build:
Axe / Torch

Full Viper armor and weapons, Sinister Trinkets and Rampagers Backpiece with Rune of Balthazar. Geomancy and Agony sigils.

Utilities:  
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Other useful utilities:
Heal: Healing Spring for condi cleanse.
Utilities: Storm Spirit for Vuln uptime.
Elite: Entangle for Immobilize.

Rotation: 


098031d0a3.pngEngineer:

Power Build:
Rifle

Full zerk with Scholar runes and Force / Night, Force / X-Slay or Force / Frailty sigils.
*Note* Swap Takedown Round to Streamlined Kits if you lack swiftness.
Swap High Caliber to Heavy Armor Exploit if lacking Vuln.
Swap Glass Cannon to Grenadier if target moves a lot.

Utilities:
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Other useful utilities:
Heal: A.E.D for burst heal when low (useful to carry orbs in Arah).
Utilities: Rocket Boots for mobility, Slick Shoes for Super Speed, Tool Kit for pull/block, Bomb Kit for fire field/smoke field, Elixir U for Quickness and WoR/Smoke Screen, Elixir S for invuln and Stealth, Net Turret for immo, Thumper Turret for blast.
Elite: Supply Crate for blast/stun/regen/immo/med packs, can swap to whatever else after casting it.

 

Rotation:

Viper Build:
Pistol / Pistol

Full Viper (Rampager Backpiece with Sinister Trinkets) with Runes of the Berserker and Malice / Geomancy (for melee) sigils or Bursting instead of Geomancy.
*Note* Swap Takedown Round to Streamlined Kits if you lack swiftness.
Swap Chemical Rounds to Heavy Armor Exploit if lacking Vuln.
Swap Glass Cannon to Grenadier if target moves a lot.

Utilities:
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Other useful utilities:
Heal: A.E.D for burst heal when low (useful to carry orbs in Arah).
Utilities: Rocket Boots for mobility, Slick Shoes for Super Speed, Tool Kit for pull/block, Elixir Gun for blast/mobility, Elixir U for Quickness and WoR/Smoke Screen, Elixir S for invuln and Stealth, Net Turret for immo, Thumper Turret for blast.
Elite: Supply Crate for blast/stun/regen/immo/med packs, can swap to whatever else after casting it.

 

Rotation:

Breaking the bar (hard CC): Big Ol’ Bomb with Detonate Healing Turret in your fire fields and Air Blast
Breaking the bar (soft CC): Endothermic Shell, Glue Bomb and Glue Shot

Use Sneak Gyro when stealth is needed.
Use Bulwark Gyro if you need to tank. Use its tool belt skill if reflects are needed

 


 

48px-Revenant_icon.pngRevenant:

Standard Build:
Sword – Axe / Staff

Full zerk with Scholar runes and Force / Night, Force / X-Slay or Force / Frailty sigils.
*Note* Only use Staff for Number 5 if you need to break a bar.
Swap Fierce Infusion to Cleansing Channel if Condition Remove is needed.
Swap Radiant Revival for Hardening Persistence if you want to get Aggro.
Swap Glint to Mallyx for short fights and for fights with Timewarp.

Rotation:


 

3. Consumables & food.

Food

General dungeon tours and fractals:

Plate of Steak and Asparagus

Stats: 
+80 power
+60 precision
30m

Plate of Truffle Steak

Stats: 
+100 power
+70 precision
30m

Koi Cake
*Note* Viper Engi and Ranger only.

Stats: 
+20% condition duration
+70 condition damage
30m
Paired with:
Powerful Potion of X Slaying, Quality Maintenance Oil, Hardened Sharpening Stone, Master Tuning Crystal, Toxic Focusing Crystal
Stats: 
Slaying potion:
+10% damage vs X
-10% damage from X
60mOil:
Gain precision equal to 5% of your toughness
Gain precision equal to 3% of your vitality
30mStone:
Gain power equal to 5% of your toughness
Gain power equal to 3% of your vitality
30mCrystal:
Gain condition damage equal to 6% of your toughness
Gain condition damage equal to 4% of your vitality
30mToxic Crystal:
+100 Condition Damage
Condition Duration Increased By 10%
30m


 

Consumables

*Note* These are banned from Speed Clear records, so do not rely on them too much.
Only listing the most used consumables.

Swiftness:

Pot of Hylek Poison.
10s Swiftness, 15s cool down.

 

Medical Pack
10s Fury, 10s Swiftness, 20s cool down.

Summons:

Fire Elemental Powder
Summons an Ember for 5m or until it dies. 30m cool down.
Adds good DPS and fire fields.

Ogre Pet Whistle
Summons a random pet and breaks stuns 30m cool down.

Conditions:

Underwater Net
4s Immobilize, 20s cool down.

Rock
*Note* Only the one with lv 22 requirement can be used in dungeons.
1s Knockdown, no cool down.

Ettin Gunk
Throws a Gunk that applies all possible conditions to target randomly including raw damage reaching pretty high DPS, it’s also an Ethereal field. No cool down.

Stealth:

Harpy Feathers
3s stealth and blind to enemies, 6s cool down.

Order of Whispers Spy Kit
3s stealth and confusion to enemies, 60s cool down.

Ash Legion Spy Kit
10s stealth, moving removes stealth, 60s cool down.