Power Holosmith

Offmeta Damage Build

Overview
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Key Skills
Conditions
Effects

The engineer build that currently fares best in fractals is the Power Holosmith, offering a mix of high damage and a relatively good amount of crowd control and utility in form of Vulnerability and some Blind, Crippled and Immobile.

The build benefits from slaying potions such as and .

Equipment
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Armor
  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

Weapons
  • Berserker Sword

    Force

  • Berserker Pistol

    Impact

Alternative weapons
  • Rifle with / and slaying sigils
  • Swords with slaying sigils.
Back and trinkets
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Consumables
Food
Utility
Infusion
Build
Traits
  • Firearms

  • Explosives

  • Holosmith

Situational Traits
If you are already crit capped without and struggle with Might uptime.

You can swap Firearms traitline with Tools and replace on . This will help you to maintain your Quickness better. Especially in weaker groups this build shines. It is pretty friendly for new players.

Traits
  • Tools

Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Additional Skills
Toolbelt
Situational Skills
You can equip shortly before the fight and precast its toolbelt skill if you want to go the extra mile.
An alternative heal skill if condition cleanse is needed, you can cast it AFTER (cause of water field) firefield to blast might.
Another (group) block that even reflects projectiles if heat is above 50. (replace it with )
Good alternative for burst, replace it with , you can stack multiple times before the start.
Details
Rotation
  1. Preheat to 90%

  2. (To help with CCing)

    1. x2
    1. x2
    1. x2
  3. (your heat should be around 90%)

  4. Repeat from step 4

Notes and Tips
  • Don't interrupt your auto attack chain in Photon Forge
  • Keep in mind that consumes its charges while is a duration buff.
  • Use and off cooldown.
  • Use and off cooldown.
  • Make use of to mitigate damage in add heavy fights.
  • can help in controlling movement of enemies without breakbar.
  • Never , always try to at 149 heat.

You can switch to Scrapper and equip if you need Stealth for longer passages (e.g. Twilight Oasis Fractal). It provides >40 seconds for the whole group. A smoke field can also be provided by to blast Stealth.

CC skills
232 damage
232 damage
100 damage