Blast Stacking

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Blast Finishers

Blast finishers can be used to stack group buffs on certain Combo Fields. The most common applications are Might-stacking using blast finishers inside a Fire Field (3 stacks for 20 seconds) and Stealth-stacking inside a Smoke Field (3 seconds).

The Elementalist trait also makes them grant Fury with each blast finisher, which can be shared by the Chronomancer using . Due to this, skills like or (Tiger pet) are usually redundant in fractals.

Below is a list of frequently used blast finishers among all professions. Note that it is often required to swap to different weapons, make sure to swap back before you enter combat.


Might stacking for advanced groups

  • Weaver: Use (Scepter 2), (Dagger 4) and (Scepter 3) in /
  • Warrior: and (Druid picks up one)
  • Druid: (Warhorn 5) and (Staff 3)
  • Mesmer: (Torch 4)

Might stacking if you are alone

(These are just examples, there are different ways to blast Might)

  • Weaver:

    • 10 step Might stack (There are multiple paths you can pick to blast might, this is only an example)

      • Start on Scepter / Dagger ( / )
      1. (Scepter 2)
      2. (Dagger 4)
      3. (Scepter 3)
      4. Swap to earth and Sword /
      5. (Sword 2)
      6. Swap to earth** /
      7. (Dagger 4)
      8. (Dagger 5)
      9. Swap to Focus
      10. (Focus 4)
    • Fast Might stack, little less but faster (Recommended with 2-3 Elementalist)

      • Start on Scepter / Dagger ( / )
      1. (Dagger 4)
      2. Swap to /
      3. (Scepter 2)
      4. (Dagger 4)
      5. (Dagger 5)
      6. Swap to Focus
      7. (Focus 4)
  • Warrior:

    • (Warhorn 5)
    • (Longbow 3)
    • One banner ( or ), then pick up the banner and use Banner 5
  • Mesmer:

    • (Torch 4), hits after 3 seconds (even if you swap out the torch)
  • Ranger:

    • (Warhorn 5)
    • (Staff 3)
  • Guardian:

    • (Hammer 2)
    • (Focus 5)
  • Thief:

    • (Shortbow 2)

Fire fields Might stacking

Below is a list of commonly used Fire Field skills. Make sure that everyone is back on their main weapon set before starting a fight.

  • Elementalist:

    • (Staff 2, )
    • (Dagger 4, )
    • (Focus 4, )
    • (Warhorn 5, , )
  • Berserker:

    • (Torch 5)
  • Ranger:

    • (Torch 5)

Smoke fields Stealth stacking

Below is a list of regularly used Smoke Field skills. Be careful not to aggro mobs with blasts or you will get Revealed.

  • Thief:

    • (Pistol 5)
  • Ranger:

    • (Smokescale pet)
  • Engineer:

    • (Bomb kit)

Other skills that grant party Stealth

  • Mesmer:

    • Double any skill with ()
  • Thief: