Elementalist PvE | Fun Dagger/Dagger | Damage Glyph Master

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Summary

A build to make the most of Glyphs.
Choose your attunement to suit your situation and trigger the extra boons of your choice:
5 x Extra Healing or
5 x Extra Might or
5 x Extra Swiftness or
5 x Extra Protection.


I. Weapons and Skills

Carrion Dagger
  • Weapon Strength: 924-981
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Power: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Carrion Dagger
  • Weapon Strength: 924-981
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Power: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Carrion Trident
  • Weapon Strength: 905-1000
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Power: 85
  • Vitality: 85
  • Fire Attunement10
    Attunement. Attune to fire, gaining heavy damage and burning abilities.
  • Water Attunement10
    Attunement. Attune to water, gaining superior support and healing abilities.
  • Air Attunement10
    Attunement. Attune to air, gaining heavy damage and control abilities.
  • Earth Attunement10
    Attunement. Attune to earth, gaining superior damage-over-time and defensive abilities.
    Crippled: 3 sStability: 2 s
  • Dragon's Claw½
    Fling fire in a claw-shaped spread at your foe.
    Damage per projectile: 126Range: 400
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  • Drake's Breath5
    Spray a cone of fire at foes while on the move.
    Damage (4x): 672x4Burning: 2.5 s (3936 damage)Range: 400
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  • Burning Speed¾ 15
    Slide forward and blast the area, leaving behind a line of fire that burns foes.
    Fire wall damage: 34Duration: 4Burning: 1.5 s (328 damage)Blast radius: 240Blast damage: 672Combo Field: FireRange: 600
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  • Ring of Fire¼ 15
    Damage nearby foes with a ring of fire, burning foes that pass through it.
    Damage: 417x2Burning: 4 s (1640 damage)Duration: 6Radius: 240Combo Field: Fire
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  • Fire Grab¾ 45
    Damage foes in a cone in front of you. Deal more damage to burning foes.
    Damage: 588Damage vs burning: 941Range: 300
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  • Glyph of Elemental Harmony20
    Glyph. Heal yourself and gain a boon based on your attunement.

    Fire: might.
    Water: regeneration.
    Air: swiftness.
    Earth: protection.
    Healing: 4,894x3Might: 20 sRegeneration: 10 sSwiftness: 10 sProtection: 3 s
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  • Glyph of Storms 48
    Glyph. Create a storm based on your attunement.

    Fire: Firestorm
    Water: Ice Storm
    Air: Lightning Storm
    Earth: Sandstorm
    Radius: 240Range: 900
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  • Glyph of Elemental Power36
    Glyph. Gain a chance for spells to inflict a condition based on your attunement.

    Fire: burning.
    Water: chilled.
    Air: weakness.
    Earth: crippled.
    Burning: 3 s (984 damage)Chilled: 2 sWeakness: 6 sCrippled: 5 sDuration: 30Breaks Stun
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  • Glyph of Lesser Elementals 32
    Glyph. Summon an elemental based on your attunement.

    Fire elemental: Deals damage.
    Water elemental: Deals damage and chills.
    Air elemental: Deals damage and grants swiftness.
    Earth elemental: Deals damage and is hard to kill.
    Duration: 45
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  • Glyph of Elementals 72
    Glyph. Summon an elemental based on your attunement.

    Fire Elemental: Deals damage.
    Ice Elemental: Deals damage and heals.
    Air Elemental: Deals damage and stuns.
    Earth Elemental: Deals damage and is hard to kill.
    Duration: 60Range: 1,200
    • 0

Weapon and Skill Details

You are dealing conditions and using the Glyphs to enhance them.

 

What the Glyphs do is secondary to their bonuses.

 

Switch to Water to get some much needed healing, or power through by switching to Fire. Use Air to sweep through an area at uncatchable speed or switch to Earth to make a stand with Protection.


Traits

Earth Magic

  • Stone Flesh
    Gain 150 toughness while attuned to earth.
    • Earth’s Embrace
      Gain armor of earth when struck while below 50% health.
    • Serrated Stones
      Bleeds you apply last 20% longer; deal 5% more damage to bleeding foes.
    • Elemental Shielding
      Grant 3 seconds of protection when applying an aura to yourself or an ally.
  • Earthen Blast
    Damage foes and cripple them for 3s when attuning to earth.
    • Strength of Stone
      Gain condition damage based on 10% of your toughness attribute.
    • Rock Solid
      Grant 2 seconds of stability to nearby allies when attuning to earth.
    • Geomancer’s Training
      You recover 33% more quickly from chilled, cripple and immobilize. Earth abilities recharge 33% faster.
  • Geomancer’s Defense
    You take 10% less damage from foes within 360 range of you.
    • Diamond Skin
      Conditions cannot be applied to you when your health is above the threshold (90%)
    • Written in Stone
      Maintain the passive effects of signets when you activate then. Reduces recharge of signets by 20%.
    • Stone Heart
      You cannot be critically hit while attuned to earth.

Air Magic

  • Zephyr's Speed
    Move 25% faster when attuned to air.
    • Zephyr’s Boon
      Auras grant fury and swiftness for 5s when applied.
    • One with Air
      Gain 3 seconds of superspeed when attuning to air.
    • Ferocious Winds
      Gain ferocity based on 7% of your precision.
  • Electric Discharge
    Strike your target with a bolt of lightning when attuning to air.
    • Inscription
      Grant a boon associated with your current attunement when you cast a glyph. Glyph ability recharges are reduced by 20%.
    • Aeromancer’s Training
      Gain 190 precision while attuned to air. Recharge of air weapon abilities are reduced by 33%.
    • Tempest Defense
      Surround yourself with a shocking aura for 4 seconds when disabled. Deal 20% increased damage to stunned or knocked down foes.
  • Weak Spot
    You have a 60% chance to cause 5 seconds of vulnerability to enemies when you critically hit them.
    • Bolt to the Heart
      Deal 20% more damage to enemies whose health is below 50%.
    • Fresh Air
      Recharge air attunement when you critically hit an enemy.
    • Lightning Rod
      Disabling an enemy causes them to be struck by a lightning bolt.

Fire Magic

  • Empowering Flame
    Gain 150 power while in fire attunement.
    • Burning Precision
      Critical hits have a 33% chance to cause 2 seconds of burning. Burning duration is increased by 20%.
    • Conjurer
      Gain fire aura for 5 seconds when an ally picks up a conjured weapon; Conjured weapons have 10 more charges.
    • Burning Fire
      Use cleansing fire automatically when you have 3 conditions on you.
  • Sunspot
    Inflict damage at your location when you attune to fire, and gain 3 seconds of fire aura.
    • Pyromancer’s Training
      Deal 10% more damage while attuned to fire. Fire abilities have a 33% reduced recharge.
    • One with Fire
      Fire auras you apply last 33% longer and grant 2 stacks of might for 10 second when applied.
    • Power Overwhelming
      Gain condition damage based on 10% of your total power attribute.
  • Burning Rage
    Deal 10% more damage to burning foes.
    • Persisting Flames
      Executing blast finishers on fire fields grant 10 seconds of fury. Fire fields last 2 seconds longer. Create a lava font on your position when you go down.
    • Pyromancer’s Puissance
      Each skill you use while attuned to fire grant you 15 seconds of might. This effect works in combat only.
    • Blinding Ashes
      Blind foes for 4 seconds when you burn them. 8 second internal cooldown.

Trait Details

Stand close in Earth to receive less damage, stability and immunity to Crits.
All the while gaining Protection via the Glyphs.

 

Switch to Air to cause Lightning Rod on a disabled foe.
All the while moving at a pace that cannot be caught via the Glyphs.

 

Switch to Fire to gain Might and Power when burning foes.
All the while adding a ton of more might via the Glyphs.


III. Stat Specifics & Effects

Primary Stats

  • Health 20635 (+8990)
  • Vitality 1899 (+899)
  • Armor 2319 (+399)
  • Toughness 1399 (+399)
  • Attack 2731 (+750)
  • Power 1750 (+750)
  • Critical Hit 7% (+7%)
  • Precision 1070 (+70)

Secondary Stats

  • Condition Damage 1909 (+1909)
  • Condition Duration 10% (+10%)
  • Damage 981 (+0%)
  • Defense 920 (+0)
  • Experience from Kills 20% (+20%)

Boons

  • Aegis
    Block the next attack.
  • Distortion
    Allows mesmers to evade attacks for some time.
  • Frenzy
    Increases damage taken by 25%. It typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Frosty Armor
    Chills foes that hit you.
  • Fury
    20% critical chance increase. Stacks in duration.
  • Haste
    Regenerate endurance at 50% effectiveness when under the effects of this skill. It's typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Invulnerability
    Prevents the target from taking damage or receiving conditions. It is also placed on rallied players for one second.
  • Might
    X damage per attack increase. Stacks intensity.
  • Protection
    33% damage reduction. Stacks in duration.
  • Quickening Zephyr
    Prevents healing. It typically seen as a mechanic to offset a beneficial effect such as quickness.
  • Quickness
    Makes all skills and actions 50% faster.
  • Regeneration
    Regenerates X health per second. Stacks in duration.
  • Rejuvenation
    Regenerates health. This effect is exclusive to the guardian profession through the Virtue of Resolve.
  • Resistance
    Resistance temporarily negates the affected target of all effects caused by conditions.
  • Retaliation
    Does X damage to an opponent each time they hit you. Stacks in duration.
  • Smiting
    Causes every fifth attack to apply burning. This effect is exclusive to the guardian profession.
  • Stability
    Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, or feared.
  • Stealth
    Allows the user to be invisible to enemy players and avoid being spotted by enemy NPCs.
  • Swiftness
    33% movement speed increase. Stacks in duration.
  • Vigor
    Faster endurance regeneration. Stacks in duration.

Conditions

  • Agony
    Agony is an effect unique to Fractals of the Mists that removes a percentage of the player's health every second and reduces received healing by ~50%.
  • Bleeding
    Bleeding is a stackable condition that deals damage over time.
  • Blind
    Causes the target's next hit to miss instead.
  • Burning
    Inflicts X damage per second. Stacks in duration.
  • Chilled
    Reduces movement speed and skill recharge by 66%. Stacks in duration.
  • Confusion
    Inflicts X damage each time a foe uses skill. Stacks in intensity.
  • Crippled
    Crippled is a condition which decreases movement speed by 50%. Stacks in duration.
  • Fear
    Causes the target to run directly away from the caster.
  • Immobilized
    Immobilized is a condition which prevents movement and dodging. Victims also can't turn. Stacks in duration.
  • Poison
    Inflicts X damage per second. Reduces outgoing heals by 33%. Stacks in duration.
  • Slow
    Slow is a condition that reduces the activation time of skills and abilities.
  • Taunt
    Taunt is a control effect that forces the affected target to run towards the source of taunt with all skills except stun breakers disabled while using their auto-attack skill.
  • Torment
    Deals damage every second; deals additional damage if moving; stacks intensity.
  • Vulnerability
    Increases damage the target takes by 1%. Stacks in intensity.
  • Weakness
    Causes 50% of attacks to be glancing and reduces endurance regeneration by 50%. Stacks in duration.

Control

  • Break Stun
    Stun break is an effect which can break control effects on a character.
  • Daze
    Interrupts and prevents the target from using skills for a period of time.
  • Float
    Forces the affected target(s) to move towards the surface.
  • Knockdown
    Interrupts and causes the foe to be unable to move or use skills for a short duration. Knocked down foes fall to the ground.
  • Launch
    Interrupts and tosses a character into the air.
  • Pull
    Shortens the distance between the user and the foe by drawing one of them to another. If a foe is pulled, this can result in an interrupt.
  • Push
    Physically pushes foes away from the player and interrupts them.
  • Sink
    Forces the affected target(s) to move away from the surface.
  • Stun
    Interrupts, immobilizes, and incapacitates foes for a short duration.
  • Teleport
    Teleport to target location.
  • Teleport
    Teleport (alternatively, flash) is a mechanic that causes the user or target(s) to instantly move from one location to another.

Fields & Finishers

  • Dark Field
    Dark Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Blindness
    Leap Finisher: Blindness
    Projectile Finisher: Life stealing
    Whirl Finsher: Leeching Bolts
  • Ethereal Field
    Ethereal Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Chaos Armor
    Leap Finisher: Chaos Armor
    Projectile Finisher: Confusion
    Whirl Finsher: Confounding Bolts
  • Fire Field
    Fire Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Might
    Leap Finisher: Fire Shield
    Projectile Finisher: Burning
    Whirl Finsher: Burning Bolts
  • Ice Field
    Ice Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Frost Aura
    Leap Finisher: Frost Aura
    Projectile Finisher: Chilled
    Whirl Finsher: Chilling Bolts
  • Light Field
    Light Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Retaliation
    Leap Finisher: Retaliation
    Projectile Finisher: Remove Condition
    Whirl Finsher: Cleansing Bolts
  • Lightning Field
    Lightning Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Swiftness
    Leap Finisher: Dazing Strike
    Projectile Finisher: Vulnerability
    Whirl Finsher: Brutal Bolts
  • Poison Field
    Poison Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Weakness
    Leap Finisher: Weakness
    Projectile Finisher: Poison
    Whirl Finsher: Poison Bolts
  • Revealed
    Revealed is an effect applied when stealth is broken, for example by entering combat or exiting a Shadow Refuge circle prematurely.
  • Smoke Field
    Smoke Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Stealth
    Leap Finisher: Stealth
    Projectile Finisher: Blindness
    Whirl Finsher: Blinding Bolts
  • Super Speed
    Activate your slick shoes, enabling you to move at superior speeds.
  • Water Field
    Water Combo Effects

    Blast Finisher: Area Healing
    Leap Finisher: Healing
    Projectile Finisher: Regeneration
    Whirl Finsher: Healing Bolts
Combo
  • Blast Finisher
    Blast Combo Effects

    Dark: Area Blindness
    Ethereal: Area Chaos Armor
    Fire: Area Might
    Ice: Area Frost Aura
    Light: Area Retaliation
    Lightning: Area Swiftness
    Poison: Area Weakness
    Smoke: Area Stealth
    Water: Area Healing
  • Leap Finisher
    Leap Combo Effects

    Dark: Blindness
    Ethereal: Chaos Armor
    Fire: Fire Shield
    Ice: Frost Aura
    Light: Retaliation
    Lightning: Dazing Strike
    Poison: Weakness
    Smoke: Stealth
    Water: Healing
  • Projectile Finisher
    Projectile Combo Effects

    Dark: Life stealing
    Ethereal: Confusion
    Fire: Burning
    Ice: Chilled
    Light: Remove Condition
    Lightning: Vulnerability
    Poison: Poison
    Smoke: Blindness
    Water: Regeneration
  • Whirl Finisher
    Whirl Combo Effects

    Dark: Leeching Bolts
    Ethereal: Confounding Bolts
    Fire: Burning Bolts
    Ice: Chilling Bolts
    Light: Cleansing Bolts
    Lightning: Brutal Bolts
    Poison: Poison Bolts
    Smoke: Blinding Bolts
    Water: Healing Bolts

IV. Food, Armor, Trinkets & Upgrade Items

Food Nourishment

Bowl of Truffle Risotto
Duration: 30min
Condition Damage: 100
Precision: 70
Experience from Kills: 10%
  • (30min)
  • Condition Damage: 100
  • Precision: 70
  • Experience from Kills: 10%

Utility Nourishment

Toxic Focusing Crystal
Duration: 30min
Condition Damage: 100
Condition Duration: 10%
Experience from Kills: 10%
  • (30min)
  • Condition Damage: 100
  • Condition Duration: 10%
  • Experience from Kills: 10%

Armor & Runes

Dire Exalted Masque
  • Defense: 73
  • Condition Damage: 60
  • Toughness: 43
  • Vitality: 43
Superior Rune of the Undead
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Toughness: 35
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. Toughness: 65
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. 7% of toughness is converted to condition damage.
Dire Exalted Mantle
  • Defense: 73
  • Condition Damage: 45
  • Toughness: 32
  • Vitality: 32
Superior Rune of the Undead
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Toughness: 35
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. Toughness: 65
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. 7% of toughness is converted to condition damage.
Dire Exalted Coat
  • Defense: 314
  • Condition Damage: 134
  • Toughness: 96
  • Vitality: 96
Superior Rune of the Undead
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Toughness: 35
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. Toughness: 65
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. 7% of toughness is converted to condition damage.
Dire Exalted Gloves
  • Defense: 133
  • Condition Damage: 45
  • Toughness: 32
  • Vitality: 32
Superior Rune of the Undead
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Toughness: 35
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. Toughness: 65
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. 7% of toughness is converted to condition damage.
Dire Exalted Pants
  • Defense: 194
  • Condition Damage: 90
  • Toughness: 64
  • Vitality: 64
Superior Rune of the Undead
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Toughness: 35
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. Toughness: 65
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. 7% of toughness is converted to condition damage.
Dire Exalted Boots
  • Defense: 133
  • Condition Damage: 45
  • Toughness: 32
  • Vitality: 32
Superior Rune of the Undead
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Toughness: 35
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. Toughness: 65
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. 7% of toughness is converted to condition damage.

Armor Stat Totals

  • Defense 920
  • Condition Damage 594
  • Toughness 399
  • Vitality 299

Rune Bonuses

Superior Rune of the Undead
  1. Condition Damage: 25
  2. Toughness: 35
  3. Condition Damage: 50
  4. Toughness: 65
  5. Condition Damage: 100
  6. 7% of toughness is converted to condition damage.

Accessories & Jewels

Carrion Amulet
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Power: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Carrion Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Power: 15
  • Vitality: 15
Carrion Back
  • Condition Damage: 30
  • Power: 21
  • Vitality: 21
(Infused)
Carrion Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Power: 15
  • Vitality: 15
Carrion Ring
  • Condition Damage: 90
  • Power: 64
  • Vitality: 64
(Infused)
Carrion Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Power: 15
  • Vitality: 15
Carrion Ring
  • Condition Damage: 90
  • Power: 64
  • Vitality: 64
(Infused)
Carrion Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Power: 15
  • Vitality: 15
Carrion Earring
  • Condition Damage: 75
  • Power: 53
  • Vitality: 53
Carrion Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Power: 15
  • Vitality: 15
Carrion Earring
  • Condition Damage: 75
  • Power: 53
  • Vitality: 53
Carrion Jewel
  • Condition Damage: 25
  • Power: 15
  • Vitality: 15

Accessory Totals

  • Power:430
  • Vitality:430
  • Condition Damage:630

Weapon Set Sigils

Carrion Dagger
  • Weapon Strength: 924-981
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Power: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Carrion Dagger
  • Weapon Strength: 924-981
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Power: 85
  • Vitality: 85
Sigil of Superior Restoration
Gain Health on Killing a Foe.
Sigil of Superior Speed
Gain Swiftness (20 seconds) on Killing a Foe.

Weapon Set I

Sigil of Superior Restoration

Gain Health on Killing a Foe.

Sigil of Superior Speed

Gain Swiftness (20 seconds) on Killing a Foe.

Carrion Trident
  • Weapon Strength: 905-1000
  • Condition Damage: 120
  • Power: 85
  • Vitality: 85

Water Weapon I


V. Basic Gameplay

Which attunement you are in is completely subject to your situation.

 

This is a fun build, especially for those who don't want to be constantly running what ever other Ele is running.


Main Skill Rotation


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