Elementalist PvE | Dungeon Staff | Damage High DPS Staff

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Summary

Utilizing high dps of staff, and gear and trait setup to kill off the enemy very quickly.


I. Weapons and Skills

Zojja's Spire
  • Weapon Strength: 1034-1166
  • Power: 251
  • Precision: 179
  • Ferocity: 179
  • Weapon Strength: -
Beigarth's Trident
  • Weapon Strength: 950-1050
  • Toughness: 125
  • Power: 90
  • Precision: 90
  • Fire Attunement
    Attunement. Attune to fire, gaining heavy damage and burning abilities.
    Fury: 2 sMight: 15 s
  • Water Attunement
    Attunement. Attune to water, gaining superior support and healing abilities.
    Fury: 2 sRegeneration: 5 s
  • Air Attunement
    Attunement. Attune to air, gaining heavy damage and control abilities.
    Fury: 2 sSwiftness: 8 s
  • Earth Attunement
    Attunement. Attune to earth, gaining superior damage-over-time and defensive abilities.
    Fury: 2 sProtection: 5 s
  • Fireball1
    Cast a fireball that explodes on impact and hits multiple foes.
    Damage: 314Area of effect: 180Range: 1,200
    • 0
      Fury: 2 s
    • 0
      Fury: 2 s
  • Lava Font¼ 4
    Make lava erupt from the target area.
    Damage: 296Duration: 4Radius: 180Combo Field: FireRange: 1,200
    • 0
      Fury: 2 s
    • 0
      Fury: 2 s
  • Flame Burst½
    Burn foes at the target location.
    x2Burning: 6 s (1640 damage)Radius: 240Range: 1,200
    • 0
      Fury: 2 s
    • 0
      Fury: 2 s
  • Burning Retreat20
    Quickly roll backward, leaving behind a line of fire that burns.
    Damage: 37Duration: 6Burning: 1 s (328 damage)Combo Field: Fire
    • 0
      Fury: 2 s
    • 0
      Fury: 2 s
  • Meteor Shower20
    Call down a meteor shower onto the target area.
    Damage: 481Storm radius: 360Damage radius: 180Range: 1,200
    • 0
      Fury: 2 s
    • 0
      Fury: 2 s
  • Ether Renewal 14½
    Cantrip. Heal yourself and cure a condition with every pulse.
    Healing: 418Duration: 4
    • 0
      Fury: 2 s
  • Cleansing Fire32
    Cantrip. Cure three conditions and burn foes.
    x3Burning: 4 s
    • 0
      Fury: 2 s
  • Armor of Earth72
    Cantrip. Protect yourself with earth armor and gain protection and stability.
    Duration: 6x10Stability: 6 sProtection: 8 sBreaks Stun
    • 0
      Fury: 2 s
  • Signet of Air30
    Signet Passive: Grants a 25% increase in movement speed.
    Signet Active: Blind your target and nearby foes.
    Blind: 5 sRadius: 240Range: 1,200Break Stun
    • 0
      Fury: 2 s
  • Glyph of Elementals 90
    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
      Fury: 2 s

Weapon and Skill Details

1. Staff as it gives most DPS of all ele weapon.

 

2. Cantrip will help us clear condi as traited. Glyph of Elemental can be swap with any other skill as you wish.

 

3. Signet of Air for mobility.


Traits

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.

Water Magic

  • Soothing Mist
    You and nearby allies regenerate health while you are attuned to water. Radius 300.
    • Soothing Ice
      Gain regeneration and frost aura for 4 seconds when critically hit. 20 second internal cooldown.
    • Piercing Shards
      While attuned to water, your spells deal 20% more damage to vulnerable foes. Vulnerability lasts 33% longer.
    • Stop, Drop and Roll
      Dodge-rolling removes burning and chilled from you and nearby allies.
  • Healing Ripple
    Heal nearby allies when attuning to water
    • Soothing Disruption
      Cantrips grant you regeneration and vigor for 6 seconds. Cantrips have 20% reduced recharge.
    • Cleansing Wave
      Remove a condition from you and allies when attuning to water.
    • Aquamancer’s Training
      Deal 10% extra damage when your health is above 90%. All water weapon skills have their recharge reduced by 33%.
  • Aquatic Benevolence
    Healing done to allies is increased by 15%
    • Cleansing Water
      Remove a condition when granting regeneration to yourself or an ally.
    • Powerful Aura
      When you apply an aura to yourself, grant that aura to all nearby allies as well.
    • Soothing Power
      The healing effect of soothing mist is increased by 200%.

Arcana

  • Arcane Fury
    Gain fury for 2s when you switch attunements.
    • Arcane Precision
      Skills have a chance to apply a condition, based on your current attunement, on critical hits.
    • Renewing Stamina
      Gain vigor for 5s when you deliver a critical hit. 5 second internal cooldown.
    • Arcane Abatement
      Take less damage from falling. Create a spell when you take falling damage, based on your attunement.
  • Elemental Attunement
    When attuning to an element, you and nearby allies gain a boon.
    • Arcane Resurrection
      You have increased 10% revive speed. When you revive an ally, you and the revived ally gain an aura based on your attunement.
    • Elemental Contingency
      Gain a boon when you are struck, based on your current attunement
    • Final Shielding
      Create an Arcane Shield for 5s when your health drops below the threshold (25s)
  • Elemental Enchantment
    Boon duration is increased by 10% and attunements recharge 15% faster.
    • Evasive Arcane
      Create an attunement-based spell at end of your dodge. Fire: Flame Burst. Water: Cleansing Wave. Air: Blinding Flash. Earth: Shockwave
    • Elemental Surge
      Based on your current attunement, arcane skills inflict a condition on foes that they hit. Gain 150 more ferocity for 15 seconds when you use an arcane skill. Arcane abilities recharge 20% faster.
    • Bountiful Power
      Deal 2% more damage for each boon on you.

Trait Details

1. Fire trait to maintain burning on foes and getting more damage. Longer lava font will do most of the damage.

 

2. Water traits to help us clear condi and heal.

 

3. Arcana traits to complement the other traits and get boon on attunements switch.


III. Stat Specifics & Effects

Primary Stats

  • Health 14505 (+2860)
  • Vitality 1286 (+286)
  • Armor 2253 (+286)
  • Toughness 1286 (+286)
  • Attack 3806 (+1640)
  • Power 2582 (+1582)
  • Critical Hit 53% (+53%)
  • Precision 1890 (+890)

Secondary Stats

  • Agony Resistance 85 (+85)
  • Boon Duration 10% (+10%)
  • Burning Duration 35% (+35%)
  • Condition Damage 286 (+286)
  • Critical Damage 54% (+54%)
  • Damage 1224 (+5%)
  • Defense 967 (+0)
  • Experience from Kills 20% (+20%)
  • Ferocity 820 (+820)
  • Healing Power 286 (+286)
  • Movement Speed 25% (+25%)

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

Stat and Effect Details

High Power, Prec and Ferocity for more damage. Using mostly celestial trinkets to provide other stats a bit.


IV. Food, Armor, Trinkets & Upgrade Items

Food Nourishment

Plate of Truffle Steak
Duration: 30min
Power: 100
Precision: 70
Experience from Kills: 10%
  • (30min)
  • Power: 100
  • Precision: 70
  • Experience from Kills: 10%

Utility Nourishment

Superior Sharpening Stone
Duration: 30min
Gain power equal to 6% of your toughness
Gain power equal to 4% of your vitality
Experience from Kills: 10%
  • (30min)
  • Gain power equal to 6% of your toughness
  • Gain power equal to 4% of your vitality
  • Experience from Kills: 10%

Armor & Runes

Zojja's Masque
  • Defense: 77
  • Power: 63
  • Precision: 45
  • Ferocity: 45
Superior Rune of Flame Legion
  1. Power: 25
  2. Burning Duration: 15%
  3. Power: 50
  4. 5% chance to cause burning for 1s when hit. (cooldown: 5s)
  5. Power: 90
  6. +5% damage against burning targets.
Versatile Simple InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Zojja's Epaulets
  • Defense: 77
  • Power: 47
  • Precision: 34
  • Ferocity: 34
Superior Rune of Flame Legion
  1. Power: 25
  2. Burning Duration: 15%
  3. Power: 50
  4. 5% chance to cause burning for 1s when hit. (cooldown: 5s)
  5. Power: 90
  6. +5% damage against burning targets.
Versatile Simple InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Zojja's Doublet
  • Defense: 330
  • Power: 141
  • Precision: 101
  • Ferocity: 101
Superior Rune of Flame Legion
  1. Power: 25
  2. Burning Duration: 15%
  3. Power: 50
  4. 5% chance to cause burning for 1s when hit. (cooldown: 5s)
  5. Power: 90
  6. +5% damage against burning targets.
Versatile Simple InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Zojja's Wristguards
  • Defense: 140
  • Power: 47
  • Precision: 34
  • Ferocity: 34
Superior Rune of Flame Legion
  1. Power: 25
  2. Burning Duration: 15%
  3. Power: 50
  4. 5% chance to cause burning for 1s when hit. (cooldown: 5s)
  5. Power: 90
  6. +5% damage against burning targets.
Versatile Simple InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Zojja's Breeches
  • Defense: 203
  • Power: 94
  • Precision: 67
  • Ferocity: 67
Superior Rune of Flame Legion
  1. Power: 25
  2. Burning Duration: 15%
  3. Power: 50
  4. 5% chance to cause burning for 1s when hit. (cooldown: 5s)
  5. Power: 90
  6. +5% damage against burning targets.
Versatile Simple InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Zojja's Footwear
  • Defense: 140
  • Power: 47
  • Precision: 34
  • Ferocity: 34
Superior Rune of Flame Legion
  1. Power: 25
  2. Burning Duration: 15%
  3. Power: 50
  4. 5% chance to cause burning for 1s when hit. (cooldown: 5s)
  5. Power: 90
  6. +5% damage against burning targets.
Versatile Simple InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Agony Resistance: 5

Armor Stat Totals

  • Defense 967
  • Power 604
  • Burning Duration 15%
  • Precision 315
  • Ferocity 315
  • Agony Resistance 30

Rune Bonuses

Superior Rune of Flame Legion
  1. Power: 25
  2. Burning Duration: 15%
  3. Power: 50
  4. 5% chance to cause burning for 1s when hit. (cooldown: 5s)
  5. Power: 90
  6. +5% damage against burning targets.

Accessories & Jewels

Eye of JanthirOffensive Slot
  • Power: 72
  • Precision: 72
  • Toughness: 72
  • Vitality: 72
  • Condition Damage: 72
  • Healing Power: 72
  • Ferocity: 72
Versatile Simple InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Berserker's Back (Infused)Offensive Slot
  • Power: 63
  • Precision: 40
  • Ferocity: 40
  • Agony Resistance: 5
(Infused)
Versatile Simple InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Lunaria, Circle of the Moon (Infused)Defensive Slot
  • Power: 57
  • Precision: 57
  • Toughness: 57
  • Vitality: 57
  • Condition Damage: 57
  • Healing Power: 57
  • Ferocity: 57
  • Agony Resistance: 5
(Infused)
Versatile Simple InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Solaria, Circle of the Sun (Infused)Offensive Slot
  • Power: 57
  • Precision: 57
  • Toughness: 57
  • Vitality: 57
  • Condition Damage: 57
  • Healing Power: 57
  • Ferocity: 57
  • Agony Resistance: 5
(Infused)
Versatile Simple InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Ancient Mursaat TokenOffensive Slot
  • Power: 50
  • Precision: 50
  • Toughness: 50
  • Vitality: 50
  • Condition Damage: 50
  • Healing Power: 50
  • Ferocity: 50
Versatile Simple InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Celestial SigilDefensive Slot
  • Power: 50
  • Precision: 50
  • Toughness: 50
  • Vitality: 50
  • Condition Damage: 50
  • Healing Power: 50
  • Ferocity: 50
Versatile Simple InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Agony Resistance: 5

Accessory Totals

  • Power:349
  • Precision:326
  • Toughness:286
  • Vitality:286
  • Condition Damage:286
  • Healing Power:286
  • Ferocity:326
  • Agony Resistance:45

Weapon Set Sigils

Zojja's Spire
  • Weapon Strength: 1034-1166
  • Power: 251
  • Precision: 179
  • Ferocity: 179
  • Weapon Strength: -
Sigil of Superior Accuracy
+7% crit chance.
Versatile Simple InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Versatile Simple InfusionOmni Infusion
  • Agony Resistance: 5
Sigil of Superior Force
+5% damage.

Weapon Set I

Sigil of Superior Accuracy

+7% crit chance.

Beigarth's Trident
  • Weapon Strength: 950-1050
  • Toughness: 125
  • Power: 90
  • Precision: 90
Sigil of Superior Accuracy
+7% crit chance.

Water Weapon I

Sigil of Superior Accuracy

+7% crit chance.

Upgrade Item Details

Superior Runes of Flame Legion for more power and damage against burning foes.


V. Basic Gameplay


Main Skill Rotation

Meteor Shower20
Call down a meteor shower onto the target area.
Damage: 481Storm radius: 360Damage radius: 180Range: 1,200
Flame Burst½
Burn foes at the target location.
x2Burning: 6 s (1640 damage)Radius: 240Range: 1,200
Lava Font¼ 4
Make lava erupt from the target area.
Damage: 296Duration: 4Radius: 180Combo Field: FireRange: 1,200
Fireball1
Cast a fireball that explodes on impact and hits multiple foes.
Damage: 314Area of effect: 180Range: 1,200
Flame Burst½
Burn foes at the target location.
x2Burning: 6 s (1640 damage)Radius: 240Range: 1,200
Lava Font¼ 4
Make lava erupt from the target area.
Damage: 296Duration: 4Radius: 180Combo Field: FireRange: 1,200
Fireball1
Cast a fireball that explodes on impact and hits multiple foes.
Damage: 314Area of effect: 180Range: 1,200
Meteor Shower20
Call down a meteor shower onto the target area.
Damage: 481Storm radius: 360Damage radius: 180Range: 1,200

Just use rotation as shown, and switch to water attunement for healing and condi clear when necessary.


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