The characterizes himself through long-lasting conditions and defensive support. The main damage source comes from . Secondary effects are , and a little bit . One of his most useful skills is &Bm4pAAA=. The can provide a lot of -damage.
The is not at the very top of raw DPS numbers and therefore doesnt fit for speedrun comps, however it makes up for that missing DPS by having great group support through barrier and condi cleanse as well as an forgiving rotation.
This build is the standard build. Even in encounters without a lot of life force generation, the vitality from the &AgFwYAAA helps to upkeep the life force pool.
This build uses the &AgEQYQAA and provides the highest condition damage of all variants. As a tradeoff this build looses out on life force generation. Therefore it should only be played on bosses that provide enough life force by themselves, such as , or . On these bosses this variant will pull ahead of the &AgFwYAAA setup in terms of damage.
This build uses the &AgGcrwAA ist designed to kite the pylon of . The heal of &AgGcrwAA is sufficient and one is not forced to give up &ByEDAAA=.
This is the standardbuild of the . You should especially keep the optional skills in mind because they can often be pretty useful in bossfights. If not stated otherwise, swap out &Bl0pAAA= for other utility skills.
If you are running &BoyoAAA= or &BlKdAAA=, take &BxMIAAA= instead of &BwsIAAA=.
The -rotation is more of a priority-list than a steady rotation.
&AgEQYQAA vs &AgFwYAAA:
&AgEQYQAA provides you more raw Condition damage while &AgFwYAAA provides more Life force. In fights without much Lifeforce income, &AgFwYAAA will pull ahead.
However in encounters where Life force is replenished frequently (///…) &AgEQYQAA should deal more overall damage.
The difference here is about 700 DPS. In General &AgFwYAAA can be played on any boss while&AgEQYQAA may fall of if lacking the life force. So &AgFwYAAA is the recommended setup. For more detail check the written guide.
The has the advantage that you can see all cooldowns of the skills. This however means, that paying attention to the internal cooldown of &B4kDAAA= is very important to achieve best results.
&BpKvAAA= should be used when a skill has a really small amount of cooldown left and another autoattackchain wouldn’t fit.
The auto attacks should not be interupted.
&BtUpAAA= and &BiQpAAA= have the same cooldown and should be used together.
Make sure you always have three sand shades active.
&BpKvAAA= doesnt interrupt auto attack chains.
Shade abilities(F2-F5) do not interrupt any skills.
Use &BneuAAA= on cooldown to have 100% uptime on &B34DAAA=
Make sure to have &B90HAAA= active before using &BjApAAA=
You should never have full life force. So make sure to use your shroud skills.
These have the following priority if you play &B34DAAA=:
If you play &B3wDAAA=:
Make sure to have a delay of at least 1s between your shade abilitys as &B4kDAAA= has an internal cooldown
Use &Bl4pAAA= on cooldown.
You can use &BjUpAAA= together with &BjApAAA= and then use &BneuAAA= to transfer the conditions of both skills. For bosses, this should be handled with care, as the conditions can be removed by other players.