Last Updated: 25.07.2020

Condition Holosmith-Class Guide

The condition damage is a condition damage variant of the with the specialization. The main feature of the build is the large number of different states it can create.

Currently this build cannot quite keep up with the damage of other condition damage classes such as or , but it is slowly creeping up patch by patch.

The rotation of this variation is probably one of the most complex in the whole game and can include up to 6 different loops with 30+ skills each. Therefore, this build is anything but beginner-friendly, as the slightest mistake or slow execution of the rotation can lead to massive DPS losses.

Table of Contents
  • Kits
  • Kit Abilities
  • Engage Photon Forge
  • Toolbelt Skills
  • Utility Skills and Heal Skills Variants
  • Traitvariation
  • Slow CC and Condition Distribution
  • General Holosmith Advice
  • Simplified vs Tryhard Rotation
Kits

The has also like the core class different kits, which you can equip.

Once you have equipped a kit, your weapon skills will change to the five weapon skills in the kit.
You can leave a kit with a weapon change, or switch directly to a new kit. The cooldown for changing your kits is one second.

As a good , you will constantly switch back and forth between all your equipped kits to get the most damage out of your build. Virtually all skills in a kit are almost impossible or very difficult to break. This means that once you have activated a skill, you can change your kit without aborting that skill! This is especially important for the rotation, as a quick kit change is essential.

 

Kit Abilities

There no real alternatives kit-wise for the Condition--Build. Thus you play the same 3 kits.

Those kits are:

  • &BicXAAA=
  • &BrQWAAA=
  • &Bq0WAAA=

All kits have very strong condition damage skills, that you should always keep off cooldown.
The most important skills summarized:

  • &BicXAAA=
    • &BisXAAA=
    • &BioXAAA=
    • &BikXAAA=

 

  • &BrQWAAA=
    • &Br8WAAA=
    • &Br4WAAA=

 

  • &Bq0WAAA=
    • &Bq8WAAA=
    • &BrEWAAA=
    • &Bq4WAAA=

 

Additionally to the general rotation you also have your pistol , &BhmkAAA= and your &BrqnAAA=. Everything else should be filled in with &BvoWAAA=

But there are also other useful abilities in your kits, which you can use in special situations without much DPS loss.

  • &BioXAAA= does some solid damage as well as a tha does 150 -damage and reflects incomming projectiles.
  • &Bg8YAAA= causes (5 Seconds) to every enemie in a 180 radius.
  • &BsAWAAA= also causes . &BsAWAAA= pulses three times, adding with each pulse. Therefor several enemie attacks can be blinded
  • &BjMXAAA=  causes
  • &BrAWAAA= applies a stack of
Engage Photon Forge

The specialization has the unique access for the &BrqnAAA=. The &BrqnAAA= gives you access to new weapon skills.

&BrqnAAA= works quite simply. As soon as you enter it your so called heat generation starts. You will receive 2% heat per second if you do nothing else. Once you reach 100% heat, Overheat will activate and you will leave the &BrqnAAA= automatically. This has the unpleasant side effect of losing some life over time (7000-8000).

The &BrqnAAA= can also be exited manually with &BqOgAAA=. However, this will not change your heat!

An exception to this is the &BxIIAAA= trait, which will allow your heat to cool down slowly after leaving &BrqnAAA=. However, this trait is not used!
Another adjustment to the &BrqnAAA= is the &B1kIAAA= trait, which increases your heat capacity by 50%. However, you will not play this trait in this build.

So if you enter &BmKtAAA= and leave the &BrqnAAA=, you will not be able to enter it for 10 seconds until your heat cools to 0%.

Also, all your tool belt skills will be disabled for five seconds due to the &BxAIAAA= trait. In addition to the passive 2% heat generation, you will receive additional heat for each skill you activate in the &BrqnAAA= trait.

The most important skills besides the standard Auto Attack &BiyuAAA= that you use as a filler:

  • &BvKtAAA=
  • &BteyAAA=

In addition to these skills, &BtWnAAA= is often used for movement, as it allows you to make a small leap forward and reach your destination faster. &BhmmAAA= creates a strong launch that causes a 232 damage.

In your rotation you will want to try to leave the &BqOgAAA= at exactly 50% to use your kit/weapon skills and then go back to the &BrqnAAA=. It will then, like all the other skills, be in a perfect skill order, where you try to use as few auto-attacks as possible.

Toolbelt Skills

Toolbelt  skills are another special class mechanism of the .
Each skill you have equipped will have a matching toolbelt skill in your F-key bar.
As , your &BrqnAAA= will replace the toolbelt skill of your elite skill.

All toolbelt skills have a separate cool down and can be used at any time. The special thing about these skills is that you can change them after use without getting a cooldown on your newly equipped kit. For example, you can use the toolbelt skill from Skill X, swap Skill X for Skill Y, and all the skills from Skill Y will be ready.

In this build, you’ll be faced with four toolbelt skills in particular:

  • &Bp1UAAA= for additional CC
  • &BlkXAAA= your next used attack will cause burning. This skill can be precasted before the fight, due to its long uptime, and therefor do more damage
  • &BrUWAAA=, is a very strong damage skill, that pushes enemies away, that are in a 300 radius. It does  332 -damage. You should be careful not to push enemies away that just got ed in.
  • &BrIWAAA= is one of the best Power DPS skills you have.

Additionally there are other toolbelt skills that you can precast before the fight as Condition

  • &BlQXAAA= applies  onto five people in die AoE for 5 seconds
  • &BlIXAAA= applies
  • &BiQYAAA= is an explosion combo finisher, which you should activate for blasting
Utility Skills and Heal Skills Variants

In general, you should not take any other utility skills with you as Condition damage , otherwise you will lose a lot of damage, your rotation will not make sense, and you will spend a lot of time &BvoWAAA= auto attacking. If this is the case, it is even better to simply switch to another class.

However, what you can adjust depending on the situation is your healing skill. Here you have two strong options, which should always be adjusted depending on the encounter.

  • &BqF4AAA= saves you from deadly damage for a short amount of time and causes 200 breakbar damage with &Bp1UAAA=
  • &BuEWAAA= produces a small AoE heal, cleanses conditions and creates a water-combo-field which you can blast with &BkkXAAA= for additional healing!

So, there is &BqF4AAA= for CC-heavy fights and &BuEWAAA= for fights where additional healing and ranged condition damage.

Traitvariation

There is currently only one real trait change you can make. However, this change is relatively strong and can actually increase party damage in many cases.

You can replace &B9YHAAA= for &B8AHAAA=. This change grants your party the &B8AHAAA= boon, which increases the condition damage by 100 points.

However, you will personally lose 5% Condition damage and 150 expertise. To compensate for this, you will need to make various gear changes to restore enough condition duration.

If you do not have the required gear, it is not recommended that you play this trait. If you have the gear, you will be able to play this trait if you have 3 or more additional condition damage classes in your subgroup.

Slow CC and Condition Distribution

In general, the Condition has a massive number of Conditions and Slow CC that it can use during a battle.

  • : &BwUCAAA=‘s explosions cause ! This includes all bomb and grenate abilities as well as &BisXAAA=.
  • : &B/kBAAA= all explosions have 33% chance to inflict and . The condition is also distributed by &BsYWAAA= and &BjMXAAA=.
  • &B/kBAAA= all explosions have 33% chance to inflict and . Critical hits with the trait &BwMCAAA=. &Bq8WAAA=
  • : critical hits through &B7EBAAA=. &BzoIAAA= . &BxAIAAA=. &BlkXAAA= , &BscWAAA=, &Br8WAAA=, &BisXAAA=, &BioXAAA=, &BikXAAA=, &BteyAAA=
  • : &BsQWAAA=, &Bq4WAAA=
  • : &BsUWAAA=, &BsAWAAA= , &Bg8YAAA= , &BrAWAAA=
  • : &BsUWAAA=, &Br4WAAA=
  • : &BsYWAAA=, &BjMXAAA=
  • : &BrEWAAA=
General Holosmith Advice

As , you should always try to do your rotation and not delay any of your skills unless you need extra CC.

In your rotation there is an opener and your loops. If a boss battle is interrupted by intermediate phases or similar, always try to start with your opener as soon as the boss is attackable again.

Use &BjMXAAA= and &BsYWAAA= for additional on opponents like the Prides at .
&BlkXAAA= can be pre-cast before the start of each match
Make sure you never break an Auto Attack chain in your &BrqnAAA=!
Only use &BhmkAAA= if you are over 50% heat. (Exception: Additional CC)
Delay &BrUWAAA=, &BioXAAA= and if necessary &BhmkAAA= for additional CC.

Make sure you don’t push away enemies with these three skills, since this can be counterproductive  when fighting some bosses, for example .

Always try to place all of your AoE skills right in the middle of the boss. This is especially true for your grenades, which can miss their target very quickly on small hitbox bosses if they are not placed exactly where they should be.
Always keep &BlkXAAA= on cooldown.

Simplified vs Tryhard Rotation

Since the Condition damage has one of the most complex rotations in the entire game, there are easier rotations for this build.

So-called Simplified rotations. These rotations leave out many kit changes for one or two skills and delay them a bit, so the rotation is easier to play and requires fewer steps to remember. For comparison, a variant of the Simplified Rotation consists of only 2 loops with ~35 steps each.

The Tryhard Rotation on the Golem consists of 6 different loops with ~30 steps each.

The DPS difference on the golem is, depending on the version and RNG, between 1000 and 2000 damage.

So it is up to you which rotation you want to play! The only difference is the DPS.

CC-Skills
Blast Finisher
  • Vale Guardian

    Health: 22021440
    Toughness: 687
    Breakbar: 2000
    Place: Spirit Vale
    Hitbox: 140
    Difficulty: Easy
    Utility Skills
    Weapon sets
    Main Fight

    Try to think of this boss as a golem and always play your optimal golem rotation.

    Delay &BikXAAA= a little in phase 1 as this is one of your strongest DPS skills and it would be bad to activate it with no  .

    Delay &BikXAAA= in phase 3 as well, as your party may want to pull the boss from the middle.

    Precast &BlkXAAA=

    Use &BsAWAAA= just before the fight starts, so your party can blow and start on the boss.

    &BptUAAA= can be used just before &BgZ8AAA= (the green box) hits. Use &Bp1UAAA= for additional CC at the boss

    Seeker

    Additional you can put onto seeker with &BsYWAAA= and &BjMXAAA=.

    You can also push them away through  &BrUWAAA=, &BioXAAA= and &BhmkAAA=.

    Split-Phase

    Be careful not to start your Rotatin too early, as the Guardians are invulnerable for a short time at the beginning.

    You can use &BrUWAAA=, &BioXAAA= and &Bp1UAAA= to save yourself for the CC at the guards.

    For even more CC you can just before the guardian gets his do a lot of slow CC due to: &BsAWAAA=, &BjMXAAA=, &BrEWAAA=, &BsYWAAA=.

    In the Split Phase, you should usually go to the Red Guard, as the main damage comes from you through Conditions.

     

  • Gorseval the Multifarious

    Health: 21628200
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 4500
    Place: Spirit Vale
    Hitbox: 250
    Difficulty: Easy
    Utility Skills
    Weapon sets
    Main Fight

    Try to think of this boss as a golem and always play your optimal golem rotation.

    Precast &BlkXAAA=

    Use &BsAWAAA= just before the fight starts, so your party can be ed and start on the boss.

    Since you have no way to block the slam from in any way, you will need to rely on either or .

    You can use &BsAWAAA= once spawns its spirits after the CC phase. This will blind them, causing them to do little damage to the group.

    Be careful not to use &BrUWAAA= or &BioXAAA= to push these spirits out of the group.

     

    CC-Phase

    You can save &BrUWAAA=, &BioXAAA= and &Bp1UAAA= for CC.

    For even more CC you can cause a lot of slow CC with : &BsAWAAA=, &BjMXAAA=, &BrEWAAA=, &BsYWAAA=.

    Be careful not to kill yourself with the of , as your grenades and &BrIWAAA= are quite a lot of hits at once and can kill you very quickly.

    Split Phase

    You can stop the spirits with: &BsYWAAA=, &BjMXAAA=, &BrEWAAA=.

    Besides all your explosions cause !

    Don’t hold back any damage during the split phase and keep trying to play your rotation here so that the split phase is as fast as possible.

    Use especially your grenates and &BteyAAA= for fast on the spirits

     

  • Sabetha the Saboteur

    Health: 34015256
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Spirit Vale
    Hitbox: 48
    Difficulty: Easy
    Utility Skills
    Weapon sets
    Main Fight

    Try to think of this boss as a golem and always play your optimal golem rotation.

    Precast &BlkXAAA=

    If you want to keep a sapper alive to get more green bombs, you can use &BsYWAAA= and &BjMXAAA= to keep it outside .

     

    Champions

    Be careful not to activate strong DPS skills such as &BikXAAA= too early, as all champions are temporary when they spawn.

    You can always use &Bp1UAAA= for Knuckles CC. If you need more, save &BrUWAAA= and &BioXAAA=.

    Don’t stop your rotation with the champions! Continue to play them as normal and do not save any skills.

    The only skills you can save for Sabetha are
    &BlkXAAA= and &BhmkAAA=.

     

  • Slothasor

    Health: 18973828
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 4000
    Place: Salvation Pass
    Hitbox: 360
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Holosmith is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Bandit Trio

    Health: 0
    Toughness: 0
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Salvation Pass
    Hitbox: 0
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Holosmith is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Matthias Gabrel

    Health: 25953840
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 2500
    Place: Salvation Pass
    Hitbox: 140
    Difficulty: Easy
    Utility Skills
    Weapon sets
    Main Fight

    Try to think of this boss as a golem and always play your optimal golem rotation.

    Make sure you always place your AoE fields like &BikXAAA= or &Br8WAAA= so that gets hit even if he moves a bit.

    Precast &BlkXAAA=

    Continue your rotation like usual when has his bubble active. With the exception of Power DPS skills.

    Do not use Power DPS skills like &BrIWAAA=, &BrEWAAA=, or &BvKtAAA=, &BteyAAA= if has its bubble active

    Be careful not to use Flame Thrower 3 when he makes jumps up and throws shards.
    Use &BrUWAAA= , &BioXAAA= and &Bp1UAAA= for CC of the victim. This means you will need to delay these skills a bit in your rotation so that they are ready for each CC Bar.

    You can use &BtWnAAA= to get to a well faster.

  • Siege the Stronghold

    Health: 0
    Toughness: 0
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Stronghold of the Faithful
    Hitbox: 0
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Holosmith is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Keep Construct

    Health: 55053600
    Toughness: 687
    Breakbar: 3500
    Place: Stronghold of the Faithful
    Hitbox: 200
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Holosmith is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Xera

    Health: 22611300
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 2000
    Place: Stronghold of the Faithful
    Hitbox: 48
    Difficulty: Easy
    Utility Skills
    Weapon sets
    Pre Event

    With the help of &BioXAAA= you can push one or more orbs into their cracks.

    Do your normal rotation in the pre-event, as all your skills will be ready for the main fight against .

    If you need to press a switch on the second platform, use all pistols, grenades, and flamethrower skills to deal solid damage.

    Main Event

    Try to think of this boss as a golem and always play your optimal golem rotation.

    Precast &BlkXAAA=

    Be careful not to push away adds with &BrUWAAA= or &BioXAAA= from the group.
    Use Static Shock, &BioXAAA= and &BrUWAAA= for the CC.

    Watch where the tank starts, the may move a little at the beginning and activate &BikXAAA= only when you are sure that will not move anymore.

    Use &BsAWAAA= and &Bg8YAAA= to blind the pulled in adds so they can’t do much damage to the group.

    If you don’t need an extra CC through &Bp1UAAA= you can easily play with &BuEWAAA= for extra condition removal for the group.

  • Cairn the Indomitable

    Health: 19999998
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Bastion of the Penitent
    Hitbox: 200
    Difficulty: Easy
    Utility Skills
    Weapon sets
    Main Fight

    is, along with , one of the few bosses that move little or not at all and have hardly any mechanics that force you to move. Therefore you can try
    to play a perfect golem rotaion

    Precast &BlkXAAA=

    Be careful not to use &BioXAAA= when is running its &BqmVAAA=, otherwise you may reflect it.

    If you have to enter a green field, try to continue your rotation as best as you can. Otherwise use &BvoWAAA= as a gap filler.

    Use &BsAWAAA= on Cooldown if you have in your squad, as they get DPS boost from the smoke field.

     

  • Mursaat Overseer

    Health: 22021440
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Bastion of the Penitent
    Hitbox: 160
    Difficulty: Easy
    Utility Skills
    Weapon sets
    Main Fight

    is one of the few bosses besides that hardly or never move at all and have barely any mechanics that force you to move. Therefore you can try to play a perfect golem rotaion here.

    Precast &BlkXAAA=

    You can easily use &BoaUAAA=.

    Depending on your strategy, it is recommended that you use &BuEWAAA= for condition removal against the Jade Soldiers, or &BptUAAA= for the explosion of the Jade Soldiers.

    This depends entirely on your &BoaUAAA=.
    Be careful not to cast &BikXAAA= right at the beginning, as may get pulled out of your tank.
    Do not activate &BikXAAA= even if spears appear and you and your party need to move.

  • Samarog

    Health: 29493000
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 4500
    Place: Bastion of the Penitent
    Hitbox: 420
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Holosmith is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Deimos

    Health: 35981456
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Bastion of the Penitent
    Hitbox: 140
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Holosmith is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Soulless Horror

    Health: 35391600
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 3000
    Place: Hall of Chains
    Hitbox: 160
    Difficulty: Easy
    Utility Skills
    Weapon sets
    Main Fight

    Try to think of this boss as a golem and always play your optimal golem rotation.

    Precast &BlkXAAA=

    Watch out for the deadly walls and the boss’ movement. Do not place &BikXAAA= or &Br8WAAA= just before the boss is moved by your tanks.
    Use &BsAWAAA= on cooldown if you have in your squad, as they will get DPS boost from the smoke field.

    You can support the pusher by providing an additional push using &BioXAAA=.
    You can also assist with the flesh golem by using &BsYWAAA= and &BjMXAAA= .
    Be careful not to activate &BrUWAAA= when spawning a flesh golem, as too early may not be beneficial.

    For the CC you should keep &BrUWAAA= and &BioXAAA=.
    Play with &BuEWAAA= for additional condition removal.

  • River of Souls

    Health: 0
    Toughness: 0
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Hall of Chains
    Hitbox: 0
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Holosmith is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Statues of Grenth

    Health: 0
    Toughness: 0
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Hall of Chains
    Hitbox: 0
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Holosmith is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Dhuum

    Health: 32000000
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Hall of Chains
    Hitbox: 400
    Difficulty: Easy
    Utility Skills
    Weapon sets
    Main Fight

    Try to think of this boss as a golem and always play your optimal golem rotation.

    Precast &BlkXAAA= shortly after you have killed the last skeleton.

    As you can support your group very strongly with many support variations.

    You can support the reapers by using &BsAWAAA= -> &BisXAAA= so that they will not be attacked by the Deathlings anymore.

    Or your will support the additional of a particular Reaper if you tank at the throne.

    You can also use &BuEWAAA= to remove conditions after each &BlK8AAA= and even blow your own water field for additional healing.

    Use &BjMXAAA= , &BsYWAAA= and &BrEWAAA= to slow down the skeletons.

    During the suction phase after the &BlK8AAA=, you can still attack with &BikXAAA= and grenade attacks .

  • Conjured Amalgamate

    Health: 52290000
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Mythwright Gambit
    Hitbox: 1670
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Holosmith is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Nikare and Kenut

    Health: 17548336
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Mythwright Gambit
    Hitbox: 120
    Difficulty: Easy
    Utility Skills
    Weapon sets
    Main Fight

    Try to think of this boss as a golem and always play your optimal golem rotation.

    Precastet &BlkXAAA=

    Make sure you place your AoE fields so that they hit most of the time they are active. This requires some practice, as both bosses move very often and very much.

    Use &BsAWAAA= on Cooldown if you have in your squad, as they will get DPS boost from the smoke field.

    Delay &BrUWAAA= and &BioXAAA= for the CC.

    Plays with &BuEWAAA= for additional state removal. If you don’t need this, you can play with &BptUAAA= and contribute additional CC using &Bp1UAAA=.

    Be careful not to activate your Power DPS skills such as &BrIWAAA=, &BrEWAAA=, &BvKtAAA= or &BteyAAA= when the CC Bar appears.

  • Qadim

    Health: 19268760
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: Mythwright Gambit
    Hitbox: 240
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Holosmith is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Cardinal Adina

    Health: 22611300
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: The Key of Ahdashim
    Hitbox: 160
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Holosmith is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!
  • Cardinal Sabir

    Health: 29493000
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 15000
    Place: The Key of Ahdashim
    Hitbox: 240
    Difficulty: Easy
    Utility Skills
    Weapon sets
    Main Fight

    Try to think of this boss as a golem and always play your optimal golem rotation.

    Precast &BlkXAAA= before the start of each phase.

    Try to delay everything except &BhmkAAA= for the CC if possible. Use &Bp1UAAA=, &BrUWAAA=, &BioXAAA= and even if possible &BhmmAAA= for the CC.

    Be careful not to activate your Power DPS skills such as &BrIWAAA=, &BrEWAAA=, &BvKtAAA= or &BteyAAA= when the CC Bar appears.

    &BptUAAA= bypasses the fatal damage of the shock wave. This means that if you have &BptUAAA= active, you can simply stand still and do not need to use an updraft.

  • Qadim the Peerless

    Health: 47188800
    Toughness: 1374
    Breakbar: 0
    Place: The Key of Ahdashim
    Hitbox: 400
    Difficulty: Easy
    Condition Holosmith is either not recommended for this boss or the respective bossguide must be added! Please have a look at the build section of this class to see if it is effective with this boss or not!

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