The support is a strong support build that can maintain and for 5 players.
In addition to this main task, it can also distribute to 5 people if necessary.
Besides the boon support, this build has an extremely high CC potential and the ability to pull together groups of enemies over long distances. By choosing the right skills and traits, boons can also be reliably removed from bosses.
This build offers extremely high freedom in terms of equipment and trait selection. Any traitline from is playable in principle. The same is true for the equipment, which is primarily geared towards the boon duration. From 100% to 0% everything finds a meaningful application. These extensive choices lead to a high complexity and finally to a steep learning curve.
The equipment and traits described in this guide always refer to the way of playing, where the main focus is on the boons, CC and other support. The damage is secondary at first. Thus the complexity described should be kept as low as possible at the beginning.
If the personal experience increases, then everyone should decide for themself how much boon uptime is needed for the personal playstyle to ensure an optimal uptime of boons. The personal DPS will increase in this Phase too. The same applies to the choice of toughness as a tank.
In the first weapon slot you should always use a sword with a &AgGTGgEA. If you need CC or additional through &BrN3AAA=, use a shield as an off-hand weapon. &BjF4AAA= and &BtFzAAA= on the shield are also suitable for a high number of blocks and . If you do not need any of the above, use a sword as a DPS option in the first- and second-hand weapon
The second weapon slot is heavily dependent on the boss. If you need to draw enemies together in any way, use &BsonAAA= from a focus in the second hand. If you want a CC ranged option, choose a pistol as your second hand and use &BvUnAAA=. This is useful for example for the Echo in CM of .
Use a greatsword whenever you need a general ranged option or a push &BuwnAAA=. If possible, always combine a greatsword with Dominance and &B64CAAA=.
If none of the above criteria apply, choose either a focus or greatsword as DPS option in the second weapon slot, depending on your personal preference. With you can also use a staff for the precast of clones. However, change the staff again for combat.
You should always select &AgGTGgEA in both weapon slots unless you are playing with 0% boon duration. If you need more CC on the specific weapon set, use &AgE/YAAA. For additional boon removal, use &AgH8XwAA. In all other cases, you should use &AgEnYAAA if your boss does not allow more specific sigill. For more details see the Boss Guides.
First you should choose the armor that is indicated in the build guide. If necessary, you can also adjust the armour for your personal boon uptime. To do this, simply swap berserker’s parts for divination’s parts and vice versa.
Your equipment should be between the 100% equipment listed and the pure Power DPS build. The latter is the mentioned 0% build, which should only be played if you really know what you are doing. If you go well below 50%, make sure you include some of the more assassin’s parts similar to the Power DPS build.
As a tank you should first use commander’s parts. If you have 1300 toughness or more, you should also use knight’s parts. If you want to achieve maximum safety, minstrel values are possible. Always choose the minimum amount of toughness you need for each boss. It’s bad to go into the downstate as a tank. Try to prevent this as a priority.
As an alternative to the actual equipment, you can simply use a &AgEPkQAA. No matter how you achieve your toughness, always talk to the squad and make sure you have the most toughness at all times during the fight.
This section explains alternatives to the standard traits and skills and their more specific uses.
This traitline will give you &B4cHAAA= personal whenever you shatter a clone. You will also move 25% faster with &B0MHAAA=. Alternative traits to the standard build are:
This traitline allows you to remove conditions with &B/UCAAA= and a healing skill of up to 5 players. Using the mantra &BuUnAAA= you can remove even if you already have it.
&BzwHAAA= will always give to 5 players if you get distortion. Distortion, in turn, is given by default with &B/ACAAA= in combination with sigils. Indirectly, &BvZUAAA= and &BvwnAAA= to 5 players. Alternative traits to the standard build are:
This traitline is primarily focused on DPS and . Use &B6kCAAA= to remove a boon from the boss on each of your CC skills. Alternative traits to the standard build are:
This traitline is, besides dominance, primarily focused on DPS. For a more detailed comparison of when you should play Duel or Dominate, see the Build Guide.
You additionally give yourself with &B8MCAAA=. Alternative traits to the standard build are:
This deffensive traitline provides you with &B5oCAAA= and &B5sCAAA= both with and with . With &B0kHAAA= you will receive additional boon uptime for each boon. This can be useful if you have a lot of toughness and therefore less boon uptime from your equipment. This makes this traitline especially suitable for tanking.
The following traits are used by default:
Alternative traits to the standard build are:
This traitline allows you to use your shatter skills, and thus &BoZ0AAA=, more often through &B9sCAAA=. The individual boss guides describe how this can be exploited.
The default healing skill is &BvZUAAA=. For example, if you need to remove from , you can also use &BuUnAAA=. &BmF2AAA= is also useful for additional party healing and is especially powerful when playing with healing power.
The core of your build should generally be &BvwnAAA=. You must always take &BqB0AAA= with you if you cannot cover with other sources. If there is a in your squad, swap &BqB0AAA= with &BopzAAA= or &BhsoAAA=. &BopzAAA= can be used to use &BvwnAAA= twice. &BhsoAAA= is a DPS option.
If you should play with &BkcoAAA=, &Bl54AAA= is an optional skill. Only use it if you are unsure about the boons. Otherwise, you can also replace it with &BopzAAA= or &BhsoAAA=. For special bosses, you can also replace the &Bl54AAA= with &BlZzAAA= or &BtUnAAA=. For more details see the Boss Guides.
As Elite you should choose &BkcoAAA= if you don’t need a CC. For short intervals between the CC choose &Bpd2AAA= and for long intervals &Bk9zAAA=.
There are specific portal tactics for some events and bosses. It is usually sufficient to combine &BtUnAAA= with &BopzAAA= to create two portals in a short time. &BtgnAAA= is also helpful in this context for fast movement.
For the events in the ghost valley between and it may also be helpful to reset the portal with &BoZ0AAA=. To do this, you must set both &BoZ0AAA= and &BtUnAAA= in the &BtcnAAA=. With &Bht4AAA= the &BtUnAAA= will be reloaded and the created portal will remain.
In case you run with two s, you must always use &BqB0AAA=. In general, it is always helpful to have a support in addition to the . can be covered in this case with &BuGxAAA= and &B4YIAAA= combined with &BvwnAAA= and &B/ACAAA= very easily for 10 players.
If you as are only responsible for and not for , you can also play with much less boon duration.
As you can only guarantee an optimal uptime of for 5 players. As a second source for you can use both the and the . You can find more detailed information in the respective guide.