How to Build an Overpowered Elementalist in Guild Wars 2 for Maximum Damage
The Guild Wars 2 MMORPG has a number of unique classes, but Elementalists – the magic users who control the four elements – are especially popular. Anyone can find something to love about them, from those who are just starting out to those working on the tough endgame content.
Elementalists are capable of incredible feats of DPS, but they sacrifice a lot of health and durability to do so. Are you up to the challenge? This guide will walk you through the things you’ll need to optimize your damage.
This version is intended to be used for …
… but it is quite adaptable and can be modified for use in the open world, as well as other types of games.
Note: Please keep in mind that the version described in this article is based on the meta at the time of writing.
The best specialization for the elementalist
This version uses a specialization called Weaver, which can only be obtained by owning the Chemin de Feu extension for Guild Wars 2.
You must choose these specializations and traits:
The best skills for elementalists
You need to equip these skills:
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The best armor and weapons for an elementalist
These should be your best choices.
Your helmet, chest armor, and leg the armor must have the Berserker Statistics (mainly + Power, with + Precision and + Ferocity too).
Your hand armor, shoulder armor, and shoes have Assassin statistics (mainly + Precision, with + Power and + Ferocity as well).
All your accessories may have Berserker statistics.
If you are having issues with survival in the open world but want to continue using this version, consider changing all of your gear (armor, accessories, and weapons) to have Marauder Statistics. You will get a huge health boost with minimal damage loss.
We recommend that you use a full set of superior scholar runes on all your armor pieces – this is a common rune in DPS versions, you may already have some. If you don’t, buying them can be quite expensive. The Superior Runes of the Flame Legion or the Greater Runes of Strength make economical options. If you are in the open world, the Superior Runes of the Herald, Runes of superior durability, Greater Runes of Vampirism, Where Greater Runes of the Scrapper will provide you with a ton of extra defense.
For weapons, equip a sword in your primary hand and a dagger in your secondary hand, both with Berserker Statistics (or Marauder’s stats if you’re in the open world, as mentioned above).
You will want to equip a Seal of Strength and one Impact seal on each weapon. If you’re in the open world, the Impact Seal is great for DPS, but you can use the Energy Seal for extra defense or the Cleansing Seal to deal with a variety of conditions.
Best consumables for elementalists
The ideal consumables that are in addition to your DPS output are:
Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
Superior sharpening stone
but ask any Guild Wars 2 player and they’ll tell you that any food is better than nothing!
If you can’t afford to make or buy a lot of these consumables, look for anything that will improve your important stats. Here are some examples :
Kodan Incense (+ Precision)
Mushroom bread (+ Power, + Vitality)
Bowl of Basic Vegetable Soup (+ Ferocity)
Boiled Crawdad (+ Precision, + Toughness)
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