- Lightning Manifestation
- Chaotic Pull
- Short Fuse
- Discord Rising
- 12 Gouge
- Iron Maiden
- Final Fuse
- Shoot 'Em Up
The Darkness War
This build is why Elemental has earned the title of “Buff Bot” in my Pink Tanking Guide.
By sacrificing personal damage output (Including Hate), and damage mitigation a Buff Bot fully optimizes the damage output of their team.
Sometimes you’ll need more Impairs.
Lightning in a Bottle
The passive Lightning in a Bottle can be used when purging is required.
How it works
In short, the idea is to stack exposed to 10 as fast as possible, to cast lightning manifestation in order to provide your group members with Elemental Fury (SP passive) by switching targets every second and to provide your group with an Authority buffed Final Fuse (30% damage increase).
In order to achieve this it’s important that you land Discord rising on your enemy (4 stacks of exposed per hit), exploit consequence (It adds 2 stacks of exposed per cast)
and by casting Lightning manifestation and Short Fuse before everyone starts using their initial consumers.
The swiftest rotation for this would look something like this (assuming Discord Rising hits once)
Discord Rising x1 => 4 stacks
Escalation x1 => 5 stacks
Consequence x1 => 7 stacks
Escalation x1 => 8 stacks
Consequence x1 => 10 stacks
A tank generally has 1 or 2 seconds head start of the group resulting in short fuse being casted when people get to their 5th or 6th attack. Stoicism provides a boost to your hate gain.
Note: Orange Indicates exposed stacks, simpler sequence of activating your abilities to get exposed to 10 is possible and recommended while practicing this build.
I want to make this very clear, it’s not a build to start out with, you need to be fully geared and requires you to have a hefty amount of tanking experience.
It is however possible to alter the build in such a way that you end up having more survivability by giving up some of the builds group utility and that is of course a good idea if you want to tank with an Elemental focus as secondary weapon.