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Group Scenario Build – Blade/Elemental

Build created by Ciritty
Posted by Ciritty on February 18, 2015
Last updated by Vikestart on October 12, 2015
  • Abilities
  • Gear
  • Auxiliary
  • Effectiveness
TypeScenario Build
WeaponBladeWeaponElementalism
AP Cost1011
AP CostQL 10.1 Epic
  • AbilityBlade Torrent
  • AbilityClearing the Path
  • AbilityLightning Manifestation
  • AbilityBlaze
  • AbilityMartial Discipline
  • AbilitySteel Echo
  • AbilityMolten Earth
  • AbilityLeeching Frenzy
  • AbilityImmortal Spirit
  • AbilityBreakdown
  • AbilityBloodsport
  • AbilityOne in the Chamber
  • AbilitySudden Return
  • AbilityGross Anatomy
Download ModVDM Import String
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Suggested Auxiliary Abilities
Ability Ability With an Augur signet on the Whip, this combination will boost your damage output.
Ability Ability Dashing helps you get to your destination quicker, get away from dangerous explosions or get through mobs blocking your path.
Gear Stats
2500+Attack Rating
800Heal Rating
4500Health
300Hit Rating
800Penetration
600+Critical Rating
300+Crit Power
It's recommended to use Pure Anima while running scenarios for a much needed stat boost. Use Health anima, crit rating anima is also helpful.
Signets
Head:Signet of Laceration
Majors:Signet of Vigour, Signet of Violence
Minors:Signet of Thirst, Signet of Equilibrium, Signet of Ablation
Blade:Signet of Breaching
Elemental Focus:Signet of Aggression
Dungeons

The Polaris

Hell Raised

The Darkness War

Hell Fallen

The Ankh

The Facility

Hell Eternal

The Slaughterhouse

The Penthouse

The Manufactory

Manufactory Breached

Raids

Eidolon

New York

Agartha Defiled

PvP

Fusang

El Dorado

Stonehenge

Shambala

Other

Solo

Scenarios

DESCRIPTION

A setup that shows you how to utilize Blade and Elemental as your weapons of choice within scenarios. While the setup aims for solo Group Elite, modifications (or not) will allow you to use this setup in other modes.

Use rapid getaway during the gathering survivors phase for more survivability and a better gathering phase.

HOW IT WORKS

Damage

This build makes use of procs in order to maximize your damage output, by forsaking defensive statistics you’ll be able to decimate your enemies in a matter of seconds.

Lightning manifestation allows you to hit additional enemies, not only does it deal a moderate amount of damage for a 2 resource consumer over the time that it’s active, it’s also counted as a full hit for each target allowing procs to have 2 chances per second to activate provided you also hit enemies with other abilities. Enhancing Lightning manifestation with a rampant augment allows you to hit up to 11 targets with lightning manifestation alone, often proccing and applying affliction to enemies beyond your other abilities 6 target limit.

Survivability

Molten Earth allows you to lock down a singular enemy while dealing a large amount of damage. Make sure to run behind ranged enemies that are rooted so you can avoid taking damage.

Optionally you can use Stunning Swirl which allows you to impair 6 targets around you, dealing damage and stunning them for 3 seconds giving you some time to recuperate health through leeching frenzy. Use this ability if you have trouble with larger groups of enemies.

Leeching frenzy can be purged so make sure to reactivate it after ghouls decide to strip you from your buffs before using your consumers.

Immortal Spirit provides you with a reliable way to activate Thirst/Equilibrium/Coney island band should you have these, (Thirst is a requirement for this build, do not use this build without it).

Martial Discipline gives you a 50% chance to glance incoming hits, abilities that are glanced take no effect, so impairs have a 50% chance to fail, in addition every glance will incur a small healing affect that can critically heal and activate Thirst/Equilibrium/Coney island band.

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Comments

  • Godoy

    Why bloodsport instead of shoot ’em up?

    • Vikestart

      Because Boodsport is triggered with every single attack that hits, including the manifestations, triggering the Gross Anatomy elite passive every time. It’s an obvious choice when you consider that :P

      • Godoy

        So shoot ’em up don’t trigger gross at every attack?

        • Vikestart

          Shoot ‘Em Up only triggers when using Frenzy abilities. In this build, Blade Torrent is the only Frenzy attack. Bloodsport triggers from every attack regardless of ability type. The trade-off is that the affliction is removed when you glance, but you shouldn’t glance much with 350 hit rating. :)

          • Godoy

            I see. Thank for the explanation!

    • Dan Gerszewskiq

      With Bloodsport your elemental manifestation spreads the bleeding joy around twice per second, so between your hits and the manifestation you’re getting a LOT of gross anatomy procs.

  • Is this build still working with the changes in issue 11? Thinking about giving it a try but it will require a lot BBs to spend. So I’m kinda reluctant to do that with a build that might only last a month or how long it will take for the changes to go live.

    • Ciritty

      Hey Rovena sorry for the late reply! The stats will work next patch there may be passive and active changes but it’s hard to say currently. But you can totally try it out now with none to minimal risk of having to adjust the setup!

  • Tezra

    How would this build work in general solo pve and tokyo? Would you have to make many changes to make it effective or would you just do a different build for general pve?

    • Ciritty

      Works perfectly fine in Tokyo, but unless you have the stats above i’d suggest looking up one of my solo builds instead!

  • mascata

    How would adjust this based on latest patch changes (aoe nerfing)

    • Ciritty

      That’s right, you shouldn’t be trying to add defense to the setup! What’s needed is more single target damage! Stats shouldn’t change some actives may! I will update this ASAP.

      • mascata

        Thank you il try it

      • mascata

        question crit on ele penetration on blade or pene on both

  • GhostRoc

    Ciritty – does this scenario build allow you to solo a Duo NM scenario? I ask because it’s probably the only “reasonable challenge” that I wonder if it’s impossible.

    • Ciritty

      It should but I haven’t tried it with this setup since the nerf to AoE and Exposed. You may need to make some adjustments for nightmare Duo.