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Dungeon DPS Build – Elemental/Blood

Build created by Ciritty
Posted by Ciritty on September 2, 2014
Last updated by Vikestart on October 12, 2015
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  • Gear
  • Rotation
  • Auxiliary
  • Effectiveness
TypeDungeon DPS Build
WeaponElementalismWeaponBlood Magic
AP Cost889
AP CostQL 10 Epic
  • AbilityIgnite
  • AbilityFire Manifestation
  • AbilityFlame Strike
  • AbilityBloodshot
  • AbilityExsanguinate
  • AbilityShort Fuse
  • AbilityDo or Die
  • AbilityElemental Force
  • AbilityTwist the Knife
  • AbilityLethality
  • AbilityIron Maiden
  • AbilityBrawler
  • AbilityHighly Strung
  • AbilitySeal the Deal
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Suggested Rotation
Suggested Auxiliary Abilities
Ability Ability For more personal damage. Put an Augur signet on the Chainsaw to boost potency.
Ability Ability Great for taking care of adds. Put on a Binding signet to deal more damage or an Augur signet to hit more adds with it.
Ability Ability For movement. Put on a Mod signet to take less damage or an Overdrive signet to get a small additional movement boost.
Gear Stats
4000+Attack Rating
650Hit Rating
500+Crit Power
It's recommended to place hit and pen rating on your talismans, leaving your crit budget for weapons. This way you can split the stats on your weapons. Crit power Blood Focus, crit rating on Elementalism focus.
Head:Signet of Laceration
Elemental Focus:Signet of Abuse
Blood Focus:Signet of Aggression

The Polaris

Hell Raised

The Darkness War

Hell Fallen

The Ankh

The Facility

Hell Eternal

The Slaughterhouse

The Penthouse

The Manufactory

Manufactory Breached



New York

Agartha Defiled



El Dorado







A ranged dps build that works well in dungeons and the New York raid.


Final Fuse

For short fights, using this instead of Highly strung will be beneficial to the group.

Immortal Spirit & Coney Island band

This build works best once you acquire a Coney Island band, Immortal spirit will allow you to activate it and will offset any health lost without a healer keeping you alive.

Highly strung

If you’re very used to the build and no longer make any mistakes with the rotation you can use this passive instead of Closer.


DPS builds in general focus on boosting their consumers as much as possible.

This specific build requires less resources and spends more time casting consumers then on builders. You will be tapping into your own health for more power as well.

Do or Die roots the player in place while it’s activated (10 seconds), re-activating DoD will remove both the damage component and the root allowing you to move again.

The rotation is displayed above and Exsanguinate will be casted at 0 resources during Elemental Force as such you will require healing every now and then to stay alive.

In the New York raid you will have to manually place fire manifestation on the metal grating in order to hit the Lurker. If you’re having trouble doing this you can change the rotation to applying fire manifestation after exsanguinate, this allows you to place the manifestation during exsanguinates channel, and cast it right after without losing time not casting abilities.

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  • Katarina1

    No crit rating on it at all? Should be on ele weapon only for coney or procing others since can flame strike could crit + ignite builder/mani.

    • Ciritty

      “It’s recommended to place hit and pen rating on your talismans, leaving your crit budget for weapons. This way you can split the stats on your weapons. Crit power Blood Focus, crit rating on Elementalism focus.” yes crit rating ;)

      • anon

        I can guess it – but there is no rotation for this build!

        • Vikestart

          The example rotation has been re-enabled :)

  • Katarina1

    My favorite build ever in NY raid.
    For Cannibalise, is really nice with it and can be before exsanguinate. Boost good dmg and in buffs phase too.

    • Ciritty

      I’m guessing you mean instead of Short fuse? :D
      This build is getting buffed next patch but because of you people were asking me about it :p

      • Katarina1

        Yep. Exactly critty. With cannibalise/exsan really good with it and added too much dps. SF with ele/blood is bad when you have to burn the target and delays. With blood/ele spam shots, can be with SF but ele/blood not recommended.

        • Deggies

          Hoping you’ll see this (a year late)…is it possible to make use of lightning spells instead of fire or will it kill dps?

  • Why fire manifestation?

  • UniNin

    “Exsanguinate will be casted at 0 resources during Elemental Force”.
    Exsanguinate is on the 9th position in the rotation and so would not be affected by EF. Am I missing something here?

  • Grisson

    I don’t know if anyone still looks at these. But I can’t understand why the build uses Flame Strike over Combust. Combust does more damage and can cost less if the target is hindered. This isn’t a Strike based build (and if it was I imagine you use Thor’s Hammer).