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Buff Bot

Build created by Ciritty
Posted by Ciritty on February 3, 2014
Last updated by Vikestart on October 12, 2015
  • Abilities
  • Gear
  • Auxiliary
  • Effectiveness
TypeDungeon Tank Build
WeaponChaos MagicWeaponElementalism
AP Cost758
AP CostQL 10 Epic
  • AbilityLightning Manifestation
  • AbilityEscalation
  • AbilityChaotic Pull
  • AbilityConsequence
  • AbilityShort Fuse
  • AbilityDiscord Rising
  • AbilityStoicism
  • Ability12 Gouge
  • AbilityBreakdown
  • AbilityAgitator
  • AbilityIron Maiden
  • AbilityFinal Fuse
  • AbilityAuthority
  • AbilityShoot 'Em Up
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Suggested Auxiliary Abilities
Ability Ability Crack grants you another huge damage amplifier by reducing your enemies resistances by 200 (estimates at about 8% damage increase) and up 1.5/3/4.5% damage on top of that for 3 seconds if you use a Binding signet in your whip.
Ability Ability Sometimes you need even more impairs. Try to convince your team mates to take Crack instead.
Gear Stats
2500+Attack Rating
7000Health
650Hit Rating
750Penetration
650Block Rating
You can use more Health, but that will hurt your hate generation, although you can use the Stoicism ability to make up for that. For the tougher bosses in the game, you can also replace some of Penetration Rating for Block Rating (around 100 more).
Signets
Head:Signet of Order
Majors:Signet of Vigour, Signet of Violence
Minors:Signet of Ablation, Signet of Salvation
Chaos Focus:Signet of Breaching
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

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.

SITUATIONAL ABILITIES

Dominos Effect

Sometimes you’ll need more Impairs.

Situational PAssives

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
Lightning Manifestation
Short Fuse

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.

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Comments

  • Belladawna

    I tank with almost this exact same build. I change out 12 Gouge for Intensity. It is normal for my group to play “steal the hate from the tank” so I don’t always get those few extra seconds to stack exposed. :)

    • Ciritty

      Haha, i personally don’t use stoicism due to my excessive amount of 10.5 gear/augments making it impossible for anyone to steal aggro from me- But i did add in stoicism because a certain hammer/fist dps kept grandslam aggroing me as i tried to buff the group!

      Intensity is certainly a good alternative, especially if you have a blood/fist healer!

  • Dred Neck

    I am looking to start a new character and use chaos, elementalism, and fists since apparently these three weapons are versatile enough to be used as a tank, healer, or dps.

    DPS (Chaos+Fists), Tank (Chaos+Elementalism), Healer (Fists+Elementalism).

    But before I do, I would like feedback that these builds work well

    Does the tank build still work?

    • Ciritty

      Yes – all builds are up-to-date on TSWDB. You’ll eventually unlock everything though so there’s not too much to worry about!