Disclaimer

The numbers below can be beaten if you get good RNG with your rotations; however, if you can reach these numbers, it means that you understand your class and the rotation that comes with it.

Some Benchmarks are done on huge hitbox to reduce RNG.

All benchmarks were done with stat infusions.

The compositions supplied in these sections are based on the current records and may require additional tweaking to suit your squad's own needs

Boons & Specific Professions Enhancements

Boons

Most organized groups can maintain the following 7 boons, so we benchmark with those same 7 boons.


Standard:
  1. Might x25
  2. Fury
  3. Alacrity
  4. Quickness
  5. Swiftness
  6. Regeneration
  7. Vigor
Buffs
Standard

  1. Source: Ranger

  2. Source: Ranger

  3. Source: Ranger

  4. Source: Warrior

  5. Source: Warrior

  6. Source: Warrior

Conditions

Classes that benefit from specific conditions
Traits in our builds that benefit from specific conditions on foes are listed below.
Guardian Traits: ,
Dragonhunter-Only:
Weaver-Only:
Mesmer Traits: ,
Chronomancer-Only: ,
Necromancer Traits:
Reaper-Only: ,
Engineer Traits: , ,
Thief Traits:
Revenant Traits:
10 Condition Classes

For the following classes you should only use 10 conditions.

Power Holosmith:
Condition Scourge and Condition Reaper:
Power Daredevil and Rifle Deadeye:

  1. Bleeding
  2. Burning
  3. Confusion
  4. Poison
  5. Torment
  6. Chilled
  7. Crippled
  8. Slow
  9. Vulnerability x25
  10. Weakness

For all other classes feel free to apply all conditions to the Golem, except for Mesmer builds with the Dueling trait line.

In this case, you should only apply: Vulnerability, Cripple and Slow.

vale guardian

Composition
Group 1
Heal Tank
Cnd Quickness
Pwr Banner
Pwr
Pwr

Group 2
Alacrity
Cnd Quickness
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr

Variations

Power based DPS classes are strong at Vale Guardian due to the low Toughness.

Classes like Power Dragonhunter, Power Chronomancer and Power Weaver are still extremely strong at Vale Guardian and can be used to replace the Power Holosmiths.

Why This Setup?

In this composition, the Heal Druid will play the tank role.

Power Holosmiths mixed with Power Soulbeasts provide extremely high burst DPS and allows your group to split three ways during each split phase.

Vulnerability is provided by the Power Holosmiths which allows your Healing Druid to take an extra spirit.

You will need to run full Quickness on both Condition Quickness Firebrands.

This composition allows you to split three ways during the split phase.

Numbers To Aim For

gorseval the multifarious

Composition
Group 1
Pwr Boon
Cnd
Pwr Banner
Pwr
Pwr

Group 2
Cnd Tank
Alacrity
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr

Variations

Power Chronomancer, Power Dragonhunter, Power Soulbeast and Power Weaver also make suitable replacements as DPS classes.

You can run Healing Druid if you are struggling with Scholar uptime in the final phase.

If you are having problems with the Orbs that spawn during the later phases, you can swap out the for a .

Why This Setup?

Power Guardians bring Vulnerability for both Gorseval and the split adds. It also provides a decent amount of CC and solid boss DPS. They also provide Quickness for each split add.

This composition allows you to split four ways during the split phase.

Numbers To Aim For

sabetha the saboteur

Composition
Group 1
Alacrity
Cnd Quickness
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr

Group 2
Heal
Pwr Banner
Cnd
Cnd
Cnd

Variations

Power based compositions also work extremely well at this encounter.

Power Holosmith, Power Weaver and Power Chronomancer are all great contenders for high DPS positions.

achieves better results than at this encounter however you will have no form of turret control.

Why This Setup?

Condition Firebrand provides very high boss DPS due to Bandit Sappers reseting your . Coordinated pulls can result in very high uptimes of .

All Condition Firebrands will need to take . The Condition Quickness Firebrand in subgroup one will need to take some more Quickness. The Power Dragonhunters can suppliment this with .

Condition Firebrand covers Vulnerability and can provide Aegis for the mechanic.

In this setup, the should take the cannon. With this setup it is possible to skip all but the west cannon. If you need to do more, the Alacrity Renegade should do them!

Numbers To Aim For

slothasor

Composition
Group 1
Alacrity
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr

Group 2
Pwr Boon
Heal
Pwr Banner
Pwr
Pwr

Variations

Power Weaver, Power Chronomancer and Condition Firebrand are all solid DPS choices here.

Why This Setup?

Power Holosmith is taken for its high boss DPS, as well as the CC it can provide through Shield.

Power Soulbeast synergizes well with Power Dragonhunter due to and .

Your Power Boon Chronomancer should be running which will help massively to contribute to the frequent Breakbars.

Your Alacrity Renegade provides very high CC and can cover Stability with .

A Power Dragonhunter can use to fill in the gaps left by the Alacrity Renegade.

Quickness is covered in subgroup one by and , along with supplimentary Quickness from the Power Boon Chronomancer.

Numbers To Aim For

matthias gabrel

Composition
Group 1
Cnd
Cnd
Cnd
Cnd Banner

Group 2
Cnd
Pwr

Group 3
Cnd

Group 4
Cnd

Group 5
Cnd

Group 6
Pwr Boon

Variations

You can replace a Condition Renegade with a Heal Renegade if you are struggling to keep your squad alive.

You can swap out the other Condition Renegade for another Condition Berserker!

Why This Setup?

A Condition Weaver can share Fire Aura to the Condition Berserkers in order to trigger more frequently. This ends up with Condition Berserker being extremely strong at this encounter.

The Power Holosmith is literally only taken for Vulnerability and .

The Condition Mirage is taken for .

Condition Renegades are taken to provide Alacrity through . Make sure you have selected!

Boon Daredevil is taken to provide all boons except for Alacrity, hence the Condition Renegades. Having permanent Stability, Protection and Resistance helps...a lot.

Numbers To Aim For

keep construct

Composition
Group 1
Heal Tank
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr

Group 2
Pwr Banner

Group 3
Alacrity

Variations

If you are struggling with boon uptimes, you can drop the Power Chronomancer and take a Power Boon Chronomancer.

If you are having problems keeping your squad alive, you can take a Heal Renegade.

Why This Setup?

Power Chronomancer can provide permanent Quickness through spreading out their use of . One Power Chronomancer can use it every 10%.

Alacrigade is taken here to provide Alacrity for the entire squad and for .

The Heal Druid will need to tank in this situation which might require you to take some Minstrel's pieces.

Numbers To Aim For

The numbers displayed here are based on doing zero or one orb.

xera

Composition
Group 1
Heal Tank
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr

Group 2
Pwr Banner

Group 3
Alacrity

Variations

If you are struggling to tank on the Heal Druid, you can take a Power Boon Chronomancer instead of one of the Power Chronomancers. This will mean that the Heal Druid doesn't have to tank and can happily heal the squad.

Why This Setup?

Power Chronomancer can provide permanent Quickness through spreading out their use of . One Power Chronomancer can use it every 10%.

Alacrigade is taken here to provide Alacrity for the entire squad and for .

The Heal Druid will need to tank in this situation which might require you to take some Minstrel's pieces.

Numbers To Aim For

The numbers displayed here are based on the first phase of Xera (100% - 50%).

cairn the indomitable

Composition
Group 1
Cnd
Cnd
Cnd
Cnd
Cnd

Group 2
Cnd
Cnd
Cnd

Group 3
Pwr Banner

Group 4
10 Man Quickness

Variations

You can replace the Condition Soulbeasts with Condition Renegades, Condition Mirages or Condition Firebrand to achieve similar results, in terms of DPS.

Swapping out the Condition Soulbeasts will probably require you to have a dedicated healer and also to deal with the mechanic.

In lower DPS groups, you may need to take an Alacrity Renegade to have a better supply of Alacrity. They can also take to provide better Stability.

Why This Setup?

This composition allows you to completely ignore the mechanic. By staying close to Cairn, this mechanic does not trigger.

Condition Soulbeast has high self-sustain due to and . This removes the requirement for a dedicated healer.

You will need to take on a Condition Soulbeast in order to facilite better Alacrity and Quickness.

The Power Boon Chronomancer will need to apply Quickness to the entire squad through . They will also be required to provide Stability through .

Condition Renegade provides Alacrity for your entire squad by taking the trait in the Renegade Trait Line and using .

The will need to tank Cairn and also provide Might through and .

Numbers To Aim For

mursaat overseer

Composition
Group 1
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr

Group 2
Pwr Banner

Group 3
Pwr Boon

Group 4
Alacrity

Variations

If you find that you are struggling with Scholar uptime, you can always swap the Alacrity Renegade for a Heal Renegade.

If you feel like your boons are slightly dodgey, you could drop the Boon Daredevil for a Boon Thief.

Power Weaver, Power Chronomancer, Power Dragonhunter, Power Guardian and Power Holosmith are all great possibilities for this encounter.

Why This Setup?

Power Soulbeasts are absolutely insane at this encounter. This is due to you being able to pre-cast with and then swapping back to .

The Alacrity Renegade is taken here to provide Alacrity for the entire squad and for .

The Boon Daredevil is taken to provide all boons, except Alacrity, and provide very decent DPS.

The should run Tactics at this encounter to provide .

Numbers To Aim For

samarog

Composition
Group 1
Alacrity
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr

Group 2
Pwr Banner
Cnd

Group 3
10 Man Quickness

Variations

Power Daredevils can be swapped out for Power Weavers, Power Dragonhunters, Power Soulbeasts and Power Holosmiths.

If you are struggling with a Condition Druid, you can always swap it out for a Heal Druid.

Why This Setup?

This composition is based around high amounts of CC, through Throw Magnetic Bomb and .

The Power Daredevil provides Vulnerability, huge amounts of CC and a faster split due to its high burst.

The Power Boon Chronomancer and Alacrity Renegade can rotate Fixation through this encounter.

The Power Boon Chronomancer will need to apply Quickness to the entire squad through .

Numbers To Aim For

deimos

Composition
Group 1
Alacrity Tank
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr

Group 2
Cnd Quickness
Pwr Banner
Pwr
Heal Hand Kite

Variations

Power Dragonhunters can be replaced by Power Weavers, Power Soulbeasts, Power Chronomancers or Power Holosmiths.

If you are suffering with Quickness problems in the main subgroup, you could take a Condition Quickness Firebrand instead of a Power Dragonhunter.

Why This Setup?

The ideal situation for this composition is to let the Alacrity Renegade tank. During each split phase, all squad members should take the port, excluding the Heal Druid.

This composition allows for the Heal Druid to be your hand kiter. You can hand kite close to Deimos. This allows you to give Might and provide an additional target for .

The Power Soulbeast can take to help with Quickness uptime in subgroup one.

Power Dragonhunter is extremely strong here, especially during the opening burst while Unnatural Signet is up.

Numbers To Aim For

soulless horror

Composition
Group 1
Cnd Boon
Heal Tank
Cnd
Cnd
Cnd

Group 2
Cnd Boon
Cnd Banner
Cnd Alacrity
Cnd
Cnd

Variations

If you struggle to survive, you can take a second Healing Druid. With a second Healing Druid, one can be responsible for pushing and the other for healing the group.

Power classes are generally very weak on this boss due to the high constant damage which will cause you to have low scholar uptime. Any condition classes work well here, specifically Condition Renegade.

You can drop the Condition Scourge for another Condition Mirage. This will force you to Push the Tormented Dead through the group to allow it to take damage, before finally Pushing it a second time away.

Why This Setup?

Your will need to take to provide Vulnerability as you have no other source.

We recommend Condition Mirage due to the insanely high boss DPS it provides.

Condition Boon Chronomancers gain more DPS due to the fast attack rate of Soulless Horror which is why they are brought over the traditional power Power Boon Chronomancers.

Condition Renegade is brought to allow the Condition Boon Chronomancers to drop Shield for higher personal DPS. This requires the Condition Renegade to use off Cooldown.

Numbers To Aim For

dhuum

Composition
Group 1
Heal
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr

Group 2
Alacrity

Group 3
Pwr Banner

Variations

If you decent against Power Chronomancer stack, you will need to find other sources of Quickness. Condition Quickness Firebrand works extremely well here and can tank.

You can also play double Condition Renegade with , or change the Alacrity Renegade to a Heal Renegade.

Why This Setup?

Power Chronomancer provides high boss DPS on Dhuum and provides Quickness through .

In this setup, a Alacrity Renegade should tank. You just need to take one so you have aggro.

You can boon strip Dhuum with clones from the Power Chronomancers.

Your should take green one, Heal Druid green two and whoever gets the bomb should take green three.

Take on to help upkeep a bit more Might and for clutch resurrections.

Numbers To Aim For

The numbers displayed here are based on the "Main Fight" section from a Dhuum log.

conjured amalgamate

Composition
Group 1
Cnd
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr

Group 2
Pwr Banner
Alacrity
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr

Variations

If you are struggling with boon uptimes, you can drop your Power Chronomancer and take a Power Boon Chronomancer.

All Power based DPS professions are suitable replacements for Power Dragonhunter. If you do this, you will need to take a Power Boon Chronomancer as Quickness will not be covered.

Why This Setup?

Using full Power Dragonhunters removes the requirement of a Power Boon Chronomancer due to .

The Power Chronomancer will need to run Focus. This will allow you to Pull in the Swords during the arm phases.

The Alacrity Renegade and the should collect the Swords. You can split the collection by getting the Alacrity Renegade to collect the first five and the last five, with the collecting the second five Swords.

The Heal Druid can collect the Shields. You can prestack Might before you have to leave to start collecting them.

Numbers To Aim For

twin largos

Composition
Group 1
Cnd
Cnd
Cnd
Cnd
Cnd

Group 2
Heal
Cnd
Cnd
Cnd

Group 3
Heal Tank

Why This Setup?

Condition Chronomancer provides extremely high boss DPS due to the fast attack rate from both Kenut and Nikare. This means that the high amounts of Confusion you apply will tick a lot.

Each Condition Chronomancer takes to provide Alacrity for their subgroup. One Condition Chronomancer from each subgroup needs to take to provide Quickness.

The Heal Druid from subgroup three should be the tank. It is placed in subgroup three to allow Alacrity to be prioritized on the Condition Chronomancers.

The split is 6 - 4 with subgroup one and subgroup three going left. The right side is always faster due to Quickness application on the boss during the boon strip.

The Heal Druid that goes to the right will need to take . This ensures that the boss has long lasting Quickness.

Numbers To Aim For

The numbers displayed are taken from the category "All DPS" when looking at dps.report

qadim

Composition
Group 1
Heal
Cnd
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Kiter

Group 2
Pwr Boon

Group 3
Pwr Banner

Variations

Condition Firebrand, Power Chronomancer and Power Weaver also make suitable replacements as DPS classes.

Why This Setup?

Power Daredevil can solo kite Qadim which frees up a squad slot for another DPS.

Power Daredevil provides CC for the Destroyer through Throw Magnetic Bomb.

Two Power Daredevils will need to take to portal from the Pyres to Qadim.

Power Daredevil can also take to be able to use their Stolen Skill twice. This will be in the form of Throw Magnetic Bomb and Detonate Plasma. This will help with boon uptime, burst phase DPS and CC.

The Condition Renegade is needed to provide additional Alacrity during phases. Remember to take !

Numbers To Aim For

The numbers displayed here are based on each of the burn phases.

cardinal sabir

Composition
Group 1
Alacrity
Pwr Banner
10 Man Quickness
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr

Group 2
Heal

Variations

You can replace the Power Chronomancers with Condition Renegades, Condition Firebrands or Condition Mirages to achieve slightly lower DPS. This will result in much lower CC.

Why This Setup?

Power Chronomancer is insanely strong here due to the short phases and due to the high amount of CC it can provide.

is used due to the short phases, at least from 100% - 80% and 80% - 60%, and also due to its CC. You can use to skip .

Power Holosmith can also skip by using and provide CC through Shield.

Heal Druid is somewhat required due to the high amount of pressure that can be experienced during the final phases. In addition, when someone goes Down it can be very difficult to get them back up again.

Alacrity Renegade can provide insane CC through . All strikes of this skill will hit as you cannot pass through the hitbox.

Numbers To Aim For

cardinal adina

Composition
Group 1
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr

Group 2
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr Boon

Group 3
Pwr Banner

Group 4
Alacrity

Why This Setup?

Power Dragonhunters bring Vulnerability and the possiblity of ranged DPS. This is ideal for when they need to take the pillars.

This composition is capable of skipping the Pillar mechanic. If your DPS is not quite there, sacrifice the DPS players to the Pillar gods.

The Alacrity Renegade should tank this encounter.

If you find that you are struggling for Might or you are succumbing to damage pressure, you can swap out the Power Soulbeast for a Condition Druid or Heal Druid.

Numbers To Aim For

qadim the peerless

Composition
Group 1
Pwr Tank
Heal
Pwr
Pwr
Pwr

Group 2
Cnd Quickness
Cnd Banner
Cnd
Cnd
Cnd

Variations

You can take a Power Chronomancer over one of the Condition Renegades to help with boon strip during the final 20% of the fight.

Why This Setup?

The three Rifle Deadeyes are used to take care of the Pylons. They can self-sustain, provide solid DPS and collect their own orbs.

Condition Renegades are used to provide Alacrity throughout the fight.

The Heal Druid can solo break the Anomalies with a mixture of pets and weapon skills.

The Condition Quickness Firebrand can take to provide Stability to nulify the Knockback from .

Numbers To Aim For