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Beginner Power Holosmith

Published Dec 18, 2022 Updated Jan 5, 2023
Raids - Secrets of the Obscure
Quack editor
Hand Kite Enthusiast
Pros +
High damage Good mobility Plenty of CC Provides self boons Strong bursts Lots of cleave
Cons -
High mastery curve Relies on resource management Relies on enemy conditions
Power 2857
Toughness 1000
Vitality 1125
Precision 1925
Critical Chance 49.04%
Ferocity 1432
Critical Damage 245.4%
Condition Damage 0
Healing Power 0
Expertise 0
Condition Duration 0.00%
Concentration 0
Boon Duration 0.00%
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Primary Weapon Set

Berserker's SwordMain Hand

Berserker's PistolOff Hand

Secondary Weapon Set

Berserker's ShieldOff Hand

Other Items




The initial rotation consists of pressing at 90 heat, and at 149 heat. Use once in Photon Forge, and off cooldown out of Photon Forge, filling the gaps between skills with auto attacks.

In this step, we add your utility skills. After , use .

Use and off Cooldown. Be careful not to cancel by using too early.

After the opener, will drift in your rotation and won't always come up at the same time. Use it when it comes off Cooldown.

Use after , and use and whenever they are ready.

Outside of your opener, use and off Cooldown.

Now, we add a second during . Use at ~145 heat, and use during the aftercast of to exit Photon Forge at exactly 149 heat.

Finally, we add . Start in and use before . After , use .

Outside of your opener, use after every . If is on cooldown, skip it. Use before .

This build is 90% of the Power Holosmith rotation. There are still some tricks that you can do to further increase DPS by another 1-2k. For the complete guide, please visit the Power Holosmith page.

Always preheat to 90 heat before starting your rotation.

Your sword auto attack chain , reduces the cooldown of , allowing you to use more often when you complete your auto attack chain.

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