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Condition Specter

Strike from the shadows with our Guild Wars 2 Condition Specter build.
Published Mar 8, 2022 Updated Oct 4, 2023
Raids - Secrets of the Obscure
Pros +
Good mobility Plenty of CC Provides party boons Easy to learn Short ramp-up
Cons -
Fast paced rotation Relies on resource management Easy to cancel skills Reduced damage around adds
Attributes
Power 2173
Toughness 1000
Vitality 1297
Precision 1633
Critical Chance 35.14%
Ferocity 0
Critical Damage 150%
Condition Damage 2107
Healing Power 140
Expertise 944
Condition Duration 77.93%
Concentration 0
Boon Duration 0%
Item Stat

Viper'sHelm

Viper'sShoulders

Viper'sCoat

Viper'sGloves

Viper'sLeggings

Viper'sBoots

Item Stat

Viper'sBackpiece

Viper'sAccessory

Viper'sAccessory

Viper'sAmulet

Viper'sRing

Viper'sRing

Relic

Primary Weapon Set

Viper's ScepterMain Hand

Secondary Weapon Set

Viper's DaggerOff Hand

Other Items

Infusionx18

Food

Utility

Jade Bot Core

Rotation Concept

  • Only use Initiative on , then fill with auto-attacks.
  • Fill time in while Initiative refills.
  • Cast , , , off Cooldown.
    • Precast up to five minutes before the fight, as it Recharges while armed. You can reset its cooldown with Mushroom King's Blessing when practicing.
    • Utility skills cannot be used while in .
    • Use whether inside or outside .

Opening

  1. During : + +
  2. x 2
  3. Weapon Swap
  4. x 3
  5. Weapon Swap
  6. x 2
  7. repeat steps 8–13

Main Loop

Stay on Scepter until comes off Cooldown, then:

Notes

Cast Venoms after combat starts so they don't get removed by the boonstrip at the start of most encounters.

Avoid interrupting / with /.

/ trigger and ; track to never accidentally cap on Initiative when you .

You can play without Weapon Swapping and equip an offhand Pistol with in your second weapon set for more Defiance Break via . In that case you only follow the opening until the first , whereafter you start following the loop priority.

Use and for Defiance Break.

Use for personal mobility and modest subgroup Healing.

is your strongest self-Heal; it also provides substantial subgrouphealing.

Take for extra Defiance Break.

Against mobile bosses, you can swap to (). If you do, swap in the Trickery Trait Line to to trigger .

Skill Reference Guide
Scepter & Dagger Default Keybind
3
Shadow Shroud Default Keybind
2
3
4
5

Don't bother using , as the healing output in Viper-prefix gear is very meager.

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