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Extremely Strong Holo Builds (WvW/PvP oriented)

DRfear.5234DRfear.5234 Member ✭✭✭
edited October 16, 2019 in Engineer

Hello, fellow engi mains, are you loving your holo and would u like to be a little competitive or you just want to run an extremely strong holo build in general for all purposes, except maybe for raids. Then it is time to get that sword shield action going on ! You can see me performing with these builds in the video above.

Builds I used in the video:

My most used general build that does well against the majority of encounters, you can NEVER go wrong by playing this build (recommended):
http://en.gw2skills.net/editor/?PegAw6lZwsYSsLWKe6S5PNA-zVhYghAzIMSIqSEjCagRIkgLjMTgKKA1uIhxG4tUlZE-w

Why Mortar kit ?
Mortar kit is extremely strong as well as extremely underestimated elite, Yes it will require more skill than elixir X or Laser, and it expands your potential even more. the fields from mortar kit are extremely significant in fights and you will also have access to multiple fields other than Waterfield, whilst your water fields are the most important, while you don't have them, you can trigger aoe chill, aoe weakness and many more things, by using one of your many combo finishers, and don't even get me started on the mortar 4 blinding field, this skill can single-handedly carry fights

**Why Iron blooded over elixir trait, especially since you run 2 elixirs? **
Both of those traits are very potent and will benefit you a lot. With this build, you will nearly always have well above 5 boons, which makes the iron blooded trait superior.

Condi Counter - With the current meta being very condi heavy this build is very potent, this is why I was able to beat the condi daredevil in the video so comfortably-
http://en.gw2skills.net/editor/?PegAw6lZwsYSMMWKe6SZPNA-zVhYghAzIMSIqSEjCagRIkgLjMTgKKA1uIhxG4tUlZE-w

Power Counter - very recommended when fighting against a power burst heavy classes such as Spellbreakers or Heralds and even other holos-
http://en.gw2skills.net/editor/?PegAw6lZwsYSsJWKe6S5vMA-zVhYghAzIMSIqSEjCagRIkgLjMTgKKA1uIhxG4tUlZE-w

Elixir holo - I used to play this before the elixir X nerf, it is still very strong and much easier to play than my main build
http://en.gw2skills.net/editor/?vdAQJAsenUUBlXhlID2XBkfhFDDT8c8B2A93weYQMMAMO6LA-jVTBQBYUZCCVpAfaBgkSwLq0ATqIkPdAA4BAcQVQIy+DcRJUCVHQDnAgAAHAn38A48zP/8zPvrP/8zP/8zP/8zPvUAjOZD-w

PvP variation
http://gw2skills.net/editor/?PegAw6lZwsYSsLWKe6S5PNA-z5gXGZmARXAeMA

Comments

  • asterix.9614asterix.9614 Member ✭✭✭

    Your first build is insane, poor rifle holos become dumbstruck when I run rings around them lol, only problem for me is when boon corrupt scourge come as a +1. Anyway such a good build, thank you.

  • RisenHowl.2419RisenHowl.2419 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Talk about motion sickness @[email protected] you can disable the camera follow you know lol

  • Hynax.9536Hynax.9536 Member ✭✭✭

    Any special reason to use Rune of the Pack over the good old Rune of Durability ?

  • DRfear.5234DRfear.5234 Member ✭✭✭

    @Hynax.9536 said:
    Any special reason to use Rune of the Pack over the good old Rune of Durability ?

    To boos my damage potential, I am already tanky enough from the gear alone

  • Spartacus.3192Spartacus.3192 Member ✭✭✭

    hi...why are you using heal power gear? and isnt your crit chance a bit low? I like your video but it would seem your burst would be on the low side?

  • Hynax.9536Hynax.9536 Member ✭✭✭

    @Spartacus.3192 said:
    hi...why are you using heal power gear? and isnt your crit chance a bit low? I like your video but it would seem your burst would be on the low side?

    I believe the crusader's pieces are there for the toughness/ferocity/power combination, the healing power is just a bonus. That said you could switch to Cavalier's, but that would give less power and more ferocity than crusader's.

  • DRfear.5234DRfear.5234 Member ✭✭✭

    @Spartacus.3192 said:
    hi...why are you using heal power gear? and isnt your crit chance a bit low? I like your video but it would seem your burst would be on the low side?

    hi ! it all depends on the perspective, 40% crit chance is more than enough for me so I invest into another stats, you also have to realize that I have 2 modifiers such as the permanent fury and sigil of accuracy that boost my crit chance.

  • DRfear.5234DRfear.5234 Member ✭✭✭

    @DRfear.5234 said:

    @Spartacus.3192 said:
    hi...why are you using heal power gear? and isnt your crit chance a bit low? I like your video but it would seem your burst would be on the low side?

    hi ! it all depends on the perspective, 40% crit chance is more than enough for me so I invest into another stats, you also have to realize that I have 2 modifiers such as the permanent fury and sigil of accuracy that boost my crit chance.

    OK, scratch the sigil of accuracy, I forgot I aint using it anymore ;)

  • Hynax.9536Hynax.9536 Member ✭✭✭

    Not exactly related but do you also have scrapper builds for roaming? I'm struggling searching and can't find any.

  • DRfear.5234DRfear.5234 Member ✭✭✭

    @Hynax.9536 said:
    Not exactly related but do you also have scrapper builds for roaming? I'm struggling searching and can't find any.

    This is the old scrapper build I ran before rework. now it is noticeably weaker, but if u run this, you should still do well.

    build: http://gw2skills.net/editor/?PeQAIlRwsYOMPWKe8SatLA-zVZYWBBHGFEZJih2yoMyMBqoAU7iEGbg3iqLbA-w