This Elementalist build is the most popular with roaming, solo, and small groups. The Elementalist has amazing survivability and is all but uncatchable when she tries to run. The damage isn’t amazing but the toon stays alive so long she can outlast almost anyone.
Runes are all offensive in nature and the defense of the build comes from traits. If you move away from this try not to change out the runes too much. Any decrease in offense is going to profoundly affect the build and may turn into 30 minute fights with no winner. Cantrips break stuns and heal so you should never get totally locked down adding even more mobility to an already insane arsenal.
Example attack rotation:
Attune to Fire: use Burning speed, Ring of Fire, Drakes Breath, Fire Grab
Attune to Water: and heal up if needed
Attune to Earth: Ring of Earth then Earthquake and Churning Earth combo
This is just one example to get you started and in the chaos of a real fight these long combos won’t happen. Watch the video above for more hints and strats.
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