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Build:E/any PvP Lightning Surge

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This build is provisionally vetted Great pending more votes.

This build has received a provisional rating in the range from 4.75 to 5.0 and thus qualifies for the highest category of working builds: Great.

This build has been designed for the following use:

Flux.jpg This build is significantly affected by the Flux: Jack of All Trades.
See the build's talk page for discussion and ramifications not noted here.  
Notes: Decrease Air Magic to 9+1+1. Remove Blinding Flash and Aura of Restoration from the bar, take Glyph of Immolation and Teinai's Wind. Keep any attributes related to variants in the 8-11 range.


A high pressure Air Ele build with kd and melee shutdown for RA, FA, and AB.

Attributes and Skills

12 + 1 + 1
10 + 1
Template code


Optional slot:

  • Return Return - Shadow Arts 3.
  • Dark Escape Dark Escape - Shadow Arts 6.
  • Balanced Stance Balanced Stance - Tactics 6.
  • Protector's Defense Protector's Defense - Tactics 6.
  • Bonetti's Defense Bonetti's Defense - Tactics 6, will require some adrenaline building with spear.
  • Shield Bash Shield Bash - No points can be spent here.
  • Shield of Force Shield of Force - Earth Prayers 8.
  • Glyph of Immolation Glyph of Immolation - Fire Magic 8. Replacing Blinding Flash with Teinai's Wind Teinai's Wind for an interrupt can also be considered with this glyph.

Instead of Resurrection Signet for FA and AB:

  • Anything from the list above is still a viable option.
  • Teinai's Wind Teinai's Wind - only with Glyph of Immolation.
  • "Fall Back!" "Fall Back!" - Command 6.
  • Mystic Regeneration Mystic Regeneration - Earth Prayers 8.
  • Windborne Speed Windborne Speed - Already maxed.

Dump any remaining points into Energy Storage.



  • 5x Blessed Insignia
  • Superior Vigor
  • Attribute runes
  • Restoration
  • Vitae


  • 40/40 Air set
  • High energy set
  • Adept Air Staff of Enchanting, 20% cast time
  • Defensive set
    • Spear of Defense, +5 energy or 10% recharge or 10% cast time
    • Strength Shield of Fortitude, -20% cripple
  • Strength Shields of Fortitude, +10 armor vs each damage type


  • Maintain Air Attunement, cover with Aura of Restoration.
  • Use Lightning Surge both as a source of damage and a knockdown, immediately cover with Lightning Strike if needed (e.g. against monks who are actively removing Lightning Surge before the 3-second delay). Make sure to have some Overcast from Chain Lightning so that Lightning Strike has its hex effect.
  • Shut down melee with Blinding Flash.


  • Enchantment removal
  • General Anti-Caster
  • Hex removal

See also