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Pistol Ele Group NM Build

Build created by Claretta
Posted by Vikestart on November 12, 2014
Last updated by Vikestart on October 12, 2015
  • Abilities
  • Gear
  • Auxiliary
  • Effectiveness
TypeScenario Build
AP Cost865
AP CostQL 10 Epic
  • AbilityKiller Flow
  • AbilityCleansing Drone
  • AbilityLightning Manifestation
  • AbilityConditional Force
  • AbilityArea Drone
  • AbilityDeadly Aim
  • AbilityWhiteout
  • AbilityGross Anatomy
  • AbilityBloodsport
  • AbilitySalt in the Wound
  • AbilitySudden Return
  • AbilityIron Maiden
  • AbilityArterial Pulse
  • AbilityDoom
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Suggested Auxiliary Abilities
Ability Ability Put an augur signet on your Rocket Launcher. It's very effective to engage enemies with this. Pop Shot has a travel time, so if you switch to your Pistols or Elementalism focus before the projectile hits your targets, it will benefit from the glyphs on your weapons.
Gear Stats
You should have 1 minor health talisman and make the rest attack rating only, unless you're using a Coney Island Band to boost Crit Power. The stats to aim for 350 hit rating, 800 penetration rating and 900 crit rating. The rest can be spent on crit power.
Head:Signet of Laceration
Minors:Signet of Equilibrium, Signet of Thirst
Pistols:Signet of Breaching / Signet of Abuse
Elemental Focus:Signet of Aggression

The Polaris

Hell Raised

The Darkness War

Hell Fallen

The Ankh

The Facility

Hell Eternal

The Slaughterhouse

The Penthouse

The Manufactory

Manufactory Breached



New York

Agartha Defiled



El Dorado






How it works

This setup offers strong DPS coupled with high utility. It’s recommended that you get the Accelerating augment and Mercurial augment to reduce the cooldown of Deadly Aim so you can spam it more often. Whiteout can root enemies in place to prevent damage against the tank temporarily, since you can position yourself behind rooted enemies and they won’t be able to attack.

Killerflow is a 5-metre PBAoE, same range as Blade Torrent, which means you’ll have to get pretty close to enemies to use it, so be careful around mobs like Ghouls and Cultists.

Alternatively, if you need more single target damage, you can switch out Area Drone for Bond, Strong Bond.


If you can hinder enemies, you can spam Conditional Force as the resources are refunded.

Lightning Manifestation

The hits from the manifestation can critically hit and penetrate, which will boost your DPS by quite a lot. Make sure to keep placing it shortly after its 10 second cooldown is over.

Cleansing Drone

Cleansing can be very important in nightmare scenarios as Filth exposure deals an extreme amount of damage.

In Elite scenarios you can replace this ability with The Business to get more single target damage, as cleansing isn’t as vital there.

Area Drone

Both Area Drone and Cleansing Drone will give you or the defensive target a heal-over-time effect when deployed. This is the Pistols support skill-line effect. If you’re using a Coney Island Band, you can proc it with this heal effect.


After a while when you’ve started to fill out the Augment Wheel piece by piece, you should make use of them in this build. Below you’ll find a list of which augments you should assign to which abilities.

Killer Flow – Piercing / Fierce
Cleansing Drone – Accurate
Lightning Manifestation – Mercurial
Conditional Force – Focused
Area Drone – Accelerating
Deadly Aim – Inspiring
Whiteout – Rampant

Any of the support augments that provides healing allows you to activate equilibrium for your group members.

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