5 items: When you cast an Assault ability while in combat, you and up to 5 group members within 10 meters gain 307 Weapon and Spell Damage for 10 seconds.
Set Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Also Known As: PA.
When to use: Useful for Trials mostly by the Off Tank, and as a Dungeon/Arena set.
Where to obtain: Imperial City Tel Var Merchant, Guild Traders.
Set Weight: Medium Armor.
Which pieces are used: All pieces for versatility.
Comments: This set gives a very good group buff. The problem is maintaining the buff as it has a small radius of 10m and it can be sustain heavy.
This gear set was fixed with the Waking Flame patch. You can now cast an Assault ability and it will prioritise activating on group members in range who don’t currently have the buff, otherwise known as “Smart Targeting”. This is great for trial groups as they can now double cast an Assault ability and activate Powerful Assault on basically a whole group.
PA is a great set for 4-Man content. If you are comfortable Tanking in Medium Armor you could replace Yolnahkriin since the buff is bigger and it procs on you +5 others it should always hit your whole group if in range, but it can also be combined with Yolnahkriin as a Weapon + Jewellery set.
This set only needs to be used on 1 bar, so you use the Staff and an Assault ability on your back bar and then you can use a 2 piece weapon set on the front bar such as the Master Weapons. The staves can be expensive and hard to obtain so you can front bar the set on a 1H and Shield or even use it on the Hands and Waist with a 5 Heavy/2 Medium option until you can upgrade to the weapons.
Sometimes you might need to use this set on the body pieces – this is because as an Off Tank you might use combinations such as Elemental Catalyst or Martial Knowledge alongside Powerful Assault and those are Light Armor Sets so using PA on the body will be necessary.
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