General Principle
Typically, Starbursters use shadow stepping skills to close the distance to target before they can kite, followed by their PBAoE chain, including Starburst. Other skills commonly included in the build were:
- Bed of Coals
- Flame Burst
- Flame Djinn's Haste (speed boost and to combine with Inferno)
- Energy management
 Strengths & weaknesses
The primary strength of the Starburster is to quickly inflict massive amounts of damage to a small area, quickly killing foes and/or putting pressure on enemy healers. However, they the build is poorly equipped to survive prolonged battles, due to the long recharge times required, its lack of self-healing, and the lower armor of elementalists.
 Battle usage
- Alliance Battles
The build saw heavy use during Alliance Battles, reaping benefits from the usually large concentration of enemies found there and the lack of proper kiting often prevalent. Additionally, the starburster with Meteor Shower could solo enemy control points.
- Heroes' Ascent
Although the principles behind starbursting builds apply to PvE, there are other builds that were safer and more effective.