Weaver - Power DPS Sword

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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Direct damage.

Designed for:


Expansions required:

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A power DPS build for Weaver. This is a fast paced DPS build that swaps between attunements constantly for Dual Attack skills.
For a staff variant with high cleave and burst damage see Weaver - Power DPS Staff.




Healing Skills
  • provides more group healing at the expense of personal healing.
  • will provide the most uptime in fights with very low pressure where you aren't pressing your heal skill.
Utility Skills
  • for large hitbox bosses, where you know you will be able to pick up the second conjure.



  • in fractals or Keep Construct where you can consistently break defiance bars.
  • can be swapped to for an alternative rotation.


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Superior Rune of the Scholar
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
  • or slaying sigils if applicable.




  • or slaying potions


Bolt to the Heart Rotation

Start in /

  1. (vs. large hitboxes)
  2. (vs. small hitboxes)
  3. Drop Fiery Greatsword
  4. Auto Attack chain twice
  5. Auto Attack chain twice
  6. Auto Attack chain once
  7. Pick up the second Fiery Greatsword
  8. Drop Fiery Greatsword
  9. Auto Attack chain once
  10. Repeat from step 1
Bolt to the Heart rotation example
Fresh Air rotation example

General Tips

  • If running , swap to water attunement at step 17 and use before instantly attuning twice to and continuing the rotation from step 20.
  • Make sure to use enough that it isn't sitting at full ammo. You can save it for when damage modifiers are active, such as the bonuses from or
  • Use just before you swap to / to make sure all it's ticks happen while you're in double fire.
  • After the first use of (in either attunement), use off cooldown. Use instead if you know the target will die or phase within 20 seconds.
  • Make sure not to interrupt your auto attack chains, as their damage is heavily backloaded.
  • Make sure that you have the boss selected before casting to avoid flying away to your death.
    • This is also relevant for , and also to a lesser extent.


  • inflicts a short daze that is rounded up to be equivalent to a 1 second daze when used against a breakbar.
  • is available as your 5 skill. Be mindful of your positioning when casting this, as it will move you approximately 300 units away from your target.
  • is available as your 4 skill.
  • is available as your Air/Earth 3 skill.
Build rating - 5 stars
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4 Ratings
5 stars
Ether gave this build 5 stars January 2020

w/ nerfs to lava font on staff, this now became some of the highest dps an ele build has to offer in raids. This is especially true for the first 3 bosses in wing 4 since they're either standing still most of the time, or the other members are doing the mechanics for you so u can focus on dps rotation.

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Screaming gave this build 5 stars September 2018

High damage with good mobility and being actually fun to play (unlike Staff Weaver) makes this among the best choices for small hitbox bosses.

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Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

An extremely strong and versatile burst DPS build.

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Phynx gave this build 5 stars September 2018

Seems the best weaver build at the moment