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| designed for = Open World, Open World Events
 
| designed for = Open World, Open World Events
 
| focus = event farming, aoe, direct damage
 
| focus = event farming, aoe, direct damage
| rating = good
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| rating = archived
 
| xpac = pof
 
| xpac = pof
 
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==MOVED==
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This build has been moved to [[Build:Weaver - Staff Weaver]].
  
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
This build is fragile but deals high AoE damage from a distance. It is very challenging to play effectively but can be a very rewarding specialization.  
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This build is fragile but deals high AoE damage from a distance. It is very challenging to play effectively but can be a very rewarding specialization. This build features two variants with slightly different playstyles.
  
:The '''Arcane''' Variant has more defensive skills and can cast many of its damaging spells on the move, making it more forgiving for solo players.
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* The '''Arcane''' Variant has more defensive skills and can cast many of its damaging spells on the move, making it more forgiving for solo players.
  
:The '''Air Variant''' is more immobile and takes more planning, but capable of much higher damage. It excels when supported by other players in group events, allowing the Weaver to deal damage from safety.
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* The '''Air Variant''' is more immobile and takes more planning, but capable of much higher damage. It excels when supported by other players in group events, allowing the Weaver to deal damage from safety.
  
 
==Skill Bar==
 
==Skill Bar==
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:'''Elite Skills'''
 
:'''Elite Skills'''
 
* {{Skill|Conjure Fiery Greatsword}} - high damage and mobility.
 
* {{Skill|Conjure Fiery Greatsword}} - high damage and mobility.
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* {{Skill|Glyph of Elementals}} - Amazing for '''Air''. Gives you a high damage or very tanky companion.
  
 
==Specializations==
 
==Specializations==
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* {{Trait|Smothering Auras}} - if you need condition cleanse.
 
* {{Trait|Smothering Auras}} - if you need condition cleanse.
 
* {{Trait|Blinding Ashes}} - provides more {{gw2wiki|Blind}} if having trouble with trash mobs.
 
* {{Trait|Blinding Ashes}} - provides more {{gw2wiki|Blind}} if having trouble with trash mobs.
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===Air Variant===
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:This variant is more immobile and takes more planning, but capable of much higher damage. It excels when supported by other players in group events, allowing the Weaver to deal damage from safety.
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{{Specialization|Air|bot|top|top|variant=y}}
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* Swap {{Skill|Arcane Brilliance}} for {{Skill|Glyph of Elemental Power}}
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* Swap {{Skill|Arcane Wave}} for {{Skill|Glyph of Storms}}
  
 
==Equipment==
 
==Equipment==
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| runes = 6 Superior Rune of the Flame Legion
 
| runes = 6 Superior Rune of the Flame Legion
 
| infusions = 18 Mighty Infusion
 
| infusions = 18 Mighty Infusion
| s1w1 = Ascended, Marauder, Staff, Superior Sigil of Force+Superior Sigil of Frenzy
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| s1w1 = Ascended, Marauder, Staff, Superior Sigil of Bloodlust+Superior Sigil of Frenzy
 
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:'''Variants'''
 
:'''Variants'''
* {{Rune|Vampirism}} provides high sustain at the cost of damage.  
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* {{Rune|Vampirism}} provides high sustain at the cost of damage.
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* {{Sigil|Bloodlust}} can be changed to {{Sigil|Force}} if you dislike the stacking mechanic.
  
 
===Optimal DPS Variant===
 
===Optimal DPS Variant===
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| runes = 6 Superior Rune of the Flame Legion
 
| runes = 6 Superior Rune of the Flame Legion
 
| infusions = 18 Mighty Infusion
 
| infusions = 18 Mighty Infusion
| s1w1 = Ascended, Berserker, Staff, Superior Sigil of Force+Superior Sigil of Frenzy
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| s1w1 = Ascended, Berserker, Staff, Superior Sigil of Bloodlust+Superior Sigil of Frenzy
 
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:'''Variants'''
 
:'''Variants'''
* {{Rune|Vampirism}} provides high sustain at the cost of damage.  
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* {{Rune|Vampirism}} provides high sustain at the cost of damage.
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* {{Sigil|Bloodlust}} can be changed to {{Sigil|Force}} if you dislike the stacking mechanic.
  
 
==Consumables==
 
==Consumables==
 
:'''Food'''
 
:'''Food'''
* {{food|Dragon's Revelry Starcake}} is highly recommended for this build due to its synergy with the mixed-damage nature of most elementalist skills and its increase to your survivability.  
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* {{food|Peppermint Omnomberry Bar}} is your best option for farming.
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* {{food|Chocolate Omnomberry Cream}} for maximum magic find.
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* {{food|Dragon's Revelry Starcake}} is a strong "general" option.
 
* {{food|Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup}} or {{food|Dragon's Breath Bun}} for more damage.
 
* {{food|Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup}} or {{food|Dragon's Breath Bun}} for more damage.
 
* {{food|Plate of Truffle Steak}} for playing with groups.
 
* {{food|Plate of Truffle Steak}} for playing with groups.
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* {{food|Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew}} for more dodges.
 
* {{food|Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew}} for more dodges.
 
* {{food|Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream}} for more healing.
 
* {{food|Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream}} for more healing.
* {{food|Peppermint Omnomberry Bar}} is a great option when you do not need any extra damage or sustain.
 
  
 
:'''Utility'''
 
:'''Utility'''
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===Arcane Specific Tips===
 
===Arcane Specific Tips===
 
* This variant can make good use of combo fields, as {{Skill|Arcane Wave}}, {{Skill|Arcane Brilliance}}, {{Skill|Eruption}}, and {{Skill|Ice Spike}} are all blast finishers. Blast a fire field, such as {{Skill|Lava Font}} or {{Skill|Pyroclastic Blast}}, to gain might and fury. Blast a water field like {{Skill|Healing Rain}} for a large burst of healing.
 
* This variant can make good use of combo fields, as {{Skill|Arcane Wave}}, {{Skill|Arcane Brilliance}}, {{Skill|Eruption}}, and {{Skill|Ice Spike}} are all blast finishers. Blast a fire field, such as {{Skill|Lava Font}} or {{Skill|Pyroclastic Blast}}, to gain might and fury. Blast a water field like {{Skill|Healing Rain}} for a large burst of healing.
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===Air Specific Tips===
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* {{Skill|Glyph of Storms}} is one of your most powerful skills. You can use it in Air or Fire for a high-damage opener, or in Earth for a zone that continuously blinds enemies.
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** {{Skill|Lightning Storm}} deals more damage, but {{Skill|Firestorm (Glyph of Storms)}} has a much shorter cooldown allowing you to throw it out liberally.
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** {{Skill|Sandstorm}} blinds enemies for 10 seconds, allowing you to channel {{Skill|Meteor Shower}} with impunity.
  
 
===Crowd Control===
 
===Crowd Control===

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Focused on: Event farmingAoeDirect damage.

Designed for:

 

Expansions required:

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MOVED

This build has been moved to Weaver - Staff Weaver.

Overview

This build is fragile but deals high AoE damage from a distance. It is very challenging to play effectively but can be a very rewarding specialization. This build features two variants with slightly different playstyles.

  • The Arcane Variant has more defensive skills and can cast many of its damaging spells on the move, making it more forgiving for solo players.
  • The Air Variant is more immobile and takes more planning, but capable of much higher damage. It excels when supported by other players in group events, allowing the Weaver to deal damage from safety.

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Skill Variants

Air Variant
  • If running the Air variant, use as your Optional Skill.
Arcane Variant
  • If running the Arcane variant, use as your Optional Skill.
Healing Skills
  • - if conditions are a problem. Synergizes with covering its long channel time.
  • - Use this over if running the Air variant.
Utility Skills
  • - more single-target damage than .
  • - higher damage than if you don't need the defense.
  • - more mobility.
  • - get out of jail free card.
Elite Skills
  • - high damage and mobility.
  • - Amazing for 'Air. Gives you a high damage or very tanky companion.

Specializations

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Variants
  • - if you need condition cleanse.
  • - provides more Blind Blind if having trouble with trash mobs.

Air Variant

This variant is more immobile and takes more planning, but capable of much higher damage. It excels when supported by other players in group events, allowing the Weaver to deal damage from safety.


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Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Standard Equipment

The Standard Variant uses the same gear as the Weaver - Power DPS Staff build for fractals and raids. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set and is the gear that most players should aim for.
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Superior Rune of the Flame Legion
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Mighty Infusion

Marauder Variant

For a tankier option you can run full Marauder's stats. You lose some damage but gain a massive boost to health. This is highly recommended for general open world players.
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Superior Rune of the Flame Legion
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Mighty Infusion
Variants
  • provides high sustain at the cost of damage.
  • can be changed to if you dislike the stacking mechanic.

Optimal DPS Variant

The Optimal DPS Variant is the best DPS gear for this build. It's overkill in most cases and only recommended for players that prefer the glass cannon playstyle.
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Superior Rune of the Flame Legion
18x
Mighty Infusion
Variants
  • provides high sustain at the cost of damage.
  • can be changed to if you dislike the stacking mechanic.

Consumables

Food
  • is your best option for farming.
  • for maximum magic find.
  • is a strong "general" option.
  • or
    for more damage.
  • for playing with groups.
  • is a good budget option.
  • for more dodges.
  • for more healing.
Utility
  • or
    is your best damage option.
  • is a great budget option.

Usage

General

  • Attunement management is key to playing Weaver. Continuously swap attunements to get access to your different damaging skills, and double attune to whenever possible to benefit from .
    • is your main attunement with the high-damage and .
    • is your best secondary attunement in open world, providing burst damage from and .
    • deals good delayed damage with and .
    • isn't really useful but can provide a small amount of healing and condition cleanse.
  • Try to open with Dual Attack skills to benefit from and guarantee critical hits for your burst damage skills.
  • AoE placement is very important with this build, as they make up the bulk of your damage. Be sure enemies won't move out of your attacks after you cast them.
    • You can place or to trap enemies in your .
    • You can aggro enemies with a ranged attack, then run behind a wall or corner to break line of sight. This forces enemies to come to you and lets you hit with an easy // combo.
    • You can use without interrupting .
  • provides an extra body that can tank damage for you, which can be helpful for doing hero points or group events without support. Earth Elemental draws enemy aggro and takes hits for you, while Ice Elemental provides great crowd control and healing.
  • If using or , treat these as high-damage fillers you can use while and are both on cooldown.
  • Remember to cast to keep up swiftness for .

Arcane Specific Tips

  • This variant can make good use of combo fields, as , , , and are all blast finishers. Blast a fire field, such as or , to gain might and fury. Blast a water field like for a large burst of healing.

Air Specific Tips

  • is one of your most powerful skills. You can use it in Air or Fire for a high-damage opener, or in Earth for a zone that continuously blinds enemies.
    • deals more damage, but has a much shorter cooldown allowing you to throw it out liberally.
    • blinds enemies for 10 seconds, allowing you to channel with impunity.

Crowd Control

  • and (in Lightning Hammer)
  • (from Ice Elemental)
  • (from Air Elemental)
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