Weaver - Arcane Staff


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The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good.

Focused on: Direct damage.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

A Weaver build for running around in open world. This build is fragile but deals high AoE damage from a distance.
Compared to Weaver - Air Staff, this build has more defensive skills and can cast many of its damaging spells on the move, making it more forgiving for solo players.

Skill Bar

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Skill Variants

Healing Skills
Utility Skills
Elite Skills

Specializations

Variants

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

Optimal Equipment

The Optimal Variant is the best possible gear for this build. It's overkill in most cases, and you should only get it if you have spare gold or you don’t care about fractals and raids.
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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 about 10% damage but your health is increased by almost 60%. This is especially useful on Staff Weaver because of your low base health pool and lack of defenses.
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Superior Rune of the Flame Legion
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Mighty Infusion

Consumables

If you're having trouble you can use the following consumables:
Food
  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    or
    Dragon's Breath Bun Dragon's Breath Bun
    Dragon's Breath Bun.pngDragon's Breath Bun
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+200 power for 30s after killing an enemy+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    for more damage.
  • Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream for more healing.
  • Cup of Light-Roasted Coffee Cup of Light-Roasted Coffee can be used to speed up your burst combo after dismounting.
Utility
  • Potent Superior Sharpening Stone Potent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone.pngPotent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Usage

General

Arcane Specific Tips

Crowd Control

Build rating - 4 stars
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2 Ratings
4 stars
Keira gave this build 4 stars November 2018

I have been playing for 6 years and I have survived with my staff where others have fallen on the battle field. Requires great focus and concentration. Still, dagger/dagger is also one of my favourites.

4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars September 2018

For those who like to play open world on hard mode, Staff Weaver is very strong in the right hands, but has a high skill floor which takes practice to master.

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