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Weaver - Arcane Sword

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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Direct damageArea damageMelee damageMobilityDpsRoaming.

Designed for:

 

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Overview

A strong weaver build for general open world roaming.

Pros
  • High burst damage
  • Good mobility
  • Versatile
Cons
  • Low sustain/defense
  • Difficult to play well
  • Strict on gear
  • Poor damage at range

Skill Bar

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Weapon Variants

  • Focus - Strong defensive offhand

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - burst heal
Utility Skills
  • - defense
  • - stunbreak and evade
  • - high damage and AOE blind
  • - more AOE
Elite Skills
  • - high CC

Specializations

Build Code

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  • - more defense

Fire Variant

Higher DPS against bosses. Replace Arcane.



Equipment

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

Standard Equipment

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Superior Rune of the Pack
18x
Precise Infusion

Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Berserker stat icon.png Berserker's , Assassin stat icon.png Assassin's - higher DPS, much lower defense
  • Knight stat icon.png Knight's - often mixed with other gear for some defense; Knight stat icon.png Knight's trinkets with Berserker stat icon.png Berserker's or Assassin stat icon.png Assassin's armor and weapons is a common replacement for Marauder stat icon.png Marauder

Runes

It is not recommended to use anything other than Pack runes, as you rely on them heavily for maintaining Fury Fury

  • - higher might uptime, lower fury uptime
  • - high DPS option
  • , , - defensive options
  • - strongest defensive rune if zerging

Sigils

  • - defensive option
  • - for condi cleanse

Consumables

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Solo

This food assists with more difficult content, such as bosses or bounties.
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  • , - Damage
Utility
  • - Damage

Usage

General

This build relies heavily on cycling between and while double attuning to each in order to maintain . and are typically only used for defense or crowd control.

Damage

You have two major damage buffs with overlapping windows. You should try to fit all your major damage skills in these windows:

This build is quite easy to deal damage with if you follow this skill priority based on your attunement:

  • Air/Air: Prioritize and AA Chains
  • Fire/Air: > >
  • Fire/Fire: > Can't find such skill "Ring of Fire"! Please refer to our skill index. > >
  • Air/Fire: AA Chains

If you wind up in Water:

  • > Water AA Chain >

Earth: Earth actually has a few useful blast finishers which can help with might if you have a fire field down

  • > Try to leave earth as soon as possible

Ideally you'll use your in Air for Vulnerability Vulnerability, though if a mob is already capped on vuln using it in Fire is higher DPS. Try not to interrupt your AA chains in Air, it's fine to interrupt fire if a big skill is about to come off cooldown.

Defense

Sword/Dagger's defense is somewhat low.

  • - heal and evade
  • - damage reduction
  • - condi cleanse
  • - evade & blast finisher

Focus has significantly more defensive options & CC, though loses DPS:

  • - heal and evade
  • , - projectile hate
  • - invuln

Crowd Control

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Build rating - 4 stars
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4 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 4 stars 4 weeks ago

A good build for casual roaming in open world. It's comfortable to play in most content without being too squishy and has relatively high burst damage which makes it feel fantastic. With a bit of support from allies it can be an absolute monster.

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