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Weaver - Cele Weaver

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

Focused on: Condition damageMeleeDpsDefenseSustain.

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Overview

Cele Weaver is a very strong build similar to Weaver - Condi Weaver that makes use of Celestial stat icon.png Celestial stat gear. Like other celestial builds, it has very high boon duration, condition duration, and healing power on top of a good spread of hybrid DPS stats. Due to Weaver's excellent spread of condition damage, strike damage, and boon generation it makes great use of Celestial stat icon.png Celestial .

Pros
  • "Rhythmic", complex playstyle
  • Fantastic "Jack of all trades". One of the best "all-rounders" in the game.
Cons
  • High skill floor
  • High intensity / high input.

Skill Bar

Sword/FocusHealingUtilityElite

Weapon Variants

  • Sword - Highest damage mainhand, has moderate mobility
  • Focus - Highest defense offhand while offering good damage and utility, generally recommended
  • Dagger - Highest mobility mainhand & offhand, offers high damage and a very "fluid" playstyle.
  • Scepter - Decent ranged option with lots of blast finishers
  • Staff - Powerful ranged option when zerging in large groups.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills

  • - strong passive heal with good synergy with
  • - burst heal.
  • - blast finisher.
  • - decent heal that also helps nearby allies

Utility Skills

  • - powerful area condition damage
  • - provides Vulnerability Vulnerability and damage via Burning Burning
  • - a strong skill with no cast time; use in for vuln uptime, or for damage
  • - provides additional barrier and stability; gives the build a wide margin for error
  • - AoE burst damage from or pulsing blind with .
  • - breaks stun and blocks attacks.
  • - for mobility.
  • - fantastic stunbreak
  • - decent single-target DPS and provides extra durability

Elite Skills

  • - high AoE damage on a long cooldown, mobility
  • - flame elemental provides high DPS while water and earth give you a reliable front line.
  • - a powerful damage buff but can be hard to use without Quickness Quickness and Alacrity Alacrity

Specializations

Cele Weaver specializations are very fluid, as Cele Weaver can make use of virtually every trait in Elementalist's kit. As such, what you see below is a small sample of the possibilities. Explore your options with this build.

Core Build

The core of this build rests on and the Weaver traitline.

Build Code
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Variants
  • - more Blind Blind if having trouble with trash mobs.
  • / - can be taken if the extra sustain from barrier isn't needed

Arcane

Take Arcane for lower attunement cooldowns and extreme levels of sustain. This is the strongest "general" option.


  • - additional boons, especially good for
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    Protection
    Apply protection to yourself.
    Protection.pngProtection (10s): -33% Incoming Damage
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    and Regeneration Regeneration
  • - even more dodges if using the Viper stat icon.png Viper's variant.

Earth

Take Earth for extra toughness, stability, and resistance to conditions. This variant is the strongest Condition-oriented option. It also drastically enhances your signets.


  • - Given your boon duration and frequent fire aura, this allows you to have nearly permanent protection.
  • - condition hate

Water

The water variant offers sustain similar to that of Arcane, but rather than providing general buffs it focuses hard on improving your Power damage. This variant also allows you to provide extra sustain to nearby allies.



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 Elementalist

Variant Equipment

Gear

It is strongly advised to stick with full celestial stats for this particular variant of Elementalist.

Runes

  • - all-around budget option
  • - very strong condition option
  • - allows for 100% burning duration
  • , - strong hybrid runes
  • - budget hybrid rune
  • - use when zerging for extreme sustain
  • , - powerful defensive options
  • - budget defense

Sigils

  • - Strongest power DPS option
  • - Strongest Condi DPS option
  • - Strongest DPS sigil overall
  • / - Very powerful DPS sigils. Geomancy helps with AOE.
  • - More boons!
  • / - Improved sustain
  • - Strongest defensive sigil
  • - Great all-around stacking sigil

Consumables

Event Farming

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 (requires crit chance)
  • 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 Play

Food
  • - All-stats food.
  • , - Dodges + Might
  • , - Lots of sustain via Lifesteal
Utility
  • / - +Dmg, +Karma

Usage

Damage

  • To deal damage, you want to rotate between fire, earth, and air, using water for healing when necessary. Here are a few good ways to do this to keep your damage high, based on your current attunements:
  • Fire + Fire Earth, Air, or Water
  • Fire + Earth Fire or Earth
  • Fire + Water Fire
  • Fire + Air Fire
  • Any Earth OFFHAND attunement Fire or Earth
  • Water, Earth, and Air main-hand attuenements should always rotate to Fire when possible.
  • You can mostly spam your Fire, Earth, and Air skills. Save Air Off-hand skills for their defense/CC.
  • You can combine , , and with for a large burst of damage while you are invulnerable.
  • Try not to interrupt your AA chain in fire, and try to avoid having to AA for extended periods in Fire, Air, or Water. Earth's AA chain is fine to interrupt if needed

Basically, you want to always strive to be attuned to fire in some way other than when you attune to double earth.

Defense

  • Projectile Hate: ,
  • - invuln
  • Water AA's & provide considerable healing when necessary
  • Dodging or activating a stance grants Barrier. can be taken for an extremely powerful defensive cooldown.

CC

Video Examples

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5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars last month

Easily my favorite version of Elementalist right now for open world.

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