Weaver - Condi DPS

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Focused on: Condition damage

Designed for: Raids

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

This build was last updated on March 16, 2023 and is up to date for the May 02, 2023 game patch.


A condition DPS build for Weaver. This build has a complex rotation, but deals strong sustained damage through Burning Burning and Bleeding Bleeding, and has good access to CC and various utility skills.

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Weapon Variants

  • Mainhand Dagger can also be taken, though it is lower damage and the rotation involves standing inside the boss' hitbox, which may not be practical.
  • Staff is also an option, though it needs larger hitboxes to be competitive.

Skill Variants

  • instead of for ease of use and less of a precasting requirement, at the cost of ~1700 DPS.
  • provides more group healing at the expense of personal healing.
  • for more burst healing at the expense of sustained healing.

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Equipment Variants

Running with 15 Malign and 3 Spiteful infusions would be a minor DPS loss, but would allow you to use ascended food such as for their bonus effects.




    • or for a cheaper alternative


If using , precast as many elementals as possible before the fight. Cast the skill in for fire elementals which apply tons of Burning Burning.

Rotations for all versions involve frequent attunement swapping to maximize the usage of high-damage, low cooldown skills particularly whilst is active. While it is ideal to follow the rotations in these examples, encounter mechanics may force you to adapt your rotation around them.

Video example rotation for Dagger/Focus by Ryan

Video example rotation for Scepter/Focus by Ryan

Video example rotations for Staff by Fennec

Scepter Rotation

While the core loop is very simple, maximising damage depends on optimal use of - you want to start with an attunement to fire to get the 20% condition damage boost, then during the 20 second duration work in the other attunements without losing too much damage. Attuning to the final element (water) just as it will expire will grant Perfect Weave for a further 10 seconds and allow you extend the bonus to almost 30 seconds in total.

To keep the rotation more legible, autoattacks will not be included in general.

is the flip skill of . The latter will regularly activate during your rotation but the timing can vary. Whenever is used in the rotation be aware you may need to first activate (Fire Shield is instance cast so just double tap it).

Weave Self
The majority of the section is very similar to the basic loop, but the basic loop takes slightly too long and so using it here would result in losing the buff just before attuning to Water. Hence some skills are skipped to make the first two loops faster. If in doubt, just attunement swap as soon as you can.

Precast and start in Air/Fire

  1. Fast Loop 1
  2. during the cast of Flamewall
  3. as soon as it's available
  4. as soon as it's available

  5. Fast Loop 2
  6. as soon as it's available
  7. until Phoenix is available

  8. Normal Loop
  9. as soon as it's available
  10. until Phoenix is available

  11. Exit

Basic Loop

  1. and until Fire Attunement is available
  2. until Dragon's Tooth is available
  3. Return to start of loop

This boils down to rotating through and using other skills off cooldown (see general tips below). You can delay the swap into Fire/Earth slightly if is about to come off cooldown.

The second time you reach you have to do the lead-in slightly differently. At step 7 in the basic loop, go to instead, then:

  1. - if this isn't available here, just skip and use it whenever it is available
  2. - this is just to fill time so that you can immediately swap away from Air Attunement after casting
  3. Repeat Weave Self opener

As you won't have pre-cast this time, you'll need to use instead at step 11 of the Weave Self opener.

Dagger Rotation

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The opener for Condi Weaver relies on maximising the effectiveness of . Swapping to provides 20% condi damage (Woven Fire) for the duration of . Attuning to all four elements clears these effects and gives Perfect Weave for a further 10 seconds - providing all the buffs. Therefore, it is valuable to only attune to the final element at the last possible moment in order to gain nearly 30 seconds of the Woven Fire. If you have doubts about your speed or Alacrity/Quickness, then you can attune to instead of at step 30 and then skip ahead to step 37 once is available (not all skills will be available so it is important to cover as much of your time in as possible with the cast time of ).

Begin in Air/Earth

  1. into Fire/Air
  2. into Fire/Fire during Drake's Breath
  3. into Earth/Fire
  4. into Earth/Earth
  5. until Ring of Earth is available
  6. into Fire/Earth
  7. into Fire/Fire during Drake's Breath
  8. into Earth/Fire
  9. until Ring of Earth is available
  10. into Air/Earth
  11. into Fire/Air
  12. into Water/Fire during Drake's Breath to trigger Perfect Weave
  13. into Earth/Water
  14. until you can swap into Earth/Earth


Compared to the section, the central loop is very simple. You bounce between Earth and Fire, bookending earth sections with and fire sections with .

  1. into Earth/Earth
  2. until Ring of Earth is available
  3. into Fire/Earth
  4. into Fire/Fire
  5. into Earth/Fire during Drake's Breath
  6. until Transmute Fire is available
  7. Return to start of loop

Weave Self

Performed perfectly with perfect boons, will come off cooldown again in Earth/Earth and can immediately be used again. Below is an example loop based on these assumptions. In practice, you may need to improvise somewhat but bear the following in mind:

  • You should either be in mainhand , or immediately switch to so that you gain Woven Fire.
  • As the buffs last for approximately 30s, you may not wish to use it if the boss will phase before they expire.
    • If this is the case, you can start the next phase with the Opener.
  • If you have doubts about your speed or boons, you can delay using until just before step 7.
  • Loop through Air early on so that, if you see the the buff begin to flash, you can quickly attune to water to get Perfect Weave.

From Earth/Earth

  1. into Fire/Earth
  2. into Fire/Fire during Drake's Breath
  3. into Air/Fire
  4. into Earth/Air
  5. into Earth/Earth
  6. until Earthen Rush is available
  7. into Fire/Earth
  8. into Fire/Fire during Drake's Breath
  9. into Earth/Fire
  10. until Ring of Earth is available
  11. into Fire/Earth
  12. into Fire/Fire during Drake's Breath
  13. until Flamewall is available
  14. into Water/Fire during Drake's Breath to trigger Perfect Weave
  15. into Fire/Water during Cone of Cold
  16. into Fire/Fire
  17. until Drake's Breath is available
  18. into Earth/Fire during Drake's Breath
  19. until you can swap into Earth/Earth
  20. Return to the Loop

General tips

  • Use off cooldown while in Fire/Fire, Earth/Fire, or Earth/Earth.
  • Use off cooldown when in mainhand Fire.
  • Use , and off cooldown.


This build has access to CC options that are easier to use than Staff Weaver, however it still faces the problem of having to wait for two attunement swap cooldowns before gaining access to most of its CC skills.

  • inflicts 200 breakbar damage.
  • inflicts 400 breakbar damage and is your strongest CC skill.

For the Dagger build:

  • inflicts 150 breakbar damage but requires the awkward attunement combination of Air and Water. This should be saved for a last-resort option.


This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 3 votes.
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5 stars
Vertox gave this build 5 stars • December 2022
Still a good build, even today, although it is powercrept by a plethora of other condi builds, primarily from EoD. CWeaver doesn't have any utility for the team, is incredibly difficult compared to easier, higher-dps condi specs from EoD, requires permanent alacrity for Weave Self rotations, complex Lesser Ele glyph precasting and constant unoptimal movements on dagger version of the build, due to Fire/Fire #3 and Earth/Earth #3. The main largest advantages of this build are it's top-tier condi burst and its ability to stick well to bosses, but this build also has high survivability thanks to dual attacks generating barrier, evade frames from skills, healing on skill use, etc. Update: Scepter, staff and weaver buffs made the build better than it was before, with both superior dps and ease of play compared to more old fashioned sword/focus and dagger/focus
5 stars
OfficerAndyGentleman gave this build 5 stars • November 2022
With buffs to scepter and staff, condi weaver feels a lot more rounded than it did. While all variants are pretty skill-intensive, scepter is easy enough to give newer players a foothold, and glyph of lesser elementals allows for very high damage if you have enough time before the encounter to precast a bunch of them. There are definitely easier builds out there, but at least condi weaver can actually compete with them now.
5 stars
Walrus6390 gave this build 5 stars • June 2020
This build is currently the highest potential DPS in the game by far, clocking in at a whopping 43.8k with dagger! Despite its overwhelming power, condi weaver is seldom seen due to its high skill requirement. Dagger has limitations due to dashes and is therefore fairly niche. The sword variant can achieve 40.5k, which still beats every other DPS build. If you're looking for a high effort- high reward build, this is it.


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