Weaver - Condi DPS



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

Focused on: Condition damage.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

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.


Skill Bar

Sword/FocusHealingUtilityElite

Variants

Specializations

Fire:


Burning Precision.png Burning Precision



Power Overwhelming.png Power Overwhelming



Persisting Flames.png Persisting Flames



Earth:


Serrated Stones.png Serrated Stones



Strength of Stone.png Strength of Stone



Written in Stone.png Written in Stone



Weaver:


Superior Elements.png Superior Elements



24px Weaver's Prowess



Elements of Rage.png Elements of Rage



Standard Equipment

Ascended Head (Light).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Light).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Light).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Light).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Light).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Light).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Dagger.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Focus.png
Viper stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Geomancy.png
Superior Sigil of Earth.png
Superior Rune of the Elementalist.png6x
Superior Rune of the Elementalist
Malign Infusion.png15x
Malign Infusion
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Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

Food:

  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    ,
    Rare Veggie Pizza Rare Veggie Pizza
    Rare Veggie Pizza.pngRare Veggie Pizza
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or Red-Lentil Saobosa Red-Lentil Saobosa

Utility:

  • Toxic Focusing Crystal Toxic Focusing Crystal
    Toxic Focusing Crystal.pngToxic Focusing Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PowerGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    • Tuning Icicle Tuning Icicle
      Tuning Icicle.pngTuning Icicle
      Nourishment (30 m):
      Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
      Consumable
      or Potent Master Tuning Crystal Potent Master Tuning Crystal for a cheaper alternative

Usage

The toughness gained from traits will bring you above 1240 toughness at some parts of your rotation, so make sure you communicate with your tank about any potential aggro loss issues.
Video example rotation by Roul

Breakbars

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

  • 24px Polaric Leap inflicts a short daze that is rounded up to be equivalent to a 1 second daze when used against a breakbar. This is your only CC skill that is available after only one attunement swap
  • Updraft.png Updraft is available as your Air Attunement.png Air Attunement 5 skill. Be mindful of your positioning when casting this, as it will move you approximately 300 units away from your target.
  • Earthquake.png Earthquake is available as your Earth Attunement.png Earth Attunement 4 skill.
Build rating - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars September 2018

This build deals good DPS but is only situationally viable due to its fluctuating toughness. It also doesn't really bring anything over other condition DPS builds.

5 stars
Troupe gave this build 5 stars July 2018

With various balance changes happening around it and various minor buffs to sword skills Condi S/D weaver has found itself in a strong position relative to other condition DPS options. This build puts out strong damage to all-sized targets and doesn't lose much against mobile enemies, but has a mechanically intensive rotation and many button presses that make it not suited to beginner elementalist players.

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