Weaver - Condi Weaver

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

Focused on: Condition damage

Designed for: Open WorldOpen World General and Open World Solo

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

This build was last updated on August 31, 2022 and is up to date for the June 30, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A very powerful condition-based weaver build for open world. This build offers very high DPS and defense with an active, skill-based playstyle. Condition Weaver can be very difficult to master, but is one of the strongest options for solo play.


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Skill Bar

Sword/Focus
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • Mainhand dagger has about the same damage of sword but you will be dashing all over the place.
  • Scepter trades some damage and active defense for a ranged attacks with a simple rotation.
    • Note that and require you to be in close range to deal damage.

Skill Variants

Healing

  • - burst healing

Utility Glyph of Elemental Power can be replaced by:

  • - stability and huge barrier.
  • - stunbreak with 2 charges.
  • - AoE burst damage from or pulsing blind with .
  • - summons multiple weak elementals. Can be awkward to use due to setup delay and the summons disappearing upon mounting up or entering water. Fire elemental deals good burning damage, while Water and Earth are moderately tanky.
  • - mobility.

Elite

  • - sacrifices the very large damage increase from Weave Self in exchange for a pet. The Flame elemental provides high DPS (be sure to use the command skill on CD where possible) while Water and Earth give you a reliable front line.


Specializations


Trait Variants

  • - extra might generation when solo (although some of this might is lost when you leave fire).
  • - more barrier but less damage.
  • - sacrifices defense for a large damage increase.


Arcane

  • The Arcane specialisation can be taken when soloing to improve sustain and self sufficiency
    • Generally, Earth performs better in groups and arcane is stronger when solo
    • Be aware that signets no longer retain their passives when using this specialisation


Equipment

  • Ascended gear is not required for Open world, Exotic is fine
  • The Open World equipment loadouts listed are more like guidelines, feel free to experiment with different combinations


Default DPS

This option uses gear similar to that of Build:Weaver_-_Condi_DPS. This makes it a great option for general PVE.  
Head
Viper
Shoulders
Viper
Chest
Viper
Hands
Viper
Legs
Viper
Feet
Viper
Backpiece
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Amulet
Viper
Ring
Viper
Ring
Viper
Sword
Viper
Focus
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6



Solo Luxury

A more defensive option for open world play providing a good mix of offensive stats, improved defense, sustain and boon uptime  
Head
Celestial
Shoulders
Celestial
Chest
Celestial
Hands
Celestial
Legs
Celestial
Feet
Celestial
Backpiece
Celestial
Accessory
Celestial
Accessory
Celestial
Amulet
Celestial
Ring
Celestial
Ring
Celestial
Sword
Celestial
Focus
Celestial
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6



Budget

A cost effective defensive set suitable for almost all open world play  
Head
Dire
Shoulders
Dire
Chest
Dire
Hands
Dire
Legs
Dire
Feet
Dire
Backpiece
Dire
Accessory
Dire
Accessory
Dire
Amulet
Dire
Ring
Dire
Ring
Dire
Sword
Dire
Focus
Dire
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6



Other Gear Variants

Stats

  • Trailblazer Trailblazer gear is an alternative luxury dps set which trades about 15-20% DPS for +300% effective HP through vitality and toughness for a massive boost to your survivality.


Runes

  • - Good mix of defence and damage on toughness stats like Trailblazer Trailblazer or Celestial Celestial.
  • - Damage rune for gear sets without expertise.

Sigils

  • - more condition cleanse.
  • - extra dodges, great Synergy with and .
  • - improved Might Might generation for longer fights.


Consumables

Food

  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions. Budget versions of these foods exist and are acceptable.
  • - farming
  • - DPS
  • - defense

Utility

  • (and variants) - farming
  • , - dps
  • - dps if using gear with high toughness


Usage

This build primarily relies on and . It is not particularly difficult to play, but has a lot of options to respond to different situations and requires a bit of game knowledge to take advantage of.

Damage

General DPS

  • Spam all of your fire and earth skills.
  • You can combine , , and with for a large burst of damage while you are invulnerable.
  • If you start an auto attack chain in Fire Attunement, try to finish it. With all the skills at your disposal with frequent attunement swapping, you won't be auto attacking much either way.

Skill Priority

This build follows a generic skill priority depending on your current attunements. Fill any empty space with auto-attacks, only delaying attunement swaps for Fire autos.

Fire/Fire

  1. - use only against single targets; against groups it is better to keep fire aura unless you need Might Might

Fire/Earth

  1. (to blast might)

Earth/Fire

  1. (if not used in F/E)
  2. - use only against single targets; against groups it is better to keep fire aura unless you need Might Might

Earth/Earth

  1. Get out of earth/earth as fast as possible. It is sometimes even better to skip this if Earthen Vortex is already on cooldown before you would swap.

Air/Fire

  1. - use only against single targets; against groups it is better to keep fire aura unless you need Might Might
  2. inside or for Fire Aura

Utilities

Primordial Stance and Glyph of Elemental Power change drastically depending on your current attunement, and its important to consider what attunement is best to use them in

  • considers the element on your mainhand and the element on your offhand to determine what condition to pulse, and updates every second. As such, for the highest damage, use it right before double attuning to Earth for high Bleeding Bleeding damage, or in Air for Vulnerability Vulnerability.
  • changes its effect depending on your mainhand attunement, and is best used in Air for Vulnerability Vulnerability or in Fire for high Burning Burning damage.
  • is your highest damage skill, spam it off cooldown, even when not using .

Defense

Mitigation

  • , - projectile hate.
  • - invulnerability.
  • Using a Dual Attack gives Vigor Vigor, and dodging gives barrier, thanks to .
  • and both make you evade for 1 second.

Sustain

  • heals you for every single skill you cast.
  • creates a water field where you can use your combo finishers to heal, such as , , , .

Crowd Control


Video Examples

The following examples were provided courtesy of Hardcore Casual on Youtube. Videos are listed with permission.


Ratings

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5 stars
Vicmont82 gave this build 5 stars • September 2022
I was pretty frustrated with most builds until i tried this. Really good for solo(arcane) and great for groups(earth).
5 stars
Warming Hearth gave this build 5 stars • April 2022
Without a doubt the best elementalist build for open world. Totally worth investing into the trailblazer's set with undead runes. Super tanky and amazing damage.
5 stars
Linera gave this build 5 stars • January 2021
My all time favorite ele build. Feels much more dynamic and fast-paced when compared to any tempest build, pair that with above average self-healing, and the ability to kill most trash mobs with the single press of a button, and you get a fun, fast, powerhouse of a elementalist that can take on even some more difficult content.
5 stars
Jack Armstrong gave this build 5 stars • December 2020
One of my top 3 favorite builds right now, the others being Condi Mirage (melee) and Shortbow Renegade. Very configurable: multiple good weapon choices, and you could probably do well with any utility skills you want, though the ones listed here are likely the best choice for general use. Very durable, yet good damage. While switching stuff around, I ended up with 2 condi clears (Sigil of Cleansing and Diamond Skin trait) and found that, with those and of all the passive barrier and healing applications, I could kill pretty much all of the PoF repeatable hero points while hardly ever moving or dodging, usually losing little or no health in the process. Pretty easy to use, too: as long as you switch attunements often, you can kill stuff pretty quickly with almost random weapon and utility skill usage--though intelligent use gets better results, of course.
5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars • December 2020
A really strong open world build for ele that's great in virtually all situations.

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