Weaver - Power DPS

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

Focused on: Direct damage

Designed for: Raids and Fractals

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

This build was last updated on December 03, 2022 and is up to date for the October 4, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A power DPS build for Weaver. This is a fast paced DPS build that swaps between attunements constantly for Dual Attack skills.


Skill Bar

Sword/Dagger
Utility


Skill Variants

Healing

  • is a blast finisher, which may be useful in fractals as Might Might can run low if your group is running without a healer.
  • provides more group healing at the expense of personal healing.
  • will provide the most uptime in fights with very low pressure where you aren't pressing your heal skill.


Utility

  • for large hitbox bosses, where you know you will be able to pick up the second conjure.
  • can replace or , particularly useful in very fast fractal groups.


Elite

  • is a minor DPS loss and much simpler to use. Particularly beneficial if you won't get a use out of the second FGS.
    • Summon the elemental in and use the flip skill off cooldown.


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Specializations


Trait Variants

  • You should bring if Fury Fury uptime is bad.
  • can be swapped to for an alternative rotation.
  • might be worth taking in fractals as Weakness Weakness uptime will likely be poor so you won't benefit from the increased critical chance. The extra vitality will provide some additional precision via , but you will still need to make up the rest.


Equipment

Optimised Equipment

The setup below requires Precise Infusions and a Jade Bot Core of level 10.

Head
Assassin
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Sword
Berserker
Dagger
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x14
Infusion
x4


Accessible Equipment

This variant doesn't require infusions nor a Jade Bot Core.

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Assassin
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Assassin
Sword
Berserker
Dagger
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18
  • With a Jade Bot Core of level 5 or higher, you can switch the backpiece to Berserker stats Berserker stats. With a Jade Bot Core of level 10, use full Berserker with Assassin Assassin head and shoulders.


Equipment Variants

  • or slaying sigils if applicable.


Consumables

Food

  • or ascended versions


Utility

  • or slaying potions


Usage

Bolt to the Heart Rotation

Start in /

Starting in / and attuning to / just before starting the encounter or phase will mean you have active for your opening burst.

Opener

  1. (vs. large hitboxes)
  2. (vs. small hitboxes)
  3. Drop Fiery Greatsword
  4. Auto Attack chain twice
  5. Auto Attack chain twice


Loop

  1. Depending on whether Fiery Greatsword is available:
    1. Drop Fiery Greatsword
    2. Pick up the second Fiery Greatsword Drop Fiery Greatsword
    3. Auto Attack chain once
  2. Auto Attack chain twice
  3. Auto Attack chain twice
  4. Repeat from step 1


Video example (Bolt to the Heart)

Video example (Fresh Air)

Video example (Unravel rotation)


General Tips

  • If running , swap to water attunement at step 17 and use before instantly attuning twice to and continuing the rotation from step 20.
  • Make sure to use enough that it isn't sitting at full ammo. You should only use it when in /, and should try to line it up with other damage modifiers, such or or the bonus power from .
  • Use shortly after you swap to / to make sure as many of its ticks happen while you're in double fire as possible.
  • After the first use of (in either attunement), use off cooldown. Use instead if you know the target will die or phase within 20 seconds.
  • Make sure not to interrupt your auto attack chains, as their damage is heavily backloaded.
  • In encounters you should always be looking for opportunities to reset your attunement back to / so that you can repeat your burst. Split Phases or periods where the target is immune to damage are ideal - try to time your attunement swap so that you enter / just before the target becomes vulnerable again so that you will benefit from .
  • Make sure that you have the boss selected before casting to avoid flying away to your death.
    • This is also relevant for , and also to a lesser extent.


Breakbars

  • inflicts a short daze that is rounded up to be equivalent to a 1 second daze when used against a breakbar.
  • is available as your 5 skill. Be mindful of your positioning when casting this, as it will move you approximately 300 units away from your target.
  • is available as your 4 skill.
  • is available as your Air/Earth 3 skill.


Ratings

This build has a rating of 4 stars based on 3 votes.
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3 stars
OfficerAndyGentleman gave this build 3 stars • November 2022
Has decent burst, but the sustained damage is pretty poor and even worse when you consider the build is fully melee, squishy, and has quite a lot of forced movement. Still ok in fractals, but players who can handle the extra complexity will likely do better on Catalyst or even condi weaver.
5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars • September 2018
High damage with good mobility and being actually fun to play (unlike Staff Weaver) makes this among the best choices for small hitbox bosses.
5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars • September 2018
An extremely strong and versatile burst DPS build.

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