Weaver - Power DPS Sword

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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Direct damage.

Designed for:

 

Expansions required:

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Overview

A power DPS build for Weaver. This is a fast paced DPS build that swaps between attunements constantly for Dual Attack skills.
For a staff variant with high cleave and burst damage see Weaver - Power DPS Staff.

Skillbar

Sword/DaggerHealingUtilityElite

Variants

Healing Skills
  • 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 Skills
  • for small hitbox bosses, or if you have trouble using Lightning Hammer correctly.

Traits

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Variants
  • in fractals or Keep Construct where you can consistently break defiance bars.
  • can be swapped to for an alternative rotation.

Equipment

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Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
Variants
  • or slaying sigils if applicable.

Consumables

Food

  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable

Utility

  • Superior Sharpening Stone Superior Sharpening Stone
    Superior Sharpening Stone.pngSuperior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or slaying potions

Usage

Bolt to the Heart Rotation

Start in /

  1. Drop Fiery Greatsword
  2. Auto Attack chain twice
  3. Auto Attack chain twice
  4. Auto Attack chain once
  5. Pick up the second Fiery Greatsword
  6. Drop Fiery Greatsword
  7. Auto Attack chain once
  8. Repeat from step 1
Bolt to the Heart rotation example
Fresh Air rotation example

=General Tips

  • Make sure to use enough that it isn't sitting at full ammo. You can save it for when damage modifiers are active, such as the bonuses from or
  • Use just before you swap to / to make sure all it's ticks happen while you're in double fire.
  • Make sure not to interrupt your auto attack chains, as their damage is heavily backloaded.
  • 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.
Build rating - 5 stars
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3 Ratings
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.

5 stars
Phynx gave this build 5 stars September 2018

Seems the best weaver build at the moment