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Weaver - Power Weaver

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

Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Open World and Open World General

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

Difficulty:
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This build was last updated on May 26, 2024 and is up to date for the March 19, 2024 patch.

Overview

A strike-based weaver build for open world. This build has very high burst damage and good mobility.


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Skill Bar

Sword/Warhorn
Staff
Utility

Weapon Variants

  • Offhand Dagger Offhand Dagger - use if you do not have Weaponmaster from Secrets of the Obscure
  • Hammer Hammer - much lower damage but mid-ranged.

Skill Variants

Heals

  • Glyph of Elemental Harmony - burst heal
  • Signet of Restoration - passive healing

Utilities

Signet of Air is taken for the low-cooldown stunbreak. If you are confident you won't need one, swap to another utility.

  • Arcane Shield - defense
  • Twist of Fate - stunbreak and evade
  • Glyph of Storms - high damage and AOE blind
  • Arcane Wave - more AOE
  • Cleansing Fire - condition cleanse
  • Lightning Flash - mobility
  • Stone Resonance - defensive barrier and stability
  • Conjure Lightning Hammer - Burst damage and cleave

Elites

  • Glyph of Elementals - Summon provides damage in fire, tanking in earth or sustain in water


Specializations


Equipment

  • Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Standard Equipment

This gearset is useful in all of PVE.

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
sword
Berserker
Warhorn
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
staff
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6


Relic
  • Rune of Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter and Rune of Superior Rune of the Scholar are interchangeable.
  • You can use Relic of Zakiros to trade a minor amount of damage for sustain, Relic of the Cavalier to start combat with boons, or Relic of Durability for a little extra defense.
  • For defense, equip the highest tier Jade Core you can afford. Use defensive food, traits, or skills if required. If necessary, use Knight Knight trinkets.


Consumables

Budget consumables are acceptable for use in open world.

DPS

  • Prioritize Steak Ascended food.
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Defense

Farming

  • Prioritize Steak Ascended food.
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  • (and variants)


Usage

Damage

Basics

This is an oversimplification. For a detailed guide on how to properly deal damage with Power Weaver, see The Raid Build

  • Rotate between Fire Attunement and Air Attunement, making sure to double-attune to each when possible.
  • Use blast finishers in Fire Fields to generate Might Might
  • Use Primordial Stance in Air Attunement to apply Vulnerability Vulnerability
  • Use long-cooldown skills, such as Wildfire and Lightning Orb, to proc Relic of Fireworks
  • This build centers itself around maintaining several buffs in order to skyrocket its damage. These are Superior Elements, Swift Revenge, Elements of Rage, Pyromancer's Training, Persisting Flames, and Relic of Fireworks. In order to accomplish this, you want to maximize uptime on Swiftness Swiftness, Weakness Weakness, and Burning Burning as well as typical offensive buffs (Vulnerability Vulnerability, Might Might, Fury Fury), using long-cooldown skills such as Wildfire and Lightning Orb to proc Relic of Fireworks, and juggling double-attunements when possible. This can be a lot to take it at once, so go slow learning this build. It's very simple once you get the rhythm for it, but can be overwhelming at first.

Opener

Start in Air Attunement / Air Attunement. Use Primordial Stance in Air Attunement. Fill any gaps with auto-attacks.

This opener is a somewhat simplified version of the standard Weave Self opener.

  1. Weave Self (Make sure you're in combat first)
  2. Glyph of Storms
  3. Lightning Orb - for Relic of Fireworks
  4. Optional: Cyclone to group enemies.
  5. Fire Attunement (F/A)
  6. Flame Uprising
  7. Pyro Vortex
  8. Fire Attunement (F/F)
  9. Wildfire - for Relic of Fireworks
  10. Cauterizing Strike
  11. Earth Attunement (E/F)
  12. Lava Skin
  13. Earthen Vortex
  14. Fire Attunement (F/E)
  15. Dust Storm
  16. Flame Uprising
  17. Air Attunement (A/F)
  18. Pyro Vortex
  19. Air Attunement (A/A)
  20. Quantum Strike
  21. Lightning Orb
  22. Water Attunement (W/A - This completes Weave Self)
  23. Shearing Edge
  24. Fire Attunement (F/W)
  25. Tidal Surge - for Relic of Fireworks
  26. Flame Uprising
  27. Fire Attunement (F/F)
  28. Cauterizing Strike
  29. Wildfire
  30. Air Attunement (A/F)

From here, use the loops below to determine a loose priority for skills.

If not using Relic of Fireworks and Weave Self, instead simply open on Dual-Air and follow the priorities below.

Priority Loops

After your opener, refer to the loose priority loops below. Use Pyro Vortex off cooldown, other than Gale Strike.

Fire Attunement:

  1. Wildfire - for Relic of Fireworks
  2. Flame Uprising
  3. Cauterizing Strike

Air Attunement:

  1. Lightning Orb - Relic of Fireworks / Vulnerability Vulnerability
  2. Quantum Strike
  3. Try not to interrupt auto-attack chains.

Double-attune to each element off cooldown, but never camp one attunement. Other strong skills you can use include:

  • Twin Strike
  • Lava Skin

Weave Self

There are two ways to use Weave Self. To learn the full loop, review the raid build listed above for detailed information on the rotation, though note you may need to remove some auto-attacks from it if you lack Alacrity Alacrity due to the altered recharge.

For a simplified method of using Weave Self, simply use the skill and then ensure you double-attune to both Fire Attunement Fire Attunement and Air Attunement Air Attunement as soon as possible. This doesn't grant you the full duration, but it does give you much higher damage for a period of time.

Alternatively, use Glyph of Elementals instead. This is a small DPS loss but provides a huggable friend.

Defense

  • Riptide - evade + heal + water field
  • Aqua Siphon - heal
  • Tidal Surge - heal
  • Water Globe - heal + water field
  • Earthen Vortex - evade
  • Sand Squall - Magnetic Aura Magnetic Aura + Protection Protection
  • Dust Storm - area Blindness Blindness
  • Blast water fields to heal

Crowd Control

  • Tidal Surge
  • Cyclone - very good for grouping trash into your Lightning Orb.
  • Polaric Leap
  • Gale Strike


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 1 votes.
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5 stars
Starlitjupiter gave this build 5 stars • August 2023
Very high burst damage, this build is better than ever with Warhorn.

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