Weaver - Staff Backline

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

Focused on: Direct damageSupportControl.

Designed for:


A backline build providing damage, CC and field support. Requires a precise usage of skills and positioning to survive.

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Skill Variants


  • for personal stability when prone to being caught in CC often.
  • additional blast finisher and solid damage.


  • Summon Druid Spirit Summon Druid Spirit is a strong elite for Sylvari Elementalists. Affects up to 5 enemies within a radius of 900' around the Druid Spirit. Sends one slow-moving projectile towards each affected target. Each projectile deals ~1800 damage and can result in a critical hit which deals +50% damage. Struck foes are immobilized for 1 second.




  • for more condition clear


  • and
    These traits add significant damage, but only if you can catch the enemy in your CCs (Especially Static Field) without Stability Stability.
  • higher sustain but loss in crit chance.

Arcane is an option over Air when having proper suport and getting boon uptime.

  • ferocity boost and strong immobilize on earth when using arcane skills.


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Superior Rune of the Scholar
Mighty WvW Infusion




  • Use as much Marauder's as you feel is necessary then fill out with Berserker's
  • Avoid inefficient stats like Valkyrie's. Marauder's is strictly better than Valkyrie's when considering effective power and health.


  • Extra survivability
  • good offensive filler sigil when kills are frequent


  • Better damage option if sitting under 12 Might Might
  • Highest potential damage but difficult to maintain versus Retaliation Retaliation


  • highest damage option with frequent kills.
  • equal option to Truffle Steak, profits from external precision sources.



  • This build requires rapidly switching between attunements. You can reduce the cooldown on an attunement by switching it while you are still casting a skill (this will not interrupt the cast).
  • Try to stay in Fire Attunement with at least one of your attunements to maintain
  • Try to double attune to proc
  • Meteor shower is your main damage source, but it has a long cast time and by the end of it you can find yourself out of position or focused by enemies. You can avoid this in two ways:
    • Use
      after you start casting it.
    • Use the "burning retreat trick" (see GYF). This way avoids using
      but you can find yourself even further away from your zerg. Gfycat:
      Burning Retreat Trick
  • If you are alone and have to run somewhere, you can stack swiftness: Use
    in Air Attunement and switch out and into air to proc
    . You can also blast
    by using Eruption before swapping to air attunement.
    • All of your dual skills with give swiftness thanks to
  • 's direction is based on your where your character is looking. Turn briefly while casting the skill to aim it and effectevily blocking the passage. Gfycat:
    See GYF for explaination
  • You can interrupt
    by using stow weapon as soon as you are full healed in order to save time.
  • provides great mobility and a damage boon when wielded. It can be used after casting
    to increase the damage.

Offensive Rotation

  1. Start in Earth/Fire
  2. (Optional)
  • Repeat from 1. Fill empty time with utility skills or auto attacks.
Build rating - 5 stars
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6 Ratings
4 stars
Xivor gave this build 4 stars September 2018

Very powerful damage build, but fairly difficult to real good at due to its squishiness. Shines in large groups but easily picked off in 15 man teams. A well placed Meteor Shower can generate tons of downs by itself. Very little group support in this class. Pure damage.

4 stars
Freya gave this build 4 stars September 2018

It's the highest damage build and really usefull in largest zerg fights, but it can be really quickly killed by a rev from range and a bunch of classes/specs from close.

5 stars
Rixzaw gave this build 5 stars December 2017

This is the Meta build. However I don't believe we need to run this glassy. Master's Fortitude is better IMHO than the 15% more crit on weakened. Adding some Knights gear to increase Toughness will give your healers more time to react to damage and make the build more viable in smaller groups.

3 More Ratings
5 stars
Namer gave this build 5 stars December 2017

One of the best DPS builds for Open Fielding, bringing out massive damage in the form of rolling AoE devastation (contrasting to Power Rev's smaller aoe directed spike). While tougher to play than Power Rev or Vanilla Backline Ele, it's more versatile and can achieve higher overall damage output and add both CCs and if necessary support.

5 stars
The Blue Rangerr gave this build 5 stars December 2017

Top tier DPS in a large scale ranged fight. Easy to achieve good DPS, but difficult to survive on.

5 stars
Gregor gave this build 5 stars October 2017

This is the greatest big dick damage build that has ever god darn existed in the history of elementalist gameplay. Its got EXACTLY everything needed for this fast-paced, competitive, and exciting meta. Lets take a look shall we:

- A MOST impressive 2943 POWER damage (higher than any other damage in its class)

- 15555 Health (Selfishly, I added 2 +5 Vitality infusions to hit the optimum 15x4 health in this meta)

- A complex rotation of static, fire field, meteor shower, pile driver

- The ghost of Serane looking on and smiling as you do 10k DPS

Psssst, take master's fortitude, its free vitality. They are just giving it to you, for free. I mean you gotta take the trait but the vitality is free. Its free, 1200 health.

It does power dps, pair with a hammer rev pulsing might and fury and your laughin all the way to the bank. You are more reliant on your team not blowing, but that shouldnt be a problem in this high stakes, high functioning, coordinated game known as Guild Wars 2.

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