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Weaver - Storm Sword

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

Focused on: Strike damageMeleeDps.

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Overview

A strong weaver build for general open world farming.

Pros
  • High burst damage
  • Good mobility
  • Versatile
Cons
  • Low sustain/defense
  • Difficult to play well
  • Strict on gear
  • Poor damage at range

Skill Bar

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Weapon Variants

  • Focus - Strong defensive offhand

Skill Variants

Healing Skills

  • - burst heal

Utility Skills

  • - defense
  • - stunbreak and evade
  • - high damage and AOE blind
  • - more AOE

Elite Skills

  • - high CC

Specializations

Build Code

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  • - higher burst damage, especially good against trash
  • / - more defense

Arcane

Arcane can replace Water for an increase to defense at the loss of DPS.


  • - trades Protection uptime for passive blocks

Fire

Fire can replace Water for an increase to damage against bosses.



Equipment

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

Berserker

This set uses similar gear to Weaver - Power DPS Sword, making it excellent for general PvE

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Marauder

This set trades very little damage (under 5%) for +60% hp.

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Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Knight stat icon.png Knight's , Soldier stat icon.png Soldier - trinkets can be mixed with other sets for increased defense

Runes

  • , - budget
  • , , - defensive options
  • - strongest defensive rune if zerging

Sigils

  • , - alternative DPS
  • - defense
  • - condi clear

Consumables

Farming

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • , , - general farming

Solo

This food assists with more difficult content, such as bosses or bounties. Ascended versions of these are available and should be used when possible.
Food
  • - permanent Fury Fury when farming trash or with a zerg
  • - extreme sustain when farming trash or with a zerg
  • - a huge boost to damage when farming trash or in a zerg
  • , - DPS food
  • , - Defense and Might Might
  • - Lifesteal
  • , , - Damage Reduction Food
Utility
  • , - Damage

Usage

General

This build relies heavily on cycling between and while double attuning to each in order to maintain . and are typically only used for defense or crowd control.

Damage

You have two major damage buffs with overlapping windows. You should try to fit all your major damage skills in these windows:

This build is quite easy to deal damage with if you follow this skill priority based on your attunement:

  • Air/Air: Prioritize and AA Chains
  • Fire/Air: > >
  • Fire/Fire: > > >
  • Air/Fire: AA Chains

If you wind up in Water:

  • > Water AA Chain >

Earth: Earth actually has a few useful blast finishers which can help with might if you have a fire field down

  • > Try to leave earth as soon as possible

Ideally you'll use your in Air for Vulnerability Vulnerability, though if a mob is already capped on vuln using it in Fire is higher DPS. Try not to interrupt your AA chains in Air, it's fine to interrupt fire if a big skill is about to come off cooldown.

Defense

Sword/Dagger's defense is somewhat low.

  • - heal and evade
  • - damage reduction
  • - condi cleanse
  • - evade & blast finisher

Focus has significantly more defensive options & CC, though loses DPS:

  • , - projectile hate
  • - invuln

Crowd Control

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Build rating - 4 stars
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4 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 4 stars 4 weeks ago

A strong option for general play in PVE, though Weaver's lack of self-sufficiency leaves it somewhat behind its Tempest cousin. The damage on this build is very high, but the cleave, CC, and self-boons are lacking. Arcane can be taken for a quick fix to this, but loses damage when compared to Water.

Overall pretty enjoyable to play and effective at what it does.

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