Weaver - Storm Sword

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

This build was last updated on September 08, 2022 and is up to date for the June 30, 2022 game 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/Dagger
Utility


Specializations


Equipment

  • Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.
  • This set uses similar gear to Build:Weaver_-_Power_DPS_Sword, making it excellent for general 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
dagger
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6



Consumables

Prioritize ascended food over everything else; steak (power) and flatbread (conditions). Using cheap/budget food is perfectly acceptable in open world.

Damage

and offer the highest damage when solo

Defense

for more dodges, for sustain against trash.

Farming

Run and (or its other variants) when trying to maximize gold per hour.


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

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


Variants

Weapon Variants

  • Focus - Defensive offhand
  • Staff - Ranged option for open world zergs


Skill Variants

Healing Skills

  • - burst heal
  • - passive healing

Utility Skills

  • - defense
  • - stunbreak and evade
  • - high damage and AOE blind
  • - more AOE
  • - mobility
  • - defensive barrier and stability
  • - Burst damage and cleave

Elite Skills

  • - high CC
  • - Summon provides damage in fire, tanking in earth or sustain in water


Trait Variants

  • - Higher burst damage, especially good against trash
  • - Swiftness and fury uptime if running Fire traitline due to
  • - Mobility
  • / - More defense
  • - Sacrifice HP for more damage in groups if not crit capped


Arcane

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

  • - Trades Protection uptime for passive blocks
  • - Damage boost, particularly when receiving boons from allies


Fire

Fire can replace Water as an alternative damage option and might generation if needed.

  • - Use this if you plan on holding onto conjures
  • - Passive condition cleanse
  • - DPS option if might generation is not needed or obtained elsewhere


Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Knight Knight, Soldier Soldier - Trinkets can be mixed with other sets for increased defense
  • Marauder Marauder - Luxury stat efficient defensive option with a minor damage loss


Runes

  • , - Budget option
  • - Option if needing more precision
  • - Self boon generation if these boons are not gained elsewhere or from other players
  • , , - Defensive options
  • - Strongest defensive rune if zerging


Sigils

  • - Alternative DPS
  • - Defense
  • - Might gen if not running


Consumable Variants

  • / + - Budget DPS options
  • - Budget DPS option with more precision
  • - High damage buff against trash
  • - Burst self might gen, especially when cleaving


Ratings

This build has a rating of 4 stars based on 2 votes.
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4 stars
Warming Hearth gave this build 4 stars • April 2022
This build has great burst potential and mobility, but condi weaver performs better in essentially any scenario, and is safer/tankier.
4 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 4 stars • August 2021
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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