Weaver - Condi DPS

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: Condition damage

Designed for: Raids

This build was last updated on June 09, 2022 and is up to date for the July 19, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A condition DPS build for Weaver. This build has a complex rotation, but deals strong sustained damage through Burning Burning and Bleeding Bleeding, and has good access to CC and various utility skills.


Skill Bar

Sword/Focus
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • Mainhand Dagger can be taken for more DPS, though the rotation involves rushing back and forth through the boss, which may not be practical.
  • Scepter can be taken at a small DPS loss, but is almost completely ranged.


Skill Variants

  • instead of for ease of use and less of a precasting requirement, at the cost of ~1700 DPS.
  • provides more group healing at the expense of personal healing.
  • for more burst healing at the expense of sustained healing.
  • If you'd prefer, you can use Dagger over Sword for increased damage output. However, dagger is not a good idea for every encounter due to dashes in the rotation. The stats, traits and sigils used remain identical for both builds.


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Specializations


Equipment

Head
Viper
Shoulders
Viper
Chest
Viper
Hands
Viper
Legs
Viper
Feet
Viper
Backpiece
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Amulet
Viper
Ring
Viper
Ring
Viper
Sword
Viper
Focus
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x10
Infusion
x8

Equipment Variants

Running with 15 Malign and 3 Spiteful infusions would be a minor DPS loss, but would allow you to use ascended food such as for their bonus effects.


Consumables

Food:

Utility:

    • or for a cheaper alternative


Usage

If using , precast 4 elementals before the fight if possible. Cast the skill in for fire elementals which apply tons of Burning Burning.

Rotations for both the Sword and Dagger mainhand versions involve frequent attunement swapping to maximize the usage of high-damage, low cooldown skills particularly whilst is active. While it is ideal to follow the rotations in these examples, encounter mechanics may force you to adapt your rotation around them.

Video example rotation for Sword/Focus by Roul

Video example rotation for Dagger/Focus by Ryan

Video example rotation for Scepter/Focus by Fennec


Breakbars

This build has access to CC options that are easier to use than Staff Weaver, however it still faces the problem of having to wait for two attunement swap cooldowns before gaining access to most of its CC skills.

  • inflicts 200 breakbar damage.
  • inflicts 400 breakbar damage and is your strongest CC skill.

For the Sword build:

  • inflicts a short daze that is rounded up to be equivalent to a 1 second daze or 100 breakbar damage. This is your only CC skill that is available after only one attunement swap
  • inflicts 125 breakbar damage.

For the Dagger build:

  • inflicts 150 breakbar damage but requires the awkward attunement combination of Air and Water. This should be saved for a last-resort option.


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 4 votes.
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4 stars
Vertox gave this build 4 stars • June 2022
Still a good build, even today, although it is powercrept by a plethora of other condi builds, primarily from EoD. CWeaver doesn't have any utility for the team, is incredibly difficult compared to easier, higher-dps condi specs from EoD, requires permanent alacrity for Weave Self rotations, complex Lesser Ele glyph precasting and constant unoptimal movements on dagger version of the build, due to Fire/Fire #3 and Earth/Earth #3. The main largest advantages of this build are it's top-tier condi burst and its ability to stick well to bosses, but this build also has high survivability thanks to dual attacks generating barrier, evade frames from skills, healing on skill use, etc.
5 stars
Walrus6390 gave this build 5 stars • June 2020
This build is currently the highest potential DPS in the game by far, clocking in at a whopping 43.8k with dagger! Despite its overwhelming power, condi weaver is seldom seen due to its high skill requirement. Dagger has limitations due to dashes and is therefore fairly niche. The sword variant can achieve 40.5k, which still beats every other DPS build. If you're looking for a high effort- high reward build, this is it.
4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars • September 2018
This build deals good DPS but is only situationally viable due to its fluctuating toughness. It also doesn't really bring anything over other condition DPS builds.
5 stars
Troupe gave this build 5 stars • July 2018
With various balance changes happening around it and various minor buffs to sword skills Condi S/D weaver has found itself in a strong position relative to other condition DPS options. This build puts out strong damage to all-sized targets and doesn't lose much against mobile enemies, but has a mechanically intensive rotation and many button presses that make it not suited to beginner elementalist players.

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