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  • January 3, 2023
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updated for the 11/29/2022 patch

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  • Power Damage
Synergy high
DPS very high
Independence low
Acquiring basicsaverage
Achieving masterydifficult
The Power Weaver is a build that offers high burst damage and good consistent DPS while bringing some utility in the form of sharing conjures like
as well as providing some Vulnerability and some Might through placing and blasting fire fields.
Due to the build lacking any form of boon self-generation as well as being rather squishy, this build heavily relies on the supports for boon uptime to reach its full potential. To rely less on defensive support from your group and to counteract how squishy the build can be, the Beginner version recommends
as a defensive utility instead of
until you get more comfortable with the class and the mechanics of the fractals.
The advanced page provides a more complete overview of all the utilities the Elementalist has to offer. Once you can execute the step-by-step rotation provided below without spending too much thought on it and are confident with the utility options provided here, head over and check out the advanced page for some extra information. Feel free to swap to the advanced page early if you feel like you are missing some information on additional (less common) utility skills or trait swaps.
Although this build lists 162 Agony Resistance, it is not a strict requirement! We recommend getting started with this build anyway - even if it might be suboptimal while being in Tier 1 or 2 fractals. Keep upgrading your Agony Resistance until you reach the suggested variant. In the beginning, it is much more important to learn about fractal mechanics and your skills rather than equipping optimal gear.
The same goes for the Jade Bot Core: Tier 10 which Weaver slightly benefits from due to
  • Fire
  • Air
  • Weaver
Situational Skills
Take it for additional Might from blasting fire fields. It is much less healing than
Provides a larger burst heal than
Another alternative healing skill affecting allies close to the target you strike.
Use this instead of
once you are comfortable avoiding damage without an extra block skill.
Use this skill instead of
if you need extra cleave damage at the cost of some target dps. Also useful to generate Might with a fire field.
Another defensive utility skill granting Protection and Stability.
Strong defence against pulsing damage like the Heat Room in Thaumanova Reactor Fractal.
Defiance Bar Damage
332 with Launch
232 with Launch
100 with Daze
200 with Knockdown
125 with Float
33 / s (99) with Chilled
15 / s (45) with Crippled
Rotation / Skill usage
Step-by-Step Rotation
Step 1: Attunement Rotation + Dual Attacks
We will start with the basic rotation of attunements as well as pressing the 3rd skill off-cooldown. As a Weaver, we will be attuned to 2 elements at once with the main one deciding our 1st and 2nd skill, the secondary one deciding our 4th and 5th skill, and the combination deciding our 3rd skill.
  1. We will start the rotation in
  2. Then we will swap through
  3. into
  4. and back through
  5. into
    and repeat.
We will use 3rd skill off-cooldown in each attunement combination. Make sure to not delay your attunement swap, even if a skill is almost off-cooldown. If you are in the middle of an auto-attack, try to finish it before casting your skill, but do not worry about auto-attack chains until you are more comfortable with the rest of the rotation.
Step 2: Weapon Skills
Next up, we will incorporate more weapon skills, namely
as well as
  • After swapping to
    , use
    , followed by
  • In
    , use every skill that is up, then wait for
    and finally swap back to
  • will not always be up at the same time. Use it whenever it is up, but do not delay your attunement swaps waiting for its cooldown.
Step 3: Primordial Stance
It is now time to start using
that works in the following way:
  • This is an instant-cast skill that deals damage every second and inflicts a condition based on your current attunement.
  • We will want to get as many uses in
    as possible.
  • The first tick happens 1 second after casting it.
So to maximize the damage, we will use 1 charge each time after swapping to
Step 4: Glyph of Storms and Fiery Greatsword
Lastly, we will try to improve our burst damage significantly by using
at the start of the fight or slightly before the fight starts. They are also great to cast at the beginning of a new phase if they are off-cool down.
  • Both of these skills can be cast shortly before the fight starts as their effects will persist.
  • will be used in
    . This skill can also be quite useful in
    outside of boss fights to inflict Blinded on multiple enemies.
  • If a Mistlock Singularity is present, you can cast
    there to have another one during the fight. Otherwise, you can cast it before a boss or on the way to the boss as it is also great for mobility. Use
    , then drop it and use
Improving Further
Once you are comfortable with the above steps, you are already doing most of the full rotation and will be able to deal great damage.
There will be a few additional things on the advanced page to improve further but if you got here, you already know the most important things and these will have a smaller impact than what you learned so far.
The additional steps are:
  • Finishing auto-attack chains when possible,
  • Incorporating
    into the rotation.
  • Learning when to use different utility skills for extra DPS depending on hitbox size/phase timings such as
Step-by-Step Video
This video shows the step-by-step approach to the rotation listed on the left.
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