The Power Sword Weaver is currently one of the strongest DPS builds for fractals.
It has quick burst damage and doesn't rely as much on pre-casting as Power Staff Weaver or Power Tempest. Since you don't have long casting times and the rotation loops fluently, it is fun to play as long as there are no Instabilities that discourage melee interactions.
Aside from Vulnerability, an additional crowd control skill with and high DPS the Power Sword Weaver build unfortunately doesn't provide much utilities. Additionally, the missing Arcane traits such as make you inherently squishy.
The build benefits heavily from slaying potions such as and .
|With or more than 200 agony resistance you are crit capped without , then you can take this trait for extra survivability.|
|With low group DPS and long phases this might pull ahead of .|
|If you can't profit from (e.g. Artsariiv).|
|Useful for skipping with Superspeed, especially in combination with .|
|Niche trait to reduce the cooldown of .|
|Another niche trait to reduce the cooldown of conjured weapons.|
|Deals the same damage as but on multiple foes. Also useful to generate Might with a fire field.|
|On small hitboxes and fights with a lot of phasing (e.g. Arkk) isn't that valuable so you can use this instead.|
|Can be used to get quicker into / for fights with very short phases.|
|Faster burst than on large hitboxes with the bonus of being semi-ranged.|
|A teleport with a range of 900 units. Sufficient for most blink spots.|
|Sometimes used to blast Might in fights like Skorvald.|
|If you can't benefit from .|
|An alternative heal skill providing additional group heal.|
|Provides three blocks for things like the console in Underground Facility Fractal.|
|Another defensive utility skill granting Protection and Stability.|
The general idea is to loop between / and / using your strongest skills like in Fire with up.
With , you do one in before going directly into / after using your Fire skills.
If a Mistlock Singularity is present
If the defiance bar won't be broken immediately (e.g. Ensolyss)
If you have spare time before the encounter becomes active