Power Sword Weaver

Meta Damage Build

Overview
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Key Skills
Key Traits
Conditions
Guide

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 .

Equipment
Armor
  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Assassin

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

Weapons
  • Berserker Sword

    Impact

  • Berserker Dagger

    Force

Swap Weapons
  • Dagger with
  • Dagger with
  • Daggers with slaying sigils (see Consumables Guide)
  • A scepter for and to stack Might
  • A staff to precast on some encounters
Back and trinkets
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Assassin
Assassin
Assassin
Consumables
Food
Utility
Infusion
Armor
  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

Weapons
  • Berserker Sword

    Impact

  • Berserker Dagger

    Force

Swap Weapons
  • Dagger with
  • Dagger with
  • Daggers with slaying sigils (see Consumables Guide)
  • A scepter for and to stack Might
  • A staff to precast on some encounters
Back and trinkets
Berserker
Assassin
Assassin
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Consumables
Food
Utility
Infusion
Armor
  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

Weapons
  • Berserker Sword

    Impact

  • Berserker Dagger

    Force

Swap Weapons
  • Dagger with
  • Dagger with
  • Daggers with slaying sigils (see Consumables Guide)
  • A scepter for and to stack Might
  • A staff to precast on some encounters
Back and trinkets
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Extra note

You need one ring with 3 x +15 Agony Resistance, , the rest is Mighty +9 Agony Infusion !

You get +5 Agony Resistance to cap critical chance from Mistlock Singularity.

Consumables
Food
Utility
Infusion
Build
Traits
  • Fire

  • Air

  • Weaver

Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Note about Druid

The builds are without Druid since the Glyph of Empowerment skill got removed from the game. Druid no longer grants damage boost aside from ( Soulbeast can take that), thus making the Renegade/Firebrand comp even more dominant.

You can still use the Gear Optimizer if you still play with druid.

Situational Skills
You take this skill instead of if you play with groups that have low dps. is worth it with big dps and short phases. Precast where possible for dps boost.
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.
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.
Situational Traits
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.
Details
Rotation (Bolt to the Heart)

The general idea is to loop between / and / using your strongest skills like in Fire with up.

  1. => =>

  1. => =>
  2. => =>

  1. => =>

  1. => =>

  1. => =>
  2. => =>

With , you do one in before going directly into / after using your Fire skills.

Opener
  • If a Mistlock Singularity is present

    • and reset its cooldown with it
    • Precast
  • If the defiance bar won't be broken immediately (e.g. Ensolyss)

    • Start in
    • and
    • Attune to and delay until the bar is about to be broken
    • Continue with the usual rotation
  • If you have spare time before the encounter becomes active

    • Start in
    • Precast on staff, swap back to sword/dagger and attune to while casting
Advanced Notes
  • Try to finish your auto-attack chains (/ and /)
  • Use when the target's defiance bar is broken and you have and up
  • On small hitboxes is better than , use it while attuning to
Defiance Bar Damage
332 with Launch
232 with Launch
100 with Daze
200 with Knockdown
125 with Float

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