Staff Weaver Guide

General Information

Welcome to our Staff Weaver Guide for Guildwars 2. Here you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Staff Weaver in a raid environment.

Class Overview

Personal DPS
Crowd Control (CC)
Meta Effective Not Recommended
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1. Strengths

  • Extremely Strong burst capabilities over the course of ~15 seconds
  • One of the highest AoE cleave DPS in the game
  • Can do even more burst damage to targets affected by stun or knockdown if using the Air variant
  • Good mobility with burning retreat and fiery greatsword

2. Weaknesses

  • Extremely fragile to enemy attacks and very vulnerable without the support of a good druid and chronomancer
  • Very long cooldowns on DPS skills, highly alacrity dependent and very weak when forced to delay abilities
  • Weak against constantly moving targets
  • Relies on scholar uptime and hitbox size to deal DPS
  • Stationary while casting primary DPS skills, and loses too much DPS if required to cancel abilities
  • Very weak CC and no Utility

3. Current Viability

Currently Weaver is the best DPS class available on most bosses, either way it can be played on any boss and deliver top tier DPS on both small and big hitbox.

4. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 1 page (more to come):

  • Build Guide: shows traits, gear, consumables and rotation for the build;


  • 04 October 2017:  General cleanup, added description to Trait setups
  • 17 October 2017:  Changed effectiveness by boss table to better reflect data collected in daily raids
  • 20 November 2017:  Updated rotation
  • 06 December 2017:  Updated weakness working in Wing 1&3, updated Impact Setup for Keep Construct, 
                       general cleanup
  • 06 December 2017:  Updated Boss viability

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