Guide Skill Spamming, Weaving and Attack Animation Cancel


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*Can be applied to all classes, not only assassins.

1. Skill Spamming
2. Weaving
3. AAC

Weave - Adding an auto attack between skills
AAC (Auto Attack Cancel or Attack Animation Cancel) - To cancel an auto attack animation to maximize dps

When you AAC the animation will be cut off into your next skill, but the damage is still logged.

1. Skill Spamming
Button mashing skills until they go off, and soon enough you will run out which forces you to auto attack eventually. It is a waste of mana and energy.

2. Weaving
Weaving means to add auto attacks between skills. The reason to add auto attacks between skills is because auto attacks sometimes hit harder than our skills. Benefits from weaving is that you save skill cds, consume less mana, and less strain on your hands from spamming skills.

3. AAC (auto atk cancel)
AAC is the same concept as weaving. Only difference is that you cancel the animation of the auto attack. Benefits from AAC is that you maximize your dps by using a skill instantly after an auto attack to cancel the full auto attack animation. Sometimes you can AAC quick enough that you won't see an animation at all and your toon will go right into the next skill but the damage of the atuo attack is still recorded. Ping plays a big roll in AAC.

I remember back in the day I didn't really know what weaving was so I'd be at fort raids spamming skills for an hour straight and I was like "wtf how do people play this class". Then one of my guild mates showed me what weaving was which lessened the stress of raids and pvp.

If it's your first time trying to weave, it may seems slow and non productive compared to skill spamming. But if you create a tab for weaving that shows your auto atks, skill dmg, and crit dmg you will see how much more dmg you put out doing less work weaving, rather than more work spamming keys.

Youtube Links:

Weaving Explained

How to Weave / AAC (old)

Beginner Weaving for Ranger

Beginner Weaving for Glad

Beginner Weaving for Templar

Beginner Weaving for Assasin

Beginner Weaving for Sorcerer

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- Jejess/Chloeee