I've finally capped an Ele after all these years and I'm having lots of fun. My only gripe is that I don't really enjoy playing melee, as cool as I think swords are it's just not for me. I enjoy the sit-back-and-nuke style of the staff. It seems like a lot of the metabattle builds and guides are fairly out of date though. A lot of the info on rotations are these incomprehensible videos that I have to play at 50% speed, and could very well not even be the optimal way to play anymore.
Is Weaver basically the choice? Does Tempest work well with this style? Also, is there a way I can get around using conjured weapons and still be quite effective with the staff? I'm just not the biggest fan of those. Thanks for the help, and sorry for the nubby questions. ^^