In order to deposit YBCO coated conductor with high critical current densities on rolling assisted biaxially textured Ni-W tapes, this paper has systematically studied the influence of deposition conditions on the orientation, in-plane texture and surface morphology of buffers and superconducting layers. It was found that the crystalline alignment and the in-plane texture of cerium oxide cap-layers were well improved by optimizing deposition parameters. The full width at half maximum of phi-scan x-ray diffraction peaks were reduced from original values of 7-8 degrees to 5-6 degrees. A high critical current density of 4.6×106 A/cm2 has been achieved on optimized buffer layers. This value is comparable with the critical current density of YBCO thin films deposited on single crystalline substrates.