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Soulbeast - Power Greatsword

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Focused on: Solo contentDirect damageSurvivability.

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Information

A Soulbeast build for running around in open world. This build deals high burst damage and has access to a lot of crowd control.

Skill Bar

GreatswordHealingUtilityElite
Axe/Axe

Pets

  • You'll be spending most of your time merged with the Ferocious pet of your choice. Here are some options:
  • Your second pet doesn't really matter, feel free to equip your favorite pet for Fashion Wars. If you're having trouble surviving you can bring a Supportive or Stout pet for extra survivability with skills like or :
  • When unable to mount, you can also merge with a bird like Juvenile Eagle Juvenile Eagle to use and to go faster.

Weapon Variants

  • Longbow can be taken over Axe/Axe for burst damage from range with
  • Warhorn' off-hand is quite a strong replacement for off-hand Axe. It provides substantial personal and party buffs.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - if conditions are a problem.
Utility Skills
  • - provides quickness (for faster burst), superspeed, and a stunbreak.
  • - provides vigor, an extra evade, and a stunbreak.
Elite Skills
  • - powerful AOE soft crowd control.

Specializations

Build Code

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Variants
  • - if running longbow.
  • - if you're having trouble staying alive.
  • - for more sustain if running dagger.

Equipment

This build uses similar gear to the Soulbeast - Power DPS build for fractals and raids.
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Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Marauder Variant

For a tankier option you can run the Marauder Variant. You will lose some damage but gain a moderate boost to health. This variant is recommended for most Open World players.
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6x
Superior Rune of the Strength
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain (requires crit chance)
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • ,
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    - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Usage

Damage

  • This build's damage comes from critically hitting with burst damage while buffed by . Your main burst damage skills are and .
    • can be used to reset and extend your burst damage combo.
    • Use to buff your burst damage even further.
  • After your initial strike you should use , and , which are multi-hit (and so less effective with ) but still deal very high damage.
  • If all your main damage skills are on cooldown, just swap between your weapons autoattacking and using the above skills whenever available.
  • Use for might and fury.

One-shot Combo

Use this to insta-kill most mobs, even in groups.

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Defense

  • , , and can be used to evade attacks.
    • Note that these are not instant cast like a normal dodge and will only queue after your current animation. To instantly evade something with these skills, stow your weapon and then press the skill.
  • blocks attacks. The retaliatory attack doesn't trigger if you are jumping or out of range, allowing you to block multiple attacks with one .
  • The third hit of your greatsword autoattack is an evade, but this can be difficult to time properly.
  • provides protection.
  • lets you temporarily ignore projectiles while doing your damage.
  • Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible. Don't get hit by anything you can move out of.

Crowd Control

  • (traited with )
  • (as a last resort)
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Build rating - 5 stars
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4 Ratings
5 stars
Warming Hearth gave this build 5 stars April 2019

Insane burst and high sustained damaged make of this build the perfect choice for rangers with Path of Fire

5 stars
Daryared gave this build 5 stars September 2018

Creo q esta build esta hecha para los q les gusta el dps, ademas proporciona velocidad de movimiento, y es versatil en mele como en rango... se adapta muy bien a cualquier combate

4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars September 2018

This build deals very high AoE burst damage, which makes it great for farming trash mobs. It's also very mobile and has the option of ranging difficult enemies with longbow.

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5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars July 2018

An excellent build with obscenely high burst damage and good mobility & evades between Swoop, Hornet Sting, and Serpent's Strike.

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