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| profession = ranger
 
| profession = ranger
 
| specialization = soulbeast
 
| specialization = soulbeast
| designed for = Open World
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| designed for = Open World, Open World Solo, Open World Roaming, Open World Zergs
| focus = events, solo content, condition damage
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| focus = condition damage, single target, ranged damage, melee damage, mobility, dps, defense, solo play, group play, roaming
| rating = Great
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| rating = Archived
| xpac = hot, pof
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| xpac = pof
 
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<div class="section-revised">This build is up to date as of October 20, 2019.</div>
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==Archived Build==
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reason: moved to https://metabattle.com/wiki/Build:Soulbeast_-_Condition_Skirmisher
  
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
:A Soulbeast build for running around in open world. This build is very durable and deals high AoE condition damage.
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An extremely strong build which can swap from DPS to defensive variants. This build can do well in almost all areas of open world.  
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:'''Pros'''
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* Very versatile
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* High DPS even with defensive gear
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* Mobile
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:'''Cons'''
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* Low sustain
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* Dagger Mainhand is very sensitive to high ping.
  
 
==Skill Bar==
 
==Skill Bar==
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|set1 = dagger, torch
 
|set1 = dagger, torch
 
|set2 = shortbow
 
|set2 = shortbow
|healing = Bear Stance
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|healing = Troll Unguent
|utility1 = Flame Trap
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|utility1 = Viper's Nest
|utility2 = Viper's Nest
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|utility2 = Sharpening Stone
 
|utility3 = Vulture Stance
 
|utility3 = Vulture Stance
 
|elite = One Wolf Pack
 
|elite = One Wolf Pack
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===Pets===
 
===Pets===
* You'll be spending most of your time merged with the Deadly pet of your choice. Here are some options:
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* You'll be spending most of your time merged with the pet of your choice. Here are some options:
 
** {{gw2skill|Juvenile Warthog}} - provides condition damage with {{Skill|Maul (soulbeast porcine)}} and crowd control with {{Skill|Brutal Charge (soulbeast porcine)}}.
 
** {{gw2skill|Juvenile Warthog}} - provides condition damage with {{Skill|Maul (soulbeast porcine)}} and crowd control with {{Skill|Brutal Charge (soulbeast porcine)}}.
 
** {{gw2skill|Juvenile Lynx}} - more damage than Warthog when crowd control isn't needed.
 
** {{gw2skill|Juvenile Lynx}} - more damage than Warthog when crowd control isn't needed.
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** {{gw2skill|Juvenile Carrion Devourer}} - provides crowd control with {{Skill|Tail Lash (soulbeast devourer)}} and an evade with {{Skill|Devourer Retreat (soulbeast)}}.
 
** {{gw2skill|Juvenile Carrion Devourer}} - provides crowd control with {{Skill|Tail Lash (soulbeast devourer)}} and an evade with {{Skill|Devourer Retreat (soulbeast)}}.
 
** {{gw2skill|Juvenile Murellow}} - defensive option with {{Skill|Defy Pain (soulbeast)}}.
 
** {{gw2skill|Juvenile Murellow}} - defensive option with {{Skill|Defy Pain (soulbeast)}}.
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* 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 {{Skill|Spiritual Reprieve}} or {{Skill|Unflinching Fortitude}}:
 
* 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 {{Skill|Spiritual Reprieve}} or {{Skill|Unflinching Fortitude}}:
 
** {{gw2skill|Juvenile Black Bear}} - an old favorite, provides {{Skill|Unflinching Fortitude}} and {{Skill|Defy Pain (soulbeast)}}.
 
** {{gw2skill|Juvenile Black Bear}} - an old favorite, provides {{Skill|Unflinching Fortitude}} and {{Skill|Defy Pain (soulbeast)}}.
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===Weapon Variants===
 
===Weapon Variants===
 
* Main hand '''Axe''' provides better cleave damage than dagger but is less effective against single targets.
 
* Main hand '''Axe''' provides better cleave damage than dagger but is less effective against single targets.
* For a simpler rotation, you can go without dagger/torch and just camp in shortbow. You lose some AoE potential from {{Skill|Bonfire}} but don't ever have to weapon swap.
 
  
 
===Skill Variants===
 
===Skill Variants===
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:'''Heal Skills'''
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* {{Skill|Bear Stance}} - Condi clear
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* {{Skill|"We Heal As One!"}} - extends boons; extremely effective with Concentration
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:'''Utility Skills'''
 
:'''Utility Skills'''
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* {{Skill|"Sic 'Em!"}} - Very high damage buff against single targets
 
* {{Skill|Dolyak Stance}} - if you're getting stunned a lot.
 
* {{Skill|Dolyak Stance}} - if you're getting stunned a lot.
 
* {{Skill|Sun Spirit}} - alternative damage option, useful if there are allies around.
 
* {{Skill|Sun Spirit}} - alternative damage option, useful if there are allies around.
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* {{Skill|"Protect Me!"}} - Powerful stun break
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* {{Skill|Signet of Stone}} - Invulnerability
  
 
:'''Elite Skills'''
 
:'''Elite Skills'''
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==Specializations==
 
==Specializations==
{{Specialization|Skirmishing|bot|bot|mid}}
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'''Build Code'''
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{{BuildTemplate
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| code = [&DQQhNyAeNzp4AAAAugAAAL8AAADpFgAALhYAACUDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=]
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| id = build-template-1
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}}
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{{Specialization|Beastmastery|mid|bot|top}}
 
{{Specialization|Wilderness Survival|bot|top|bot}}
 
{{Specialization|Wilderness Survival|bot|top|bot}}
{{Specialization|Soulbeast|mid|bot|mid}}
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{{Specialization|Soulbeast|mid|mid|bot}}
* {{Trait|Sharpened Edges}} - more DPS when fighting single targets.
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===Trait Variants===
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Soulbeast is extremely versatile and part of its gameplay is setting up the right traits for each situation.
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====Axe Variant====
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Take {{Trait|Honed Axes}} if running axe main hand.
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====Poison Variant====
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This variant focuses heavily on dealing high poison damage, which can help with sustain
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* In Wilderness Survival: {{Trait|Ambidexterity}} {{to}} {{Trait|Refined Toxins}}
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* In Soulbeast: {{Trait|Essence of Speed}} {{to}} {{Trait|Predator's Cunning}}
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====Skirmishing Variant====
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Replace Beastmastery with Skirmishing for a significant DPS boost at the cost of utility. This can also pair with the Poison Variant above. If using the {{Trailblazer}} or {{Rabid}} variants below, use this variant.
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{{Specialization|Skirmishing|top|bot|mid|variant=y}}
  
 
==Equipment==
 
==Equipment==
:This build uses similar gear to the [[Build:Soulbeast - Condi DPS]] build for fractals and raids.
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===Viper Equipment===
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For the vast majority of open world content, use this variant
 
{{PvE equipment
 
{{PvE equipment
 
| stats = Viper
 
| stats = Viper
 
| rarity = Ascended  
 
| rarity = Ascended  
| runes = 6 Superior Rune of the Nightmare
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| runes = 6 Superior Rune of the Krait
| infusions = 15 Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion, 3 Malign +5 Agony Infusion
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| s1w1 = Ascended, Viper, Shortbow, Superior Sigil of Bursting+Superior Sigil of Earth
| s1w1 = Ascended, Viper, Shortbow, Superior Sigil of Malice+Superior Sigil of Bursting
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| s2w1 = Ascended, Viper, Dagger, Superior Sigil of Bursting
| s2w1 = Ascended, Viper, Dagger, Superior Sigil of Malice
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| s2w2 = Ascended, Viper, Torch, Superior Sigil of Earth
| s2w2 = Ascended, Viper, Torch, Superior Sigil of Bursting
 
 
}}
 
}}
  
* Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.
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===Trailblazer Equipment===
 
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For harder content, it may be worth using this variant
 
 
===Carrion Variant===
 
:You can run Carrion stats as a cheaper alternative while you're working your way up to Viper, or if you prefer having more health. You lose about 10% damage but your health is increased by 60%.
 
 
{{PvE equipment
 
{{PvE equipment
| stats = Carrion
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| stats = Trailblazer
 
| rarity = Ascended  
 
| rarity = Ascended  
| runes = 6 Superior Rune of the Nightmare
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| runes = 6 Superior Rune of the Krait
| s1w1 = Ascended, Carrion, Shortbow, Superior Sigil of Malice+Superior Sigil of Bursting
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| s1w1 = Ascended, Trailblazer , Shortbow, Superior Sigil of Doom+Superior Sigil of Bursting
| s2w1 = Ascended, Carrion, Dagger, Superior Sigil of Malice
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| s2w1 = Ascended, Trailblazer , Dagger, Superior Sigil of Doom
| s2w2 = Ascended, Carrion, Torch, Superior Sigil of Bursting
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| s2w2 = Ascended, Trailblazer , Torch, Superior Sigil of Geomancy
 
}}
 
}}
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===Variant Equipment===
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====Gear====
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* {{Sinister}}, {{Grieving}} - Budget replacement for {{Viper}}; run {{Sigil|Agony}} with these
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* {{Rabid}} - Budget replacement for {{Trailblazer}}; run {{Sigil|Agony}} with this
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====Runes====
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* {{Rune|the Nightmare}} - Less bleed-focused condition duration
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* {{Rune|the Undead}} - budget option for {{Trailblazer}}
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* {{Rune|the Berserker}}, {{Rune|the Renegade}} - higher burst option; not generally recommended
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====Sigils====
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* {{Sigil|Strength}} - Possibly superior to {{Sigil|Bursting}} for the {{Viper}} variant?
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* {{Sigil|Doom}} - strong ranged option
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* {{Sigil|Energy}} - more dodges
  
 
==Consumables==
 
==Consumables==
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===Event Farming===
 
'''Food:'''
 
'''Food:'''
* {{food|Koi Cake}}, {{food|Saffron Stuffed Mushroom}}, or {{food|Steamed Red Dumpling}} for damage.
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* Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
* {{food|Super Veggie Pizza}} for an extremely cheap expertise food.
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* {{food|Peppermint Omnomberry Bar}} - Use for general farming.
* {{food|Dragon's Revelry Starcake}} is a fantastic food for farming open world. It's cheap, provides a moderate boost to both damage and survivability, and increases magic find significantly.
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* {{Food|Chocolate Omnomberry Cream}} - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
* {{food|Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream}} for more healing.
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* {{food|Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream}} - more sustain
* {{food|Peppermint Omnomberry Bar}} is a great option when you do not need any extra damage or sustain.
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* Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.  
  
 
'''Utility:'''
 
'''Utility:'''
* {{utility|Tuning Icicle}} is a cheap and efficient option.
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* {{Utility|Sharpening Skull}}, {{Utility|Lump of Crystallized Nougat}}, {{Utility|Flask of Pumpkin Oil}} - general farming
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* {{utility|Tuning Icicle}} - good damage option with +karma
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===Solo Play===
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:'''Food'''
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* {{Food|Koi Cake}}, {{Food|Rare Veggie Pizza}} - DPS
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* {{Food|Super Veggie Pizza}} - Budget DPS
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* {{Food|Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew}}, {{Food|Bowl of Meat and Winter Vegetable Stew}} - Dodges + Might
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* {{Food|Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream}}, {{Food|Prickly Pear Pie}} - Gives sustain for the {{Viper}}, {{Sinister}}, and {{Grieving}} variants
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:'''Utility'''
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* {{Utility|Tuning Icicle}} - +Dmg, +Karma
  
 
==Usage==
 
==Usage==

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Welcome to the Builds Archive. See the ones that gathered dust, were orphaned by their original writers, or became obsolete by balance patches. We keep the orphan builds together and salute the veteran builds that held a position in the good, great, or meta categories.

Focused on: Condition damageSingle targetRanged damageMelee damageMobilityDpsDefenseSolo playGroup playRoaming.

Designed for:

   

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Archived Build

reason: moved to https://metabattle.com/wiki/Build:Soulbeast_-_Condition_Skirmisher

Overview

An extremely strong build which can swap from DPS to defensive variants. This build can do well in almost all areas of open world.

Pros
  • Very versatile
  • High DPS even with defensive gear
  • Mobile
Cons
  • Low sustain
  • Dagger Mainhand is very sensitive to high ping.

Skill Bar

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Dagger/TorchHealingUtilityElite
Shortbow

Pets

  • 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 Hawk Juvenile Hawk to use and to go faster.

Weapon Variants

  • Main hand Axe provides better cleave damage than dagger but is less effective against single targets.

Skill Variants

Heal Skills
  • - Condi clear
  • - extends boons; extremely effective with Concentration
Utility Skills
  • - Very high damage buff against single targets
  • - if you're getting stunned a lot.
  • - alternative damage option, useful if there are allies around.
  • - Powerful stun break
  • - Invulnerability
Elite Skills
  • - high damage and soft crowd control.

Specializations

Build Code

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Trait Variants

Soulbeast is extremely versatile and part of its gameplay is setting up the right traits for each situation.

Axe Variant

Take if running axe main hand.

Poison Variant

This variant focuses heavily on dealing high poison damage, which can help with sustain

  • In Wilderness Survival:
  • In Soulbeast:

Skirmishing Variant

Replace Beastmastery with Skirmishing for a significant DPS boost at the cost of utility. This can also pair with the Poison Variant above. If using the Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's or Rabid stat icon.png Rabid's variants below, use this variant.



Equipment

Viper Equipment

For the vast majority of open world content, use this variant

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Superior Rune of the Krait

Trailblazer Equipment

For harder content, it may be worth using this variant

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Superior Rune of the Krait

Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Sinister stat icon.png Sinister's , Grieving stat icon.png Grieving - Budget replacement for Viper stat icon.png Viper's ; run with these
  • Rabid stat icon.png Rabid's - Budget replacement for Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's ; run with this

Runes

  • - Less bleed-focused condition duration
  • - budget option for Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's
  • , - higher burst option; not generally recommended

Sigils

  • - Possibly superior to for the Viper stat icon.png Viper's variant?
  • - strong ranged option
  • - more dodges

Consumables

Event Farming

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
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.

Utility:

  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Solo Play

Food
  • , - DPS
  • - Budget DPS
  • , - Dodges + Might
  • , - Gives sustain for the Viper stat icon.png Viper's , Sinister stat icon.png Sinister's , and Grieving stat icon.png Grieving variants
Utility
  • - +Dmg, +Karma

Usage

Damage

  • Your most damaging skills are , , , and . Use these skills whenever available.
    • Fill in the gaps with /, , and autoattacks.
    • Never interrupt your autoattack chain.
  • Flanking enemies is important with this build, as your shortbow skills deal significantly more damage when hitting from the back or the side. Dodge through enemies before unloading your condition burst.
  • Use your traps and stances off cooldown.
  • If crowd control isn't important, you can use for a damage increase.

Survivability

  • Use the endurance regeneration from to dodge incoming attacks.
  • You have a good amount of passive healing from and .

Crowd Control

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