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Soulbeast - Cele Soulbeast

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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Hybrid damageMobilityDefenseSolo playGroup playRoaming.

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Overview

Cele SLB is one of the most versatile open world builds out there, able to make use of the entire toolkit that ranger provides. Its reliance on Celestial stat icon.png Celestial gear can be annoying, but it's extremely powerful.

Pros
  • One of the most versatile Open World builds
  • Extremely active playstyle means it never gets boring
  • Mobile
Cons
  • Ping sensitive
  • High-input
  • High reliance on evades means it has a high skill floor.


Skill Bar

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Pets

Weapon Variants

  • Mainhand Axe - A strong, bursty weapon that provides high Might Might uptime
  • Offhand Axe - Provides extremely high strike-based burst; can be combo'd with fields due to the whirl finisher
  • Mainhand Dagger - The highest DPS mainhand for the build. The 4-step autoattack can be tricky to use.
  • Offhand Dagger - Provides additional poison damage and a low-cooldown evade.
  • Torch - Allows for considerable area condition damage; combos well with Axe offhand on the alternate set.
  • Shortbow - A strong ranged option that deals good hybrid damaged.
  • Warhorn - Only useful for vuln application and fury generation; not recommended in general
  • Sword - Generally avoid.
  • Longbow - Generally avoid.

Skill Variants

Heal Skills
  • - condi clear
  • - more condi clear
Utility Skills
  • - stability spam
  • - more evades, if, for whatever reason, you need more
  • - high poison damage and sustain
  • - low cooldown, high damage trap
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  • - strong single-target strike damage buff
  • - grants considerable burning; excellent for nearby allies; use for static fights
  • - provides high protection uptime; excellent for nearby allies; use for static fights
  • - significantly buffs your strike damage; excellent for nearby allies; use for static fights
  • - increases your vuln uptime and damage
  • - powerful stun break
  • - 6 seconds of invulnerability; can be combo'd with other invuln sources for a ~13 second invuln period
  • - significant increase to bleed damage
  • - passive healing
  • - increased strike damage
Elite Skills
  • - high damage and soft crowd control.
  • - use this if not running a for might generation.

Specializations

Build Code

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  • - higher DPS, less utility

Skirmishing Variant

This variant replaces Survival and provides more offense.



Nature Magic Variant

Nature Magic provides much higher defense and boon generation, and combos well with spirits. Replaces Survival.


  • - run if using more than 1 spirit

Marksmanship Variant

This variant provides higher burst in the form of strike damage. Replaces Survival.


  • - run this if not running CC in your build
  • - use if running lots of CC

Equipment

Standard Equipment

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Variant Equipment

Gear

It is strongly advised to stick with full celestial stats.

Runes

  • - extremely powerful hybrid option that provides large amounts of Vulnerability Vulnerability and combos well with
  • - all-around budget option
  • - very strong condition option
  • , - strong hybrid runes
  • - use when zerging for extreme sustain
  • , - powerful defensive options
  • - budget defense

Sigils

  • - Strongest power DPS option
  • - Strongest Condi DPS option
  • - Strongest DPS sigil overall
  • / - Very powerful DPS sigils. Geomancy helps with AOE.
  • - More boons!
  • / - Improved sustain
  • - Strongest defensive sigil
  • - Great all-around stacking sigil

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 (requires crit chance)
  • 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
  • - All-stats food.
  • , - Dodges + Might
  • , - Lots of sustain via Lifesteal
Utility
  • / - +Dmg, +Karma

Usage

Damage

Dealing damage with this build depends largely on the weapon set used. As a general rule, you can use all of your damage-oriented utilities or beast skills off cooldown.

Dagger Mainhand

With dagger mainhand, you want to use your often to proc Quickness Quickness. Do not interrupt your AA chains and use off cooldown.

Axe Mainhand

Use your skills off cooldown and auto-attack

Shortbow

Spam your and off cooldown while auto-attacking. Use to proc .

Dagger Offhand

This offhand is more geared towards defense. Use off cooldown, but save for the evade.

Axe Offhand

Use to proc , then use .

  • It should be noted that is a whirl finisher. As such, it will produce significant amounts of Bolts when performed in a combo field. The easiest way to do this is to combo it with or , but you can get creative here.

Torch Offhand

Use your skills off cooldown, unless you are saving 's cooldown to match that of .

Defense

  • This build has an enormous amount of endurance regeneration and a wide number of evades, use it to your advantage.
  • You have a good amount of passive healing from and .
  • Be sure to take utilities that match the situation. Stances like can immediately change the nature of an encounter.

Crowd Control

Video Examples

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Build rating - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
5 stars
Froukt gave this build 5 stars 4 weeks ago

Most fun and versatile soulbeast build I've tried so far. Combines the best of condi with the best of boons/power.

Some specifics:

- Mad king and one wolf pack is an extremely strong combo;

- Moa stance and an already high boon duration gives amazing uptimes;

- The survivability is ridiculously good.

5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars 5 weeks ago

This is by far my favorite ranger build for open world

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