Soulbeast - Condi DPS

The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good

Focused on: Condition damage

Designed for: Raids and Fractals

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

This build was last updated on October 04, 2023 and is up to date for the March 19, 2024 patch.


A condition DPS Soulbeast build for raids and fractals. The build is very straightforward to play and presses its skills off cooldown to deal high Bleeding Bleeding and Poison Poison damage. It is rather bursty for a condition build, so can work well even on bosses with short phases.

For an even simpler version without reliance on melee, see Soulbeast - Condi Shortbow DPS.

Skill Bar


Pet Variants

  • Use Warthog Warthog instead of Lynx Lynx for Brutal Charge Brutal Charge for more CC at a small DPS loss.
  • Fanged Iboga Fanged Iboga can be taken instead of Lynx Lynx on bosses that attack frequently. See Gear Variants for the changes needed for this.
  • If you have enough time to precast, you can use Bristleback Bristleback and precast Sharpen Spines Sharpen Spines before the fight, then switch back to Lynx Lynx for a small DPS increase.

Weapon Variants

Condi soulbeast has a lot of viable weapon options, but you want to keep the shortbow regardless.

  • Mainhand Axe could be used if you need to be at range for long periods, or if you struggle with counting auto chains.
  • Torch is a more notable dps loss, but isn't too significant if you really dislike the animation lock from Stalker's Strike.

Skill Variants


  • Bear Stance over "We Heal As One!" in condition-heavy fights to clear conditions from yourself and your allies.


Template Code

Copy Template Code



  • A Sigil of Superior Sigil of Earth can replace the Sigil of Superior Sigil of Bursting if the latter is too expensive.
  • This setup assumes you have a tier-10 Jade Bot core. If you don't have one, you would want to switch in an extra 3 Spiteful infusions, but the core is cheaper so this isn't recommended.

Gear Variants

Lots of different combinations of runes, sigil and food offer practically the same damage. The goal will be to maximise Bleeding Bleeding and Poison Poison duration.

Non-SotO Relics

For players that don't own Secrets of the Obscure, the best relic is Relic of the Aristocracy. If using this, you should run Sigil of Superior Sigil of Bursting and Sigil of Superior Sigil of Earth on both weapon sets.



  • or alternatives


    • or for a cheaper alternative


Beginner Rotation

For a much simpler build that camps Shortbow and is little more than pressing skills off cooldown, see Soulbeast - Condi Shortbow DPS. It is only slightly worse to run this build and camp shortbow though.

If you want to swap between the two, then use the Rune of Superior Rune of the Krait variant listed in the gear section.


If you can, precast Sharpening Stone, and dodge twice and use Quick Shot to stack up some Light on your Feet.


  1. One Wolf Pack
  2. Spike Trap
  3. Vulture Stance and Sharpening Stone during the cast of Spike Trap
  4. Poison Volley
  5. Crippling Shot
  6. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap

Dagger/Dagger section

The Dagger section should be opened with Double Arc in order to get three uses without delaying your rotation.

  1. Double Arc
  2. Vulture Stance - this won't be available on the first loop
  3. Instinctive Engage
  4. Stalker's Strike
  5. Crippling Talon
  6. Autoattack and use Crippling Talon and Double Arc as they come off cooldown
  7. Stalker's Strike
  8. Instinctive Engage
  9. Double Arc - the third time you use this, weapon swap should be available
  10. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap

Shortbow section

You want to open and close each Shortbow section with Poison Volley

  1. Poison Volley
  2. Crippling Shot
  3. Concussion Shot to trigger Twice as Vicious and Relic of Akeem
  4. Autoattack and use Poison Volley and Crippling Shot when they come off cooldown
  5. Spike Trap to trigger Twice as Vicious and Relic of Akeem
  6. Poison Volley
  7. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  8. Return to start of Dagger section

  • Try to finish your auto chains on Dagger, but if another skill comes off cooldown before you use the second skill in the chain, you should interrupt it
  • Sharpening Stone off cooldown - it is instant cast
  • Fill in gaps between weapon skills with One Wolf Pack, Primal Cry and Maul (soulbeast feline)

Video example

Axe rotation

If using mainhand Axe, the rotation is structurally very similar to Dagger:

  1. Open with Splitblade Winter's Bite
  2. Autoattack and use all weapon skills as they come off cooldown
  3. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap after the third Splitblade
  • Winter's Bite is a priority skill, and will interrupt the cast of other skills if you use it too soon

Torch rotation

If using offhand torch, use Throw Torch in place of Stalker's Strike. Use Bonfire as you reach the end of the Dagger, as Splitblade and the autoattacks on Shortbow have a chance to combo with it.

General Tips

  • Dodging or using Quick Shot gives you Light on your Feet for four seconds. It isn't worth dodging solely for the buff, but if you have to dodge anyway then it mitigates the DPS loss.
    • Quick Shot is slightly more efficient than dodging, if you can get used to it.


This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 6 votes.
Log in or register to rate this build.
5 stars
Ramsey25 gave this build 5 stars • February 2024
A very strong condition DPS build for Ranger that rivals the Hybrid build. Can also be used as LI should you need a perma range condi build.
3 stars
OfficerAndyGentleman gave this build 3 stars • July 2023
The recent change to vulture stance makes this quite a bursty condi build, though less so that the hybrid build. Quite easy to play and a very solid option.
4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars • September 2018
A simple, solid condition DPS, good on any boss that favors condition damage.
5 stars
Jaspermyriad gave this build 5 stars • July 2018
I pretty much always use the bristleback now since i can use both of its unique skills at range rather than only in melee which the lynx abilities are limited by. As Takazi commented on the damage difference is so negligible that you cant even tell really which does more so might as well use the one with abilities that can be used at greater range.
5 stars
Takazi gave this build 5 stars • December 2017
smashing around 38k to 42k each run on the 10 mil golem with all food and buffs, but i seem to consistently get 1k higher each time i use bristleback beast mode over lynx beast mode (for the entire rotation, no precasts) just wondering if anyone else has tested this? either way this is a brilliant build, consistent damage, fun/easy rotation and viable in many different situations. love it
5 stars
Troupe gave this build 5 stars • December 2017
Very strong DPS output on a simple rotation and is usable across almost all encounter which makes it a good choice for a beginner.


Get MetaBattle Premium
Enjoy an ad-free experience & support the website, for less than $1 per month! Upgrade to Premium