Soulbeast - Condi DPS

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

Focused on: Condition damage

Designed for: Raids and Fractals

Overview

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, Burning Burning, and Poison Poison damage. As it has a high ramp up time, it works best on bosses without phases.

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


Skill Bar

Lynx
Warthog
Axe/Dagger
Dagger/Torch
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • Short Bow can be taken instead of Axe/Dagger if you're forced to range the boss or can make use of .


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 move or attack frequently. In this case use , and replace the with on Axe and mainhand Dagger respectively.
  • 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.


Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • over in condition-heavy fights to clear conditions from yourself and your allies.
Utility Skills
  • over if there isn't already one present.
  • over where CC will be needed, e.g. Cardinal Sabir.
Elite Skills
  • over for extra immobilize when needed.


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Specializations


Specialization Variants

  • can be taken if where there is enough downtime to stack up the buff with dodges and . This is particularly useful in fractals. In such cases, you may wish to take Short Bow if you can also flank reliably.


Equipment

Head
Viper
Shoulders
Viper
Chest
Viper
Hands
Viper
Legs
Viper
Feet
Viper
Backpiece
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Amulet
Viper
Ring
Viper
Ring
Viper
Axe
Viper
Dagger
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Dagger
Viper
Torch
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18


Consumables

Food

  • or ascended versions
    • , or for a cheaper alternative


Utility

    • or for a cheaper alternative


Usage

The logic behind this rotation is to always and and fill in the gaps with other condition damage skills.


Opening Rotation


Loop Rotation

  1. Weapon swap to proc and use
  2. Weapon swap to proc and use
  3. until is off cooldown
  4. Repeat from 1.

Fill in gaps between weapon skills with utility skills in this priority order:

  1. Autoattacks. Be sure not to interrupt your dagger auto attack chain.


General

  • Always use , , and immediately when they come off cooldown. The first two are instant cast so you can cast them during other skills.


Ratings

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4 stars
Daikyu gave this build 4 stars • November 2019
I do much better with the double short bow build: http://gw2skills.net/editor/?POhAUVlZwsYfMJmJWaP7P3Ug8RpiF-zRJYmRVfZEXFUZK4zFIc9wbh3ZL-e it is much easier to use.
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.

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