Soulbeast - Condi DPS


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

Focused on: Condition damage.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Information

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 with less reliance on melee, see Soulbeast - Condi DPS Shortbow/Shortbow.
This guide is focused on raids. For the fractal version see Soulbeast - Condi DPS (Fractal).

Skill Bar

Juvenile Fanged Iboga.png
Juvenile Electric Wyvern.png
Short bowHealingUtilityElite
Dagger/Torch

Pets

  • Use Juvenile Warthog Juvenile Warthog instead of Juvenile Fanged Iboga Juvenile Fanged Iboga for
    Brutal Charge Brutal Charge
    Activation.png
    40Recharge.png
    Brutal Charge
    Charge your foe and knock them down.
    Damage.pngDamage: 1,173
    Knockdown.pngKnockdown: 3 seconds
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
    Range.pngRange: 300
    for more CC at a small DPS loss.
  • Your second pet usually won't matter, as unmerging is a significant DPS loss, but you should equip a strong CC pet in the slot to save your group if CC is really bad.
  • If you have enough time to precast, you can use Juvenile Bristleback Juvenile Bristleback and precast Sharpen Spines Sharpen Spines before the fight, then switch back to Juvenile Fanged Iboga Juvenile Fanged Iboga for a small DPS increase.

Slot Changes

Healing Skills
Utility Skills
Elite Skills

Specializations

See Soulbeast - Condi DPS Shortbow/Shortbow for the Light on your Feet.png Light on your Feet variant.

Equipment

Ascended Head (Medium).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Medium).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Medium).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Medium).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Medium).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Medium).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Viper stat icon.png
Superior Rune of the Lich.png6x
Superior Rune of the Lich
48px18x
Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

Food
  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    ,
    Rare Veggie Pizza Rare Veggie Pizza
    Rare Veggie Pizza.pngRare Veggie Pizza
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or Red-Lentil Saobosa Red-Lentil Saobosa
Utility
  • Toxic Focusing Crystal Toxic Focusing Crystal
    Toxic Focusing Crystal.pngToxic Focusing Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PowerGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    • Tuning Icicle Tuning Icicle
      Tuning Icicle.pngTuning Icicle
      Nourishment (30 m):
      Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
      Consumable
      or
      Potent Master Tuning Crystal Potent Master Tuning Crystal
      Potent Master Tuning Crystal.pngPotent Master Tuning Crystal
      Nourishment (1 h):
      Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
      Consumable
      for a cheaper alternative

Usage

The logic behind this rotation is to always Quick Draw.png Quick Draw Bonfire.png Bonfire and Poison Volley.png Poison Volley and fill in the gaps with other condition damage skills.

Opening Rotation

  1. Sharpening Stone.png Sharpening Stone + Vulture Stance.png Vulture Stance
  2. One Wolf Pack.png One Wolf Pack
  3. Viper's Nest.png Viper's Nest
  4. Poison Volley.png Poison Volley
  5. Crippling Shot.png Crippling Shot

Loop Rotation and Skill Priority

  1. Weapon swap to proc Quick Draw.png Quick Draw and use Bonfire.png Bonfire
  2. 24px Double Arc
  3. Throw Torch.png Throw Torch
  4. 24px Double Arc
  5. Bonfire.png Bonfire
  6. 24px Double Arc
  7. Throw Torch.png Throw Torch
  8. Weapon swap to proc Quick Draw.png Quick Draw and use Poison Volley.png Poison Volley
  9. Crippling Shot.png Crippling Shot
  10. Poison Volley.png Poison Volley
  11. Poison Volley.png Poison Volley
  12. Crippling Shot.png Crippling Shot
  13. Repeat from 1.


Fill in gaps between weapon skills with utility skills in this priority order:
  1. Narcotic Spores Narcotic Spores
  2. Viper's Nest.png Viper's Nest
  3. Crippling Anguish Crippling Anguish
  4. 24px Primal Cry (if you have time before a weapon skill comes off cooldown)
  5. Autoattacks. Be sure not to interrupt your dagger auto attack chain.

General

Build rating - 5 stars
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4 Ratings
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

1 More Rating
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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