Soulbeast - Condi DPS Shortbow/Shortbow

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

Focused on: Condition DPS.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Variant of Soulbeast - Condi DPS. This build has an extremely simple rotation which consists of spamming shortbow skills and dodging for Light on your Feet.png Light on your Feet. While it deals less DPS than the dagger/torch variant, the difference is less than 1% and it will pull ahead in fights where you can't melee the boss or you mess up your rotation.
Like its cousin, it has a high ramp up time and works best on bosses without phases.

Skill Bar

Juvenile Lynx.png
Juvenile Electric Wyvern.png
Short bowHealingUtilityElite


  • Use Juvenile Warthog Juvenile Warthog instead of Juvenile Lynx Juvenile Lynx for
    Brutal Charge Brutal Charge
    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.
  • Juvenile Bristleback Juvenile Bristleback can replace lynx if you know you won't be able to stay in melee range enough to utilize the Lynx's 24px Maul.

Slot Changes

Healing Skills
Utility Skills
Elite Skills
  • Entangle Entangle
    Survival. Entagle foes around you with vines. Entagled foes bleed and are immobilized until the vines are destroyed.
    Damage.png4Damage: 508
    Bleed.png5Bleeding (8s): 4,760 Damage
    Immobilize.png5Immobilize (1s): Unable to move.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    If you need the extra immobilize for a slight DPS loss, useful for encounters such as Gorseval, Escort (Wargs), and Deimos.



Sharpened Edges.png Sharpened Edges

Hidden Barbs.png Hidden Barbs

Light on your Feet.png Light on your Feet

Wilderness Survival:

24px Taste for Danger

Refined Toxins.png Refined Toxins

Poison Master.png Poison Master


24px Live Fast

24px Predator's Cunning

Leader of the Pack.png Leader of the Pack

See Soulbeast - Condi DPS for the Quick Draw.png Quick Draw variant.


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 Krait.png6x
Superior Rune of the Krait
Malign +5 Agony Infusion
Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion
  • Spiteful Infusions are used to reach 100% Bleed duration.


  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    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
    or Red-Lentil Saobosa Red-Lentil Saobosa
  • 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
    • 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
      or Potent Master Tuning Crystal Potent Master Tuning Crystal for a cheaper alternative


Opening Rotation

  1. Viper's Nest.png Viper's Nest
  2. One Wolf Pack.png One Wolf Pack
  3. Vulture Stance.png Vulture Stance and Sharpening Stone.png Sharpening Stone
  4. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  5. Crippling Shot.png Crippling Shot
  6. Poison Volley.png Poison Volley
  7. 24px Maul/24px Maul
  8. Crossfire.png Crossfire


Build rating - 4 stars
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1 Ratings
4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars September 2018

One of the easiest DPS builds, this build is self-sufficient, pulls respectable damage numbers, and has a braindead easy rotation. A good way to get started in raids.

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