Soulbeast - Condi Shortbow DPS

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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 utilities. While it deals less DPS than the dagger/torch variant, the difference is minor and it can pull ahead in fights where you may find yourself outside of melee range for extended periods of time 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

Short bowHealingUtilityElite

Pets

  • Juvenile Fanged Iboga Juvenile Fanged Iboga inflicts a large amount of confusion. While your build is not optimized for this it is still a significant damage boost on Cairn, Soulless Horror, and the Twin Largos. Do not attempt to apply the build optimizations of other Iboga Soulbeast variants to this one.
  • Juvenile Bristleback Juvenile Bristleback can be used to abuse the behavior of , when used inside the hitbox of a boss with adds present, you can strike the boss with up to nine projectiles intead of the intended three. It can also be used to provide yourself with Sharpen Spines before swapping to another pet and starting the fight.
  • While Juvenile Warthog Juvenile Warthog provides additional breakbar damage with , bringing it is a DPS loss compared to Juvenile Lynx Juvenile Lynx as you already have permanent uptime.

Slot Changes

Healing Skills
  • over in condition-heavy fights to clear conditions from yourself and your allies.
Utility Skills
  • or over if there isn't already one present in your squad.
    • Should the group move use the spirits active ability to teleport it to your position.
Elite Skills
  • Entangle Entangle
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    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
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    If you need the extra immobilize for a slight DPS loss, useful for encounters such as Gorseval, Escort (Wargs), and Deimos.

Specializations

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Equipment

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Superior Rune of the Krait
14x
Malign +5 Agony Infusion
4x
Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion
  • Spiteful Infusions are used to reach 100% Bleed duration.

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 for a cheaper alternative

Usage

Opening Rotation

  1. , , and during the cast of
  2. as is about to expire

General

  • After this, there isn't any real rotation to follow. Simply cast the skills listed above when they come off cooldown. Be sure to flank the boss as much as possible for the bonus damage from , , and .
  • Despite most fo your kit being ranged skills, stay stacked in melee as often as possible to recieve healing and boons from the group.
  • You can also measure the initial delay of by looking at 's remaining cooldown, use it when has 9-10 seconds remaining.
  • While is useful, it is a DPS loss to dodge instead of autoattacking. You can prestack dodges at the start of phases, but should always prioritize using your dodges to avoid damage.
  • is a DPS increase thanks to the trait , however it may be saved in situations where you are anticipating a breakbar to occur. Be warned that this will desync your procs.
    • If your procs become desynced from using or too early, use the first one to come off cooldown immediatly then use the second when the from the first is about to expire.
    • If your procs become desynced from using one of these skills too late, then delay casting the other skill until the proc is about to expire.
Build rating - 4 stars
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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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