Soulbeast - Condi DPS Shortbow/Shortbow

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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 . 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

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Short bowHealingUtilityElite

Pets

  • Use Juvenile Warthog Juvenile Warthog instead of Juvenile Lynx Juvenile Lynx for
    Brutal Charge Brutal Charge
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    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 .

Slot Changes

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 in your squad.
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




See Soulbeast - Condi DPS for the variant.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Krait
15x
Malign +5 Agony Infusion
3x
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
  2. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  3. /

General

  • Always use , , and immediately when they come off cooldown. The first two are instant cast so you can cast them during other skills.
  • Cast , and when they come off cooldown. In downtime between these skills use your autoattack while trying to flank the boss as much as possible.
  • While is an important DPS increase, you should always prioritize using your dodges to avoid damage. Only dodge for if you know you won't need to dodge anything in the next few seconds.
  • / can be used to replace auto-attacks, but should only be used if you cannot flank the boss or you need additional quickness.
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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