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Soulbeast - Condi Shortbow DPS

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Focused on: Condition damage

Designed for: Raids

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

Difficulty:
Easy

Overview

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

Lynx
Bristleback
Shortbow
Utility


Pet Variants

  • Fanged Iboga 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.
  • Bristleback Bristleback can be used to abuse the behavior of Rain of Spikes (soulbeast), 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 Warthog Warthog provides additional breakbar damage with Brutal Charge (soulbeast porcine), bringing it is a DPS loss compared to Lynx Lynx as you already have permanent Twice as Vicious uptime.


Skill Variants

Healing

  • Bear Stance over "We Heal As One!" in condition-heavy fights to clear conditions from yourself and your allies.


Utility

  • "Sic 'Em!" is an alternative to Viper's Nest if you won't be in melee often enough to use it off cooldown.


Elite

  • Entangle If you need the extra immobilize for a slight DPS loss, useful for encounters such as Gorseval, Escort (Wargs), and Deimos.


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Specializations


Trait Variants

Any of the adept beastmastery traits are useful

  • Go for the Eyes is good in encounters with lots of adds
  • Potent Ally for when your group's Might Might uptime is bad
  • Resounding Timbre lowers the recharge on your heal, and should always be taken if using "Sic 'Em!"


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
Shortbow
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x14
Infusion
x4
Relic


Consumables

Food

  • , or


Utility

    • or for a cheaper alternative


Usage

Rotation

Opener

  1. Viper's Nest
  2. One Wolf Pack
  3. Vulture Stance and Sharpening Stone during the cast of One Wolf Pack
  4. Poison Volley
  5. Crippling Shot
  6. Maul (soulbeast feline)
  7. Primal Cry
  8. Concussion Shot as Twice as Vicious is about to expire


General Tips

  • 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 Crossfire, Poison Volley, and Hunter's Tactics.
  • Despite most of 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 Concussion Shot by looking at Primal Cry's remaining cooldown, use it when Primal Cry has 9-10 seconds remaining.
  • While Light on your Feet 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.
  • Concussion Shot is a DPS increase thanks to the trait Twice as Vicious, however it may be saved in situations where you are anticipating a breakbar to occur. Be warned that this will desync your Twice as Vicious procs.
    • If your Twice as Vicious procs become desynced from using Concussion Shot or Primal Cry too early, use the first one to come off cooldown immediatly then use the second when the Twice as Vicious 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 Twice as Vicious proc is about to expire.


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 2 votes.
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5 stars
WheelsOnBus gave this build 5 stars • November 2021
Very easy to get high dps and simple rotation. Possibly my favorite build to play in PvE.
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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