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 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

Short bowHealingUtilityElite

Pets

  • 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 . It can also be used to provide yourself with Sharpen Spines before the fight starts.

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

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Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Krait
16x
Malign +5 Agony Infusion
2x
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

General

  • After this, there isn't any real rotation to follow. Simply cast the skills listed above when they come off cooldown. Try to flank the boss as much as possible for the bonus damage from
  • 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 should be saved in situations where you are anticipating a breakbar to occur.
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.