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Soulbeast - Condi Trapper

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Welcome to the Builds Archive. See the ones that gathered dust, were orphaned by their original writers, or became obsolete by balance patches. We keep the orphan builds together and salute the veteran builds that held a position in the good, great, or meta categories.

Focused on: Condition damageSingle targetRanged damageMelee damageMobilityDpsDefenseSolo playGroup playRoaming.

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Archived Build

reason: moved to https://metabattle.com/wiki/Build:Soulbeast_-_Condition_Skirmisher

Overview

An extremely strong build which can swap from DPS to defensive variants. This build can do well in almost all areas of open world.

Pros
  • Very versatile
  • High DPS even with defensive gear
  • Mobile
Cons
  • Low sustain
  • Dagger Mainhand is very sensitive to high ping.

Skill Bar

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Pets

  • Your second pet doesn't really matter, feel free to equip your favorite pet for Fashion Wars. If you're having trouble surviving you can bring a Supportive or Stout pet for extra survivability with skills like or :
  • When unable to mount, you can also merge with a bird like Juvenile Hawk Juvenile Hawk to use and to go faster.

Weapon Variants

  • Main hand Axe provides better cleave damage than dagger but is less effective against single targets.

Skill Variants

Heal Skills
  • - Condi clear
  • - extends boons; extremely effective with Concentration
Utility Skills
  • - Very high damage buff against single targets
  • - if you're getting stunned a lot.
  • - alternative damage option, useful if there are allies around.
  • - Powerful stun break
  • - Invulnerability
Elite Skills
  • - high damage and soft crowd control.

Specializations

Build Code

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Trait Variants

Soulbeast is extremely versatile and part of its gameplay is setting up the right traits for each situation.

Axe Variant

Take if running axe main hand.

Poison Variant

This variant focuses heavily on dealing high poison damage, which can help with sustain

  • In Wilderness Survival:
  • In Soulbeast:

Skirmishing Variant

Replace Beastmastery with Skirmishing for a significant DPS boost at the cost of utility. This can also pair with the Poison Variant above. If using the Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's or Rabid stat icon.png Rabid's variants below, use this variant.



Equipment

Viper Equipment

For the vast majority of open world content, use this variant

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Trailblazer Equipment

For harder content, it may be worth using this variant

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Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Sinister stat icon.png Sinister's , Grieving stat icon.png Grieving - Budget replacement for Viper stat icon.png Viper's ; run with these
  • Rabid stat icon.png Rabid's - Budget replacement for Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's ; run with this

Runes

  • - Less bleed-focused condition duration
  • - budget option for Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's
  • , - higher burst option; not generally recommended

Sigils

  • - Possibly superior to for the Viper stat icon.png Viper's variant?
  • - strong ranged option
  • - more dodges

Consumables

Event Farming

Food:

  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.

Utility:

  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Solo Play

Food
  • , - DPS
  • - Budget DPS
  • , - Dodges + Might
  • , - Gives sustain for the Viper stat icon.png Viper's , Sinister stat icon.png Sinister's , and Grieving stat icon.png Grieving variants
Utility
  • - +Dmg, +Karma

Usage

Damage

  • Your most damaging skills are , , , and . Use these skills whenever available.
    • Fill in the gaps with /, , and autoattacks.
    • Never interrupt your autoattack chain.
  • Flanking enemies is important with this build, as your shortbow skills deal significantly more damage when hitting from the back or the side. Dodge through enemies before unloading your condition burst.
  • Use your traps and stances off cooldown.
  • If crowd control isn't important, you can use for a damage increase.

Survivability

  • Use the endurance regeneration from to dodge incoming attacks.
  • You have a good amount of passive healing from and .

Crowd Control

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