Soulbeast - Condition Skirmisher
The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great
Focused on: Condition damage
Designed for: Open World, Open World General and Open World Solo
A strong condition based build for ranger in open world build which can swap from DPS to defensive variants. This build can do well in almost all areas of open world and can even solo group events or strong bosses.
- Warthog - +condition damage, provides crowd control
- Smokescale - the strongest power option; comes with a strong evade
- Bristleback - best condi pet for ranged DPS
- Murellow - great defensive option
- Jacaranda - the strongest defensive pet when unmerged, provides significant healing when merged
- Eagle - provides excellent mobility
Generally, it is recommended to only replace Set 2, and keep Dagger/Torch.
- Dagger (offhand) - Provides additional poison damage and a low-cooldown evade.
- Shortbow - A strong ranged option that deals good hybrid damaged.
, , and are core to this build, replace them only if absolutely necessary.
- - high cleave damage
- - condi clear
- - stability spam
- - powerful defensive skill
- - low cooldown, high damage trap
- - strong single-target strike damage buff; use only with the Viper variant
- - 6 seconds of invulnerability; can be used with other i-frame sources for a ~13 second invuln period
- - extends stance durations and shares stance effects; use if taking multiple stances or if playing with a group
Wilderness Survival can replace either Beastmastery or Skimishing depending on the need and offers higher defenses and more poison damage. This variant should be taken over Beastmastery if using Trailblazer gear.
- - useful in high pressure situations where 75%+ hp is hard to maintain.
This set uses gear similar to Build:Soulbeast_-_Condi_DPS, making it excellent for general PVE.
- Trailblazer, Celestial - trades a small amount of damage for a large amount of EHP. This is an extremely efficient set, but is a luxury as it isn't useful for anything other than solo play or open world farming.
- - much higher burst damage at the cost of peak DPS.
- - budget DPS
- Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions. Budget versions of these foods exist and are acceptable.
- - farming
- - DPS
- - defense
- (and variants) - farming
- , - dps
- - dps if using gear with high toughness
- This build's damage relies heavily on Bleeding application.
- Try not to interrupt the autoattack chain.
- If using Shortbow: Flanking enemies is important with this build, as shortbow skills deal significantly more damage when hitting from the back or the side. Dodge through enemies before unloading burst to proc
- Use traps and stances off cooldown.
- If crowd control isn't important, use for a damage increase.
With dagger mainhand, use often to proc Quickness. Do not interrupt AA chains and use off cooldown.
Spam and off cooldown while auto-attacking. Use to proc .
This offhand is more geared towards defense. Use off cooldown, but save for the evade.
Use to proc , then use .
- It should be noted that is a whirl finisher. As such, it will produce significant amounts of Bolts when performed in a combo field. The easiest way to do this is to combo it with or , but feel free to get creative here.
Use everything off cooldown, unless saving 's cooldown to match that of .
- This build has an enormous amount of endurance regeneration and a wide number of evades.
- There is a significant amount of passive healing from and .
- Be sure to take utilities that match the situation. Stances like can change the nature of an encounter.
- Dire Variant vs Chak Lobber
- This is a good example of just how effective the build can be even with very cheap gear. While the kill wasn't fast by any means, the Dire variant of the build had plenty of damage and sustain to take on one of the stronger champion mobs.
- Cele Soulbeast vs Razorwing
- Cele Soulbeast vs Bristlebacks
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