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Soulbeast - Condition Stance Share

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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Condition damage.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Information

This is a condition damage soulbeast build designed for raids and fractals. The build excels in dealing high condition damage and provides a damage buff to allies from shared stances. For a simplified version with less reliance on melee see Soulbeast - Pure Shortbow Condition.

Skill Bar

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Short bowHealingUtilityElite
Dagger/Torch

Weapon Variants

Dual short bow is another strong option when using the
trait as long as one can reliably flank the boss.

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.
  • If you have enough time to precast, you can use Juvenile Bristleback Juvenile Bristleback and precast Sharpen Spines Sharpen Spines before the fight, then switch back to Juvenile Lynx Juvenile Lynx for a small DPS increase.

Slot Changes

Heal Skills

  • Use
    over
    in condition-heavy fights to clear conditions from yourself and your allies.

Utility Skills

  • Use
    over
    if there isn't already one present.

Specializations

Variant:
over
is better when using pure shortbow, and is about equal when using shortbow dagger/torch.

Equipment

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4x
Superior Rune of the Nightmare
2x
Superior Rune of the Trapper
18x
Malign +5 Agony Infusion

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

Always use
,
, and
immediately when they come off cooldown. The first two are instant cast so you can cast them during other skills.

Opener:

  1. +

Prioritize weapon skills and use them in this order:

  1. Weapon swap to proc
    and use
  2. Weapon swap to proc
    and use
  3. Repeat from 1.

Fill in gaps between weapon skills with utility skills in this priority order:

  1. (if you have time before a weapon skill comes off cooldown)
  2. Autoattacks. Be sure not to interrupt your dagger auto attack chain


Notes:

can be cast for a minor DPS increase thanks to the trait
however it should be saved in situations where you are anticipating a breakbar to occur.
Build rating: 100%
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2 Ratings
Gold Medal - Great
Takazi said this build was great December 2017

smashing around 38k to 42k each run on the 10 mil golem with all food and buffs, but i seem to consistently get 1k higher each time i use bristleback beast mode over lynx beast mode (for the entire rotation, no precasts) just wondering if anyone else has tested this? either way this is a brilliant build, consistent damage, fun/easy rotation and viable in many different situations. love it

Gold Medal - Great
Troupe said this build was great December 2017

Very strong DPS output on a simple rotation and is usable across almost all encounter which makes it a good choice for a beginner.

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