Soulbeast - Hybrid DPS

Part of the current metagame

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Focused on: Condition damage

Designed for: Raids and Fractals

Overview

A Hybrid DPS Soulbeast build for raids and fractals with unusually high power damage (around one third of total damage). This combines the burst of a power build with great sustained DPS, all while buffing its allies with stance share. Much like Power DPS Soulbeast, this build favors bosses that will not move out of skills such as and .


Skill Bar

Bristleback
Warthog
Axe/Torch
Dagger/Axe
Utility


Pet Variants

  • Bristleback Bristleback allows you to abuse the behavior of : when used inside the hitbox of a boss with adds present, you can strike the boss with up to nine projectiles instead of the intended three. It can also be used to provide yourself with Sharpen Spines before swapping to another pet and starting the fight.
  • Warthog Warthog provides additional breakbar damage with .
  • 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.


Skill Variants

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


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Specializations


Trait Variants

combined with the Warthog and offers higher personal damage and a greater proportion of your damage comes from power. will outperform it in the vast majority of situations, except where the target takes extra power damage (e.g. Vale Guardian or Keep Construct).


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
Axe
Viper
Torch
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Dagger
Viper
Axe
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x9
Infusion
x9


Gear Variants

If running Warthog and , use and swap all infusions to Malign.


Consumables

Food:

  • or ascended versions


Utility:

    • or for a cheaper alternative


Usage

Opening Rotation

  1. and during the cast of
  2. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  3. and during the cast of
  4. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


Loop

  1. during the cast of
  2. (if available)
  3. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  4. and during the cast of
  5. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


General

  • Try to finish the skill chain of the dagger autoattack.
  • Use off cooldown.
  • Be sure to flank the boss as much as possible for the bonus damage from .
  • If using Warthog, use and off cooldown, though they are lower priority than other skills. If brought for the CC, then save if you will need it.

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