Soulbeast - Power Greatsword


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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Direct damageControl.

Designed for:

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Information

A Soulbeast build for running around in open world. This build deals high burst damage and has access to a lot of crowd control.

Skill Bar

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GreatswordHealingUtilityElite
Sword/Axe

Pets

Weapon Variants

  • Longbow can be taken over Sword/Axe for burst damage from range with Rapid Fire.png Rapid Fire, however its damage falls off after the initial burst.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
Utility Skills
Elite Skills
  • Entangle.png Entangle - powerful soft crowd control.

Specializations

Variants

Equipment

This build uses similar gear to the Soulbeast - Power DPS build for fractals and raids. The only difference is that you should use full Berserker's and a
for optimal results. If you don't want to get two greatswords, you can just use your fractal/raid gear.
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Ascended Shoulders (Medium).png
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Ascended Chest (Medium).png
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Ascended Hands (Medium).png
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Ascended Legs (Medium).png
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Ascended Feet (Medium).png
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Ascended Back.png
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Ascended Accessory1.png
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Ascended Accessory2.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
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Ascended Ring1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Greatsword.png
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Superior Sigil of Bloodlust.png
Superior Sigil of Accuracy.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Sword.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Axe.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Force.png
Superior Sigil of Accuracy.png
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Superior Rune of the Scholar
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Marauder Variant

For a tankier option you can run full Marauder stats. You lose about 15% damage but your health is increased by over 50%.
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Ascended Shoulders (Medium).png
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Ascended Hands (Medium).png
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Ascended Legs (Medium).png
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Ascended Feet (Medium).png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
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Ascended Accessory1.png
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Ascended Accessory2.png
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Ascended Amulet.png
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Ascended Ring1.png
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Ascended Ring2.png
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Ascended Greatsword.png
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Superior Sigil of Bloodlust.png
Superior Sigil of Accuracy.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Sword.png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Axe.png
Marauder stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Force.png
Superior Sigil of Accuracy.png
Superior Rune of the Scholar.png6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

If you're having trouble you can use the following consumables:
Food
  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    ,
    Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Precision+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    ,
    Plate of Truffle Steak Plate of Truffle Steak
    Plate of Truffle Steak.pngPlate of Truffle Steak
    Nourishment (30m):
    Food.png+100 power+70 precision+10% Experience from kills
    Consumable
    , or
    Dragon's Breath Bun Dragon's Breath Bun
    Dragon's Breath Bun.pngDragon's Breath Bun
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+200 power for 30s after killing an enemy+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    for more damage.
  • Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew.pngBowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png100% chance to gain might when you dodge.+40% to your Endurance refill rate.+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    for more dodges.
  • Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream for more healing.
Utility
  • Potent Superior Sharpening Stone Potent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone.pngPotent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Usage

Damage

Defense

  • 24px Smoke Assault, Hornet Sting.png Hornet Sting, and Serpent's Strike.png Serpent's Strike can be used to evade attacks.
    • Note that these are not instant cast like a normal dodge and will only queue after your current animation. To instantly evade something with these skills, stow your weapon and then press the skill.
  • Counterattack.png Counterattack blocks attacks. The retaliatory attack doesn't trigger if you are jumping or out of range, allowing you to block multiple attacks with one Counterattack.png Counterattack.
  • The third hit of your greatsword autoattack is an evade, but this can be difficult to time properly.
  • "Protect Me!".png "Protect Me!" provides protection.
  • Whirling Defense.png Whirling Defense lets you temporarily ignore projectiles while doing your damage.
  • Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible. Don't get hit by anything you can move out of.

Crowd Control

Build rating - 5 stars
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4 Ratings
5 stars
Warming Hearth gave this build 5 stars 3 days ago

Insane burst and high sustained damaged make of this build the perfect choice for rangers with Path of Fire

5 stars
Daryared gave this build 5 stars September 2018

Creo q esta build esta hecha para los q les gusta el dps, ademas proporciona velocidad de movimiento, y es versatil en mele como en rango... se adapta muy bien a cualquier combate

4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars September 2018

This build deals very high AoE burst damage, which makes it great for farming trash mobs. It's also very mobile and has the option of ranging difficult enemies with longbow.

1 More Rating
5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars July 2018

An excellent build with obscenely high burst damage and good mobility & evades between Swoop, Hornet Sting, and Serpent's Strike.

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