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

  • You'll be spending most of your time merged with the Ferocious pet of your choice. Here are some options:
  • 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
    :

Weapon Variants

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

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - if conditions are a problem.
Utility Skills
  • - provides quickness (for faster burst), superspeed, and a stunbreak.
  • - provides vigor, an extra evade, and a stunbreak.
Elite Skills
  • - powerful soft crowd control.

Specializations

Variants
  • - if running longbow.
  • - if you're having trouble staying alive.

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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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
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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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
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

  • This build's damage comes from critically hitting with burst damage while buffed by
    . Your main burst damage skills are
    and
    .
    • can be used to reset
      and extend your burst damage combo.
    • Use
      to buff your burst damage even further.
  • After your initial strike you should use
    , and
    , which are multi-hit (and so less effective with
    ) but still deal very high damage.
  • If all your main damage skills are on cooldown, just swap between your weapons autoattacking and using the above skills whenever available.
  • Use
    for might and fury.

Defense

  • ,
    , and
    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.
  • blocks attacks. The retaliatory attack doesn't trigger if you are jumping or out of range, allowing you to block multiple attacks with one
    .
  • The third hit of your greatsword autoattack is an evade, but this can be difficult to time properly.
  • provides protection.
  • 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

  • (traited with
    )
  • (as a last resort)
Build rating - 5 stars
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3 Ratings
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.

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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