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:

Expansions required:

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This build is pending an minor update. It's still perfectly functional, but needs to be brought up to current standards.

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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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 :
  • When unable to mount, you can also merge with a bird like Juvenile Eagle Juvenile Eagle to use and to go faster.

Weapon Variants

  • Longbow can be taken over Sword/Axe for burst damage from range with , however its damage falls off after the initial burst.
  • Dagger can take over Sword for extra quickness via and synergizes well with for more sustain.

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 AOE soft crowd control.

Specializations



Variants
  • - if running longbow.
  • - if you're having trouble staying alive.
  • - for more sustain if running dagger.

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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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

Food
  • or
    for more damage.
  • for playing with groups.
  • is a good budget option.
  • for more dodges.
  • is a fantastic food for farming open world. It's cheap, provides a moderate boost to both damage and survivability, and increases magic find significantly.
  • for more healing.
  • is a great option when you do not need any extra damage or sustain.
Utility
  • or
    is your best damage option.
  • is a great budget option.

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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4 Ratings
5 stars
Warming Hearth gave this build 5 stars April 2019

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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