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Soulbeast - Power Soulbeast

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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: Direct damageSingle targetRanged damageMelee damageDpsSurvivalGroup playRoaming.

Designed for:

  

Expansions required:

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Overview

Power Soulbeast is an extremely versatile roaming build that does well in virtually every aspect of open world.

Pros
  • Extremely versatile
  • High burst damage
  • Great self-buffs
Cons
  • Low sustain
  • Can be hard to play at times.

Skill Bar

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Longbow

Pets

Smokescale and Jacaranda are chosen because they are best in slot for their intended purpose. Smokescale provides the powerful Worldly Impact ability and other strong skills. Jacaranda is a very powerful tanking pet that also provides considerable healing when merged.

Alternatives include:

Weapon Variants

  • Mainhand Axe - Excellent for stacking might, easier to use than dagger.
  • Sword - Great burst.
  • Greatsword - Provides excellent cleave

Skill Variants

Healing Skills

Other healing skills are not recommended due to the boon duplication of We Heal As One.

Utility Skills
  • - alternative damage skill, useful if there are allies around.
  • - extra toughness and a panic button
  • - alternative stun break and extra dodge.
  • - another stun break option, as well as providing personal quickness and superspeed.
  • - additional burst damage; note that against single targets this skill is a ~15% dps increase if you take along with it.
Elite Skills

Do not replace One Wolf Pack

Specializations

Build Code

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  • - boosts stance duration, helpful when allies are nearby

Skirmishing Variant

This variant can be a dramatic boost to DPS but only if you can manage to flank most of the time. This makes it great in groups.



Equipment

Standard Equipment

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Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Marauder stat icon.png Marauder - higher HP, a little less damage

Runes

  • - boon duration, be careful about overcapping crit chance.
  • - higher DPS if you crit cap without them
  • - infinite sustain if with a zerg
  • , , - strong defensive options when solo

Sigils

  • - more dodges


Consumables

Event Farming

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain (requires crit chance)
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Solo

This food assists with more difficult content, such as bosses or bounties.
Food
  • , - Defense/Damage
  • , - Damage
Utility
  • - Damage

Usage

Damage

There are a few basic rotations

If using Longbow with Marksmanship and :

  • +
  • ^1
  • Weapon Swap
  • ^2
  • Auto-attacks
  • Weapon Swap
  • Auto-attacks

^1 Situational: Be careful not to push mobs away from other engaged players, or into nearby players.
^2 Optional: Closer in case of extreme range with Longbow ('s radius is only 240).

- Your biggest damage skills are , , , and .
- Use before your other big skills so that Cripple Cripple will trigger .
- You can run in place of to help cover this buff more, but be careful that you don't undercap your Might (i.e change your WHAO casting time to prevent Might from expiring).


If using Greatsword (use instead of if also running Marksmanship):

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  • Weapon Swap
  • Auto-attack 3x
  • Weapon Swap

- can be useful to fill gaps in your rotation.
- While you have boons, it is useful to use to extend their duration.

Defense

Most of your defense with this build will come from dodging, as you have few blocks or other defensive cooldowns. Greatsword offers more thanks to and Smoke Assault is a very useful evade.

If you are fighting something powerful, it can be beneficial to use the Jacaranda pet instead of Smokescale. Using Jacaranda is a bit different, as you want to unmerge with it for a time due to its very high self-healing. When the Jacaranda gets low on health, merge with it and abuse its powerful healing skills to keep yourself alive until you can unmerge again.

Crowd Control

  • if using Greatsword
  • if using Axe
  • if using Greatsword
  • Jacaranda has a moderate amount of CC in its un-merged kit.
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Build rating - 5 stars
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5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars last month

A fantastic roaming build capable of completing basically any content in the game, from casual play to hard story bosses. It can struggle against especially challenging foes, like solo bounties, but that's also not the focus of the build.

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