Soulbeast - Power Soulbeast

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

Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Open World and Open World General

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

Overview

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


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Skill Bar

Smokescale
Rock Gazelle
Dagger/Axe
Longbow
Utility


Pets


Weapon Variants

  • Mainhand Axe - Good for might, better in short fights than other options
  • Sword - Similar DPS to dagger with slightly higher burst
  • Greatsword - Good burst and cleave


Skill Variants

  • - good DPS option that helps maintain
  • - extreme condi cleanse
  • - stability spam
  • - large boost to squad DPS
  • - passive toughness + panic button
  • - stunbreak + evade
  • - stunbreak + quickness
  • - very high single target burst; combine with


Specializations

  • - boosts stance duration & shares stances with allies; always take this if playing with a group


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

Berserker

This set uses gear similar to that of Build:Soulbeast_-_Power_DPS, making it excellent for general PvE.

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Dagger
Berserker
Axe
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Longbow
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6



Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Knight Knight - defensive trinkets
  • Marauder Marauder - trades a small amount of damage for a large boost to HP


Runes

  • , - budget DPS; if taking Strength, replace with a different DPS option.
  • , - defense


Sigils

  • , - budget DPS
  • - more dodges


Consumables

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions. Budget versions of these foods exist and are acceptable.
  • - farming
  • , - DPS
  • - defense
Utility
  • (and variants) - farming
  • , - dps


Usage

Damage

There are a few basic rotations


Longbow

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 other big skills so that Cripple Cripple will trigger .
- You can run in place of to help cover this buff more, but be careful not to undercap Might (i.e change WHAO casting time to prevent Might from expiring).


Greatsword

Use instead of if also running Marksmanship:

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

- can be useful to fill gaps in the rotation.
- It is useful to use to extend boon duration.


Defense

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

If fighting something powerful, it can be beneficial to use the Jacaranda pet instead of Smokescale. When the Jacaranda gets low on health, merge with it and use its powerful healing skills until it is possible to unmerge.


Crowd Control

  • if using Greatsword
  • if using Axe
  • if using Greatsword
  • Jacaranda has a moderate amount of CC in its un-merged kit.


Video Examples


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 2 votes.
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5 stars
MagicAndrej gave this build 5 stars • February 2022
This build has been my friend for a while. And by a while I mean about 800 hours. Super fun. Against some of the tougher stuff it can get quite challenging. But my suggestion is to definitely slap on Jacaranda. Such a strong pet both in and out of Soulbeast mode.
5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars • March 2021
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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