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

This build was last updated on July 01, 2022 and is up to date for the June 30, 2022 game patch.

Overview

Power Soulbeast offers extremely high burst damage from any range, high mobility, decent boons, and good cc.


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Skill Bar

Smokescale
Rock Gazelle
Dagger/Axe
Longbow
Utility


Pets

You are always going to be merged with your pet for the massive bonuses from the Beastmastery traitline.

The suggested Smokescale Smokescale gives you a useful evade and CC, while Rock Gazelle Rock Gazelle has more CC, and a dash.


Weapon Variants

  • Mainhand Axe - Good for might and burst.
  • Sword - good damage overall and a dash.
  • Greatsword - Good burst and cleave.


Skill Variants

Heal skill

  • - extreme condi cleanse but no boon extension.

Utility skill

Don't replace nor as they are core to the build. Replace with whatever skill best fits the situation.

  • - the only thing this build lacks is Might generation. Vulture Stance can help slightly with that.
  • - removes and prevents immob, chill, and cripple, and gives stability.
  • - decent boost to squad DPS.
  • - passive toughness + panic button.
  • - stunbreak + evade.
  • - stunbreak + quickness.

Elite skill

  • - massively lower damage than One Wolf Pack, but 10 stacks of stability and might generation.


Specializations

  • - if you need more dodges.
  • - when using greatsword.
  • - boosts stance duration & shares stances with allies; always take this if playing with a group.


Marksmanship Variant

Marksmanship can replace Skirmishing for high burst damage, but quickly falls off. You will note that despite using a longbow this build does not use , this is because we only use longbow to start the fight and quickly swap to our other set. Longbow has great burst but absolutely atrocious sustained damage.


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

  • , - 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

  • You will always be merged in with your pet to gain the massive bonuses from the Beastmastery traitline.
  • When fighting durable enemies, use for a massive 40% damage increase.
  • deals massive damage but has a long casting time, try to use while under the effects of quickness after casting Wordly Impact due to .
  • Try to flank your enemy (attacking from behind or the sides) to benefit from .
  • Try to use Crowd Control before unleashing your burst to benefit from .
  • Always use before fights to start with Fury Fury to benefit from . Remember that extends the duration of your existing boons.

Longbow

Start from range and close up on your enemy.

  1. - be sure not to interrupt the long chaneling time.
  2. + +
  3. - skip this if it would push the enemy away from nearby players.
  4. while walking towards the enemy to get into melee range.
  5. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  6. - skip this if you're already in melee range
  • Your highest damage skills are , , , and .

Greatsword

  1. + +
  2. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  3. Auto-attack
  4. Weapon Swap 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.
  • When under preassure, use to unmerge with your pet so it may tank while you disengage.
  • When merged with a bear, you can use and Defy Pain to negate strike damage for up to 7 seconds.
  • When merged with a Jacaranda you can use Photosynthesize to heal and cleanse conditions, and to heal.

Crowd Control

  • if using Greatsword
  • if using Axe
  • if using Greatsword


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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