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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

Difficulty:
Normal
This build was last updated on May 26, 2024 and is up to date for the March 19, 2024 patch.

Overview

Power Soulbeast is a very bursty power build. It features good damage, amazing burst, high mobility, and good cc. It also has flexibility for deciding which mainhand weapon to use, as they are all good.

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Skill Bar

Smokescale
Rock Gazelle
Axe/Axe
Hammer
Utility


Weapon Variants

You can manually chose your hammer skills (as if they were utility skills). Use all the Unleashed versions: Unleashed Wild Swing, Unleashed Overbearing Smash, Unleashed Savage Shock Wave, and Unleashed Thump. If you don't have access to Weaponmaster Training with Secrets of the Obscure, you won't be able to wield a hammer. Use other weapon:

Skill Variants

Heal skill

  • Bear Stance - extreme condi cleanse but no boon extension.

Utility skill

  • Dolyak Stance - removes and prevents immob, chill, and cripple, and gives stability.
  • Signet of Stone - passive toughness + panic button.

Pet variants

You are almost 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.

Specializations

Variants
  • Two-Handed Training - when using greatsword.
  • Leader of the Pack - when playing 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
Axe
Berserker
Axe
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Hammer
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6


Relic
  • Rune of Superior Rune of the Dragonhunter and Rune of Superior Rune of the Scholar are interchangeable.
  • You can use Relic of Zakiros to trade a minor amount of damage for sustain, Relic of the Cavalier to start combat with boons, or Relic of Durability for a little extra defense.
  • For defense, equip the highest tier Jade Core you can afford. Use defensive food, traits, or skills if required. If necessary, use Knight Knight trinkets.

Consumables

Budget consumables are acceptable for use in open world.

DPS

  • Prioritize Steak Ascended food.
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Defense

Farming

  • Prioritize Steak Ascended food.
  • /
  • (and variants)


Usage

Damage

  • When fighting durable enemies, use "Sic 'Em!" for a 25% damage increase.
  • Whirling Defense deals massive damage but has a long casting time, try to use it while under the effects of quickness after casting Worldly Impact due to Live Fast.
  • When possible, flank your enemy (attacking from behind or the sides) to benefit from Hunter's Tactics.
  • Try to use Crowd Control before unleashing your burst to benefit from Twice as Vicious.
  • Always use Moa Stance before fights to start with Fury Fury to benefit from Furious Strength. Remember that "We Heal As One!" extends the duration of your existing boons.

Rotation

Against tough enemies like bosses, try to follow this opener.

  1. Moa Stance + One Wolf Pack
  2. Frost Trap + "Sic 'Em!"
  3. Unleashed Thump (triggers Twice as Vicious and Relic of Fireworks Relic of Fireworks)
  4. Unleashed Savage Shock Wave and Unleashed Wild Swing
  5. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  6. Worldly Impact
  7. Path of Scars
  8. Whirling Defense
  9. Splitblade
  10. Winter's Bite
  • Try to not interrupt your auto attack chain.
  • Use your axe skills Splitblade and Winter's Bite off cooldown.
  • Save your long-cooldown high-hitting attacks Worldly Impact and Whirling Defense to use together with "Sic 'Em!".


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 Counterattack and Smoke Assault is a very useful evade.
  • When under preassure, use Leave Beastmode to unmerge with your pet so it may tank while you disengage.
  • When merged with a bear, you can use Unflinching Fortitude and Defy Pain (soulbeast) to negate strike damage for up to 7 seconds.
  • When merged with a Jacaranda you can use Photosynthesize (soulbeast) to heal and cleanse conditions, and Spiritual Reprieve to heal.

Crowd Control

  • Takedown (soulbeast)
  • Path of Scars
  • Frost Trap soft cc.
  • Winter's Bite soft cc.


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 3 votes.
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5 stars
Frantumn gave this build 5 stars • August 2023
Love this build. It's great for solo PVE play. The melee aspects tend to do a little more damage, but the bow is great when you need to kite a hard boss.
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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