Soulbeast - Sic 'Em Roamer

The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good

Focused on: Direct damage and Mobility

Designed for: WvW Roaming

This build was last updated on June 02, 2023 and is up to date for the May 02, 2023 game patch.


An iconic Soulbeast Power build for WvW roaming which takes advantage of 's synergy with Beastmode to pump out massive burst damage and deny Stealth Stealth access.

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For the optional slot or even instead of "Sic 'Em!" (if more sustain is needed):

  • - great option against any type of pressure, especially CC.
  • - a defensive choice that's useful in any situation.
  • - strong damage mitigation and another stun break.
  • - unblockable burst combos.


  • - a more defensive elite that still offers a damage boost.


  • Siamoth Siamoth over Owl Owl - trades mobility and healing for a CC, a brief immunity against direct damage, and a skill which lets you gamble for an item that grants boons or stealth.

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  • While lowers your burst potential it provides massive utility value by allowing you to swap pets in Beastmode, making it easier to use the right skills at the right time. On top of that it even adds a bit of extra healing.




  • - if you either want to trade sustain for damage, or can't afford Durability runes just yet.
  • - highest burst potential.


Sigil of Severance and Bloodlust can be replaced by:

  • - more cleansing in case you're having trouble dealing with conditions.
  • - 100% crit chance on your entire burst.



  • - strong mix of sustain and damage.
  • - more evasion uptime and synergy.
    • Budget version:
  • - cheap option with a nice crit chance boost and frequent, armor ignoring damage procs that also heal you.


  • or .


Elite specialization basics

  • Soulbeast allows Rangers to meld/merge with their pet, becoming one. This is done through which has a 10s CD.
  • Traits related to swapping pets now activate upon entering/leaving .
  • Pet related traits and skills such as continue to function even while merged, but this time you'll be the one who benefits from them, not the pet (although sometimes the effects are lessened).
    • IMPORTANT: skills that affect your pet like have to be used after merging if you wish to benefit from them, already active skill effects will be lost just like when swapping pets.


  • Dodging applies Protection, which also heals thanks to the trait . reduces the condition damage you take by 20% while affected by this boon.
  • Survival skills cure 2 conditions and grant Fury. Your healing, cleanses 4 because it procs .
  • Beastmode grants a flat 30% movement speed boost.
  • has many uses.
    • It can be used offensively for the Quickness, most notably to boost , , or Greatsword autos for downed cleave.
    • Defensively by keeping your ready in case you need to cleanse 2 conditions.
    • Alternatively the Superspeed Superspeed can help you escape damage or chase down targets while on Greatsword.
  • Try to be on Greatsword when you kill players and NPCs alike in order to build up stacks.
  • passively maintains a high uptime of healing reduction on your target.


  • Owl is for sustain/mobility while Smokescale's mainly for damage, offering you great offensive stats as well as new damaging and CC skills.
  • Smokescale's could be used both offensively (delivering damage while making it impossible to kite you) and defensively (it's an instant cast evade frame).
  • is a great setup for or .
  • Owl adds some extra mobility for chasing people or disengaging from fights via .
  • Owl's F3 is your second healing skill and also a potent support tool when roaming in a group.
  • Don't forget to unmerge once beast skills are on CD or you're done with your burst combo, as you have greater DPS while you let your pets attack your enemies.
  • If taken used while in Beastmode will grant you Might Might on each hit you land. -especially against multiple targets- can quickly build up 25 stacks of Might Might which is best used on (Longbow), (Greatsword), or (Beastmode).


  • will grant Attack of Opportunity to you while melded, this is best used for boosting 's damage.
  • The optimal burst combo is fairly straightforward:
  1. Make sure you have Fury Fury by the time you'll unload your Longbow skills.
  2. Pop before the burst.
  3. Get Quickness from either or (if taken).
  4. for some extra stats.
  5. Optional, if taken
  6. which boosts the Soulbeast's own damage if used in Beastmode.
  7. to increase the chance of landing your burst and to proc .
  8. for damage.

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This build has a rating of 4 stars based on 7 votes.
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2 stars
Asterix gave this build 2 stars • June 2023
The build lacks damage, especially in this cele meta. You need eternal bond if you actually want to play soul beast properly and because you take the trait you will lack the 10% dmg from opressive superiority. I would recommend skirmishing: 2, 1, 3 and the honed axes trait for ferocity. Also take bear stance, protect me, sic em and dolyak stance.
5 stars
Hanz gave this build 5 stars • March 2023
Very strong burst. Good for dueling or spiking targets in smaller groups, and it can solo camps with ease. Mobility's okay as well. Sustain can be a problem if the fight drags on or you have to survive outnumbered for an extended period of time, but it's good enough and you can always run away using stealth and Owl. Sic 'Em's reveal absolutely destroys stealth classes and now hardcounters even Deadeyes,
5 stars
Al0bar gave this build 5 stars • December 2022
Great build for Roaming and Zerg as well. Thiefs and Reapers don't like it... as far as I can see
3 stars
Orbuter12345 gave this build 3 stars • June 2022
It's a good backline class, has decent mobility but is outmatched by classes that can close the gap and stick onto them. This build particularly struggles with classes such as: Tempest, Scrapper, (MOST EOD specs). It's become a victim of power creep unfortunately, however back in the day the build was top tier. TLDR: Strong opening burst, struggles in prolonged fights, especially condi/bunker classes.
5 stars
Guirssane gave this build 5 stars • January 2022
Most broken roaming build atm with the celestial meta build
5 stars
Aguakateh gave this build 5 stars • July 2018
Great for roaming and solo camping. Also, with a few adjustments, like adding Moa Stance can be useful in groups, scaring away invaders with the spikes of damage and picking up low health targets when in a fight taking advantage of the high mobility to burst and escape
5 stars
Donyajoon gave this build 5 stars • June 2018
Recent buff made the burst a little stronger. Great for both solo roaming and small groups. Has great single target ranged burst paired with good mobility.


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