Soulbeast - Sic 'Em Roamer

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

Focused on: Direct damage and Mobility

Designed for: WvW Roaming

Overview

A Soulbeast power build for WvW roaming which takes adventage of 's synergy with Beastmode to pump out damage and deny Stealth Stealth access.


Skill Bar

Smokescale
Rock Gazelle
Longbow
Greatsword
Utility


Skill Bar Variants

Utility

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.


Elite

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


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Specializations


Equipment

Head
Marauder
Shoulders
Marauder
Chest
Marauder
Hands
Marauder
Legs
Marauder
Feet
Marauder
Backpiece
Diviner
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Diviner
Ring
Berserker
Longbow
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Greatsword
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18


Rune

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

Sigils

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.


Consumables

Food

  • - strong mix of sustain and damage.
  • - more evasion uptime and synergy.
    • Budget version:


Utility

  • or .


Usage

Elite specialization basics

  • Soulbeast allows Rangers to meld with their pet, becoming one. This is done through which has a 10s CD.
  • Pet swapping is disabled while in combat. Use Smokescale Smokescale as your combat pet. Consider swapping to gazelle once you're downed (you can swap pets while downed) to interrupt stomp attemps in case there is a chance for you to get revived.
    • 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.
  • 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).
  • Merging with the pet is usually kept for delivering burst damage but has a few other applications as well, like the instant evasion through Smokescale's Smoke Assault. You can also meld with dead pets and then exit the form to instantly revive them.


General

  • 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.


Damage

  • will grant Attack of Opportunity to you while melded, this is best used for boosting 's damage.
  • Smoke Assault can be used as an instant source of evasion in case you run out of dodges. The damage it does isn't bad either, but not that significant unless all attacks land on the same target.
  • 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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Ratings

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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
Hanz gave this build 5 stars • September 2021
Very decent burst. Good for dueling or spiking down targets in smaller groups, and it can solo camps with ease. Mobility's okay as well. Sustain can be a problem if you fail to burst targets down or have to survive outnumbered for an extended period of time, but it's good enough. September update: been a bit quiet in here, but that's because nothing's changed. Sees a lot of play even now and for good reason.
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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