Soulbeast - Worldly Impact

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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Direct damageSingle targetRanged damageMelee damageDpsSurvivalGroup playRoaming.

Designed for:


Expansions required:

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Wordly Impact is a power ranger build with high burst and versatility. It is excellent for roaming and can complete most solo content with little trouble.

  • Extremely versatile
  • Ridiculous burst damage
  • Great self-buffs
  • Low sustain
  • Mobility can be low

Skill Bar

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Pet Variants

  • You should run Eagle over Smokescale when Zerging
  • Run Lashtail Devourer/Arctodus for underwater.

Weapon Variants

  • Longbow - Ranged version of Greatsword.
  • Dagger main hand - Melee version of Axe. Provides quickness and lifesteal via .

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - if conditions are a problem.
  • - extremely strong heal over time.
Utility Skills
  • - alternative damage skill, useful if there are allies around.
  • - if you're having trouble staying alive.
  • - extra toughness and a panic button
  • - alternative stun break and extra dodge.
  • - another stun break option, as well as providing personal quickness and superspeed.
  • - additional burst damage
Elite Skills
  • - powerful soft crowd control.


Build Code


  • - if running Longbow.
  • - faster shout cooldowns for less might.
  • - if running Dagger main hand.

Skirmishing Variant

This variant can replace Beastmastery for permanent Fury Fury but lower utility

  • - if running traps.


Standard Equipment

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Superior Rune of Strength
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Variant Equipment


  • Longbow - Replaces Greatsword.


  • Berserker stat icon.png Berserker's , Assassin stat icon.png Assassin's - higher DPS, much lower defense
  • Knight stat icon.png Knight's - lower DPS, higher defense


  • - very strong burst rune
  • - infinite sustain if with a zerg
  • - strong defensive option when solo


It is generally not recommended to replace your greatsword's sigils.

  • - more dodges
  • - Condi Cleanse


Event Farming

  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain (requires crit chance)
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma


This food assists with more difficult content, such as bosses or bounties.
  • , - Defense/Damage
  • , - Damage
  • - Damage


General Combo

  • > > > > > Can't find such skill "Smoke Assault"! Please refer to our skill index. > is your general combo. Fill empty space with greatsword auto-attacks.
  • You can use as an opener, but because your first strike in combat is an you can often be better served by waiting until you can use .
  • You MUST use before using your combo and AFTER you have merged with your pet. Using it before you merge will cause the bonus to be lost.
  • You should spend most of your time merged with your pet, but don't be afraid to unmerge if the pet will help you tank a few mobs. Generally speaking it's best to stay merged.


    • Never interrupt your greatsword autoattack chain.
    • can be used to reset .
    • is worth using as a gap closer.
    • Line up your longbow shots to pierce as many targets as possible with .
    • Never use unless crowd control is required.
  • Try not to activate your signets.


  • blocks attacks. The retaliatory attack doesn't trigger if you are jumping or out of range, allowing you to block multiple attacks with one .
  • can be used to disengage with stealth.
  • One tactic for dealing with dangerous enemies is to bring Juvenile Brown Bear Juvenile Brown Bear or another tanky pet. This lets you deal damage from a safe distance while enemies are focused on your pet.
  • If you have trouble surviving, you can run or .
  • Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible. Don't get hit by anything you can move out of.

Crowd Control

  • Your pet’s F2 skill
  • (as a last resort)
Build rating - 5 stars
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4 Ratings
4 stars
BeastNHisHarlot gave this build 4 stars 2 weeks ago

Great burst damage and extremely high mobility makes this a great build for tearing though mobs and even higher level enemies with relative ease. The biggest issues this build suffers from is a lack of sustain. Even with durability runes slotted, it is easy to find yourself getting consistently chipped away at when taking on difficult content. This build will destroy anything in central Tyria but you will find that HoT, PoF, and living world content will pose difficulty requiring better play or other members in your squad.

5 stars
Linera gave this build 5 stars last month

Currently an excellent choice for any ranger player and anyone who likes to see big red numbers pop up on their screens. It has good survivability, good damage, and can range. Not really much to say, its simple, but effective. 5/5

5 stars
Luvina gave this build 5 stars June 2020

I've been a ranger main since gw1 and this build is great for solo. Only time I've been downed is when I wasn't paying attention and aggro'd a patrol. I'm running Berserker because I don't have Marauder yet, but I have no issues surviving. I enjoy the burst soulbeast has compared to core ranger, and the versatility it gives depending which pet you use.

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5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars June 2020

One of the best open world builds for ranger. You can get away with a lot here, it's extremely versatile and useful in just about every area of open world. Very, VERY high burst.