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Difference between revisions of "Soulbeast - Condi Shortbow DPS"

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| specialization = Soulbeast
 
| specialization = Soulbeast
 
| designed for = Raid
 
| designed for = Raid
| rating = archived
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| rating = great
 
| focus = Condition DPS
 
| focus = Condition DPS
 
| xpac = pof, hot
 
| xpac = pof, hot
 
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:Variant of [[Build:Soulbeast - Condi DPS]]. This build has an extremely simple rotation which consists of spamming shortbow skills and dodging for {{Trait|Light on your Feet}}. While it deals less DPS than the dagger/torch variant, the difference is less than 1% and it will pull ahead in fights where you can't melee the boss or you mess up your rotation.
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:Variant of [[Build:Soulbeast - Condi DPS]]. This build has an extremely simple rotation which consists of spamming shortbow skills and dodging for {{Trait|Light on your Feet}}. While it deals less DPS than the dagger/torch variant, the difference is minor and it can pull ahead in fights where you can't melee the boss or you mess up your rotation.
  
 
:Like its cousin, it has a high ramp up time and works best on bosses without phases.
 
:Like its cousin, it has a high ramp up time and works best on bosses without phases.
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| utility1 = Sharpening Stone
 
| utility1 = Sharpening Stone
 
| utility2 = Vulture Stance
 
| utility2 = Vulture Stance
| utility3 = Viper's Nest
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| utility3 = "Sic 'Em!"
 
| elite = One Wolf Pack
 
| elite = One Wolf Pack
 
| pet1 = Lynx
 
| pet1 = Lynx
| pet2 = Electric Wyvern
 
 
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}}
  
 
===Pets===
 
===Pets===
* Use {{Gw2skill|Juvenile Warthog}} instead of {{Gw2skill|Juvenile Lynx}} for {{gw2skill|Brutal Charge (porcine)}} for more CC at a small DPS loss.
 
* Your second pet usually won't matter, as unmerging is a significant DPS loss, but you should equip a strong CC pet in the slot to save your group if CC is really bad.
 
 
* {{Gw2skill|Juvenile Bristleback}} can replace lynx if you know you won't be able to stay in melee range enough to utilize the Lynx's {{skill|Maul (soulbeast feline)}}.  
 
* {{Gw2skill|Juvenile Bristleback}} can replace lynx if you know you won't be able to stay in melee range enough to utilize the Lynx's {{skill|Maul (soulbeast feline)}}.  
  
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==Specializations==
 
==Specializations==
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{{Specialization|Skirmishing|top|bot|mid}}
 
{{Specialization|Skirmishing|top|bot|mid}}
{{Specialization|Wilderness Survival|bot|mid|bot}}
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{{Specialization|Beastmastery|bot|bot|top}}
 
{{Specialization|Soulbeast|mid|bot|mid}}
 
{{Specialization|Soulbeast|mid|bot|mid}}
  
:See [[Build:Soulbeast - Condi DPS]] for the {{Trait|Quick Draw}} variant.
 
  
 
==Equipment==
 
==Equipment==
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| rarity = Ascended
 
| rarity = Ascended
 
| runes = 6 Superior Rune of the Krait
 
| runes = 6 Superior Rune of the Krait
| infusions = 15 Malign +5 Agony Infusion, 3 Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion
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| infusions = 16 Malign +5 Agony Infusion, 2 Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion
| s1w1 = (Ascended, Viper, Shortbow, Superior Sigil of Earth+Superior Sigil of Bursting
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| s1w1 = Ascended, Viper, Shortbow, Superior Sigil of Earth+Superior Sigil of Bursting
 
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*Spiteful Infusions are used to reach 100% Bleed duration.
 
*Spiteful Infusions are used to reach 100% Bleed duration.
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==Usage==
 
==Usage==
 
===Opening Rotation===
 
===Opening Rotation===
# {{Skill|Viper's Nest}}
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# {{Skill|"Sic 'Em!"}}
 
# {{Skill|One Wolf Pack}}
 
# {{Skill|One Wolf Pack}}
 
# {{Skill|Vulture Stance}} and {{Skill|Sharpening Stone}}
 
# {{Skill|Vulture Stance}} and {{Skill|Sharpening Stone}}
# {{Gw2skill|Weapon swap}}
 
 
# {{Skill|Crippling Shot}}
 
# {{Skill|Crippling Shot}}
 
# {{Skill|Poison Volley}}
 
# {{Skill|Poison Volley}}
# {{Skill|Maul (soulbeast feline)}}/{{Skill|Maul (soulbeast porcine)}}
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# {{Skill|Concussion Shot}}
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# {{Skill|Maul (soulbeast feline)}}
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# {{Skill|Primal Cry}}
 
# {{Skill|Crossfire}}
 
# {{Skill|Crossfire}}
  
 
===General===
 
===General===
* Always use {{Skill|Sharpening Stone}}, {{Skill|Vulture Stance}}, and {{Skill|One Wolf Pack}} immediately when they come off cooldown. The first two are instant cast so you can cast them during other skills.
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* After this, there isn't any real rotation to follow. Simply cast the skills listed above when they come off cooldown. Try to flank the boss as much as possible for the bonus damage from {{Skill|Crossfire}}
* Cast {{Skill|Poison Volley}}, {{Skill|Crippling Shot}} and {{Skill|Viper's Nest}} when they come off cooldown. In downtime between these skills use your autoattack {{Skill|Crossfire}} while trying to flank the boss as much as possible.
 
 
* While {{Trait|Light on your Feet}} is an important DPS increase, you should always prioritize using your dodges to avoid damage. Only dodge for {{Trait|Light on your Feet}} if you know you won't need to dodge anything in the next few seconds.
 
* While {{Trait|Light on your Feet}} is an important DPS increase, you should always prioritize using your dodges to avoid damage. Only dodge for {{Trait|Light on your Feet}} if you know you won't need to dodge anything in the next few seconds.
* {{Skill|Maul (soulbeast feline)}}/{{Skill|Maul (soulbeast porcine)}} can be used to replace auto-attacks, but {{Skill|Primal Cry}} should only be used if you cannot flank the boss or you need additional quickness.
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* Save {{Skill|Concussion Shot}} for CC if your squad requires the extra CC.

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

Focused on: Condition DPS.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Variant of Soulbeast - Condi DPS. This build has an extremely simple rotation which consists of spamming shortbow skills and dodging for . While it deals less DPS than the dagger/torch variant, the difference is minor and it can pull ahead in fights where you can't melee the boss or you mess up your rotation.
Like its cousin, it has a high ramp up time and works best on bosses without phases.

Skill Bar

Short bowHealingUtilityElite

Pets

  • Juvenile Bristleback Juvenile Bristleback can replace lynx if you know you won't be able to stay in melee range enough to utilize the Lynx's .

Slot Changes

Healing Skills
  • over in condition-heavy fights to clear conditions from yourself and your allies.
Utility Skills
  • over if there isn't already one present in your squad.
Elite Skills
  • Entangle Entangle
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    Entangle
    Survival. Entagle foes around you with vines. Entagled foes bleed and are immobilized until the vines are destroyed.
    Damage.png4Damage: 508
    Bleed.png5Bleeding (8s): 4,760 Damage
    Immobilize.png5Immobilize (1s): Unable to move.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    If you need the extra immobilize for a slight DPS loss, useful for encounters such as Gorseval, Escort (Wargs), and Deimos.

Specializations

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Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Krait
16x
Malign +5 Agony Infusion
2x
Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion
  • Spiteful Infusions are used to reach 100% Bleed duration.

Consumables

Food:
  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    ,
    Rare Veggie Pizza Rare Veggie Pizza
    Rare Veggie Pizza.pngRare Veggie Pizza
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or Red-Lentil Saobosa Red-Lentil Saobosa
Utility:
  • Toxic Focusing Crystal Toxic Focusing Crystal
    Toxic Focusing Crystal.pngToxic Focusing Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PowerGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    • Tuning Icicle Tuning Icicle
      Tuning Icicle.pngTuning Icicle
      Nourishment (30 m):
      Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
      Consumable
      or Potent Master Tuning Crystal Potent Master Tuning Crystal for a cheaper alternative

Usage

Opening Rotation

  1. and

General

  • After this, there isn't any real rotation to follow. Simply cast the skills listed above when they come off cooldown. Try to flank the boss as much as possible for the bonus damage from
  • While is an important DPS increase, you should always prioritize using your dodges to avoid damage. Only dodge for if you know you won't need to dodge anything in the next few seconds.
  • Save for CC if your squad requires the extra CC.
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Build rating - 4 stars
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4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars September 2018

One of the easiest DPS builds, this build is self-sufficient, pulls respectable damage numbers, and has a braindead easy rotation. A good way to get started in raids.

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