Soulbeast - Condi Trapper

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

Focused on: EventsSolo contentCondition damage.

Designed for:

  

Expansions required:

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Overview

A Soulbeast build for running around in open world. This build is very durable and deals high AoE condition damage.

Skill Bar

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Dagger/TorchHealingUtilityElite
Shortbow

Pets

  • You'll be spending most of your time merged with the Deadly pet of your choice. Here are some options:
  • Your second pet doesn't really matter, feel free to equip your favorite pet for Fashion Wars. If you're having trouble surviving you can bring a Supportive or Stout pet for extra survivability with skills like or :
  • When unable to mount, you can also merge with a bird like Juvenile Hawk Juvenile Hawk to use and to go faster.

Weapon Variants

  • Main hand Axe provides better cleave damage than dagger but is less effective against single targets.
  • For a simpler rotation, you can go without dagger/torch and just camp in shortbow. You lose some AoE potential from but don't ever have to weapon swap.

Skill Variants

Utility Skills
  • - if you're getting stunned a lot.
  • - alternative damage option, useful if there are allies around.
Elite Skills
  • - high damage and soft crowd control.

Specializations

Build Code

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  • - more DPS when fighting single targets.

Equipment

This build uses similar gear to the Soulbeast - Condi DPS build for fractals and raids.
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  • Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.


Carrion Variant

You can run Carrion stats as a cheaper alternative while you're working your way up to Viper, or if you prefer having more health. You lose about 10% damage but your health is increased by 60%.
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6x
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Consumables

Food:

  • ,
    , or
    for damage.
  • for an extremely cheap expertise food.
  • is a fantastic food for farming open world. It's cheap, provides a moderate boost to both damage and survivability, and increases magic find significantly.
  • for more healing.
  • is a great option when you do not need any extra damage or sustain.

Utility:

  • is a cheap and efficient option.

Usage

Damage

  • Your most damaging skills are , , , and . Use these skills whenever available.
    • Fill in the gaps with /, , and autoattacks.
    • Never interrupt your autoattack chain.
  • Flanking enemies is important with this build, as your shortbow skills deal significantly more damage when hitting from the back or the side. Dodge through enemies before unloading your condition burst.
  • Use your traps and stances off cooldown.
  • If crowd control isn't important, you can use for a damage increase.

Survivability

  • Use the endurance regeneration from to dodge incoming attacks.
  • You have a good amount of passive healing from and .

Crowd Control

Build rating - 5 stars
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9 Ratings
5 stars
Linera gave this build 5 stars last month

A simple, yet effective damage build. Your pet will essentially tank for you in this build, so i recommenced running "we heal as one" as oppose to Bear Stance. An overall solid build that's a jack-of-all-trades. 5/5

5 stars
Tora-ryu gave this build 5 stars last month

I really like this build, never wanna use another on my soulbeast. :)

I do not have any difficulties staying alive while walking around in the open world, even if huge mobs attacks. I enjoy working with all the different conditions. Also the possibility to change between ranged or melee with just a weapon swap is so helpful in some situations (e.g. events).

5 stars
Binhtanngai gave this build 5 stars last month

After playing for (2 months), I realized it was great to wipe out the trash monsters and be in a good position to face the boss alone and from the small team to medium. And if practicing with the personal skills, it will be more optimal . Special combination of 2 special traps and skill 5 of the torch cause a large amount of continuous damage but not sustainable. However, I still appreciate this build. Vote 5 *

6 More Ratings
5 stars
Kaihan gave this build 5 stars August 2019

Don't overlook Condi Trapper! This build surpasses Longbow Power Ranger in one important area--AOE! You'll hardly break a sweat with pocket raptors. You have tools to deal with most enemies in almost any situation. Reflect projectiles? Use your dagger and torch. AOEs against you? Skirmish from range with your shortbow. Need stability? Use the Dolyak stance. I use the warthog for CC and DPS and the Jacaranda for extra heals and Condi cleanse. It's unlike any other Ranger class I've ever played, it's fun, tanky (especially with Carrion gear) and puts out incredible DPS. Can't recommend this enough.

5 stars
Zov gave this build 5 stars June 2019

As a Ranger Main for 3 years now i can tell you that Condi Ranger is much more Fun and better than the regular Power build with a GS and Bow in Open World. There are some tweaks you can do here and there depending on your playstyle but other than that Great Build 10/10 - IGN :)

5 stars
Emforay gave this build 5 stars February 2019

Excellent damage potential that, despite requiring a little spool up, is sure to pack a wallop in most cases while being able to dip in and out by laying devastating AoEs down and falling back to safety with your shortbow. Is a breath of fresh air to anyone tired of playing power ranger builds and, like those power ranger builds, can solo the toughest of foes in the open world for the most part if you manage your pets well enough. I personally prefer to use brown bear instead of boar because of the utility it gives, and I rarely swap off of Lynx if damage is what I need. This adds decent condition clear and survivability to the build, on top of the tankiness you get from Carrion gear.

4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars September 2018

This build has good survivability and AoE damage, making it a solid and straightforward choice for soloing open world content.

5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars July 2018

Excellent AoE damage with - it might not quite burst them down, but in extended fights it will more than likely pull ahead of other Ranger builds while having a lot of sustain via Predator's Cunning and Wilderness Survival minor traits, with the option of taking a supportive pet for even more sustain if the situation needs it.

5 stars
Ebinocracy gave this build 5 stars July 2018

This build is excellent for open world. The aoe damage basically kills most enemies immediately and you're survivable enough to last stronger enemies. I've used the budget version and it's also solid.

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