Soulbeast - Power DPS

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: Strike damage

Designed for: Raids and Fractals

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

This build was last updated on September 22, 2022 and is up to date for the October 4, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A power DPS Soulbeast build for fractals and raids. This build brings very high burst damage and good CC, making it strong in short fights or fights with burst phases. It also provides heavy Vulnerability Vulnerability and can drop or to bring Ranger utility like spirits with a small personal DPS loss.


Skill Bar

Rock Gazelle
Red Moa
Greatsword
Axe/Axe
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • Longbow can be used instead instead of Greatsword for better burst but lower sustained damage.
  • Offhand Warhorn can also be used in place of Greatsword. This is a minor DPS loss, but makes the rotation simpler and more reliable.


Pets Variants

Power Soulbeast can be played merged with either of the listed pets, as they are both of the Ferocious Archetype and provide access to .

  • Rock Gazelle Rock Gazelle provides more CC in the form of its F2 skill .
  • Red Moa Red Moa is higher dps by about 0.8k with its F2 skill . Its F1 skill is also a moderate 5man heal. It has a slightly different rotation.


Skill Variants

Utility

Never replace

  • - an effective 66% boon duration increase, which can be shared 5man with the trait . This can allow others in your sub to provide more boons with lower boon duration if they coordinate their skill casts with . Since Moa Stance only lasts on allies for 5 seconds when shared, this will require a lot of coordination to be effective.
  • - if CC is needed, e.g. Slothasor and Samarog.
  • - AoE stunbreak.


Template Code

[&DQQeNyA7Nz55AAAAtQAAAKwBAAClAQAALhYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=]
Copy Template Code


Specializations


Specialization Variants

Marksmanship could be used instead of Skirmishing when you're unable to flank the boss constantly - bear in mind that the loss of and mean that you will need to compensate by running higher precision runes or gear.


  • - getting downed (even if it's prevented by Mistlock) will knock you out of , so this can prevent that.
  • is a dps increase for fights with short phases - it will cause your to become slightly de-synced, but is worth it if the phases are short enough that your rotation ends before you get to your 3rd Frost Trap (i.e. shorter than 45 seconds).
  • is a small dps increase if your group doesn't need any extra Fury Fury from .
  • if you are playing the longbow variant.
  • for better personal boon uptime. Always take this if you are not using dagger, as you have no other source of Poison Poison.
  • can be taken if your party is unable to benefit from shared stances, for example if you're playing with mostly condition-damage classes.


Equipment

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


Equipment Variants

  • on greatsword or longbow in fractals if your burn phase times are super short (i.e. shorter than around 12 seconds).
  • and Major Sigil of the Night on night time encounters.
  • Slaying sigils if applicable.


Consumables

Food


Utility

  • or slaying potions


Usage

The logic behind this rotation is to use your high burst damage skills , , and all while under the damage buff of . The rotation is also designed to keep up the 10% damage buff from as much as possible, using and to proc the buff.


Greatsword Rotation

  1. + during the cast
  2. if available
  3. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  4. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  5. Autoattack chain twice
  6. Repeat from step 1.


Notes

  • The rotation above does not include axe autoattacks, which are used while waiting for cooldowns between steps 13-18
  • Never interrupt your autoattack chain.
  • The extra damage from only applies to the target, so be careful not to use it on the wrong thing.


Video Example for the Greatsword + Red Moa rotation written above

Video Example for the Longbow + Rock Gazelle rotation

Video Example for the Longbow + Red Moa rotation

Video example for the Warhorn + Rock Gazelle rotation


CC


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 3 votes.
Log in or register to rate this build.
5 stars
OfficerAndyGentleman gave this build 5 stars • November 2022
Still the best burst in the game, and with the buff to mainhand axe, decent sustained damage as well. OP as heck in fractals.
5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars • April 2020
An extremely strong Power DPS build, with some of the highest burst in the game as well as the capability of bringing some of the strongest DPS buffs in the game for power classes with Frost Spirit and One Wolf Pack, making Power Soulbeast a mainstay in the current fractal meta and an extremely good choice on many raid bosses, especially when paired with Dragonhunters or Weavers. That it can now bring Spotter further benefits it, especially in raids as now an entire squad can have spotter without having to run double druid. Soulbeast, without a doubt, is probably one of the best possible Power DPS you can possibly play as of the current patch, alongside Power Holosmith and Power Chrono.
5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars • September 2018
An insanely strong burst DPS with the option of bringing raid utility and raid buffs.

Comments

Premium Membership
Upgrade to premium membership and take advantage of all the premium benefits, including complete ad removal across the entire website, for less than $1 per month! Upgrade