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Condition Soulbeast
November 2022

Instanced PvE
Dps

Armor

Illustrious Visage icon Superior Rune of Thorns icon
Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of Thorns
Illustrious Shoulderguard icon Superior Rune of Thorns icon
Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of Thorns
Illustrious Guise icon Superior Rune of Thorns icon
Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of Thorns
Illustrious Grips icon Superior Rune of Thorns icon
Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of Thorns
Illustrious Leggings icon Superior Rune of Thorns icon
Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of Thorns
Illustrious Striders icon Superior Rune of Thorns icon
Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of Thorns

Weapons & Sigils

Shortbow icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon Superior Sigil of Agony icon
Viper's ShortbowSuperior Sigil of Earth Superior Sigil of Agony
Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon
Viper's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Earth
Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Agony icon
Viper's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Agony

Trinkets

Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
Viper's Backpiece
Black Ice Earring icon
Viper's Accessory
Asgeir's Talisman icon
Viper's Accessory
Asgeir's Amulet icon
Viper's Amulet
Black Ice Band icon
Viper's Ring
Mistborn Band icon
Viper's Ring

Food

Plate of Kimchi Pancakes icon Toxic Focusing Crystal icon
Plate of Kimchi Pancakes Toxic Focusing Crystal

Infusions

Malign WvW Infusion icon Expertise WvW Infusion icon
18xMalign Infusion 4xExpertise Infusion

Utility Skills

Pets

Juvenile Warthog icon Juvenile Lynx icon
Warthog Lynx
copied

Rotation

After the Opener alternate between a Dagger Loop and a Shortbow Loop

Opener

  1. Sharpening Stone
    (use off-cooldown for the rest of the fight)
  2. Viper's Nest
  3. Poison Volley
  4. Crippling Shot
  5. Concussion Shot
  6. Weapon Swap

Dagger Loop

  1. Double Arc
  2. Stalker's Strike
  3. Crippling Talon
  4. Auto-attack chain x2
  5. Groundwork Gouge
  6. Leading Swipe
  7. Auto-attack chain x2
  8. Double Arc
  9. Crippling Talon
  10. Auto-attack chain x2
  11. Stalker's Strike
  12. Auto-attack chain
  13. Double Arc

Shortbow Loop

  1. Poison Volley
  2. Crippling Shot
  3. Auto-attack chain
  4. Poison Volley
  5. Auto-attack chain
  6. Poison Volley
  7. Crippling Shot
  8. Weapon Swap

Condition Soulbeast is a durable DPS build that is relatively easy to pick up due to its simple rotation. It has great self-sustain capabilities thanks to Predator's Cunning and Rugged Growth. The build can also offer group support by combining Leader of the Pack with stances such as Moa Stance or Dolyak Stance. A significant part of the DPS of the build will come from your allies applying Poisoned due to sharing Vulture Stance.

Optimized variant of this build is built around using Superior Rune of Thorns which focuses on boosting the Poisoned application of this build. This will make the build a bit more reliant on your allies proccing Vulture Stance as often as they can while they have this buff.

Universal variant of this build is built around using Superior Rune of the Krait which focuses more on Bleeding damage which puts it just behind in terms of DPS. With this setup the build becomes less reliant on your allies proccing Vulture Stance. Another major upside of this build is the ease of switching to Hybrid Soulbeast as most of the gear is shared between the builds.

Build Fundamentals

Always stay merged with your Pet Beastmode and flank enemies to benefit from Hunter's Tactics and the enhanced versions of your Shortbow skills.

Remember to use "We Heal As One!" during DPS downtime to extend your boons.

You can precast Sharpening Stone, Crippling Shot, and Double Arc before the start of combat for extra damage, but don’t cause unnecessary downtime for 9 other people by precasting.

Always start encounters on Shortbow with Weapon Swap ready. Try to reset your rotation to this state during DPS downtime whenever possible.

Rotation Tips

Try to finish Dagger Auto-attack chain whenever possible (but don’t prioritize it over your weapon skills) and utilize skill queueing (spam #1) to avoid stray Autoattacks between sequences of Dagger weapon skills.

Ideally you want to use Vulture Stance during Bonfire. This will happen naturally if you use Vulture Stance off cooldown after your first Loop and follow the rotation correctly without getting interrupted. In case your Vulture Stance and Bonfire are desynced use Vulture Stance off cooldown.

After your first Loop use One Wolf Pack off cooldown.

Use Concussion Shot off cooldown to proc Twice as Vicious or save it for CC. There is no reason to not use Concussion Shot before swapping to Dagger since it will be almost back off cooldown once you swap back to Shortbow.

Be careful when using Concussion Shot as it has higher skill priority than other Shortbow skills and will thus cancel them.

Pet and Utility Skills

Use Primal Cry and Maul during Auto-attack chain sections. While you are on Dagger try to avoid interrupting your Auto-attack chain with Pet or Utility Skills.

Crowd Control

Alternatives

Pets

If you need extra CC swap out Lynx for Warthog. Save Brutal Charge for CC and use Maul.

In fights with adds swap out Lynx for Bristleback for extra DPS. This is achieved by using Rain of Spikes while standing in the hitbox of the target while adds are within 600 range. This will send up to 9 projectiles towards the target instead of 3 significantly boosting DPS. Sharpen Spines doesn’t have a cast time and works like Sharpening Stone, use it off cooldown.

Skills

When in need of condition cleanse swap out "We Heal As One!" for either Bear Stance or Healing Spring.

Armor

Illustrious Visage icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of the Krait
Illustrious Shoulderguard icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Krait
Illustrious Guise icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of the Krait
Illustrious Grips icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Krait
Illustrious Leggings icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of the Krait
Illustrious Striders icon Superior Rune of the Krait icon
Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of the Krait

Weapons & Sigils

Shortbow icon Superior Sigil of Geomancy icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon
Viper's ShortbowSuperior Sigil of Geomancy Superior Sigil of Earth
Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
Viper's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Bursting
Torch icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon
Viper's TorchSuperior Sigil of Earth

Trinkets

Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
Viper's Backpiece
Black Ice Earring icon
Viper's Accessory
Asgeir's Talisman icon
Viper's Accessory
Asgeir's Amulet icon
Viper's Amulet
Black Ice Band icon
Viper's Ring
Mistborn Band icon
Viper's Ring

Food

Cilantro and Cured Meat Flatbread icon Toxic Focusing Crystal icon
Cilantro and Cured Meat Flatbread Toxic Focusing Crystal

Infusions

Malign WvW Infusion icon
18xMalign Infusion

Utility Skills

Pets

Juvenile Warthog icon
Warthog
copied

Rotation

  1. After the Opener alternate between a Dagger Loop and a Shortbow Loop

    Opener

    1. Sharpening Stone
      (use off-cooldown for the rest of the fight)
    2. Viper's Nest
    3. Poison Volley
    4. Crippling Shot
    5. Concussion Shot
    6. Weapon Swap

    Dagger Loop

    1. Double Arc
    2. Throw Torch
    3. Bonfire
    4. Vulture Stance (first loop)
    5. One Wolf Pack (first loop, off-cooldown later)
    6. Auto-attack chain
    7. Double Arc
    8. Auto-attack chain
    9. Double Arc
    10. Throw Torch
    11. Weapon Swap

    Shortbow Loop

    1. Poison Volley
    2. Crippling Shot
    3. Auto-attack chain
    4. Poison Volley
    5. Auto-attack chain
    6. Poison Volley
    7. Crippling Shot
    8. Weapon Swap

Condition Soulbeast is a durable DPS build that is relatively easy to pick up due to its simple rotation. It has great self-sustain capabilities thanks to Predator's Cunning and Rugged Growth. The build can also offer group support by combining Leader of the Pack with stances such as Moa Stance or Dolyak Stance. A significant part of the DPS of the build will come from your allies applying Poisoned due to sharing Vulture Stance.

Optimized variant of this build is built around using Superior Rune of Thorns which focuses on boosting the Poisoned application of this build. This will make the build a bit more reliant on your allies proccing Vulture Stance as often as they can while they have this buff.

Universal variant of this build is built around using Superior Rune of the Krait which focuses more on Bleeding damage which puts it just behind in terms of DPS. With this setup the build becomes less reliant on your allies proccing Vulture Stance. Another major upside of this build is the ease of switching to Hybrid Soulbeast as most of the gear is shared between the builds.

Build Fundamentals

Always stay merged with your Pet Beastmode and flank enemies to benefit from Hunter's Tactics and the enhanced versions of your Shortbow skills.

Remember to use "We Heal As One!" during DPS downtime to extend your boons.

You can precast Sharpening Stone, Crippling Shot, and Double Arc before the start of combat for extra damage, but don’t cause unnecessary downtime for 9 other people by precasting.

Always start encounters on Shortbow with Weapon Swap ready. Try to reset your rotation to this state during DPS downtime whenever possible.

Rotation Tips

Try to finish Dagger Auto-attack chain whenever possible (but don’t prioritize it over your weapon skills) and utilize skill queueing (spam #1) to avoid stray Autoattacks between sequences of Dagger weapon skills.

Ideally you want to use Vulture Stance during Bonfire. This will happen naturally if you use Vulture Stance off cooldown after your first Loop and follow the rotation correctly without getting interrupted. In case your Vulture Stance and Bonfire are desynced use Vulture Stance off cooldown.

After your first Loop use One Wolf Pack off cooldown.

Use Concussion Shot off cooldown to proc Twice as Vicious or save it for CC. There is no reason to not use Concussion Shot before swapping to Dagger since it will be almost back off cooldown once you swap back to Shortbow.

Be careful when using Concussion Shot as it has higher skill priority than other Shortbow skills and will thus cancel them.

Pet and Utility Skills

Use Primal Cry and Maul during Auto-attack chain sections. While you are on Dagger try to avoid interrupting your Auto-attack chain with Pet or Utility Skills.

Crowd Control

Alternatives

Pets

If you need extra CC swap out Lynx for Warthog. Save Brutal Charge for CC and use Maul.

In fights with adds swap out Lynx for Bristleback for extra DPS. This is achieved by using Rain of Spikes while standing in the hitbox of the target while adds are within 600 range. This will send up to 9 projectiles towards the target instead of 3 significantly boosting DPS. Sharpen Spines doesn’t have a cast time and works like Sharpening Stone, use it off cooldown.

Skills

When in need of condition cleanse swap out "We Heal As One!" for either Bear Stance or Healing Spring.

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