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Condition Soulbeast



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 Bursting icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon
Viper's ShortbowSuperior Sigil of Bursting 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


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


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


Malign WvW Infusion icon
18xMalign Infusion

Utility Skills


Juvenile Lynx icon Juvenile Warthog icon
Juvenile Lynx Juvenile Warthog


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


  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 DPS Soulbeast is durable and offers group support by sharing Vulture Stance and Sun Spirit

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.

CC (Crowd Control)



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

In fights with adds swap out Juvenile Lynx for Juvenile Bristleback. Use Rain of Spikes while standing in the hitbox of the boss while adds are nearby. Sharpen Spines doesn’t have a cast time and works like Sharpening Stone, use it off cooldown.


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

If you squad doesn’t have Sun Spirit replace Viper's Nest for it. Summon the Spirit at the start of the encounter and use its active to reposition it.

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