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    Condition Soulbeast
    March 2024

    Group PvE
    Damage
    42K+

    Armor

    Viper's icon Superior Rune of the Afflicted icon
    Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of the Afflicted
    Viper's icon Superior Rune of the Afflicted icon
    Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Afflicted
    Viper's icon Superior Rune of the Afflicted icon
    Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of the Afflicted
    Viper's icon Superior Rune of the Afflicted icon
    Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Afflicted
    Viper's icon Superior Rune of the Afflicted icon
    Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of the Afflicted
    Viper's icon Superior Rune of the Afflicted icon
    Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of the Afflicted

    Weapons & Sigils

    Shortbow icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon Superior Sigil of Malice icon
    Viper's ShortbowSuperior Sigil of EarthSuperior Sigil of Malice
    Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
    Viper's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Bursting
    Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Malice icon
    Viper's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Malice

    Trinkets

    Viper's icon
    Viper's Backpiece
    Viper's icon
    Viper's Accessory
    Viper's icon
    Viper's Accessory
    Viper's icon
    Viper's Amulet
    Viper's icon
    Viper's Ring
    Viper's icon
    Viper's Ring
    Relic icon
    Relic of the Fractal

    Food

    Salsa-Topped Veggie Flatbread icon Toxic Focusing Crystal icon
    Salsa-Topped Veggie FlatbreadToxic Focusing Crystal

    Infusions

    20 x Malign Infusions icon
    20 x Malign Infusions

    Utility Skills

    Pets

    Lynx icon
    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

    Target Stats

    10001000100010000000
    1000159225%150%00%0%

    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 due to sharing Vulture Stance.

    Optimized variant of this build is built around using Superior Rune[s] of Thorns which focuses on boosting the 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.

    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

    Swap Lynx[s] for:

    Skills

    Swap "We Heal As One!" for:

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