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    Hybrid Soulbeast
    August 2023

    Group PvE
    Damage
    39K+

    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

    Axe icon Superior Sigil of Geomancy icon
    Viper's AxeSuperior Sigil of Geomancy
    Torch icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon
    Viper's TorchSuperior Sigil of Earth
    Dagger icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
    Viper's DaggerSuperior Sigil of Bursting
    Axe icon Superior Sigil of Earth icon
    Viper's AxeSuperior 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
    Relic icon
    Relic of the Fractal

    Food

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

    Infusions

    Malign WvW Infusion icon
    20xMalign Infusion

    Utility Skills

    Pets

    Juvenile Bristleback icon
    Bristleback
    copied

    Rotation

    Axe Loop

    1. Splitblade
    2. Winter's Bite
    3. Throw Torch
    4. Ricochet until Splitblade is ready
    5. Splitblade
    6. Ricochet x4
    7. Bonfire
    8. Winter's Bite while using "Sic 'Em!"
    9. Splitblade
    10. Weapon Swap

    Dagger Loop

    1. Double Arc
    2. Path of Scars
    3. Whirling Defense
    4. Auto-attack chain x2
    5. Double Arc
    6. Auto-attack chain
    7. Groundwork Gouge Serpent Stab
    8. Path of Scars
    9. Auto-attack chain
    10. Double Arc
    11. Weapon Swap

    Hybrid Soulbeast is a DPS Soulbeast variant that combines the already bursty damage profile of Condi Soulbeast with the Beastmastery traitline to boost its power damage considerably. This results in a DPS build that offers stronger damage output compared to Condi Soulbeast in most circumstances while also being more bursty in nature, especially in conjunction with "Sic 'Em!" and One Wolf Pack.

    Due to Resounding Timbre, the build can also provide high amounts of Swiftness and Regeneration to the party when using "We Heal As One!" and "Sic 'Em!".

    Build fundamentals

    The basic rotation alternates between an Axe Loop and a Dagger Loop while always staying in Beastmode and flanking enemies to benefit from Hunter's Tactics. The main idea behind both loops is the same: use Splitblade and Double Arc three times as soon as possible before swapping weapons.

    Keep in mind that Winter's Bite will interrupt other skills when used too fast as it is considered a high-priority skill by the game. So be careful when using it after skills such as Splitblade and Bonfire.

    Sharpening Stone, Sharpen Spines, and Vulture Stance have no cast times and should be used off cooldown during the rotation.

    One Wolf Pack should be used towards the end of the Axe Loop that would come after the skill comes off cooldown.

    Other pet skills should be used instead of autoattacks while trying not to cancel autoattack chains if possible. Maintain the following priority when it comes to using them:

    1. Rain of Spikes
    2. Primal Cry

    Remember to use "We Heal As One!" whenever you face downtime in DPS as it can extend all your boons. This skill can also be used as part of your rotation. Replacing a single Ricochet with "We Heal As One!" is a tiny DPS loss and the boon extension can lead to better DPS overall!

    Crowd Control

    Alternatives

    Pets

    If extra CC is needed one can switch from Bristleback to Warthog to gain access to Brutal Charge . While playing with Warthog , Brutal Charge can be used either towards the end of the Axe Loop to increase Twice as Vicious uptime or saved for CC sacrificing minimal personal DPS.

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