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Hybrid Soulbeast
February 2023

Instanced PvE


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
Grieving 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


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
Grieving Ring
Mistborn Band icon
Viper's Ring


Spherified Cilantro Oyster Soup icon Toxic Focusing Crystal icon
Spherified Cilantro Oyster Soup Toxic Focusing Crystal


Malign WvW Infusion icon
18xMalign Infusion

Utility Skills


Juvenile Bristleback icon


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



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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