Soulbeast

Meta Damage Build

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Soulbeast is a DPS build with very high burst damage that in addition provides strong party buffs with and , some Vulnerability and crowd control (CC) skills. Furthermore, is an exceedingly strong reflect skill, that comes in handy on several encounters (e.g. Artsariiv).

For prestacking and encounters where the Firebrand plays Dragonhunter or Guardian, it is beneficial to bring to extend the uptime of boons, especially Quickness.

The build benefits from slaying potions such as and .

Equipment

Check the gear optimizer for more gear variants!

Armor
  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

Weapons
  • Berserker Sword

    Force

  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

  • Berserker Greatsword

    Force, Impact

Consumables
Food
Utility
Infusion

Back and trinkets
Berserker
Assassin
Assassin
Assassin
Berserker
Berserker
Swap Weapons
  • Warhorn for Might pre-stacking.
  • Longbow to replace Greatsword on some bosses and to precast .
  • Axes, Longbows and Greatswords with slaying sigils (see Consumables Guide).

Check the gear optimizer for more gear variants!

Armor
  • Assassin

    Scholar

  • Assassin

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

Extra Note

You need Fractal God, and !

Weapons
  • Berserker Sword

    Force

  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

  • Berserker Greatsword

    Force, Impact

Consumables
Food
Utility
Infusion

Back and trinkets
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Swap Weapons
  • Warhorn for Might pre-stacking.
  • Longbow to replace Greatsword on some bosses and to precast .
  • Axes, Longbows and Greatswords with slaying sigils (see Consumables Guide).
Build
Traits
  • Marksmanship

  • Beastmastery

  • Soulbeast

Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Pets
Rock Gazelle - Best CC pet for small hitboxes, also this is the pet you use in .
Smokescale - Provides a 5 second smoke combo field to stack Stealth.
Red Moa - Higher DPS pet to use in if the CC from Rock Gazelle isn't needed.
Variations
Situational Traits
Can be useful if the blast and team Might is more advantageous than the self Might from .
Take this instead of if you are running longbow and want some passive healing.
On short T4 fights you can precast with for your allies then swap traits right before you get in combat.
Skirmishing and Fractals

Running Skirmishing in fractals is quite a niche choice, you need to satisfy both of the following requirements:

  • You can be sure that you have the ability to flank the boss permanently.
  • You want to replace a Berserker by providing your team with so they can crit cap.

If both of these requirements then you can swap Marksmanship for Skirmishing with the following trait setup:

  • Skirmishing

Situational Skills
A replacement for on short or phased fights. For more info on when to run this read the guide tab!
Allows all boons that are applied during its uptime to last longer, great for prestacking.
A source of Quickness and Superspeed that allows you to perform skips in combination with .
A team source of Stability, can be taken in T4s such as Chaos
Defiance Bar Damage
200 damage (F2 in )
150 damage (Longbow 4)
150 damage (Axe 4)
150 damage (Greatsword 5)
Details
Guide

The main idea of Soulbeast (as with all classes) is to ensure you get as much damage into the Exposed buff. As your largest damage skill you want to ensure that under the effects of is your first priority when you see Exposed on the boss.

Also as Soulbeast you have quite a few ticking damage over time AoEs, such as and (as well as if you have from your weaver). You want to precast these AoEs where possible when you know that the boss is about to be Exposed.

In PuGs however it is quite hard to predict when the boss will be CCed as well as phases can last a lot longer than expected, because of this the golem rotation is listed to the right so that you can resort back to it if you end up in a longer phase.

Weapon Skills:

  • You should always run mainhand sword as it offers higher burst potential than dagger in all situations. It also offers nice movement skills: and .
  • As a Soulbeast you want to always run offhand axe as it grants you access to , your highest damage skill, as well as , a useful pull skill for adds.

For your second weaponset you either run greatsword or longbow:

  • Greatsword is the default pick for the Soulbeast as it offers great sustained DPS. You need to be smart about utilizing the Attack of Opportunity effect that you gain from . Finally you also have which is a handy block in certain scenarios.
  • Longbow has a higher burst potential through the ability to precast which is a high damage ticking AoE however you will end up with lower damage if your phases are too long since its autoattacks are very weak. Longbow synergises well with which you can proc for a nice damage bonus.
  • In order to proc you merely need to use any CC skill (such as or ) whilst the enemy is using an ability.

Pets:

  • For pets you simply run Rock Gazelle if you need CC or Red Moa if you don't. It is safer to just run Gazelle most of the time and only swap to Moa when you are absolutely sure you don't need the CC. You never know when a little CC can come in handy!
  • You want to have Smokescale on swap to have quick access if you need stealth for skips at any point.

Utility Skills:

  • You want to always run as it grants you a 40% damage bonus for its duration. One thing to keep in mind is that it only grants you 40% damage bonus against the foe you use it on, so if you are cleaving trash mobs it might not be worth using. Secondly you only get the buff if you are in so also don't activate it if you are unmerged.

  • You default second utility is which is a nice passive stat increase. Depending on the situation you can instead run which offers higher burst potential. The situations when you want to run trap depend upon phase length and downtime on phases where trap can recharge.

    • For example on Skorvald you can use at the start of each phase into Exposed since it recharges during the island phase so trap is an obvious pick over signet.
  • Most healing skills on ranger are quite useful: is a large heal and extends the boons on yourself thanks to . Secondly is a great condi cleanse either personally or for your team. Finally is a ticking heal that can be useful for pushing orbs at Arkk in order to enter the damage field.

  • You should never swap out or as they are both massive damage buffs both personally and for the team!

Extra Notes:

  • in combination with means that using extends your boons, this can be helpful in Ensolyss split phase to maintain boons on yourself. The healing skill also allows you to extend boons on yourself.
  • in combination with the allows you to move extremely fast and is useful for a few skips. Check the Fractal Guides for specific skips.
Golem Rotation

You should only use this rotation on longer phases since it is based around sustained DPS!

  1. with during the cast (Greatsword 2)
  2. (Greatsword 5)
  3. (Greatsword 2)
  4. (F3)
  5. Swap weapons.
  6. (Axe 4)
  7. (Axe 5)
  8. (F1)
  9. (F2)
  10. 4x autoattack chains.
  11. (Axe 4)
  12. Swap weapons.
  13. (Greatsword 2)
  14. 2x autoattack chains.
  15. (Greatsword 2)
  16. (F2)
  17. (F1)
  18. 1x autoattack chain.
  19. Repeat from Step 2
Precast Rotation

If you have a Mistlock Singularity present you can use this rotation

  1. If a fire field isn’t present, equip an offhand torch and use .
  2. with .
  3. Optional Use then change back the utility that it was in place of.
  4. to blast might.
  5. to extend your boons.
  6. Pick up if there is one.
  7. then take the Mistlock and trigger the boss.

If you don't have Mistlock Singularity present you can use this simplified rotation:

  1. If a fire field isn’t present, equip an offhand torch and use .
  2. to blast might.
  3. to extend your boons.
  4. Pick up if there is one.
Underwater Guide

For a DPS rotation the same rules apply as above land, try to fit lots of damage into and . You want to start on Harpoon gun and use and to precast damage into . Outside of that precasting you want to camp Spear since , as well as your autoattack chain deal good damage. You should swap back to Harpoon gun at the start of the split phase of the Jellyfish Beast in order to range the split adds as well as allowing you to restart your rotation when the split phase ends.

Underwater the pet you use for DPS depends on the situation just like above land:

  • You want to merge with Tiger for DPS as well as Fury uptime. You want to use and for DPS on Tiger, additionally during DPS downtime (The split phase of the Jellyfish Beast) you want to unmerge and use to help your teams Fury uptime.
  • If you don't need the Fury uptime then you can consider using Lashtail Devourer as a DPS pet. You want to use for DPS as well as off cd so that you proc for a nice 10% damage bonus.
  • Finally when you want to move around very fast then you can merge with Shark for mobility. You simply use to move around. Be careful when you swap pets since you can no longer pet swap in combat!

Bonus Tips:

  • in combination with can be quite helpful to cleanse conditions on allies since Aquatic Ruins often has Afflicted.
  • If you know that a blockable attack is coming then be sure to use since you can proc for a nice 10% damage bonus.
Nightmare
MAMA
Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • Pet: Rock Gazelle.
  • Traits: .
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
Weapons
  • Berserker Longbow

    Force, Severance

  • Berserker Sword

    Force

  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

HOW TO PLAY

Make sure to use consumables if necessary on the adds! Good CC is extremely important in this fight!

In faster kills you want to run instead of on longbow.

Precast

  • Remember to share and blast Might with .
  • Pick up the from your Weaver.
  • You want to double share with (once at the mistlock and once as you run or to the boss) before swapping to before you get in combat.
  • Make sure to summon before you precast and on MAMA.

Opening

  • as soon as MAMA is vulnerable.
  • to proc .
  • Swap weapons.
  • -> .

1st Add

  • Help CCing with .
  • Autoattack as well as using and .

2nd Phase

When you go back back to MAMA, autoattack on sword/axe. You can use to jump back to MAMA if you want.

  • when it is off cd.
  • Swap weapons.
  • to proc .
  • .
  • to summon the frost spirit into the bubble.

You can start walking to the 2nd add spawn and longbow autoattacking once the bubble attack has completed.

2nd Add

  • Help CCing with .
  • Precast to hit MAMA and the add.
  • Use a mix of and autoattacks to kill the add.

3rd Phase

  • .
  • to CC and proc .
  • Swap weapons.
  • -> .

Once MAMA hits 25% you can use for a free leap away from the poison field and to get to the add faster.

3rd Add

  • Resummon your as it has probably died by now.
  • Swap weapons as soon as it is off cd ( if you can before swapping).
  • Autoattack as well as using and .

4th Phase

  • Try to cast so it doesn't get interrupted by MAMA jumping.
  • Use and to CC and proc .
  • .

Use your DPS skills as soon as they come off cd and don't cry from having to autoattack on longbow.

Siax
Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • Pet: Rock Gazelle.
  • Traits: .
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
Weapons
  • Berserker Longbow

    Serpentslaying, Impact

  • Berserker Sword

    Serpentslaying

  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

HOW TO PLAY

Remember to use and for this encounter!

Precast

  • Precast on the boss orb like a Dragonhunter in disguise.
  • Remember to share and blast Might with .
  • Pick up the from your Weaver, then share and finally take the mistlock and go through the portal.

Opening

  • Summon when you go through the portal.
  • Precast and then .
  • as soon as your first trap procs so you have both ticking at the same time.
  • as soon as Siax is targetable.
  • and before the breakbar.
  • followed by to CC.
  • When the bar breaks use then swap weapons and to land both attacks into Exposed.
  • You shouldn't use in phase 1.

1st Add

  • Use to get to the add quickly.
  • Kill it with and finish with autoattacks if that isn't enough.

Phase 2

  • Use to get back to Siax.
  • Use in the middle to share it to your allies.
  • Autoattack and use , and .
  • Swap to longbow at around 40% so weapon swap is back off cd for phase 3.

2nd Add

You want to stand at range to benefit from as well as you might want to use to make sure you have and as damage modifiers to kill the add.

  • Use longbow skills to kill your add: and .
  • The remaining damage should be dealt by the Dragonhunter with a .
  • Once the add is dead precast on Siax for phase 3.

Phase 3

  • and once Siax is vulnerable.
  • Swap weapons.
  • -> .
  • Use , and if Siax still isn't dead.
ensolyss
Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • Pet: Rock Gazelle.
  • Traits: .
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
Weapons
  • Berserker Longbow

    Serpentslaying, Impact

  • Berserker Sword

    Serpentslaying

  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

HOW TO PLAY

Remember to use and for this encounter!

If you are playing with a Dragonhunter instead of a Firebrand you want to play over . You simply use at the beginning of each phase to help your team apply boons.

Precast

  • Remember to share and blast Might with .
  • Pick up the from your Weaver, then share and finally take the mistlock and run to the boss.
  • Summon as you run towards the boss orb.

Opening

  • When the red circle appears around the arena cast and then .
  • , for instant CC. Start casting just before Ensolyss becomes vulnerable so you can hit both CC skills.
  • , and .
  • Swap weapons.
  • -> .
  • .
  • Autoattack until your is off cd.
  • If it isn't phased yet swap weapons and use .

Orb Phases

  • At the beginning of the orb phase make sure to give to your Renegade so they can share Alacrity.
  • Use and to keep up Alacrity on yourself.
  • Pick up the from your Weaver (this will only happen during one of the orb phases).

66% and 33%

  • Use and as your team is gathering in the middle to give boons.
  • if available and .
  • and to CC.
  • , .
  • then .
  • Swap weapons.
  • -> .
  • Autoattack until your is off cd.
  • If it isn't phased (or dead) yet swap weapons and use .

Additional Note

  • If you find that you end up back on longbow because the phases are very long then you can swap for in your longbow.
ensolyss
Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • Pet: Rock Gazelle.
  • Traits: , .
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
Weapons
  • Berserker Longbow

    Serpentslaying, Impact

  • Berserker Sword

    Serpentslaying

  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

HOW TO PLAY

Remember to use and for this encounter!

Your third utility slot is different for each Soulbeast, one should run and the other takes .

Both Soulbeasts want to run in order to blast Might after the orb phase.

Precast

  • Place a portal next to the mistlock and then run over to the boss platform, both Soulbeasts can precast on the boss like a Dragonhunter in disguise. After that wait for your Banner Berserker to start casting their last banner, summon your and open the portal.
  • Remember to share and blast Might with .
  • Both Soulbeasts should double share at the mistlock then immediately take the portal back and trigger the boss.

Opening

  • When the red circle appears around the arena cast .
  • .
  • , for instant CC. Start casting just before Ensolyss becomes vulnerable so you can hit both CC skills.
  • as soon as Ensolyss becomes vulnerable.
  • .
  • Swap weapons.
  • -> .
  • .
  • Autoattack until your is off cd.

Orb Phases

  • At the beginning of the orb phase make sure to give to your Renegade so they can share Alacrity to both Soulbeasts.
  • You want to leave so that it is back off cd and you can blast Might after the orb phase.
  • Use and to top up Alacrity on yourself if possible.

66% and 33%

  • Use and as your team is gathering in the middle to give boons.
  • Enter to blast Might thanks to .
  • Precast
  • , , and .
  • and to CC.
  • then .
  • Swap weapons.
  • -> .
  • Autoattack until your is off cd.

Additional Note

  • In Phase 3 a Soulbeast should delay their until just before the bubble attack finishes so that you can skip his spin attack.
Shattered Observatory
Skorvald
Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • Pet: Rock Gazelle.
  • Traits: .
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
Weapons
  • Berserker Longbow

    Force, Impact

  • Berserker Sword

    Force

  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

HOW TO PLAY

You can do any portal in this fight except from island 3 to 4 as you want to summon your then.

You can swap for in your longbow if you want.

Precast

  • When you are activating the Boss Challenge Mote run down to the boss platform and precast on the boss like a Dragonhunter in disguise. Then /gg and wait up by the Mote until you are ready to precast.
  • When you are ready to precast summon your next to the Mote then run down and begin precasting with your party. Remember to share and blast Might with .
  • Pick up the from your Weaver, then share and finally take the mistlock.
  • Use (Fiery Greatsword skill 3) to get down to the platform, teleport your down to the platform then precast , and swap to sword/axe.

Opening

  • When your first procs cast it again and use .
  • then when Skorvald is targetable, use and (to CC).
  • into Exposed.
  • Use to get to the first island once it is phased.

Islands

  • Call to the 1st island using and use and autoattacks to kill it.
  • You can use on the 2nd one after it jumps.
  • Swap to longbow and kill the 3rd add with and .
  • Resummon on the last island. Take the portal early to teleport to you and to precast before Skorvald becomes vulnerable.

66% and 33%

  • , .
  • Don't use in phase 2 unless you don't think you'll make the dps check.
  • Do use in phase 3.
  • -> .
Side Artsariiv
Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • Pet: Red Moa.
  • Traits: .
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
Weapons
  • Berserker Longbow

    Force, Severance

  • Berserker Sword

    Force

  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

HOW TO PLAY

Make sure to use consumables to CC the adds!

Precast

  • Remember to share and blast Might with .
  • Pick up the from your Weaver, then share and finally take the mistlock and run and Hypernova Launch over to the boss platform.

Opening

  • Summon in middle before someone starts the encounter.
  • As soon as someone catches an orb, use and .
  • Use then to proc .
  • Use then Hypernova Launch to the corner.
  • Use to call your spirit to the corner.
  • When she reaches the side use and .
  • to help CC.
  • to reflect for omega DPS.
  • if she isn't phased yet.

Add CC Phase

Use consumables to CC the adds.

  • Make sure you are on longbow for the next phase.
  • Pick up the if your Weaver places one for you.

66% and 33%

  • Precast if available and .
  • to call your spirit to the middle.
  • Once she becomes vulnerable use (do not use here).
  • Once she starts her slam animation use to proc .
  • then .
  • Hypernova Launch to the corner.
  • when you can to call your spirit to the middle.
  • and .
  • to proc again.
  • .
  • -> to reflect again.
  • if she isn't phased yet.
Mid artsariiv
Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • Pet: Rock Gazelle.
  • Traits: .
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
Weapons
  • Berserker Longbow

    Force, Severance

  • Berserker Sword

    Force

  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

HOW TO PLAY

Make sure to use consumables to CC the adds!

Precast

  • Remember to share and blast Might with .
  • Pick up the from your Weaver, then share and finally take the mistlock and go through the portal.

Opening

  • Summon when you go through the portal.
  • As soon as someone catches an orb, use and .
  • Use , then to proc .
  • Use then walk behind her in mid.
  • Swap weapons and use as you walk through the boss to stand behind her.
  • then , followed by and as she jumps to the side.
  • If she reaches the corner, use Hypernova Launch to avoid the slam wave and sword autoattack until she phases.

Add CC Phase

Use consumables to CC the adds.

  • Stay on sword/axe for the next phase.

66%

  • When Artsariiv becomes vulnerable, sword autoattack and use , and when they come off of cd.
  • Dodge her slam attack and use in combination with .
  • Swap to longbow as she teleports to fire her laser and use to proc , then . Make sure to look away when she actually fires the laser so you don't get Feared.
  • Wait in the middle for your team to stack Might, then use Hypernova Launch to the corner to avoid the slam wave.
  • Use , and , followed by until she phases.

Add CC Phase

Use consumables to CC the adds.

  • Stay on longbow for the next phase.
  • Pick up the from your Weaver.

33%

  • Precast and before Artsariiv becomes vulnerable.
  • Use once she becomes vulnerable, then and .
  • Once she starts her slam animation use to proc .
  • Swap weapons.
  • -> .
  • If she isn't dead yet, use , then and sword autoattack.
Arkk
Skills and Traits
Heal
Utilities
Elite
  • Pet: Rock Gazelle.
  • Traits: .
  • Food: .
  • Utility: .
Weapons
  • Berserker Longbow

    Impact, Severance

  • Berserker Sword

    Force

  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

HOW TO PLAY
Precast

  • Place a portal next to the mistlock and use Hypernova Launch over to the boss platform, precast on the boss like a Dragonhunter in disguise. After that wait for your Banner Berserker to start casting their last banner, summon your and open the portal.
  • Remember to share and blast Might with .
  • Pick up the from your Weaver, then share and finally take the mistlock and go through the portal.
  • Precast and before the boss is activated.

Opening

  • as soon as your first trap procs so you have both ticking at the same time.
  • as soon as Arkk is targetable.
  • to proc .
  • then walk through Arkk so you avoid the Fear.
  • Swap weapons.
  • -> .

1st Orb Phase

  • Cast then run into the lightning AoE, autoattack the orb once and then use to finish pushing.

80-70%

  • .
  • Swap weapons.
  • to proc .
  • -> -> -> until Arkk is phased.

Archdiviner Phase

The Weaver should give you a in the Archdiviner phase.

  • You can use (or any of , and if they are off cd) to damage the Archdiviner.
  • When the Archdiviner gets a CC bar use in combination with Hypernova Launch to get all hits on the Archdiviner as well as CCing.
  • When the Archdiviner dies, precast -> -> .

70-50%

  • -> .
  • to proc .
  • .
  • Swap weapons.
  • -> .
  • Continue with filler skills like , and until Arkk is phased.

2nd Orb Phase

  • Swap to longbow and autoattack to push the orb.

50-40%

  • to proc .
  • (followed by any of , and if they are off cd) until Arkk is phased.
  • Precast for the Gladiator.

Gladiator Phase

  • .
  • Pull one add with .
  • Use and to kill him fast.

40-30%

  • Autoattack until is off cd, then use it to pull a second add.
  • Swap weapons.
  • to proc .
  • (followed by any of , and if they are off cd) until Arkk is phased.
  • You want to swap weapons late so that you don't get stuck longbow autoattacking.

3rd Orb Phase

  • Stay on longbow and autoattack to push the orb.
  • Precast .

30-0%

  • to proc .
  • -> -> -> .
  • Swap weapons.
  • -> .
  • Continue with filler skills like , and until Arkk is dead.

Additional Notes

  • Resummon your whenever you have downtime when you can't attack (i.e. whilst you are waiting for Arkk, the Archdiviner or Gladiator to spawn on the platform or during an orb phase if you have the time).

  • Wherever possible you should try to hit multiple targets with your .

    • This can mean hitting an anomaly to help your Renegade kill it.
    • You can also pull the adds from the Archdiviner and Gladiator phase since your Firebrand can only pull two at a time.
    • Pulling the adds is also great since they can really hurt your teams uptime.
    • If you are good at tagging multiple targets then you can even run .