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A power soulbeast pug just came and blew my mind

Nayaru.4716Nayaru.4716 Member ✭✭
edited June 12, 2019 in Ranger

So I main a DH and as burst damage goes it's very rare that I'm pugging anything and someone else has faster burst than I do. It does happen but rarely is there much of a margin. There are plenty of classes that catch up and overtake in longer fights.

But just running CoE now with a friend and we pulled in some pugs. The last person to join was playing power Soulbeast and as far as burst DPS goes - this person was bursting faster than me and by quite a wide margin! It didn't seem to matter if I did a perfect rotation.

I asked them for their build and they just said it was "the normal sc build". One of my main alt's is a power soulbeast and runs that build. But I can't figure out what on earth I'm doing wrong because sure I can get it doing pretty good DPS but never have I beaten a DH's burst before.

Does anyone have some insight? I'm really mesmerised by this. And I want my SB to burn things as fast as that dudes. <3

Edit: I'm not running exactly the snowcrows power soulbeast build - I have runes of the scholar instead of the thief...

Comments

  • Blue.1207Blue.1207 Member ✭✭✭

    I mean, without uploading footage of your golem rotation there's not much we can say.

  • Nayaru.4716Nayaru.4716 Member ✭✭

    Ok so I'm not going to record my DH rotation in order to understand Power SB. Doesn't make sense. Suffice it to say I wasn't the only one in the party who's mind was blown by what was happening - we're all experienced players and given every bit of information we have and have practiced since seeing this guy: this was unusual.

    The last thing I am thinking is maybe he was opening up with one wolf pack, worldy impact, whirling defense and starting their rotation that way which I'm going to try myself. Been playing with my power SB since this experience and have been getting better results the more I practice but still not catching up with DH burst.

  • Stand The Wall.6987Stand The Wall.6987 Member ✭✭✭✭

    all I can say is that youtube has some excellent rotation vids.

    you don't know till you know, ya know.

  • Eramonster.2718Eramonster.2718 Member ✭✭✭✭

    CoE Dungeon? The mobs probably died too fast or a huge chunk of their HP was taken out by Mauls + Hilt Bash, Worldy Impact and Whirling.

  • EnderzShadow.2506EnderzShadow.2506 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Do you remember the players name?

    Talk to someone in the right way and they would of told you and shown you.

    mhm, ok, sure, whatever you say, no after you, I insist, no really, please, be my guest,

  • Noha.3749Noha.3749 Member ✭✭✭

    idk its possible that Soulbeasts deal better burst with the first 3-4 strikes but a DH would go ahead after that depending on if the mob just got wrecked by double maul or not. Also kinda depends on if it was against a large or small boss...

  • Blue.1207Blue.1207 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 13, 2019

    @Nayaru.4716 said:
    Ok so I'm not going to record my DH rotation in order to understand Power SB. Doesn't make sense. Suffice it to say I wasn't the only one in the party who's mind was blown by what was happening - we're all experienced players and given every bit of information we have and have practiced since seeing this guy: this was unusual.

    The last thing I am thinking is maybe he was opening up with one wolf pack, worldy impact, whirling defense and starting their rotation that way which I'm going to try myself. Been playing with my power SB since this experience and have been getting better results the more I practice but still not catching up with DH burst.

    No the video is to prove that you're actually not bad at your class and getting 30k+ on golem.

  • Tiviana.2650Tiviana.2650 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 19, 2019

    Soulbeast has really good burst when done right. I dont know why people think its not as good. Im not a great player but if i time my burst cds right in the rotation it will out burst most other players in the opening. You just have to time the order of the cds right, they have a dif duration of time so to benefit from them all on opening you have to make sure you time them so they are all up at once. You have to have lightning fingers in order to take advantage. And you can keep that momentum through a long fight too you just have to keep the timing right and its a lot harder than it sounds. You have to time sicem vulture and owp as you open with maul bash impact swap to sword axe whirling def , PoS, impact, swap maul bash etc while watching to make sure you can time sicem and vulture etc into there and catch your biggest hitting spells with it. I use scholar runes too btw.

    Like i said im not even good, i have had SB in my groups that do crazy damage better than i can do for sure, and topping other classes. I think its about liking the class you play and really learning it. A good SB player will beat out an average any other class player even if that class is considered op

  • KeyOrion.9506KeyOrion.9506 Member ✭✭✭

    Some of the Rangers are using a current form of the Glass Cannon builds for it's class. There's nothing special about it. It maximizes damage with a few high profile condi's thrown in for good measure.

  • Noodle Ant.1605Noodle Ant.1605 Member ✭✭✭

    @Nayaru.4716 said:
    There are plenty of classes that catch up and overtake in longer fights.

    Sounds strange, but there are also a small handful of specific specs whose burst/burst combos are so frontloaded that DH burst has to catch up to it.

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