kappa.2036 Posted October 9, 2017 Share Posted October 9, 2017 A sustainable soulbeast build for pvp - focused on health regen, moderate group support and CC's. I've reached top 80 with it and I'm oscillating between Legendary and Plat3.Don't expect anything formidable. Soulbeast is in a bad spot in pvp right now, spellbreakers / scourges / firebrands are dominating the scene and i really suggest you to run druid (which in my opinion is better).Before clicking the link, i want to warn you: don't even try to fight a spellbreaker with this build. There is no way you can kill one, except really bad ones. Also condi mesmers can eat you alive if they interrupts your cleanses. Scourges are killable if you know how to manage your cooldowns. I've trained hard in unranked before getting to ranked queues so don't expect an autowin-hardcarry build like warriors or necros these days. If you want to play ranger and win, play druid basically. I'm just playing soulbeast for fun (and it's not even that fun, so clunky), but i'm trying to make it work. LINK: http://gw2skills.net/editor/?vNAQNBjYD7kgXohXslFwhFglXsMJY552f7xtJA84mAOVuLXmrkzlG-jpxHQB+Y/hBcBAAwBBQelBC4DAQZHBAABUILD VARIATIONS: Marauder/paladin amulet and Leadership runes > more damage/less sustain.I chose Mender's amulet so i can get the maximum healing from Rugged Growth and regeneration. Water runes passively clears conditions, grant boon duration and heal in aoe when using your healing skill. Considering the base heal of Bear stance, which is kinda low, this is great. USAGEUse your warhorn #5 to buff yourself, your pet and your allies. Remember to save this skill in outnumbered situations to blast your smokefield if needed;Warhorn 5 > warhorn 4 > swap to bow > Longbow 2 and let your smokescale do the smoke assault > Enter beastmode > Smoke assault = almost 25 vuln stack on enemy, 25 might stacks on you. Play around it;Spiritual reprieve and Photosynthesize can refull your hp, but both skills are susceptible to interrupts, so stealth or apply stab to yourself if you don't want to be interrupted;One Wolf Pack is strong especially in teamfights or when you are not in beastmode so your pet can get the buff. Don't waste this skill while you are alone and in beastmode;One Wolf Pack + Jaracanda Call Lightning (the pet skill, not the beastmode skill) can grant a lot of AoE cleave;Your evades are your best defense, care when you use them (sword 2,3,smoke assault in beastmode, lightning reflexes);Longbow 4 + jaracanda F2 = Ancient seeds. Good especially against necros to pull them out of point;Try to manage your condi cleanses, you don't have much of them;Bear stance heal your allies (water runes) and clear conditions from them, immobilizing/slowing enemies in aoe aswell;Bear stance + Spiritual reprieve grants a lot of healing to your allies, especially when they are against heavy condi pressure;A lot of your passive sustain comes from Protection + regen, be careful if these boons get stripped.That's it. Sure, nothing special. But let's be honest, we will get a balance patch. Probably soulbeast will get some bug fixes/buffs. I think this is the best supportive build we can get for a 5ppl team, and it can only be improved. And i can't see nerfs incoming to this build honestly. Most rangers are playing #BugGazzelle but that pet will be fixed. Well, try this build if you want and let me know what do you think :) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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