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Celestial Soulbeast Roaming Build

GW2. WvW Build. Celestial Soulbeast Roaming Build. Ranger World vs World 2022.


Last Update: October 2022


Overview

The Celestial Soulbeast build features high mobility, high sustain and high boon uptime and decent damage. It’s a very durable build that can outplay most of the situations that can occur in WvW. With the return of pet swap this build only got better and while Eternal Bond is good for more versatility and options with the pets, it’s not necessary the best option, Leader of the Pack is still very good alternative and maybe the best to share the overpowered effect of Dolyak Stance.

Synergy

With celestial stats and the extra stats that you get while you merge with your pet, Soulbeast becomes one of the most boosted specs in the game. The build synergy is based on hybrid damage, high boon duration to resustain and plenty of cleanse to deal with conditions. The extra cleanse becomes necessary due to using Predator’s Cunning trait for life steal and synergy with Vulture Stance..

Playstyle

The build can perform very well in many ways, but the optimal combo that you want to do is the following:

Vulture Stance – Hunter’s Call – Smoke Assault – Takedown or Winter’s Bite – pet swap – Prelude Lash – Maul – Hilt Bash – Maul – Swoop

You can do plenty combinations with unmerged Smokescale and Smoke Cloud for stealth, with Call of the Wild or Swoop. Merged Skills also heal you by using Eternal Bond so using them often is good.

Swoop on Greatsword and Raven gives insane mobility to disengage or chase, plus the superspeed on pet swap and Quickening Zephyr.


Difficulty

50%

Equipment

ItemStatRune / Sigil
Helm
Celestial
Shoulders
Celestial
Coat
Celestial
Gloves
Celestial
Leggings
Celestial
Boots
Celestial

Primary Weapon Set

Axe
Celestial
Warhorn
Celestial

Secondary Weapon Set

Greatsword
Celestial

ItemStat
Amulet
Celestial
Ring
Celestial
Ring
Celestial
Accessory
Celestial
Accessory
Celestial
Backpiece
Celestial

Consumables

Infusions

Optional
x18

Alternatives

  • Weapon: Axe/Axe – Sword/Warhorn – Dagger/Warhorn – Dagger/Dagger
  • Rune: for more damage
  • Sigil: to maximize damage on Maul
  • Sigil: for more damage

Skills

Smokescale / Raven
Axe / WarhornHeal / Utility / Elite
GreatswordMerged Skills

Alternatives

  • Heal: if using Stances trait
  • Utility: instead Quickening Zephyr
  • Elite: if using Stances trait

Traits


Alternatives

  • Beastmastery: if using Protect Me
  • Beastmastery: for more damage
  • Wilderness Survival: for stability instead poison
  • Wilderness Survival: if no survival skills
  • Soulbeast: more defense against conditions
  • Soulbeast: for longer stances and to share them

Build Template

Chat Code: (copy/paste into in-game chat)

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Gameplay


11 Comments

  1. This or the Sic em roamer for a newer wvw /roamer? Can this be used with shortbow ?

  2. Ia this still viable for roaming ?? Or more of a bunker ? I like to roll solo or small groups . And sustain on othe ranger specs in lacking

    • Yes is very viable to solo, its very bunker and you can do big damage if you setup the combo correctly

  3. Will smokescale be more damage? Could u also use alpine wolf instead of owl ?

    • You can use any that suits your style better, I just found necessary to get Prelude Lash to pull into Axe #5

  4. What makes the “Nature Magic Variant” 70% difficult compared to the 40% of Raven? Is it the rotation in general or are you less tanky as a whole?

    • Simple because the Bastmastery trait line gives a lot of stats and buff to your pet, and you will get them when you merge, so it’s by default easier and actually better.

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