SOULBEAST - One Ranger Build for Guild Wars 2 Open World PvE, WvW, PvP | Sic 'Em Guide

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The Sic 'Em Soulbeast is not a new archetpye to Guild Wars 2, but is rather a longstanding and robust build which in my opinion is capable of working well in all game modes due to its versatility and sheer power.

1 Valkyrie Accessory and Amulet, the Rest Berserker Pack Runes
Greatsword Force/Cleansing Longbow Celerity/Cleansing
Smokescale, Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

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PvE Traits

PvP Traits
PvP Gear
Berserker Warrior/Divinity Rune
GS Cleansing/Energy LB Separation/Courage
WvW Traits

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0:00 - Intro
1:25 - Soulbeast Mechanics
3:22 - Equipment
5:15 - PvE Build
13:40 - Fractal CM 100 Commentary
17:40 - PvP Build
22:15 - PvP Ranked Commentary
34:25 - WvW Build
38:45 - WvW Clips

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off3nc3 7 meses atrás
These guides are godtier and probably the best gw2 content pumped on youtube since vanilla. Never stop doing them / updating them !
Gordojum 7 meses atrás
I’ve been running a similar build and just when I started to branch out the ranger buff drops and I go back into optimization mode. Thanks for the deep dive. I’m excited to integrate what you’ve shared!
D Bender
D Bender 7 meses atrás
Man gotta give you props on going through the talents you picked. Everyone seems to go through every single talent when all I want to hear about is why you picked the one you picked. I can read, I don't need people to read them to me, I need them to explain their opinion to me why they feel that one has greater benefits than the others. The video was direct, to the point without wasting my time.
Kyle Vanderwolf
Kyle Vanderwolf 6 meses atrás
I do a sort of marauders/diviner’s more boon-share version of this and agree it works very nicely. I didn’t think to use skirmishing instead of marksmanship though.
Sascha 7 meses atrás
Would've loved to see the DPS through arcdps while doing cm 100. Looking for a new class/build and would like to compare my current class to others in a real-world scenario. not fighting against a static golem.
syncac 7 meses atrás
Hope to see videos for other professions as well! It was great.
Bret May
Bret May 7 meses atrás
Nice build! I’ve been watching ranger vids lately which has caused me to start reminiscing about my ranger as it was in the early days of wvw. I ran something people called a regen roaming ranger build. I wonder if it’s possible recreate something like this in today’s version of the game?
Bret May
Bret May 7 meses atrás
And thanks for the reply, btw.
Bret May
Bret May 7 meses atrás
@Vallun I’ve tried a couple of stat combos but can’t figure out what types of armor I need I guess. I hit like a wet noodle lol
Vallun 7 meses atrás
go wilderness survival and beast mastery and get lots of protection and use command skills with the trait that gives regeneration with them
Munchkin of Pern
Munchkin of Pern 5 dias atrás
I play a Power-Sic’ Em-Soulbeast (Beastmaster/Marksmanship/Soulbeast) on my Main, and I play it for open world fun rather than going pure optimization, but it’s still one of my favourite + most effective builds that I play. I’m a Sylvari wielding Caladbolg and Leaf of Kudzu, upgrading to Kudzu once I have all of the legendary components of course.
kevinvdb6 4 meses atrás
Thank you for this video I'm trying to find a nice class to play as a main in pvp this one looks like fun! Does size of your character matter for your ranged attacks? My little asura seems to be hitting alot of "obstructed" even when there's not even a hill in the way, just a very little bump of grass seems to be enough in wvw :D
SynnJynn 3 meses atrás
Yes! This happens with my asura too! It can suck sometimes but I tend to kit anyway so it doesn't last long.
Vallun 4 meses atrás
it shouldnt but i know asuras gave a lower default camera
Melvric Mayer
Melvric Mayer 3 meses atrás
Man i like your build and your guide... Thank you so much i have been searching for good Ranger build and you provide one that i like...
Zack's Training
Zack's Training 7 meses atrás
Almost finished leveling a ranger, thanks for this!
voltaicbore03 7 meses atrás
Oh hey, it's my build, nice to see I got something right for once lol. I haven't tried it in WvW, but I can certainly vouch for it working in sPvP. I usually gamble and run zerker amulet in sPvP for it, and it generally pays off unless I seriously miscalculate team comps.
Uzay Sezer
Uzay Sezer 4 meses atrás
Im pretty sure Sic Em modifier only increases your damage for the target you have used it on, and not for other targets. So baiting one person with the Sic Em reveal and dpsing someone else would not make use of the modifier.
MrSpectruElegiac 7 meses atrás
Great guide. I'm new to the game so this helps a ton :D
Lukastace NovaSword
Lukastace NovaSword 6 meses atrás
Alex M
Alex M 7 meses atrás
Big brain on the wvw build quick draw is just so nice. And giga brain on the taunt trait, need to try that asap!
PartyHatGladOS 7 meses atrás
While I didn't exactly copy this build, It did remind me to revisit my SB's gear and move stuff around to get back in line with the berserker meta meme.
Edward Goran
Edward Goran 3 meses atrás
I really like using double axes especially for PvE. Can they work instead of longbow?
Bad Bogey
Bad Bogey 24 dias atrás
@Monchijote run axe/axe or dagger/axe in place of the longbow and you’re all set
Monchijote 26 dias atrás
I have the same question
Gun Sentry
Gun Sentry 5 meses atrás
For new player (like me) It would be good to include where to obtain the gear and weapons highlighted.
Vallun 5 meses atrás check the gearing guide
VandaKai i
VandaKai i 4 meses atrás
NGL your play on Soulbeast is pretty insane as IMO it can be one of the harder spec to play and mix with all of that it does do which can fly over the head of some of us... Loved this guide and keep them up gonna watch them all lol.
Gage Schlabaugh
Gage Schlabaugh 7 meses atrás
These are so awesome! Thanks a ton! I am eagerly awaiting Engi!
Austin Haworth
Austin Haworth 7 meses atrás
Something doesn't seem to be working right. I went in to test out your PvE version with full ascended and the correct stats and runes, but with spotter I'm only hitting 89.9% crit chance before the flanking bonus. it's only a difference of 0.24 percent so it hardly matters, but it seems odd to me that I'm not able to hit the exact same number. EDIT: In attempting to match your build I'm noticing an issue. I'm 50 power and 105 precision below you. I see you have infusions which explains the power, but I'm not sure how to explain the precision (I guess spotter covers the first 100). If you're using precision infusions as well you should probably mention that in the guide. If not, I'm confused how are stats aren't the same.
Vallun 7 meses atrás
I think I have 1 precision infusion, but yea its negligible.
Khanqueror 7 meses atrás
Overall nice build, funny to see this build in 100cm as fractal player but it still would be good enough there. Subbed
A Voluntas
A Voluntas 3 meses atrás
I spec'd into druid in the beginning and now I dont have the hero points to spec into Soulbeast just yet. I wish you could respec the elite specialization. Thank you for the guide.
GSoC Angel
GSoC Angel 3 meses atrás
I'm new to GW2 was wondering have you tried the spider merge? 2 really good cc's and poison
Crash Vildsvin
Crash Vildsvin 7 meses atrás
This makes me return to the game, and by the looks of it, it's even better now... at least the way you describe it:). Thank you very much for that!
Crash Vildsvin
Crash Vildsvin 17 dias atrás
@Sacre No argument there. However, it IS a MMORPG. Too much efficiency focus, too few fantasy and roleplaying. I don't blame the game, it's just... well, pity that I apparently came back too late.
Sacre 21 dia atrás
@Crash Vildsvin I don't know what repulsed you from the game but I assure you if there's a single MMORPG where casuals and alt-aholics can have the time of their lives, it's GW2.
Crash Vildsvin
Crash Vildsvin Mês atrás
Actually, I change my mind. GW2 is not a game now, it's a reality, where all that matters is efficiency. No thank you, I'm going back to my single player worlds. At least there's SOME beauty there.
felix mikolai
felix mikolai 7 meses atrás
Nice, can’t wait for necro and guard!
Mark Abbott
Mark Abbott 7 meses atrás
Big thanks, was looking for a decent off spec for my druid.
Broken Elbow Macaroni
Broken Elbow Macaroni 7 meses atrás
Omigod, I stopped lvling my druid halfway through. _I can't use it at all_ 😭😭😭 Literally still using my basic ranger build in HoT
Marina ST
Marina ST 7 meses atrás
Really useful video, thanks! :)
shook 5 meses atrás
I've been looking for a ranger build that is using a long bow for a long time because that's what archers are? THANKS SO MUCH
mokahtgs 5 meses atrás
Linking the builds on a good build website would have been helpful.
BuffsEverywhere 6 meses atrás
Sic Em only gives bonus damage to the target you use it on at 20:43.
Vallun 6 meses atrás
@BuffsEverywhere i mean you can do that without the buff xD
BuffsEverywhere 6 meses atrás
If it applied bonus damage to other targets you could destroy whole groups with AOE lol. It would be super OP.
Vallun 6 meses atrás
thanks for the clarification, weird interaction of a buff
Vicious Inu
Vicious Inu 7 meses atrás
i use this already, except yer 7 utility (idk what stance that is, im still new) i replace with quickness and OMG my dps is crazy but survival is weak. i just started PoF and im having a hard time early on. im in full exotic and willing to take any tips.....
Pataxum 3 meses atrás
Great video! How do you get that longsword and longbow? I love them
Eric Hagen
Eric Hagen 6 meses atrás
i main soulbeast. its basically all ive ran in ranked and i love it. worst match up fer me is mesmer most days though. though im sure u seen longbow auto-attacks alone can kill ppl.
Daniel Thompson
Daniel Thompson 4 meses atrás
What build works best against core necro and condi rev?
Vince 7 meses atrás
I'm French and don't understand everything but I follow you, thank you for your builds and your explanations :)
Chris Nava
Chris Nava 7 meses atrás
I assume you say this because English isn't your first language and you need to know that you write English better than most Americans can write or speak it
Nikenzo 4 meses atrás
By watching your video…i bought a nice cape skin a bow and a gs skin and i just started play archer 😂 ty
Bilal Iqbal
Bilal Iqbal 7 meses atrás
from what I see... that build lacks self-might stacks. i know groups comp can fix that for you but it lacks self-might.. Unless i'm clearly mistaken.
Bilal Iqbal
Bilal Iqbal 7 meses atrás
@Vallun I suppose that's true.
Vallun 7 meses atrás
it doesn't because it gets damage modifiers elsewhere
Matthieu 3 meses atrás
Sigil of Force is a pretty terrible sigil outside of a PvE setting, aside from that the WvW build isn't bad though condi clear will not be plentiful. Trading off skirmishing for wilderness survival offers a lot more sustain whilst still retaining extremely potent burst.
Kahnju 4 meses atrás
Vallun has the best GW2 content.
stduquette 7 meses atrás
"if you're insecure about the size of your dps meter" I'm listening 😂
Aníbal Souza
Aníbal Souza 7 meses atrás
The only thing that I HATE in power ranger's builds is the 5th skill of the axe (Whirling Defense)! I think that, as the name suggests, it's a defensive skill, and isn't suposed to have that much burst potencial, besides that, its so unconfortable to use, you stay still, vulnerable, takes so long and the skill cancel if you move. That build with GS/LB is a dream to almost every ranger (including me) wishes for this build (GS/LB) to be meta, at least, we can have that in casual plays and PvP/WvW, thanks for your build, let's make Anet make a good "Power Ranger" without Whirling Defense please!
ThePeckelis 7 meses atrás
Thank you so much for this!!
Joshua 5 dias atrás
have always been told bow builds drop off dmg and GS and Dag is best for soulbeast and 2cd highest dmg in game after thief and that you want to pick a pet with the world impact skill
Vallun 5 dias atrás
if you only want damage with no utility then go ahead and do that
Joe Ironbeard
Joe Ironbeard 6 meses atrás
Why do you use greatsword instead of dual axe? Doesn’t dual axe do more damage?
Joe Ironbeard
Joe Ironbeard 6 meses atrás
@Vallun greatsword is better for utility? What about Sword/Axe? How would that compare to Greatsword?
Vallun 6 meses atrás
yes it does do more damage, but that isnt all that matter
Albert Wziątek
Albert Wziątek 3 meses atrás
Will the daggers work in this build instead of the gs?
Gotejjeken 7 meses atrás
WvW montage happened to be all squishy classes 🤔; finding SB has nasty tradeoff of building it like this and only being good for ganking/squishies or using WS and losing tons of damage
BattleGrown 7 meses atrás
Just tried this version, but i'm still more used to Wilderness Survival than Skirmishing. The survival skills synergies are too much to pass up on for me, and also with marauder armor+zerker rest and durability runes, i outlast most other roaming class because i also have dps. I also like sigil of severance more than celerity.
Uvaaren 4 meses atrás
What skills do you use in the wilderness survival spec ?
off3nc3 7 meses atrás
Kendrick Chu
Kendrick Chu 2 meses atrás
41:16 quick question. How did you manage to follow the thief’s direction with rapid fire when they ported next to you then behind you? My rapid fire always gets cancelled and goes on a mini cooldown when they try to get behind me. Is there some kind of hotkey toggle to enable this? I see that your were almost tracking as they maneuvered around you. Thank you.
Kendrick Chu
Kendrick Chu 2 meses atrás
@Vallun thank you!
Vallun 2 meses atrás
let go of your right mouse button and some skills will autofire at the target
Sean Ballensky
Sean Ballensky 5 meses atrás
Where did you get that armor ? Looks awesome !!
Pascal 4 meses atrás
Thank you Vallun loved the vid, subbed right after ^^
Evan Thesden
Evan Thesden 7 meses atrás
Please do mesmers, warriors or thieves next (my only 3 classes)
Evan Thesden
Evan Thesden 7 meses atrás
@Vallun oh i see, i thought we would get a new one considering all the balance changes recently
Vallun 7 meses atrás
thief is in the playlist
Keto Dining Room
Keto Dining Room 4 meses atrás
why not sword/axe instead of LB for team PVE content?
Kacper Denisiuk
Kacper Denisiuk 7 meses atrás
Will you make a warrior one?
Miodo 25 minutos atrás
Hey what if i run double axe instead of longsword? i rather to play that cus i dont like so much longsword
Filnico Galan
Filnico Galan 2 meses atrás
Can i also use this build for raids?
Seb De Tyra
Seb De Tyra 6 meses atrás
Anything changed in the pvp build for this since this video was posted?
Rity W
Rity W Dia atrás
Hello threre, maybe a dumb question but is this build doable for a new player? just started one week a go and used a boost..
Rein 7 meses atrás
Can't wait for the warrior :)
St Ahmed Pendragon Guinevere
Thanks for this!
PeJa88 5 meses atrás
these vids are heaven
Xean Studio
Xean Studio 3 meses atrás
Can I use full zerker gear?
zioN1b 7 meses atrás
will you be doing one of these for warriors?
MrPotatini 3 meses atrás
Hey just wanted to say that i played gw2 when the game came out but i started to play recently from a long time and your character guides are helping me a lot retaking the fun ingame. Thx a lot.
Dante Yoda
Dante Yoda 3 meses atrás
Me as well very good builds imo.
Gustavo Schiller
Gustavo Schiller 4 meses atrás
¿Do this builds work on raids?
Hobothesis 5 meses atrás
Also don't remember if you covered skirmishing tratiline other than you start the fight 'behind the boss.' It's only good if you can flank your target so in open world you should swap it out for what? Marksmanship? Or is it still worthwhile to go skirmishing even though you miss out on the behind/flank bonus?
Vallun 5 meses atrás
that one trait isn't everything. still better to go skirmishing even if you dont get the flank always
Shifurei Saikyou
Shifurei Saikyou 7 meses atrás
i would have liked arc to see how dps stacks up relative
Shifurei Saikyou
Shifurei Saikyou 7 meses atrás
@Vallun i know but since you made it i would have like reference point if i played it correctly etc
Vallun 7 meses atrás
you're free to test it with even more optimized gear such as scholar full zerk
tabakacz 4 meses atrás
@Vallun the equipment (gear) is the same for WvW and PvE ?
St4rPT_ 7 dias atrás
Yes, that's the whole point of this series xD
subversive1219 5 meses atrás
What are your video settings in game? This video looks gorgeous!
Nicx778 5 meses atrás
Mel Monspeet
Mel Monspeet 2 meses atrás
just started the game. i like sword and axe build xd
Salman Ravoof
Salman Ravoof 2 meses atrás
Vicious Quarry has been nerfed? I only see +88 Ferocity on my end.
Threce 5 meses atrás
what weapon runes do you use in WvW?
Robert Luong
Robert Luong 4 meses atrás
It's in description.
Uvaaren 4 meses atrás
Am i the only one having problems to sustain myself with this build ?
Green Nature
Green Nature 7 meses atrás
nice build
Mayur 7 meses atrás
Why not superior rune of rage for fury uptime and ferocity?
Vallun 7 meses atrás
@Mayur then pack is best for sure since it will be useful everywhere and you wont need to extract
Mayur 7 meses atrás
@Vallun hmm makes sense. I'm returning and want to optimize my build for fractals. Want to make sure I use the right rune cuz the upgrade extractor is not easy to come by and I'm still working on getting ascended gear.
Vallun 7 meses atrás
too much of its stat allocation is in fury duration while i only need a little bit to start out, and the timing of pack rune is instantly right from the start when i need it
Anthony Luna
Anthony Luna 5 meses atrás
What about sustain in PVE?
Vallun 5 meses atrás
can run the pvp version with protection and wilderness survival if you want, but most things can be outranged in pve with longbow
Mark Dias
Mark Dias 3 meses atrás
What if you don't have soul beast fully unlocked? What's a back up or is it still find to use
Vallun 3 meses atrás
marksmanship instead of soulbeast
Kacper Denisiuk
Kacper Denisiuk 7 meses atrás
Will you make a warrior one?
Kacper Denisiuk
Kacper Denisiuk 7 meses atrás
@Vallun Cool! Thanks for quick reply!
Vallun 7 meses atrás
力赫ZyHz 7 meses atrás
thank you for sharing
Adventuring: Across America
Is there a solo build for this in open world especially for PoF and HoF
Might Makes Right
Might Makes Right 7 meses atrás
Power SB has bad health sustain; I don't recommend it for open world stuff. Condi SB is better for that.
Mythuleez 7 meses atrás
Nope it's glass cannon turd build
Purple Cake
Purple Cake 5 meses atrás
Why is there always 2 or 3 very special pieces of gear setup? Why it can't be full Berserk or full Marauder?
Nicx778 5 meses atrás
cuz they hit the caps for Crit etc and then its a waste of stats (once buffs come out)
Shayere - Grazi
Shayere - Grazi 7 meses atrás
Fantastic! Ty
Evan Thesden
Evan Thesden 7 meses atrás
Why not Rune of Rage? Also gives fury on a much shorter cooldown
Vallun 7 meses atrás
because i dont need more fury, once i start swapping weapons i have plenty of fury. The first application is what i need to get me going and fury duration isnt as important as pure boon duration
Niko Fernandez
Niko Fernandez 7 meses atrás
Where can i get valkyrie stats accessories?
Niko Fernandez
Niko Fernandez 6 meses atrás
@GYIYGABITE got one from fractals. Thanks for the info though really helps me in the future
GYIYGABITE 7 meses atrás
Vendor from the Bitterfront Frontier farming Fresh Winterberries and unbound magic. When you buy the accessory, you can pick the stat setting. You need to have started Living World Season 3's "A Crack in the Ice" story to access the area. Or any other vendor from LWS3 areas sells accessories and amulets that you can pick any stat sets. You just need to farm the items form that around but I found that Lake Doric and Bitterfront Frontier are personally easy for me.
Tiziano Merello
Tiziano Merello 4 meses atrás
Can be that build be used as duelist build?
Vallun 4 meses atrás
nope, you can 1v1 but it wont be optimal, try core ranger for duelist
fonox 1
fonox 1 7 meses atrás
nice build bro can u share arcdps log of your 100cm?
BaG Gio
BaG Gio 7 meses atrás
@Vallun u know u can pretty much skip phases doing enough dmg right? Would have been a few minutes instead of hour then. About skill changing i meant power build tho, in 100 u just go condi, totally different stuff.
Vallun 7 meses atrás
@soneca798 This fractal CM 100 took about an hour to do because I created an LFG myself and didnt require DwD to prove that I wouldn't be carried. Even though I performed my duty we kept wiping on coordination and positioning issues. I had to keep teaching them what to do until it finally worked. At no point in this fractal did I tell them "do more damage" I kept saying survive, position, do the mechanic. DPS optimization will never be the most important thing and its just fundamentally wrong to prioritize it. If you want to change three things: the stance for frost trap, longbow for dagger/axe, and the vigor trait for some minor bleed damage (LOL) then go ahead, but it will make literally no difference in 90% of situations whereas the utility of my build can, as I said, carry your group when it matters.
BaG Gio
BaG Gio 7 meses atrás
@soneca798 what are we talking about here? It's 100 cm, it's not for 'new' players, so as other CMs, either u stick to the meta or u waste time of other ppl please. Gs 4 is basically useless there and u lose a lot of dmg by not having axe 5 in any fractal.
BaG Gio
BaG Gio 7 meses atrás
@Cenciqt meant for players to tilt others and get carried in fractals pretty much LOL delusional
soneca798 7 meses atrás
Tunnel visioned as he may be, it would be kind of interesting to see how much of a gap this build is between a tryhard build that's more honed for each specific game mode. As someone who runs fractals a lot, I like teaching people how to do the mechanics properly and pull decent dps with proper rotations and abilities that are appropriate for each encounter. So it would be good to know for sure if the build is able to at least pull some weight despite how many traits, skills and gear it gives up to be viable in all game modes. Personally I actually think this could be pretty helpful for newer players who struggle with certain mechanics especially when they pug since dolyak will bring their own stab sources and greatsword has a block which sword and axe doesn't. But yeah, in a less mean spirited manner as the other guy, I think it would be pretty nice to bring arc on the next showcases to see how these builds stand up to the meta tryhard ones while still being able to be used everywhere
Age Of Warriors
Age Of Warriors 5 meses atrás
wow nic any build for renegade pls :)
St4rPT_ 7 dias atrás
How is this build in regards of soloing bounties and HoT HP's?
Vallun 7 dias atrás
not so great, its low on sustain
Ekin Uzunyayla
Ekin Uzunyayla 7 meses atrás
You are beastt !!
Who Knows
Who Knows 3 dias atrás
Is this build so good? :o
Robin 6 meses atrás
Hello I'm new so I was wondering if you had a video that talks about early game ranger skills upgrade thx
Zedorek 6 meses atrás
ASMR of tutorials builds
Nico 5 meses atrás
Are you playing human or sylvari there?
Rebree 7 meses atrás
What bow does the guy in the preview use
Vallun 7 meses atrás
TycoTyrannus 2 meses atrás
What does the term "Front Loading" mean please?
Vallun 2 meses atrás
more emphasis is put on the beginning, in other words burst damage
feijó Jojojo
feijó Jojojo 7 meses atrás
I can't decide between ranger or necro ;-; (I don't have much time to play both)
Fisicoh 3 meses atrás
So am I lol it’s been a couple months, what are your thoughts on them both? (if you have any)
Tatiana B
Tatiana B 7 meses atrás
I'm sorry, that was my character at 42:42.
nateking510 7 meses atrás
Anet nerf sic-em soulbeast Vallun but my build video... Anet okay we buff sic-em soulbeast /s
Clockwork 7 meses atrás
Would highly suggest you to enable arcdps for these build videos when showcasing the build in pve, we don't expect these "all rounder" builds to do competitive dps to specialized fractal/raid builds but would be nice to know exactly how competitive they can be.
Jürgen Kaßnitz
Jürgen Kaßnitz 7 meses atrás
what do I do with these [links] ? I still haven't understood that
Jürgen Kaßnitz
Jürgen Kaßnitz 7 meses atrás
@Vallun ty, it worked 😊 and ... after 12 hour testing ... this build works fine and offers a lot of fun
Vallun 7 meses atrás
copy paste that into gw2 and it shows you my build
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