Hand Kite Soulbeast

Merge with your pet and uncover new abilities with our Guild Wars 2 Hand Kite Soulbeast build.
Published Sep 22, 2022 Updated Dec 11, 2023
Raids - Secrets of the Obscure
Pros +
Easy to learn Capable kite
Cons -
Requires accurate positioning
Power 2382
Toughness 1200
Vitality 1402
Precision 1000
Critical Chance 5.00%
Ferocity 0
Critical Damage 150.00%
Condition Damage 0
Healing Power 1589
Expertise 0
Condition Duration 0%
Concentration 1300
Boon Duration 100.00%
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Primary Weapon Set

Harrier's GreatswordMain Hand

Secondary Weapon Set

Harrier's StaffMain Hand

Other Items




Jade Bot Core


Merge with any pet that is of the Stout archetype.

The best choices would be Black Bear or Blue Moa.
The Stout archetype is important to gain access to .

When using , you can swap between your two equipped pets to gain access to both sets of skills without leaving .

You can optionally select one pet of the Supportive archetype, like Jacaranda or Brown Bear, to access for more healing.

This makes unavailable until is ready again. Therefore only use it right after to ensure the skill will be off Cooldown in time.

Hand Kiting

Use the following skills to mitigate damage from hands:

  • if merged with a Bear
  • or

It is recommended to absorb the first two hits from each stack of hands, and using a mitigation skill for the the next three hits. Move off the stack of hands as soon as the 5th is down.

For this build to work, you will need Regeneration and Protection.
Get Regeneration from:

  • through

Get Protection from:

  • through
  • via Dodge

Boost your own boons by using frequently.

Mind Crush

Use to give yourself a four second Invulnerability frame.

will be up for every .

Always save this skill for . If you somehow do not have it up, pray that or are available for a block.


Use or if you need to heal up, or use them to assist allies. You can stay on Greatsword the entire time, or swap to Staff to support allies.

The only Toughness you will receive is from with your Black Bear. This is due to the Stout archetype that grants 200 Toughness and 100 Vitality.

If you feel like you can't survive with 1200 Toughness, you can replace some Minstrel instead of Harrier trinkets. Make sure to inform the tank about your toughness.

Use to slow down Prides if you are near one.

The crucial parts of this build is and some Healing Power and Boon Duration.
If you do not have Weaponmaster Training, you can use Warhorn.

or can be replaced with:

  • for damage reduction and Stability in the last phase.
  • to make up for missing Boon Duration.

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