Robust Spirit Soulfist Build Guide for PvE
The Robust Spirit is the more famous build that turns your Soulfist into a literal burst monster, landing the attack with the highest damage numbers in the game: World Decimation. The build gets rid of your lower Hype levels 1 and 2, making you enter Hype level 3 every time you activate your identity.
On top of that, your energy recovery speed doubles and you’ll get bonus damage, making you shift toward a full out burst damage playstyle with strong burst windows. For this reason we want to focus\on our Awakening Skill World Decimation, using it every time it’s up when running this build. This allows us to deal the most damage within the Enhanced Hype level 3 mode.
Since World Decimation is a static skill that takes a long time to cast, you need to get a good feeling for all the mechanics to master this build. Oh and you will also need a fair amount of patience!
Max out Energy Release and your highest damage abilities indicated above. After that you want to get Pulverizing Palm and Flash Step to level 7 for the attack buffs before maxing the weaker skills.
How to play
This build has one goal: Land your World Decimation while fully buffed.
If it sounds simple, it's not! You need to practice your setup so you don't have to think about it. That frees up your brain to instantly see the opportunity when you can cast it successfully on the boss.
Here's what the setup looks like:
- Make sure all key self buffs are active- for example any engraving or set bonuses you might have.
- Activate LvL 3 Hype
- Optional: Request buffs from allies if you have them.
- Cast Energy Release for self buff.
- Cast World Decimation and pray it lands in time, because that's all you can do while animation locked!
As you can see there is significant setup, and you need to become fluid at recognizing opportunities and capitalizing on them, so keep practicing!
Skill Usage Priority
Although World Decimation is the focus of this build, a significant portion of your damage will come from landing your abilities. After all, Awakenings have a long cooldown and you need to be using all those skills on your bar.
The most important thing to remember is that your self buffs DO NOT STACK, so use your best one, Energy Release, before your hardest hitting skills. A typical skill rotation might look like this:
- Activate LvL 3 Hype if its available
- Energy Release for self buff
- Merciless Pummel behind the enemy
- Shadowbreaker for buff and damage
- Force Orb
- Pulverizing Palm for buff
- Heavenly Squash
- Lightning Palm
Remember that Flash Step is primarily for mobility with the buff being a bonus.
Keen Blunt Weapon
An alternative to Precise Dagger is Adrenaline, but it's much more difficult to use properly.
Heavily prioritize Specialization, as the higher this stat, the less recovery Hype time, meaning it’ll allow you to spend more time during Hype level 3. It also buffs the damage of your World Decimation.
Your secondary stat is Crit for damage.
Prioritize attack gems on main damage skills in this order.
Cooldown Gems for your main attacks and your utility skills for better buff uptime.
Max out Energy Release tripod for the huge 55.6% damage buff! After that focus on leveling your damage skills starting with Merciless Pummel.
You will use Preordained Diligence from Argos until you hit 1445 and can get the Shrieking Hallucination Set. This will increase your crit and damage, ensuring the hardest hitting World Decimation possible.