Scourge - Condi Minion Master

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Focused on: Condition damageSustainSupport.

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A Scourge build for open world, adapted from Scourge - Utility Condi DPS. This build makes use of Scourge's support capabilities to support minions and other players.



Weapon Variants

  • Staff can be dropped in favor of a Warhorn for better mobility and crowd control, or a Dagger for better condition management and weakness.


  • - condition cleanse.
  • - barrier and boon corrupt.
  • - stun break and mobility.
  • - for mobility.
  • - stun-break and teleport.
  • - might.
  • - if there's nothing to .


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  • - if using dagger
  • - if you need healing.
  • - more condition cleanse.
  • - if with other players.


Take Death Magic over Curses if you're having trouble surviving.

  • - less damage but even greater survivability.


This build uses gear similar to the Scourge - Utility Condi DPS or Reaper - Condi DPS builds for fractals and raids. The main difference is that you should use and for optimal results, as this build frequently applies bleeding.
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Superior Rune of the Renegade
Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion
Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.



  • , , or for damage.
  • for an extremely cheap expertise food.
  • is a fantastic food for farming open world. It's cheap, provides a moderate boost to both damage and survivability, and increases magic find significantly.
  • for more healing.
  • is a great option when you do not need any extra damage or sustain.


  • is a cheap and efficient option.



  • This build makes use of Scourge's support capabilities to assist its minions, through barrier application and associated traits such as and .
  • This is further boosted by traits such as and , which also provide a minor amount of support to other players.


  • Much of your damage will come from your shades, try to use whenever possible.
  • Try to place shades on as many enemies as possible.
  • Use all your Scepter and Torch skills off cooldown, especially torch skills.
  • Use after stacking conditions to spread them to nearby targets.


  • Against most enemies, your minions should be able to draw aggro and tank for you.
  • Furthermore, your barrier will assist in helping minions and you survive, additionally applying might.


  • Through and , you have good sustained healing. If more is needed, use .
  • Condition cleanse is covered by . If you need more, run or .

Crowd Control

Build rating - 5 stars
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6 Ratings
5 stars
Targarei gave this build 5 stars August 2019

I love this build. I had hard time surviving and this solved my problem. :D Your minions tank for you so you almost never die.

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Kaihan gave this build 5 stars March 2019

For anyone who’s ever struggled with survival in GW2, this is your answer. Ranged attacks combined with minions who tank for you. So much self-healing you can even stand in bad at times. Just make sure you don’t develop the bad habit of not dodging, it’s easy to do because of the incredible sustain!

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Flex gave this build 5 stars March 2019

Seems like a pretty decent build!

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Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

A solid, easy to play Scourge build that doesn't have to worry as much about enemy aggro thanks to its minions.

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Magnitude gave this build 5 stars August 2018

This is a great build, very tolerable for new necro players. You can steam-rolled champions without too much a scratch. Don't expect decent DPS and you'll have great fun. A must-try for minion lovers.

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Krissa gave this build 5 stars July 2018

Tried this build, worked well for someone who loves the minion's. Not the top build but definitely new player friendly. Took down a lvl 80 champ solo without hitting 80% hp.