Scourge - Power Curses

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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Boon CorruptionDirect damage.

Designed for:

 

Overview

Power Curses Scourge brings high spike damage without sacrificing the boon removal brought by Devouring Darkness. This build focuses on spiking down opponents and consistent boon corruption.

Skill Bar

Scepter/DaggerHealingUtilityElite
Axe/Focus

Weapon Variants

Staff/

Swap Axe/x to Staff for an 1200-range powerful ground game. Shines on 'pirate ship' scenarios.

Skill Variants

Utility

  • Melee boon corrupt and damage.
  • Ranged boon corrupt and barrier.
  • For extra lifeforce and stunbreak.
  • Defensive mobility and situational utility.

Specializations

  • if running Staff.



  • - If Life Force generation is an issue.

Variants

Use Spite over Soul Reaping for higher damage over long periods and spike boonrip at the cost of spike damage and lower cooldowns.

  • for higher damage with less boon removal.
  • for more boonrip

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
Mighty WvW Infusion

Consumables

Variants

Stats

  • Replace "Berserker's" pieces with "Marauder's" for higher self sustain at the cost of damage. Bear in mind crit cap, using more "Cavalier's" to stay below 100% during Desert Shroud.

Sigils

  • Extra crit/damage
  • Extra boon rip

Runes

  • High damage and better might uptime, strong if not using Dumplings.
  • If fury and boons are an issue.

Food

  • offensive food if kills are frequent
  • defensive food for power-focused builds

Utility

  • easier to obtain, minimal damage loss during Desert Shroud.

Usage

General

  • Use your shroud skills frequently, but remember that since they have no cast time you can also cast other skills while using them - avoid downtime.

Scepter/Dagger

  • is your most important boonrip skill, try to keep it on cooldown when you are in range.
  • use this off cooldown for AoE weakness and boon corrupts.

Axe/Focus

  • a strong life force generator and high single target damage skill.
  • is one of your most powerful skills, try to use it as often as possible for AoE boon corruption.
  • A long range high damage burst skill, great for opening on targets.

Shroud

  • Your shade skills activate around you as well as all active shades.
  • All of your shade skills will proc the strike of
  • Shroud traits proc as if the shade skills counted as that shroud skill. For instance,
    is procced by
    . Traits that proc on going in/out of shroud proc on
    .
  • will continue pulsing if a new shade is summoned at the location of the new shade so there should be no worry about repositioning shades when needed.
  • in the Spite variant combined with
    is a large burst AoE boon corrupt. Excels when pushing through an enemy zerg.

Videos

  • YouTube:
    [BoRP] Arete
  • YouTube:
    [eX] Demon Puppet
  • YouTube:
    [eX] Demon Puppet
    Spite Variant
  • YouTube:
    [eX] Demon Puppet
    Strip/Corrupt Guide
Build rating - 5 stars
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4 Ratings
5 stars
Threather gave this build 5 stars May 2019

Great, better DPS, scourge build when your team has enough sustain and you don't need celestial. Id run variant of the build by swapping out 1 force sigil for bloodlust and making it more reliable in harder fights by not using scholar runes. Don't run dumBlings.

5 stars
Kurnian gave this build 5 stars March 2019

Great build. Still being able to spike hard while maintaining the corrupts from Curses traitline. It is better than hybrid scourge at the moment due to much more access to condition cleanse/convert on the meta, which makes spike and direct damage way more valuable.

5 stars
Slander gave this build 5 stars March 2019

I run this with Spite variant and focus on purely boonstripping as i feel it generates more downed than maximizing dps

1 More Rating
5 stars
The Blue Rangerr gave this build 5 stars March 2019

A Scourge Build focused on power damage as well as extremely high spike damage. This build can generate downed enemies extremely effectively, and in an organized group using cool downs together can wipe dozens of enemies instantly.

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