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Scourge - Blood Scourge

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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Condition damageSupportArea Damage and Boon Corruption.

Designed for:

Overview

An advanced build that uses
to turn the tide of fights while still bringing strong damage and boon rip capabilities. Not recommended for newer players due to bad use of
being detrimental to allies.

Skill Bar

StaffHealingUtilityElite
Axe/Torch

Skill Variants

Utility

Specializations

Variants

  • - If Life Force generation is an issue.
  • - Trades damage/LF for sustain.
  • - Extra boon corruption at the cost of team support.

Equipment

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4x
Superior Rune of the Tempest
2x
Superior Rune of the Trapper
18x
Malign WvW Infusion

Variants

Stats

  • Apothecary's More team support from barrier, less survivability.

Sigils

Runes

Food & Consumables

Food

  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    - Offensive option.
  • Sweet Bean Bun Sweet Bean Bun
    Sweet Bean Bun.pngSweet Bean Bun
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+70 Expertise-20% Condition Duration (Incoming)+25% Magic Find during Lunar New Year
    Consumable
    - Defensive option.
  • Oysters with Spicy Sauce Oysters with Spicy Sauce
    Oysters with Spicy Sauce.pngOysters with Spicy Sauce
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+10% Damage Reduction+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    - Alternate defensive option.
  • Loaf of Saffron Bread Loaf of Saffron Bread
    Loaf of Saffron Bread.pngLoaf of Saffron Bread
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.pngIncoming damage reduced by 20% while stunned, knocked down, or knocked back.-20% condition duration+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    - Alternate defensive option.
  • Saffron Stuffed Mushroom Saffron Stuffed Mushroom
    Saffron Stuffed Mushroom.pngSaffron Stuffed Mushroom
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.pngGain +200 condition damage for 30 seconds when you kill a foe. (This effect does not stack)+70 Precision+10% Experience from kill[sic]
    Consumable
    - Alternate offensive option.

Utility

  • Magnanimous Tuning Crystal Magnanimous Tuning Crystal
    Magnanimous Tuning Crystal.pngMagnanimous Tuning Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your VitalityGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Toughness+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable

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.
  • Be extremely careful when casting
    since it procs
    . It will pull any allied downstates within 600 radius to the position you were in when you cast it for the entire duration.
    • In general only ever cast
      when trying to rez a downed ally, and even then only when you are in a safe position to do so.

Axe/Torch

  • 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.
  • Generates significant life force as well as being one of your single highest damage skills.

Staff

  • Staff auto attacks are low impact and its abilities relatively long cooldowns, so the best use of the weapon is to use its cooldown skills then swap out as soon as possible.
  • Use
    and
    to build area condi stacks.
  • and
    usage should be more careful, don't be afraid to leave them off cooldown when swapping back to S/D.
    • is one of your limited anti-condition skills so use it carefully.
    • Interrupt key skills with the fear of
      .

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.

Videos

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3 Ratings
Gold Medal - Great
Rixzaw said this build was great 16 hours ago

This is what I refer to as Hybrid. Healer / DPS. The DPS drop off from curses to Blood magic doesn't really show up on the meter much, and you gain the Boonrip back from Axe over the Scepter. This build can even contribute to squad Healing if transfusion is used BEFORE people die. Axe was buffed. This build is the Meta Scourge build atm.

Gold Medal - Great
The Blue Rangerr said this build was great 6 days ago

The loss in damage is made up for by the addition of unique and powerful utility in the form of Transfusion. Encourage any group to run this in order to rescue downstate players from bad situations.

Gold Medal - Great
Demonpuppy said this build was great 2 weeks ago

Amazing build! Amazing sustain and decent damage. Not quite as much as trailblazer but you arent a push over on this.

Would you say Scourge runes could be a viable choice??