Scourge - Celestial Scourge

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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 CorruptionHybrid damage.

Designed for:


Celestial Scourge brings a mix of AoE condition damage and power damage, boon corruption and team support but is vulnerable to being focused due to a lack of personal defenses.

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Skill Variants





Using Soul Reaping over Spite loses some boonrips but provides a significant DPS boost.

Switch Spite to Blood Magic for a decent increase in group support. This is further utilized by Scourge - Blood Magic Support.


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Mighty WvW Infusion




  • Fill in Griever's gear pieces for more damage at the cost of lower survivability.


  • guaranteed critical hits for 3 seconds.
  • Extra boon rip
  • Excellent with Tormenting runes


  • Extremely high sustain boost
  • Effective with the Blood Magic variant

Food & Consumables


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


  • - Option for condition focused builds, especially with Grieving and Viper gear.
  • easier to obtain, minimal power loss(~3power) is better than magnanimous with some grieving pieces.



  • 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.


  • 24px Devouring Darkness is your most important boonrip skill, try to keep it on cooldown when you are in range.


  • Ghastly Claws.png Ghastly Claws a strong life force generator and high single target damage skill.
  • Unholy Feast.png Unholy Feast is one of your most powerful skills, try to use it as often as possible for AoE boon corruption.
  • 24px Harrowing Wave Generates significant life force as well as being one of your single highest damage skills.


  • Your shade skills activate around you as well as all active shades.
  • All of your shade skills will proc the strike of 24px Manifest Sand Shade
  • Shroud traits proc as if the shade skills counted as that shroud skill. For instance, Path of Corruption.png Path of Corruption is procced by 24px Nefarious Favor. Traits that proc on going in/out of shroud proc on 24px Desert Shroud.
  • 24px Desert Shroud 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.
  • Spiteful Spirit.png Spiteful Spirit combined with Unholy Feast.png Unholy Feast is a large burst AoE boon corrupt. Excels when pushing through an enemy zerg. Use 24px Herald of Sorrow variant for a stronger AoE corrupt bomb. Most effectively used in a melee ball comp.

Blood Variant

  • Be extremely careful when casting 24px Garish Pillar since it procs Transfusion.png Transfusion. 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 24px Garish Pillar when trying to rez a downed ally, and even then only when you are in a safe position to do so.


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    Spite Variant
Build rating - 5 stars
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6 Ratings
5 stars
Pope of Dope gave this build 5 stars February 2019

Still a good build. Use the soul reaping variant if you want to see big numbers. Don't touch blood magic.

5 stars
Freya gave this build 5 stars September 2018

It's a great build. I know that celestial has less damage burst and ussualy also overall, but it has better sustain (self and group) and even in 15 man guild groups damage from 5-6 scourges is enough to down all the people that are caught, also curse/scepter buffs recently.

5 stars
RobynTheTiny gave this build 5 stars July 2018

This build is very fun to play, finally found my go-to for WvW! (zerg player here)

Was Trailblazer before and as other commenters said so far: this is far more satisfactory to play. It has both burst and condition damage with some nice survivability thrown in and has options for ranged and closer up play, which makes it very versatile.

Thanks for creating it!

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5 stars
Demonpuppy gave this build 5 stars January 2018

Full Cele with Zerker runes is amazing! IMO the best choice for most comps. Due to condi duration being almost obsolete in WvW. The Extra power really closes the gap.

5 stars
Xivor gave this build 5 stars December 2017

Solid. Best damage/support hybrid in slot. Corrupts and condi clear are powerful, and barrier application can be a game-changer if used right in battle. Best evolution of the Scourge since PoF hit with more balanced DPS post-nerf.

5 stars
The Blue Rangerr gave this build 5 stars December 2017

The all-rounder for Scourge, providing consistent boon corrupts and DPS with optional, game changing utility in the blood Variant.

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