Scourge - Celestial Scourge

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

Focused on: Boon CorruptionHybrid damage.

Designed for:

Overview

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

Skill Bar

Scepter/DaggerHealingUtilityElite
Axe/Torch

Skill Variants

Utility

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

Specializations

Variants

  • - If Life Force generation is an issue.
  • - Trades damage/LF for sustain.

Variants

Use Soul Reaping over Spite for 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.

  • if another Scourge is already taking

Equipment

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

Consumables

  • Fried Oyster Sandwich Fried Oyster Sandwich
    Fried Oyster Sandwich.pngFried Oyster Sandwich
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+10% Damage Reduction+70 Power+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
  • Magnanimous Sharpening Stone Magnanimous Sharpening Stone
    Magnanimous Sharpening Stone.pngMagnanimous Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Power equal to 3% of your VitalityGain Power equal to 3% of your Toughness+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable

Variants

Stats

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

Sigils

Runes

  • Effective with the Blood Magic variant

Food & Consumables

Food

  • Plate of Fire Flank Steak Plate of Fire Flank Steak
    Plate of Fire Flank Steak.pngPlate of Fire Flank Steak
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 power+70 condition damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    - Recommended offensive food for power-focused builds
  • 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
    - Recommended defensive food for condi-focused builds

Utility

  • Toxic Focusing Crystal Toxic Focusing Crystal
    Toxic Focusing Crystal.pngToxic Focusing Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PowerGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    - Option for condition focused builds, especially with Grieving and Viper gear.

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.

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.

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.
  • combined with
    is a large burst AoE boon corrupt. Excels when pushing through an enemy zerg. Also
    allows you to spam
    more often so use it every chance you get.

Blood Variant

  • 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.

Videos

  • YouTube:
    [BoRP] Arete
  • YouTube:
    [aW] Demon Puppet
  • YouTube:
    [aW] Demon Puppet
    Spite Variant
Build rating: 5 stars
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5 Ratings
5 stars
Freya gave this build 5 stars 6 days ago

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!

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.

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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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