Scourge - Condi Scourge

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

Focused on: Condition damage

Designed for: Open WorldOpen World General and Open World Solo

Expansions required: Path of Fire Builds

This build was last updated on March 12, 2023 and is up to date for the February 14, 2023 game patch.
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Condition Scourge is a slow and steady build that deals damage mainly through Torment Torment and Bleeding Bleeding. It is very sturdy thanks to its barriers and condition cleanses, and is extremely easy to play. The build can also have high sustain.

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Weapon Variants

  • Staff - low damage but can be taken instead of Warhorn to sacrifice CC for its utility.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills

  • - strong group support if running Blood Magic, but less barriers.

Utility Skills

  • - even after several nerfs, it remains a really good option to do AoE damage.
  • - destroys projectiles.
  • - can replace Trail of Anguish to give up the Stability for life force generation.
  • - boonstrip and damage
  • - amazing condi transfer but beware of its passive when playing in groups.
  • - great CC or pull to cleave trash mobs.

Elite Skills

  • - tanky CC buddy.


Minions provide extra bodies for defense but will drastically lower DPS. If taking minions, it is advised to keep and .

This still provides 3 minions, one of which has extremely high health and is good for CC.


  • - greatly nerfed with End of Dragons, but still provides decent sustain.
  • - trades a bit of damage for superb life force generation.
  • - when you need more condition cleanse. Great synergy with .

Death Magic

Death Magic can be taken if using the minion variant to trade a large amount of damage for an increase to minion health and personal defense.

  • If you ever need a lot of defense, use Death Magic with + + for permanent Protection Protection and large increase to your tougness. This synergyses with the variant rune . This is normally not needed as scourge is already relatively tanky.


Ascended gear is not required. You can use Exotic gear with the same stats.
This set uses gear that is similar to Build:Scourge_-_Utility_Condi_DPS, which makes it a great option for general PVE


  • Superior Rune of the Nightmare offers the highest dps but has to be paired with , or you can use a instead of Torment.

Variant Equipment

  • If you can afford the luxury of a gear set tailored for open world, use full Trailblazer Trailblazer. This trades 10-15% DPS for a massive increase to health and defense. You can also consider for even more defense at a slight damage loss.


  • Celestial Celestial - lower damage than Viper's and Trailblazer's, less defense than Trailblazer's, but in exchange the healing power makes your barriers bigger. Generally not recommended as the points into ferocity are completely wasted, and the points into boon duration won't be doing much either since this build has very little access to boons, only a bit of fury and might. This set is also not useful for most content outside of open world.


  • - use 5 of these + 1 black diamond to very closely mimic while you work on getting Nightmare runes.
  • - less damage but more defense plus a pet.
  • - slightly less DPS than Nighmare runes but permanent Regeneration Regeneration.


  • - defense


  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions. Budget versions of these foods exist and are acceptable.
  • - farming
  • DPS
  • - budget DPS
  • - defense
  • (and variants) - farming
  • , - dps
  • - dps if using gear with high toughness



This build is extremely easy to deal damage with. Simply follow this priority list.

  1. Maintain 3 Sand Shades. They deal damage when cast with F1, and that same damage anytime you cast any F2-F5. Try to spread them around. You also gain

concentration and expertise from and defense from . F1 doesn't reset your auto attack chain.

  1. Use anytime you can transfer the self-inflicted conditions. The easiest way to do this is to cast Blood is Power and during its cast, to trigger , but any condi transfer will work.
  2. Use and off cooldown; try to use them together as they have the same cooldown. Interrupt your auto attack chain to cast them.
  3. Cast and any time they're off CD. Preferably, use Harrowing Wave when not at full life force for more value.
  • Cast off-cooldown. This is your highest damage skill, so position it carefully. If you're using , you'll automatically transfer the self-inflicted poison from . The self-inflicted bleeding from Plaguelands will remain, but you will transfer it right after when using the combo of Blood is Power + Desert Shroud. If you are not using Nightmare runes, don't overlap Plaguelands with your Blood is Power combo because only transfers 2 conditions, and transfering the bleeding and torment is so much better than transfering one weak stack of poison.
  1. (you can precast 3 of them if you can/want)
  2. (triggers to transfer the self-inflicted conditions Blood is Power.)
  3. +
  4. +

From there, just use all your skills off cooldown following the priority. When using , liberally cast your F1-F5 skills for more damage (1 second cooldown).

  1. (assuming the enemy already has conditions. Otherise, this skill does nothing and should be delayed)
  2. Scepter auto attacks.

Try to keep up as many Sand Shades as possible.


  • cleanses conditions, and can be used to transfer them in emergencies.
  • If you have trouble surviving, you can trait .
  • If you are downed, don't give up. might keep you alive while your conditions finish the enemy. is also quite strong.

Crowd Control

  • - 1 second of Fear
  • - 2 seconds of knockdown
  • - 1 second of knockdown, but hits multiple times against big enemies.

Video Examples


This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 4 votes.
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5 stars
Mathiasxii gave this build 5 stars • October 2022
I have the trailblazer of this build for quite a while now and I have to say this build is amazingly easy and enjoyable to play. It is absolutely the worst in bursting though, so you'll be lacking any significant contribution in short fights or trash mobs. However, when there's LOT of mobs around or in a tougher mob fight, your overall damage, barrier and condi cleanse/condi->boon/boon corruption will be largely appreciated. Since it is a juggernaught of a build defense and HP wise in TB, I also keep a "Blood Magic" spec with Abrasive Grit, Herald of Sorrow, and Sand Savant scourge traits build on the side for fractal PUG groups, sacrificing some damage for easy rez access ,shade reach and barriers. I used to take "Death Magic" spec with the middle traits along with Curses trait Parasitic Contagion, but found that being borderline invincible is not worth the damage loss of other specs/traits. Great for beginners and chill players :).
5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars • August 2021
Tied with Renegade, Condi Scourge is currently the strongest solo build in the game. Its sustain and versatility allow it to fit in virtually every aspect of open world while also being extremely strong in other aspects of PVE. Its synergy with tormenting runes, while expensive, allows it to basically ignore damage on all but the hardest encounters.
5 stars
Yun gave this build 5 stars • July 2021
Condi Scourge is fantastic. I run this build with either Viper or Celestial gear in both condi scourge and minion 'modes'. For general open world Viper is great (but a bit squishy), while Celestial will take sustain to the next level for some of the harder encounters. And if even Celestial isn't enough, just engage invincibility mode by letting lose your minions and let them feast on your enemies. The one downside is the cost: these builds all have some costly parts, be it runes, sigils or certain attribute combinations. But I didn't regret investing in scourge one bit :).
5 stars
Daivoc gave this build 5 stars • February 2021
Going full trailblazers makes you borderline unkillable. Could also throw a few viper pieces in there and still have more than enough bulk. Extremely capable for anything you might encounter in the open world.


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