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Scourge - Condi Scourge

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

Focused on: Condition damageArea damageRanged damageDpsDefenseSolo playRoaming.

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Overview

A standard condition scourge build which is capable of soloing almost all Open World Content and even some dungeons and fractals. This build focuses on very high sustain and condition removal and typically has a more attrition-based playstyle.

Skill Bar

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Weapon Variants

  • Dagger (mainhand) - helps generate life force, but has extremely low dps
  • Staff - useful for ranging in a zerg

Skill Variants

Healing Skills

  • - sustained healing.
  • - strong group support if running Blood Magic.

Utility Skills

  • - for area damage
  • - a friendly pet that deals good DPS
  • - destroys projectiles.
  • - can replace Trail as a good stunbreak, but with more defense
  • - boonstrip and damage
  • - absurd condition clear
  • - high burst

Elite Skills

  • - tanky CC buddy

Minions

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.

Specializations

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  • - extra life force
  • - more sustain

Death Magic

Death Magic can be taken if using the minion variant for an increase to minion EHP and personal defense.



Equipment

Viper

This set uses gear that is similar to Scourge - Utility Condi DPS, which makes it a great option for general PVE The highest DPS variant

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Celestial Variant

Scourge makes use of every stat that Celestial stat icon.png Celestial gear provides, making this a very efficient set for solo play.

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Trailblazer Variant

This set offers extremely high defense at a relatively small loss in DPS.

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Variant Equipment

Runes

  • - these runes lose less than 2% DPS off any given variant but provide unparalleled sustain.
  • - cheap alternatives that increase the power of due to the higher condition damage

Sigils

  • - defense

Consumables

Event Farming

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain (requires crit chance)
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Solo Play

Food
  • , , - DPS
  • , - highest DPS option if proc'd off cooldown
  • - can be run in zergs for massive sustain, as this has no internal cooldown
  • - Budget DPS
  • - Allstats Food
  • - Lifesteal + Expertise (requires crit chance)
  • , - Dodges + Might
Utility
  • - +DPS and increased Karma gains
  • - +DPS
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Usage

Damage

This build is extremely easy to deal damage with and follows a very simple list of rules for its rotation:

  • The single most important thing for DPS is never interrupting AA chains without delaying skills.
  • Ensure you always maintain 3 shades for the concentration from
  • Use as often as possible
  • Use and off cooldown; try to use them together as they have the same cooldown.
  • Every other , also use
  • Use any time it's off CD and your life force isn't full
  • Use off cooldown; try to time it with or .

A simple opener is as follows:

  1. + +

From there, just rotate skills off cooldown and try to line up your and with either or . Be sure to use your Shade Skills as often as possible to proc .

Sustain

  • , , and can be used to cleanse conditions.
  • If you have trouble surviving, you can trait .
  • If you go down just use to get back up.

Crowd Control

Video Examples

Bounty Solo: Tazula Mindclouder

  • This demonstrates some of the power of the Celestial Variant. Tormenting Runes were used here for additional sustain.
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3 Ratings
5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars 4 weeks ago

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.

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Yun gave this build 5 stars last month

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 :).

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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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