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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.

Designed for:

   

Expansions required:

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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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X/Dagger

Weapon Variants

  • Scepter - our primary DPS weapon
  • Torch - our primary DPS offhand
  • Offhand Dagger - used primarily to transfer conditions with
  • Staff - can be used for long range in open world zergs
  • Mainhand Dagger - mediocre DPS; avoid with this build
  • Axe - avoid

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

Specializations

Build Code

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  • - more might and condi cleanse
  • - more sustain

Death Magic

Replacing Soul Reaping with Death Magic results in much lower DPS and less life force, but dramatically increased defensive capabilities.



Minion Master

By filling our bar with minions, we can create a variant of Scourge that is virtually unkillable when combined with Death Magic.


  • Fill your bar with all minions other than

Equipment

Standard Equipment

The highest DPS variant

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Superior Rune of the Renegade

Cele Variant

This variant provides a fantastic spread of stats for scourge to make use of.

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6x
Superior Rune of the Tempest

Trailblazer Variant

The variant with the most tank

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6x
Superior Rune of the Nightmare

Variant Equipment

Gear

  • Viper stat icon.png Viper's - highest damage, lowest defense
  • Dire stat icon.png Dire , Rabid stat icon.png Rabid's - decent budget options
  • Plaguedoctor stat icon.png Plaguedoctor's - highest healing/support, lowest damage
  • Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's - highest defense with moderate damage

Runes

  • - highest DPS option for the Viper stat icon.png Viper's setup
  • - similar DPS to , but allows you to drop
  • - high DPS / defensive option when used with any toughness-heavy variant
  • - works well with the Viper stat icon.png Viper's and Celestial stat icon.png Celestial variants
  • - helps with life force generation; offers relatively high DPS
  • - drastically increase sustain at the cost of damage.

Sigils

  • - used to top-off condition duration
  • - highest DPS sigil
  • , , - high DPS sigils
  • - if you somehow need more condition cleanse
  • - more dodges

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
  • 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:

  • , , or

Utility:

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:

  • Open on Scepter/Dagger
  1. Weapon Swap
  2. + +

From there, just rotate skills off cooldown and try to line up your and with either or

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

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Build rating - 5 stars
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3 Ratings
5 stars
Xor Mortis gave this build 5 stars 3 weeks ago

Trailblazer Variant with Superior Rune of the Undead and Minions is my favorite build. It makes the game much easier in most situations.

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.

5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars June 2020

An extremely powerful build in both solo and group play; offers a wide array of tools for various situations and has relatively high damage. The minion variant is practically unkillable when using Parasitic Contagion.

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