Scourge - Midline Support

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Focused on: HealingSupportDirect damageArea DamageAnd Boon Corruption.

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Overview

The Midline Support Scourge focuses on giving high damage mitigation from Barrier Barrier, moderate unstrippable heal pulses, and reliable down-state control. Additionally, this build brings a mix of moderately strong power damage, condi damage, and boon corruption.

Skill Bar

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Axe/Warhorn

Skill Variants

Utility

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

Specializations

Variants

  • - Use if another Scourge is already taking

Variants

  • - Use if additional barrier support is needed

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Monk
18x
Healing WvW Infusion

Variants

Sigils

  • - for more heal support
  • - for more raw damage output

Runes


Consumables


Usage

Support

  • Barrier Barrier will be applied to nearby allies when using
    ,
    , and
    . If
    is traited, then all additional shade skills also apply Barrier. Use it on melee pushes to absorb damage and defensively when being bombed for group survival, as it will mitigate damage and provides some condition clear through Abrasive Grit.
  • If allies go down, ensure you are out of the enemy DPS area and use
    to activate the
    trait for down-state control. Once activated, it will teleport any down players to the Scourge, and it will pulse-heal players in a 600 AOE around the player.

Control

  • Use
    when engaging the enemy for pulsing Cripple Cripple on the enemy group, in addition to boon corruption and some power and condi damage.
  • Use
    when engaging the enemy for friendly group Stability Stability, for Cripple Cripple on the enemy group, and enemy boon corruption.

Axe/Warhorn

  • Use
    as a high single target damage skill and to generate life force.
  • Use
    frequently, as it is one of the most powerful skills and should be used on cooldown for AoE boon corruption.
  • Use
    on a push to CC the enemy group and give AoE swiftness to your party as you engage. This skill is also an excellent life force generator.

Staff

  • Staff auto attacks are low impact and its abilities have relatively long cooldowns, so the best use of the weapon is to use its cooldown skills and then swap out as soon as possible.
  • Use
    and
    to build area condi stacks.
  • Use
    to transfer conditions to an enemy player.
  • Use
    to interrupt key skills on enemy players.

Shroud

  • Your shade skills activate around you as well as all active shades.
  • All of your shade skills will proc the strike of
  • will continue pulsing if a new shade is summoned at the location of the new shade so there should be no worry about re-positioning shades when needed.
  • Use
    , followed immediately by
    and
    to activate the 50% critical chance bonus from
    on all wells.

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