Scourge - Power Curses


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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Boon CorruptionPower damage.

Designed for:

Overview

Power Curses Scourge brings high spike damage without sacrificing the boon removal brought by Devouring Darkness. This build focuses on spiking down opponents and consistent boon corruption.

Skill Bar

Scepter/DaggerHealingUtilityElite
Axe/Focus

Weapon Variants

Staff/

Swap Axe/x to Staff for an 1200-range powerful ground game. Shines on 'pirate ship' scenarios.

Skill Variants

Utility

Specializations

Variants

Use Spite over Soul Reaping for higher damage over long periods and spike boonrip at the cost of spike damage and lower cooldowns.

Equipment

Ascended Head (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Light).png
Marauder stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Cavalier stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Cavalier stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Cavalier stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Cavalier stat icon.png
Ascended Scepter.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Dagger.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Force.png
Superior Sigil of Energy.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Axe.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Focus.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Force.png
Superior Sigil of Energy.png
Superior Rune of the Scholar.png6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
Mighty WvW Infusion.png18x
Mighty WvW Infusion

Consumables

Variants

Stats

  • Replace "Berserker's" pieces with "Marauder's" for higher self sustain at the cost of damage. Bear in mind crit cap, using more "Cavalier's" to stay below 100% during Desert Shroud.

Sigils

  • Extra crit/damage
  • Extra boon rip

Runes

  • High damage and better might uptime, strong if not using Dumplings.
  • If fury and boons are an issue.

Food

  • offensive food if kills are frequent
  • defensive food for power-focused builds

Utility

  • easier to obtain, minimal damage loss during Desert Shroud.

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

Axe/Focus

  • Ghastly Claws.png Ghastly Claws a strong life force generator and high single target damage skill.
  • Unholy Feast.png Unholy Feast is one of your most powerful skills, try to use it as often as possible for AoE boon corruption.
  • Spinal Shivers.png Spinal Shivers A long range high damage burst skill, great for opening on targets.

Shroud

  • Your shade skills activate around you as well as all active shades.
  • All of your shade skills will proc the strike of 24px Manifest Sand Shade
  • Shroud traits proc as if the shade skills counted as that shroud skill. For instance, Path of Corruption.png Path of Corruption is procced by 24px Nefarious Favor. Traits that proc on going in/out of shroud proc on 24px Desert Shroud.
  • 24px Desert Shroud 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.
  • Spiteful Spirit.png Spiteful Spirit in the Spite variant combined with Unholy Feast.png Unholy Feast is a large burst AoE boon corrupt. Excels when pushing through an enemy zerg.

Videos

  • YouTube:
    [BoRP] Arete
  • YouTube:
    [aW] Demon Puppet
  • YouTube:
    [aW] Demon Puppet
    Spite Variant
Build rating - 5 stars
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3 Ratings
5 stars
Kurnian gave this build 5 stars 5 weeks ago

Great build. Still being able to spike hard while maintaining the corrupts from Curses traitline. It is better than hybrid scourge at the moment due to much more access to condition cleanse/convert on the meta, which makes spike and direct damage way more valuable.

5 stars
Slander gave this build 5 stars 5 weeks ago

I run this with Spite variant and focus on purely boonstripping as i feel it generates more downed than maximizing dps

5 stars
The Blue Rangerr gave this build 5 stars last month

A Scourge Build focused on power damage as well as extremely high spike damage. This build can generate downed enemies extremely effectively, and in an organized group using cool downs together can wipe dozens of enemies instantly.

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