Scourge - Pyrophobia

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Focused on: Condition damage and Boon removal

Designed for: PvP Conquest



A high condition damage PvP Scourge build made to win teamfights and smaller skirmishes.

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  • You can take Consume Conditions instead of Sand Flare against heavy condi comp. If you don't own SotO, take scepter instead of pistol.

Utility Skill Variants

  • Corrosive Poison Cloud - missile block and weakness application.
  • Summon Flesh Wurm - Necro's "Get out of jail free card" for when under heavy pressure.

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  • Rune of Necromancer


  • Relic of the Nightmare for less overall damage but a stronger combo in teamfights.


Elite specialization basics

  • Death Shroud is replaced by the Sand Shade mechanic. Effects that trigger on entering, while in, or while leaving shroud can be used with the new Shroud 5 skill: Desert Shroud.


  • Thanks to Terror, your Fear Fear effects deal damage. Insidious Disruption inflicts Torment Torment to any foes you disable.
  • Abrasive Grit provides Might Might and cleanses a condition for any ally (yourself included) that you grant barrier to via any Scourge skills.
  • Always open with Manifest Sand Shade, even if you need to place it before combat, to benefit from Sand Sage and Blood as Sand from the beginning of combat. Make sure there is always at least 1 shade active.
  • Try to proc Relic of Akeem off cooldown. This should be relatively easy to do, as you have many ways to disable opponents and many sources of Torment Torment.
  • Use Garish Pillar carefully but as often as possible. As a source of Fear Fear it will CC and deal damage.
  • Use Locust Swarm to rotate between points.
  • Use Wail of Doom or Reaper's Mark to interrupt enemies that are blocking.
  • Trail of Anguish can be used to safestomp enemies (thanks to the Stability Stability) if you know you won't need it for combat soon.


This build has a rating of 4 stars based on 3 votes.
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2 stars
Hanz gave this build 2 stars • February 2024
0 sustain build and the damage isn't enough to justify it. Trades OP traits like Desert Empowerment for marginal DPS increases that in the end just aren't worth it since Anet gutted Scourge DPS traits in PvP years ago.
5 stars
Aalterego gave this build 5 stars • September 2023
One of my new favorite builds to come out of Secrets of the Obscure! Extremely high damage, lots of CC, good range, loads of boon corruption, and decent survivability. Reasonably simple to learn and to play, though pulling off some of the combos requires practice and experience. Absolute blast to play, as well. Would much rather have one of these on my team than a Blood Sage at this point in the meta.
4 stars
Vertox gave this build 4 stars • January 2023
Lowkey stupid amounts of damage, gives some support via minor boon gen, barriers and cleanses as well as crowd control and boonstrip, but it can get deleted really quickly by bursty enemies, so much so that a support is basically mandatory


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