Scourge - Scepter/Torch Epidemic

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

Focused on: EventsSolo contentAoeCondition damageSurvivability.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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This build is up to date as of October 13, 2019.

Overview

A Scourge build for open world. This build deals high AoE damage over time with and has access to excellent healing from .

Skill Bar

Scepter/TorchHealingUtilityElite
X/Dagger

Weapon Variants

  • You can carry a Staff for tagging mobs in open world farming.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - sustained healing.
  • - strong group support if running Blood Magic.
Utility Skills
  • - if there's nothing to .
  • - destroys projectiles.
Elite Skills
  • - more damage.

Specializations



Variants
  • - if you don't need additional healing.
  • - if you're getting crippled, chilled, or immobilized a lot.
  • - if you're getting stunned a lot.

Blood Magic Variant

You can run Blood Magic instead of Soul Reaping if there are allies around. This is a damage loss but makes you quite good at healing and reviving nearby players.


Variants
  • - if running or similar.

Equipment

This build uses similar gear to the Scourge - Utility Condi DPS build for fractals and raids.
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Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.
You can use instead for higher condition pressure. Keep in mind that you are sacrificing higher crit damage for it.

Rabid Equipment

For a tankier option you can run the Rabid Variant. You will lose some damage but gain a moderate boost to health.
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6x
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Consumables

Food:

  • ,
    , or
    for damage.
  • for an extremely cheap expertise food.
  • is a fantastic food for farming open world. It's cheap, provides a moderate boost to both damage and survivability, and increases magic find significantly.
  • for more healing.
  • is a great option when you do not need any extra damage or sustain.

Utility:

  • is a cheap and efficient option.


Usage

Damage

  • Scourge is very straightforward to deal damage with, just maintain 2 shades at all times and press your skills off cooldown. You don't have to weapon swap unless you need skills from Dagger.
  • Your shade skills also hit in melee range around you, so you don't need to be conservative with shade placement. Spread your shades out to cover as much ground as possible.
  • Use before to proc .
  • Use either or to transfer the self-inflicted conditions from to your enemies.
  • Use after stacking conditions on your target to spread them to nearby targets.

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

Build rating - 5 stars
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3 Ratings
5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

This build has great sustained damage and survivability while also fighting from range, allowing it to effortlessly kite around enemies and outlast them with Parasitic Contagion. Its main drawback is that, like other condition builds, it has poor burst damage for farming trash mobs.

5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars July 2018

An excellent build for open world, that despite being condition damage, is capable of good damage while having a lot of in-baked utility due to the very nature of Scourge. You have condi cleanse, CC, some excellent area damage only furthered by Epidemic, stun break, and a very rare asset in barrier. Probably the best build for Necro without relying on minions in open world.

5 stars
Spaceghostface gave this build 5 stars July 2018

Great AoE Damage and Sustain, fun build!

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