Scourge - Support Healer


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Focused on: HealingSupportUtility.

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Information

A Scourge build that brings heavy support in raids and fractals. This build provides high sustained healing and extreme resurrecting ability. In addition, it can specialize to provide up to 25 Might Might to its subgroup, or deal respectable DPS if using the Marshal/Shaman gear variant.
It should be noted that most of the healing is in the form of barrier, which isn't reduced by Agony Agony (in fractals) and makes it easier to maintain
uptime. This makes it an excellent healer in a fractal group that already has a Chronomancer or Warrior sharing fury, or in a raid squad that already has a Druid.

Skill Bar

StaffHealingUtilityElite
Dagger/Torch

Weapon Variants

Axe/x
Rending Claws
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Rending Claws
Slash your foe twice with ghostly claws to make them vulnerable.
Damage.png2Damage: 170
Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (7s): 2% Incoming Damage
Range.pngRange: 900
Ghastly Claws
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Ghastly Claws
Summon spectral claws to slash your foe in a quick flurry of strikes gaining life force per strike.
Damage.png8Damage: 776
Death Shroud.pngLife Force: 12%
Range.pngRange: 900
Unholy Feast
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Unholy Feast
Cripple nearby foes and convert their boons into conditons. Gain retaliation for each foe you strike.
Damage.pngDamage: 213
Retaliation.pngRetaliation (3s): Reflect incoming damage back to its source.
Cripple.pngCripple (5s): -50% Movement Speed
Book.pngBoons converted: 1
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Range.pngRange: 600

Use Axe instead of Dagger mainhand if you can't melee the boss or if vulnerability is lacking.

x/Warhorn
Wail of Doom
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Wail of Doom
Screech a wail of doom in a cone pattern, dazing foes.
Daze.pngDaze (2s): Unable to use skills.
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Range.pngRange: 600
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
Locust Swarm
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Locust Swarm
Gain swiftness and summon a swarm of locusts that cripple nearby foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 49
Swiftness.pngSwiftness (15s): 33% Movement Speed
Cripple.pngCripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
Death Shroud.pngLife Force: 2%
Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 10
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Duration.pngDuration: 10 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 210

Use Warhorn if you find yourself starved for life force.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills

  • Well of Blood.png Well of Blood - if sustained healing is more important than barrier.

Utility Skills

Elite Skills

  • Ghastly Breach.png Ghastly Breach - if heavy AoE boonstrip is needed or if you can't maintain might.
  • Lich Form.png Lich Form - for soloing Thaumanova heat room with your massive health pool.

Specializations

Variants

Curses Variant

Run Curses instead of Soul Reaping for a reduced cooldown on Corrosive Poison Cloud.png Corrosive Poison Cloud or Epidemic.png Epidemic.

Equipment

Magi Variant (Heal Bot)

Use this for maximum healing and life force.

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Ascended Legs (Light).png
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Ascended Feet (Light).png
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Ascended Back.png
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Ascended Amulet.png
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Ascended Ring1.png
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Ascended Ring2.png
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Ascended Staff.png
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Superior Sigil of Water.png
Superior Sigil of Transference.png
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Ascended Dagger.png
Magi stat icon.png
Ascended Torch.png
Magi stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Water.png
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Superior Rune of the Flock
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Healing +5 Agony Infusion
Variants
  • if you find yourself often reviving - it will proc off Ritual of Life.png Ritual of Life and Transfusion.png Transfusion.
  • can allow you to survive otherwise lethal mechanics and revive your entire squad, saving them from a wipe.

Marshal/Shaman Variant (Hybrid DPS)

This setup provides 10-12k DPS while only sacrificing about 15% of your effective healing. You still provide significantly more healing per second than a Druid.

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Ascended Shoulders (Light).png
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Ascended Chest (Light).png
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Ascended Hands (Light).png
Shaman stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Light).png
Marshal stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Light).png
Shaman stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Marshal stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
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Ascended Accessory2.png
Shaman stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Shaman stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
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Ascended Ring2.png
Shaman stat icon.png
Ascended Staff.png
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Superior Sigil of Water.png
Superior Sigil of Transference.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Dagger.png
Marshal stat icon.png
Ascended Torch.png
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Superior Sigil of Water.png
Superior Sigil of Transference.png
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Superior Rune of the Flock
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Healing +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

Food

  • Delicious Rice Ball Delicious Rice Ball
    Delicious Rice Ball.pngDelicious Rice Ball
    Nourishment (30m):
    Food.png100 Healing Power+10% Healing Effectiveness (Outgoing)+25% Magic Find during Lunar New Year
    Consumable

Utility

  • Bountiful Maintenance Oil Bountiful Maintenance Oil
    Bountiful Maintenance Oil.pngBountiful Maintenance Oil
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain 0.6% Outgoing Healing Increase for Every 100 Healing PowerGain 0.8% Outgoing Healing Increase for Every 100 Concentration+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
  • Sharpening Skull Sharpening Skull can be used if you find yourself often reviving. Note that this does grant 75 toughness, which may interfere with boss aggro in rare cases - eat different food if this is going to be an issue.

Usage

Healing

  • Your healing is divided between refreshing barriers on your allies and slow healing over time.
  • While not actively healing, prioritize gaining life force with autoattacks and stacking regeneration with Mark of Blood.png Mark of Blood.
  • You can stack multiple barriers to preempt heavy damage, but keep in mind that barriers are capped at 50% of your ally's maximum health.
  • Use 24px Garish Pillar off cooldown for AoE pulsing heals. Delay it if you anticipate that you might need to vacuum up downed allies.

Might

CC

General

  • If running the Marshal/Shaman variant, feel free to spam F1-F5 for DPS whenever you have the life force to do so.
  • If lots of boonstrip is needed, remember that Dark Pact.png Dark Pact and Unholy Feast.png Unholy Feast strip boons as well.
  • Necrotic Grasp.png Necrotic Grasp pierces; if there are multiple enemies, hit as many targets as possible to keep your life force up.
Build rating - 5 stars
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3 Ratings
5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

One of the best healers for fractals, and an extremely strong healer in training raids. Thanks to the constant broken resurrects, it's almost impossible for your group to wipe with a healing Scourge.

5 stars
Magicmoopeeps gave this build 5 stars July 2018

For those who enjoy playing support this provides a very good alternative to Druid. You trade in some group damage for better sustain through higher healing and rez potential and some unique utilities. You also bring a ton of condition cleansing for allies on top of constant boon stripping. Great at generating and maintaining 25 might (harrier variant) as well as perma regen and near constant ticking heals via transfusion. The constant barrier application also provides a unique and consistent way to maintain scholar uptime for the group. I've found this build works really well in pugs filling the role of a druid and performs great in more coordinated groups where other professions can reliably cover the lack of group fury generation. As previously mentioned what really prevents it from being meta is outside of might and life leech it does lack some arguably needed offensive group support.

5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars July 2018

Incredibly underrated for what it is capable of, no doubt due to the moderate stigma attached to Necro outside of Epidemic Bouncing. Not meta, but a very good and incredibly safe replacement for a Druid between barrier, condi conversion, boonstrip, transfusion, and Necro's other underrated utility like Corrosive Poison Cloud (projectile destruction) . A few buffs and this has the potential to be a seriously respected support spec - it already manages to do well with generating might.

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