Scourge - Utility Condi DPS (Fractal)

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

Focused on: Condition damageUtility.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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A condition DPS and utility build for Scourge. While not the highest DPS build, this build provides decent sustained DPS and ridiculously strong AoE cleave with Epidemic.png Epidemic. It also provides strong incidental support for its party by generating Might Might, cleansing conditions, and overhealing allies with barriers.
While Scourge is not normally considered a strong DPS class, its defensive support makes it great for carrying weaker groups. It can fill an off-support role in the line of Druid - Boon Support Condi DPS as it can both heal and do good damage. Note that barrier is unaffected by the healing reduction of Agony Agony, which means in some situations a Scourge will heal for more than a dedicated healer.
This guide is focused on fractals. For the raid version see Scourge - Utility Condi DPS.

Skill Bar


Skill Variants

Utility Skills

Elite Skills



Plague Sending.png Plague Sending

Master of Corruption.png Master of Corruption

Lingering Curse.png Lingering Curse

Soul Reaping:

Unyielding Blast.png Unyielding Blast

Vital Persistence.png Vital Persistence

Dhuumfire.png Dhuumfire


24px Fell Beacon

Sadistic Searing.png Sadistic Searing

Demonic Lore.png Demonic Lore


Blood Magic Variant

Taking Blood Magic instead of Soul Reaping is a loss of ~1000 DPS, but provides more support through minor healing and Transfusion.png Transfusion. Usually not worth running, but can be helpful in training runs or struggling groups.

Blood Magic:

Blood Bond.png Blood Bond

Vampiric Presence.png Vampiric Presence

Transfusion.png Transfusion



Ascended Head (Light).png
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Ascended Shoulders (Light).png
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Ascended Chest (Light).png
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Ascended Hands (Light).png
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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 Accessory1.png
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Ascended Accessory2.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 Scepter.png
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Ascended Torch.png
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Superior Sigil of Bursting.png
Superior Sigil of Earth.png
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Ascended Warhorn.png
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Superior Sigil of Earth.png
Superior Rune of the Lich.png6x
Superior Rune of the Lich
Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion
Malign +5 Agony Infusion




  • Tuning Icicle Tuning Icicle
    Tuning Icicle.pngTuning Icicle
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
    or Potent Master Tuning Crystal Potent Master Tuning Crystal


DPS Priority

  1. Manifest Sand Shade.png Manifest Sand Shade if you have less than 2 shades.
    1. Cast Trail of Anguish.png Trail of Anguish or Sand Flare.png Sand Flare before every shade to proc Sadistic Searing.png Sadistic Searing.
  2. Desert Shroud.png Desert Shroud Blood Is Power.png Blood Is Power
  3. Feast of Corruption.png Feast of Corruption
  4. Harrowing Wave.png Harrowing Wave
  5. Grasping Dead.png Grasping Dead
  6. 24px Oppressive Collapse
  7. Scepter autoattack chain

General Tips


Encounter-specific Tips

Fractals of the Mists

Aquatic Ruins
  • The platforms in the final fight inflict Confusion Confusion, you can convert this every few seconds to Quickness Quickness.
  • Take Corrosive Poison Cloud.png Corrosive Poison Cloud and place it on top of the attackable elemental at 75%, 50% and 25% to prevent it from shooting at the fires.
Shattered Observatory
  • Use Sand Swell.png Sand Swell to save yourself or hurry into the protective dome.
  • Use Corrosive Poison Cloud.png Corrosive Poison Cloud to destroy the targeting flying orbs from the boss.
  • Epidemic.png Epidemic can be useful to kill adds or occasionally the anomaly on CM.
Build rating - 5 stars
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4 Ratings
5 stars
Hells Bagels gave this build 5 stars September 2018

A must have in any high fracs. Nice dps, nice support and rly tanky.

5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

One of the best fractal DPS builds for inexperienced or semi-experienced groups, and sometimes worth bringing even in experienced groups because of the power of barrier. All in all one of the safest DPS and utility classes available.

5 stars
Screaming gave this build 5 stars August 2018

While probably not the best build for CMs, a well-played Scourge (emphasis on well-played) is an asset to most normal T4 groups that aren't super optimized, due to Scourge's in-built unique utility, and epidemic can help on trash-heavy fractals.

1 More Rating
5 stars
Illai gave this build 5 stars January 2018

Great build, easy to play and nice damage. Did not check it in 100 cm but u can be sure it will nice even in tier 4. Sometimes encounter groups with 4 scourges and 1 druid.

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