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Booster Scourge
August 2022

Open World
Offensive support
Booster build icon Booster build

Armor

Illustrious Masque icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Celestial HelmSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Epaulets icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Celestial ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Doublet icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Celestial ChestSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Wristguards icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Celestial GlovesSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Breeches icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Celestial LegsSuperior Rune of the Elementalist
Illustrious Footwear icon Superior Rune of the Elementalist icon
Celestial BootsSuperior Rune of the Elementalist

Weapons & Sigils

Scepter icon Superior Sigil of Demons icon
Celestial ScepterSuperior Sigil of Demons
Torch icon Superior Sigil of Torment icon
Celestial TorchSuperior Sigil of Torment
Warhorn icon Superior Sigil of Torment icon
Celestial WarhornSuperior Sigil of Torment

Trinkets

Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
Celestial Backpiece
Black Ice Earring icon
Celestial Accessory
Asgeir's Talisman icon
Celestial Accessory
Asgeir's Amulet icon
Celestial Amulet
Black Ice Band icon
Celestial Ring
Mistborn Band icon
Celestial Ring

Utility Skills

copied

Rotation

Damage combo

  1. Manifest Sand Shade
  2. Nefarious Favor
  3. Devouring Darkness
  4. Harrowing Wave
  5. Oppressive Collapse
  6. Auto-attack chain while maintaining 3x  Manifest Sand Shade

Resurrection combo

  1. Garish Pillar
  2. Well of Blood

Cleansing and mitigation combo

  1. Nefarious Favor for cleanse
  2. Sand Cascade
  3. Desert Shroud

This celestial booster build is great offensive support made for open-world and is beginner friendly. The equipment above is designed to be played with no modifications from the exotic gear obtained by the level 80 booster. If one does not have the level 80 booster available to them then the equipment can be obtained through crafting or purchasing directly from the trading post. This build utilizes the elite specialization of the scourge. Specifically, this build has great access to condition cleanse Nefarious Favor, access to barrier through Sand Cascade and Sand Flare, and boon corruption Devouring Darkness. This build takes the blood trait line which makes it great support as well.

Build Fundamentals

A unique mechanic of a scourge is sand shades Manifest Sand Shade, and up to three shades may be used at a time. Sand shades will allow you to deal damage to your enemies while at the same time providing some support to allies. All sand shades that you cast also inherit the effect of shade skills (F1-F5) Manifest Sand Shade, Nefarious Favor, Sand Cascade, Garish Pillar, Desert Shroud. You will be using life force to cast these skills.

Maintaining life force is very important when playing scourge. You gain life force by actively using Devouring Darkness, Harrowing Wave, Oppressive Collapse, Locust Swarm, and passively due to Signet of Undeath. Additionally, life force is generated when enemies or minions die. Another great benefit of Signet of Undeath is the ability to instantly revive downed players from range while sacrificing your health.

Scepter allows us to stay out of close-range combat while applying conditions. Although this is beneficial to our survival, what makes this build strong defensively is the ability to convert damaging conditions into boons using F2, applying a large amount of instant Barrier using F3 Sand Cascade, and F5 Desert Shroud.

You are also going to be running the blood trait line gaining Transfusion. Using F4 Garish Pillar you will be able to pull downed allies to you and help revive them faster due to Ritual of Life. Your healing skill Well of Blood also helps you revive allies faster.

One of your strongest damage-dealing combinations is the use of the corruption skill Blood Is Power and F5 Desert Shroud because you are going to use Plague Sending. Using this combination of skills will initially inflict more conditions on you and then those conditions will be transferred to your enemies. Furthermore, the damage dealt with Devouring Darkness and using shade abilities triggering the Manifest Sand Shade effect.

Crowd Control

Alternatives

If you don’t need Trail of Anguish for Stability you can take Spectral Grasp for additional crowd control and ability to pull foes to you.

Sand Swell for party-wide teleport.

Corrosive Poison Cloud for projectile block.

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