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    Booster Scourge
    March 2024

    Open World
    Damage
    Booster build icon Booster build

    Armor

    Celestial icon Superior Rune of the Trapper icon
    Celestial HelmSuperior Rune of the Trapper
    Celestial icon Superior Rune of the Trapper icon
    Celestial ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Trapper
    Celestial icon Superior Rune of the Trapper icon
    Celestial ChestSuperior Rune of the Trapper
    Celestial icon Superior Rune of the Trapper icon
    Celestial GlovesSuperior Rune of the Trapper
    Celestial icon Superior Rune of the Trapper icon
    Celestial LegsSuperior Rune of the Trapper
    Celestial icon Superior Rune of the Trapper icon
    Celestial BootsSuperior Rune of the Trapper

    Weapons & Sigils

    Scepter icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
    Celestial ScepterSuperior Sigil of Bursting
    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

    Celestial icon
    Celestial Backpiece
    Celestial icon
    Celestial Accessory
    Celestial icon
    Celestial Accessory
    Celestial icon
    Celestial Amulet
    Celestial icon
    Celestial Ring
    Celestial icon
    Celestial Ring
    Relic icon
    Relic of the Aristocracy

    Food

    Meaty Asparagus Skewer icon Tuning Icicle icon
    Meaty Asparagus SkewerTuning Icicle

    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

    Target Stats

    10001000100010000000
    1000159225%150%00%0%

    Introduction

    This Celestial Booster Scourge is a great beginner-friendly offensive setup made for open-world. The equipment above is designed to be played with the Exotic gear obtained by the Level 80 Boost, with some modifications to runes and sigils. To gear this build without the Level 80 Boost, use crafting or purchase items directly from the trading post.

    Build Fundamentals

    The Scourge’s unique mechanic involves Manifest Sand Shade. Up to three Shades may be used at a time. Sand Shades allow you to deal damage to your enemies while providing some support to allies. All Sand Shades also inherit the effect of Shade skills (F1-F5) Manifest Sand Shade, Nefarious Favor, Sand Cascade, Garish Pillar, Desert Shroud. The Scourge uses 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 from 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 Nefarious Favor, applying a large amount of instant using F3 Sand Cascade, and F5 Desert Shroud.

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

    Crowd Control

    Alternatives

    If you don’t need Signet of Spite for damage you can take:

    You can swap Sadistic Searing and Demonic Lore to Herald of Sorrow and Desert Empowerment to share to the allies you grant barrier to.

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