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Condition Scourge

Squad
Dps

Armor

Illustrious Masque icon Superior Rune of the Nightmare icon
Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of the Nightmare
Illustrious Epaulets icon Superior Rune of the Nightmare icon
Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Nightmare
Illustrious Doublet icon Superior Rune of the Nightmare icon
Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of the Nightmare
Illustrious Wristguards icon Superior Rune of the Nightmare icon
Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Nightmare
Illustrious Breeches icon Superior Rune of the Nightmare icon
Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of the Nightmare
Illustrious Footwear icon Superior Rune of the Nightmare icon
Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of the Nightmare

Weapons & Sigils

Scepter icon Superior Sigil of Torment icon
Viper's ScepterSuperior Sigil of Torment
Torch icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
Viper's TorchSuperior Sigil of Bursting
Warhorn icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
Viper's WarhornSuperior Sigil of Bursting

Trinkets

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

Food

Cilantro and Cured Meat Flatbread icon Tuning Icicle icon
Cilantro and Cured Meat Flatbread Tuning Icicle

Infusions

Malign WvW Infusion icon
18xMalign Infusion

Utility Skills

copied

Rotation

  1. Keep 3 Manifest Sand Shade up
  2. Blood Is Power with Desert Shroud at the end of the cast
  3. Plaguelands
  4. Shade skills every 1s to activate Dhuumfire (apart of Desert Shroud, use Nefarious Favor and Sand Cascade for this)
  5. Grasping Dead
  6. Devouring Darkness
  7. Harrowing Wave
  8. Oppressive Collapse
  9. Haunt off cooldown for extra life force

Condition scourge is an excellent all-around condition build. It has great access to condition cleanse (Nefarious Favor),  barrier (Sand Cascade and Sand Flare), and boon corruption (Devouring Darkness). Because of the very unique nature of Epidemic, you will be the number one pick for some boss encounters that require handling the adds.

Flexible variant gives up a bit of damage for more sustain thanks to Superior Rune of Tormenting.

Build fundamentals

This build doesn’t have a strict rotation. It’s based around shade upkeep and using weapon skills off cooldown, as well as trying to finish the auto-attack chain whenever possible.

Open every fight with 3 Manifest Sand Shade, and always try to maintain a maximum number of shades because you get extra stats from them. Your shade skills activate at each location they are manifested, so spread them out when necessary, and keep in mind you will count as a shade as well.
It’s worth mentioning that placing Manifest Sand Shade between auto-attacks, will not interrupt your auto-attack chain.

An important part of this build rotation is to use Desert Shroud off cooldown and always cast it right before Blood Is Power has finished casting to transfer the conditions from it.

Apart from that, you should use one of the Shade skills (Nefarious Favor and Sand Cascade) every 1 second to activate Dhuumfire as soon as possible and fill downtime with weapons skills.

Even though this is a DPS build, you have great support thanks to your shade skills providing barrier and on-demand ranged rez skill from Signet of Undeath.

CC (Crowd Control)

Alternatives

Summon Shadow Fiend is your filler slot, if you need to change it, consider taking:

Armor

Illustrious Masque icon Superior Rune of the Nightmare icon
Viper's HelmSuperior Rune of the Nightmare
Illustrious Epaulets icon Superior Rune of the Nightmare icon
Viper's ShouldersSuperior Rune of the Nightmare
Illustrious Doublet icon Superior Rune of the Nightmare icon
Viper's ChestSuperior Rune of the Nightmare
Illustrious Wristguards icon Superior Rune of the Nightmare icon
Viper's GlovesSuperior Rune of the Nightmare
Illustrious Breeches icon Superior Rune of the Nightmare icon
Viper's LegsSuperior Rune of the Nightmare
Illustrious Footwear icon Superior Rune of the Nightmare icon
Viper's BootsSuperior Rune of the Nightmare

Weapons & Sigils

Scepter icon Superior Sigil of Torment icon
Viper's ScepterSuperior Sigil of Torment
Torch icon Superior Sigil of Strength icon
Viper's TorchSuperior Sigil of Strength
Warhorn icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
Viper's WarhornSuperior Sigil of Bursting

Trinkets

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

Food

Cilantro and Cured Meat Flatbread icon Tuning Icicle icon
Cilantro and Cured Meat Flatbread Tuning Icicle

Infusions

Malign WvW Infusion icon
18xMalign Infusion

Utility Skills

copied

Rotation

  1. Keep 3 Manifest Sand Shade up
  2. Blood Is Power with Desert Shroud at the end of the cast
  3. Plaguelands
  4. Shade skills every 1s to activate Dhuumfire (apart of Desert Shroud, use Nefarious Favor and Sand Cascade for this)
  5. Grasping Dead
  6. Devouring Darkness
  7. Harrowing Wave
  8. Oppressive Collapse
  9. Haunt off cooldown for extra life force

Condition scourge is an excellent all-around condition build. It has great access to condition cleanse (Nefarious Favor),  barrier (Sand Cascade and Sand Flare), and boon corruption (Devouring Darkness). Because of the very unique nature of Epidemic, you will be the number one pick for some boss encounters that require handling the adds.

Flexible variant gives up a bit of damage for more sustain thanks to Superior Rune of Tormenting.

Build fundamentals

This build doesn’t have a strict rotation. It’s based around shade upkeep and using weapon skills off cooldown, as well as trying to finish the auto-attack chain whenever possible.

Open every fight with 3 Manifest Sand Shade, and always try to maintain a maximum number of shades because you get extra stats from them. Your shade skills activate at each location they are manifested, so spread them out when necessary, and keep in mind you will count as a shade as well.
It’s worth mentioning that placing Manifest Sand Shade between auto-attacks, will not interrupt your auto-attack chain.

An important part of this build rotation is to use Desert Shroud off cooldown and always cast it right before Blood Is Power has finished casting to transfer the conditions from it.

Apart from that, you should use one of the Shade skills (Nefarious Favor and Sand Cascade) every 1 second to activate Dhuumfire as soon as possible and fill downtime with weapons skills.

Even though this is a DPS build, you have great support thanks to your shade skills providing barrier and on-demand ranged rez skill from Signet of Undeath.

CC (Crowd Control)

Alternatives

Summon Shadow Fiend is your filler slot, if you need to change it, consider taking:

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