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    Hybrid Alacrity Scourge
    March 2024

    Group PvE
    Offensive Support
    Weapon Mastery icon Weapon Mastery

    Armor

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

    Weapons & Sigils

    Scepter icon Superior Sigil of Torment icon
    Celestial ScepterSuperior Sigil of Torment
    Torch icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
    Celestial TorchSuperior Sigil of Bursting
    Pistol icon Superior Sigil of Torment icon
    Celestial PistolSuperior Sigil of Torment
    Warhorn icon Superior Sigil of Bursting icon
    Celestial WarhornSuperior Sigil of Bursting

    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 Fractal

    Food

    Mint and Veggie Flatbread icon Magnanimous Tuning Crystal icon
    Mint and Veggie FlatbreadMagnanimous Tuning Crystal

    Infusions

    20 x Malign Infusions icon
    20 x Malign Infusions

    Utility Skills

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    Skill Priority

    1. Maintain at least one Manifest Sand Shade.
    2. Blood Is Power Sandstorm Shroud
    3. Devouring Darkness
    4. Grasping Dead
    5. Weeping Shots
    6. Vile Blast
    7. Plaguelands (Make sure your target won’t move out of this, it’s a 10-second pulsing area attack!)
    8. Harrowing Wave
    9. Oppressive Collapse

    Target Stats

    10001000100010000000
    1000159225%150%00%0%

    Introduction

    If you need more durability or group safety in your comp, consider swapping Soul Reaping for Blood Magic and shifting your stats to Celestial! The build plays roughly the same, but trades some of your damage output for strong , group sustain, and Transfusion. Lean harder into Scourge’s excellent defensive toolkit while still outputting enough damage to meaningfully contribute as a boon DPS!

    Alternatives

    Build Fundamentals

    The key interaction that powers Hybrid Alacrity Scourge is that Desert Empowerment causes  you apply to also apply while also causing Manifest Sand Shade to apply barrier. This, combined with the pulsing from Sandstorm Shroud generates very comfortable . Due to this variant's increased healing power, any you apply will be significantly stronger. can be slightly delayed if you know lots of incoming damage is coming, such as a missed green on Vale Guardian.

    Shade abilities affect up to three players. Since you also count as a shade, this means it's important to have at least one Manifest Sand Shade up before applying or you won't affect your entire subgroup. The range of your shade abilities is also relatively small, so be mindful of where your team is standing relative to you and your Manifest Sand Shades. Each Manifest Sand Shade only lasts for eight seconds, so make sure you're not using skills without one active. This is especially important with Sandstorm Shroud, as the ability pulses over time. If your shade expires while it's still going off, your team will get less from it.

    Build Specifics

    Use Sand Cascade and Sandstorm Shroud off cooldown to apply , , , and cleanse conditions.

    Boost your effective health, boon duration, and condition duration by keeping at least one Manifest Sand Shade active at all times.

    Cast Sandstorm Shroud during the cast time of Blood Is Power to consistently apply the self-inflicted and , even when other conditions might be on you.

    Use Garish Pillar to trigger Transfusion when your allies need healing or reviving. Be mindful of where you pull your downed allies to: pulling them into a bad spot may kill them!

    Most of your damaging abilities along with Signet of Undeath's passive will keep your life force topped up. If you need to use Signet of Undeath, you may need to supplement your life force gain with Locust Swarm while you wait for the passive to kick in again.

    You can pay Signet of Undeath's life cost with barrier. This can help preserve your health when Transfusion isn't enough to save downed players.

    Dodging applies to your allies and to enemies thanks to Mark of Evasion.

    Crowd Control

    Alternatives

    Celestial Alacrity Scourge has a flexible utility slot (represented here with Spectral Grasp):

    • Trail of Anguish stunbreak and application. Make sure to walk over allies to apply .
    • Spectral Grasp Defiance damage, life force generation and long-range multitarget pull. Standing inside the hitbox of an enemy while other enemies are nearby will cause all projectiles from this skill to hit a single enemy, doing up to six times more defiance damage!
    • Epidemic Additional area damage. Useful for killing weaker enemies such as Tormented Dead in Soulless Horror.
    • Summon Shadow Fiend Life force generation and single target damage. Use when no additional utility is necessary.
    • Corrupt Boon Highly spammable single target boon corruption.
    • Well of Corruption Area boon corruption.
    • Sand Swell A medium range shadowstep with a cast time that spawns a portal allies can go through.
    • Desiccate and generation. Also generates life force.
    • Serpent Siphon , , and . Useful for additional uptime.

    Your healing skill should be switched depending on the situation:

     

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