Overview

Condition Scourge is a relatively easy build to learn but can be tricky to master due to a heavy requirement of management, placement and the internal cooldown of . The key to mastery is understanding the prioritization of your skills and why they are orderd as such.

This build will underperform in situations where skills like or supportive effects like Barrier and condition cleanse cannot be utilized (compared to other dps options) but shines in situations where ranged damage is needed. This is very clear when playing as a kiter at Sabetha.

The breakbar damage that Scourge offers is 400, most coming from Fear, but can be increased to 600 in a pinch by taking a Warhorn.

Raid Viability
Meta
Good
Mediocre
Unsubstantial
Inefficient

Gear & Food

Armor
Viper's Helm
Superior Rune of the Renegade
Viper's Shoulders
Superior Rune of the Renegade
Viper's Chest
Superior Rune of the Renegade
Viper's Gloves
Superior Rune of the Renegade
Viper's Leggings
Superior Rune of the Renegade
Viper's Boots
Superior Rune of the Renegade

Superior Rune of the Renegade
x6
Weapons
Viper's Scepter
Malice Sigil


Viper's Torch
Geomancy Sigil
Trinkets
Viper
Viper
Viper

Viper
Viper
Viper
Food, Utility & Infusions
Red-Lentil Saobosa
Nourishment
Master Tuning Crystal
Enhancement
Malign Infusions
x7
Spiteful Infusions
x11

Traits & Skills

Skills
Traitlines


Rotations

"Rotation"

Scourge doesn’t have to worry about keeping track of cooldowns due to them all being visible at all times. As such, you want to use your abilities with the following prioritization in mind.

  1. Complete your Scepter auto attack chain, this mainly applies to the final chain attack - .
  2. Use a punishment skill and place if you need to.
  3. Weapon swap if you are running .
  4. Remember that you are free to weapon swap during an auto attack chain without breaking it.
  5. Use the combination of into if both skills are off cooldown.
  6. Use any weapon skill that is off cooldown with the following priority:
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
  7. Begin a new Scepter auto attack chain if you can't complete any of the above steps.
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"Rotation" Explanation

There are three key parts of your arsenal that you need to keep in mind whilst in a fight:

  1. uptime.
  2. Punishment skills - , and .
  3. The skill combination.

If you continue to maintain these, you can use the rest of your abilities off cooldown with the above skill prioritization in mind. Furthermore, without a formal rotation you are "punished" less for retaining skills that are needed for a given situation, for instance like saving for CC.

Check out the "Raid Guide" in the "General" section for more information about the rotation and utility choices.