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This is a LI Scourge build provided by jupiter. It has a lot of variation, and centers around supporting yourself and your minions with the scourge’s shades.

Tier Notes

Start at 1, work up the list.

  1. Use and off cooldown. Maintain your shade uptime by using somewhat frequently.
  2. As in 1, +
  3. As in 2, + (OR: Change to and use that off cooldown).

Once comfortable, experiment with changing traits. Either Blood Magic or Death Magic can be swapped for Curses (top/x/bot, mid/x/bot, or x/x/mid) or Soul Reaping (top/x/bot, with x being top or mid). It is also beneficial to eventually work on using as many of ,, as is comfortable if using the Soul Reaping variant, as Dhuumfire has a 1 second ICD and when proc’d deals quite a lot of DPS.

Traits and Skills

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  • Full Celestial
  • Runes of the Nightmare
  • Scepter/Torch Strength/Earth


The sigils are pretty loose in this build, so use what you like. Blood is about +200 hp/s, malice is higher dps than earth over long fights. Cele can be replaced with Viper (higher dps), Trailblazer (higher tank), or Dire (budget). If using Dire swap sigils to Agony + Venom. Runes can be swapped for Rune of the Tempest or 5x Trapper + 1x Black Diamond. There are many trait variants, which are noted in the Tier Usage.

Other References

This build may also be viewed at gw2skills.