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Role of Power vs Condi Scourge?

Omnicron.2467Omnicron.2467 Member ✭✭✭

Hi! I was looking at a new class to play for WvW, was either going to go for Scourge or Spellbreaker.
The thing is my spellbreaker already has full ascended gear, and I enjoy her, but there are some limitations I am not fond of (in terms of ranged combat when attacking or defending keep)
The thing with Scourge for me is that I play Reaper for open world fun, and I have half ascended gear there already, and I would hate to get another ascended set just for WvW, but if power scourge could work with the same impact then that would be really great!

So can someone please just let me know about the different strengths and weaknesses of power vs condi scourge?
Thanks :)

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  • ArmageddonAsh.6430ArmageddonAsh.6430 Member ✭✭✭✭

    If you are zerg surfing. Go with anything. It really means nothing. As long as you can tag foes thats all about you need. If you plan on Roaming or anything. Dont waste your time with Power Scourge. It would be pointless. Hybrid, COULD maybe work but it wont be as strong as pure condi because Scourge is (like Necro in general) designed around conditions, conditions, conditions.

  • reddie.5861reddie.5861 Member ✭✭✭

    condi just more tanky as u need only 1 stat, thus u stay alive better.

  • Elva.6372Elva.6372 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 11, 2018

    Not saying it isn't a thing - but "power" and Scourge is not the perfect fit. Outside of some weapon choices, most of your kill power is condition - going power and ignoring condition is a perverse approach requiring you to ignore basic strengths.

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  • steki.1478steki.1478 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Elva.6372 said:
    Not saying it isn't a thing - but "power" and Scourge is not the perfect fit. Outside of some weapon choices, most of your kill power is condition - going power and ignoring condition is a perverse approach requiring you to ignore basic strengths.

    It is actually, there are lots of skills with decent enough power scaling. Even on hybrid scourges, at least 60% damage is direct damage, unless fights last very long where condies would obviously prevail.

    Power scourge probably has the best aoe burst at the moment, besides maybe reaper, but that's hard to execute since it's melee. The problem with it is that it lacks sustained damage after that burst and it has less corrupts and less sustain compared to hybrid.

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  • Dralor.3701Dralor.3701 Member ✭✭✭

    Hybrid works best, coordinated group vs coordinated group your stuff is going to be getting cleansed all the time. Pure condi is rarely ever worth it but it does let you be lazy with your stats.

  • Elva.6372Elva.6372 Member ✭✭✭

    @steki.1478 said:

    @Elva.6372 said:
    Not saying it isn't a thing - but "power" and Scourge is not the perfect fit. Outside of some weapon choices, most of your kill power is condition - going power and ignoring condition is a perverse approach requiring you to ignore basic strengths.

    It is actually, there are lots of skills with decent enough power scaling. Even on hybrid scourges, at least 60% damage is direct damage, unless fights last very long where condies would obviously prevail.

    Power scourge probably has the best aoe burst at the moment, besides maybe reaper, but that's hard to execute since it's melee. The problem with it is that it lacks sustained damage after that burst and it has less corrupts and less sustain compared to hybrid.

    I certainly won't argue, but it's a bit swimming against the stream -meaning a bit tougher to make a great power build than a condition build. Nice to know it's viable and that there's room for diversity - often hard to find in this game, tbh.

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  • Voltekka.2375Voltekka.2375 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Elva.6372 said:

    @steki.1478 said:

    @Elva.6372 said:
    Not saying it isn't a thing - but "power" and Scourge is not the perfect fit. Outside of some weapon choices, most of your kill power is condition - going power and ignoring condition is a perverse approach requiring you to ignore basic strengths.

    It is actually, there are lots of skills with decent enough power scaling. Even on hybrid scourges, at least 60% damage is direct damage, unless fights last very long where condies would obviously prevail.

    Power scourge probably has the best aoe burst at the moment, besides maybe reaper, but that's hard to execute since it's melee. The problem with it is that it lacks sustained damage after that burst and it has less corrupts and less sustain compared to hybrid.

    I certainly won't argue, but it's a bit swimming against the stream -meaning a bit tougher to make a great power build than a condition build. Nice to know it's viable and that there's room for diversity - often hard to find in this game, tbh.

    cough grieving stats cough

  • Omnicron.2467Omnicron.2467 Member ✭✭✭

    @Voltekka.2375 said:

    @Elva.6372 said:

    @steki.1478 said:

    @Elva.6372 said:
    Not saying it isn't a thing - but "power" and Scourge is not the perfect fit. Outside of some weapon choices, most of your kill power is condition - going power and ignoring condition is a perverse approach requiring you to ignore basic strengths.

    It is actually, there are lots of skills with decent enough power scaling. Even on hybrid scourges, at least 60% damage is direct damage, unless fights last very long where condies would obviously prevail.

    Power scourge probably has the best aoe burst at the moment, besides maybe reaper, but that's hard to execute since it's melee. The problem with it is that it lacks sustained damage after that burst and it has less corrupts and less sustain compared to hybrid.

    I certainly won't argue, but it's a bit swimming against the stream -meaning a bit tougher to make a great power build than a condition build. Nice to know it's viable and that there's room for diversity - often hard to find in this game, tbh.

    cough grieving stats cough

    grieving = 0 defence though

    Carrion maybe?

  • Vermillion.4061Vermillion.4061 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 11, 2018

    @Omnicron.2467 said:

    @Voltekka.2375 said:

    @Elva.6372 said:

    @steki.1478 said:

    @Elva.6372 said:
    Not saying it isn't a thing - but "power" and Scourge is not the perfect fit. Outside of some weapon choices, most of your kill power is condition - going power and ignoring condition is a perverse approach requiring you to ignore basic strengths.

    It is actually, there are lots of skills with decent enough power scaling. Even on hybrid scourges, at least 60% damage is direct damage, unless fights last very long where condies would obviously prevail.

    Power scourge probably has the best aoe burst at the moment, besides maybe reaper, but that's hard to execute since it's melee. The problem with it is that it lacks sustained damage after that burst and it has less corrupts and less sustain compared to hybrid.

    I certainly won't argue, but it's a bit swimming against the stream -meaning a bit tougher to make a great power build than a condition build. Nice to know it's viable and that there's room for diversity - often hard to find in this game, tbh.

    cough grieving stats cough

    grieving = 0 defence though

    Carrion maybe?

    You don't need much defensive stats on a scourge, 2300/2400 armor is enough also grieving is super powerful to not use full of

  • Dralor.3701Dralor.3701 Member ✭✭✭

    Unless you have a ton of support you are going to be on the ground a lot if you use grieving. :/

  • Voltekka.2375Voltekka.2375 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Omnicron.2467 said:

    @Voltekka.2375 said:

    @Elva.6372 said:

    @steki.1478 said:

    @Elva.6372 said:
    Not saying it isn't a thing - but "power" and Scourge is not the perfect fit. Outside of some weapon choices, most of your kill power is condition - going power and ignoring condition is a perverse approach requiring you to ignore basic strengths.

    It is actually, there are lots of skills with decent enough power scaling. Even on hybrid scourges, at least 60% damage is direct damage, unless fights last very long where condies would obviously prevail.

    Power scourge probably has the best aoe burst at the moment, besides maybe reaper, but that's hard to execute since it's melee. The problem with it is that it lacks sustained damage after that burst and it has less corrupts and less sustain compared to hybrid.

    I certainly won't argue, but it's a bit swimming against the stream -meaning a bit tougher to make a great power build than a condition build. Nice to know it's viable and that there's room for diversity - often hard to find in this game, tbh.

    cough grieving stats cough

    grieving = 0 defence though

    Carrion maybe?

    Grieving+cele. You wont need more

  • Id also like to know this

  • Omnicron.2467Omnicron.2467 Member ✭✭✭

    FYI I was referring to this build in my OP

    https://metabattle.com/wiki/Build:Scourge_-_Power_Scourge

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