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Old 04-13-2017, 08:39 PM
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Default [Cold Melee] DW Scourge Strike Cold based Spellbreaker

Scourge Strike is a rather underpopular skill around these parts. The skill arguably has the coolest icon (no pun intended). But most importantly it is actually a damn good skill.



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Spellbreaker - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/mN4W7zQZ



*Screenshot with Pneumatic Burst, Lethal Assault and Hungering Void


Witch Hunter - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/wV1P8zM2



*Screenshot with Pneumatic Burst, Blood of Dreeg and Lethal Assault


Cabalist - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/pZr3WG0N



*Screenshot with Blood of Dreeg, Soul Harvest and Hungering Void


Spellbinder - https://www.grimtools.com/calc/Q2zolKdV



*Screenshot with Soul Harvest, Moment of Clarity and Hungering Void



FAQ -

Which is the best setup?

Each build has its own strong points. That being said I believe the following is the order of strength -

Spellbinder > Spellbreaker > Cabalist > Witch Hunter


Why not use full Deathguard Set on Witch Hunter?

It is both a sheet DPS loss and a performance loss. 2pc Vileblade is BiS.


Why not go for Leviathan on the Spellbreaker?

Leviathan is a sheet DPS increase but an overall performance loss because 2x Scourge Strike that Time Dilation gives us is very important.


Why not use Time Dilation and Affliction on the Witch Hunter?

Time Dilation a DPS loss unfortunately. As for Affliction, I'd say it's a pretty big DPS boost but I had to give up certain degree of defenses to get it which is why I didn't bother.


Why not use Essence of Beronath on the Spellbreaker and the Cabalist?

I prefer the OA for more reliable crits but Essence of Beronath is good as well.



In Closing-

Special thanks to JoV for reminding of the weapon Crescent Moon.

Scourge Strike is a pretty powerful skill in its own right. The flashy and the relatively safe playstyle make these builds one of my favorites. I enjoyed tinkering with these concepts hope you guys do so as well.
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Scourge Strike was selected because it has the coolest looking skill icon
and also badass animation !!
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and also badass animation !!
*facepalm*

The update has been delayed cause i accidentally pressed back and the entire write up was lost
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and also badass animation !!
It does?

I thought it just hits with both hands pretty much like every other DW animation


Guide updated btw,
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Scourge doesn't scale with CD? Learn something new everyday, I guess.
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Scourge doesn't scale with CD? Learn something new everyday, I guess.
Well depends.

If it's something Belgothian Relic or Time Dilation CD Reset then it will

CDR on the other hand doesn't effect item granted skill
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hi! any madqueen kill time?
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Nice build and nice new avatar pic, Chthon
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