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Grilka’s Scourge Warlock Mod 14 Build

Scourge Warlock Guide

The Scourge Warlock was the first character I made on Neverwinter, and it’s by far my favorite class. I recommend Tiefling as your race, but Human is a viable alternative.

Gear

My build is focused on High Crit, at least 80% armor pen when procced, and Lifesteal. My Weapon Enchantment is the Dread, and my Armor Enchantment is Soulforged. The Feytouched is another great choice for your weapon. My Primary Artifact switches between the Lantern of Revelation and the Soulsight Crystal.

Some other good artifact choices are the Wheel of Elements, Sigil of the Devoted, and Thayan Book of the Dead. The Demon Lords’ set is really expensive and difficult to acquire, so I recommend the Black Ice Beholder set as an alternative; it has Constitution and Charisma, and stats that you need.As for companions, I focused on increasing my damage. In this image, I am using the Chultan Tiger, Batiri Runt, Siege Master, Air Archon, and Fire Archon. I do plan to trade my Batiri runt for an Earth Archon at some point though. I don’t use the new Razorwood companion because I run the Dread Enchantment, which renders the active bonus from the Razorwood unnecessary since the Dread already brings me to the cap. 

Feats and Powers

Because there are two free loadouts, I’ll provide my two primary different builds: Fury (solo/DPS) and Temptation (parties).

Fury

This is my high-damage AOE/Trash Mob build. If you chose Human (instead of Tiefling), I suggest you put your three extra feat points into Blood Pact of Cania.

There are a few powers I use with this loadout, depending on what I’m fighting. Try each power out and see which ones work best for your situation and play-style. 

At-Wills: Eldritch Blast, Hellish Rebuke

Encounters: Pillar of Power (PoP), Killing Flames, Dreadtheft, Warlock’s Bargain, Fiery Bolt

 

Dailies: Tyrannical Curse, Brood of Hadar, Gates of HellClass Features: Dark Prayers, Shadow Walk (speed runs), All-Consuming Curse(mobs only), No Pity No Mercy (If you use Hellish Rebuke), Prince of Hell (if you need the Arm Pen)

Gates of Hell is a difficult power to use effectively. I personally don’t use it, but it does a lot of damage and is worth mentioning. If you do like it, I recommend going into the Options Menu, Gameplay tab, and set your “Location Targeting Activation” to “On Release.” It’s much faster and easier to use. 

Temptation

I use this loadout when I’m in a party or if I’m running difficult content and need the survival boost. This is primarily focused on healing and buffing allies, but still does decent damage.

As you can see, my choices for At-Wills remains similar, but the Encounter powers and Class Features have a few choices depending on the situation. PoP and Dreadtheft don’t leave my bar on this one. I prefer Killing Flames or Warlock’s Bargain, but Vampiric Embrace is a great alternative. It doesn’t deal as much damage, but you get some temp HP instead. Prince of Hell is great if you need the stat boost; otherwise, I suggest using All-Consuming Curse.

At-Wills: Eldritch Blast, Hand of Blight, Hellish Rebuke

Encounters: Pillar of Power, Killing Flames, Warlock’s Bargain, Dreadtheft, Vampiric Embrace

Dailies: Brood of Hadar, Flames of Phlegethos 

Class Features: Prince of Hell (if you need Arm Pen), All-Consuming Curse (mobs only), Dark Prayers (defensive boost), Shadow Walk (speed runs)

I like to try and keep my powers similar between the builds so that it doesn’t mess up my muscle memory when I switch to Temptation. Dreadtheft is the only encounter power I like to change. 

Boons

Maze Engine 

 

Elemental Evil

Sharandar

Underdark

 

Dread Ring

Tyranny of Dragons

Storm King’s Thunder

Icewind Dale

 

The Cloaked Ascendancy

Jungles of Chult

Conclusion

The Scourge Warlock is a really fun and versatile class to play! Please leave a comment here if you have any questions, or you can contact me in game. My username is Grilka@moogiebear#5401.

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