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The Complete Mod 15 Scourge Warlock Guide

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Welcome to our Scourge Warlock Guide, updated for the Heart of Fire, mod 15. In this guide, we will give you tips and info on how to play the Scourge Warlock class.

The Scourge Warlock class was introduced in Tyranny of Dragons. They are a spellcasting class that use their dark powers to damage their foes and can also heal themselves and their allies.

SW’s can be played as either DPS or most commonly as a Templock that buffs, debuffs and heals. Having one loadout for each is recommended.

The purpose of our class guides is not just to show you a build that you can copy and use on your character, but to show you a base build and teach you the mechanics and stats of the game, so you can understand and play your class to its fullest capabilities. Try different gear, feats and powers and learn to tailor your own build for your playstyle. See our guide to making your own build for more info.

Scourge Warlock Guide Index

  1. Basic Scourge Warlock Info
  2. Scourge Warlock Paragon Paths & Powers
  3. Scourge Warlock Boons
  4. Scourge Warlock Weapons & Gear
  5. Scourge Warlock Enchantments
  6. Scourge Warlock Consumables & Buffs
  7. Scourge Warlock Companions
  8. Scourge Warlock Mounts

Basic Scourge Warlock Info

Best Races as a Scourge Warlock

  1. Tiefling: +2 Con, +2 Cha. Bloodhunt (+5% damage to mobs below 50%) Infernal Wrath (- 5% power debuff)
  2. Dragonborn: +2 to any stats. Dragon Heritage (5% extra healing from spells and abilities). Dragonborn Fury (3% extra power and crit).
  3. Human: +2 to any stats. Versatile Defense (3% extra defense). Heroic Effort (3 extra heroic feats).

Scourge Warlock Attribute / Ability Score Priority

  • Constituion > Charisma > Intelligence

Scourge Warlock Rating / Stat Priority

For stats in Neverwinter, aim to hit the hard/soft cap of your primary stat, then secondary and so forth. Try not to waste stats by going over the caps, and instead start gearing towards another stat.

  • Armor Penetration (Cap Resistance Ignored at 100%) > Power >Recovery > Life Steal > Crit (Caps at 100% / Alternatively keep crit low and get an Owlbear Cub)

Scourge Warlock Paragon Paths & Powers

Hellbringer is the current recommended paragon path for Scourge Warlock.

hellbringer build

Hellbringer – DPS Build

Hellbringer DPS Combat Powers

At-Wills: Hellish Rebuke – Eldritch Blast

Class Features: No Pity, No Mercy – All Consuming Curse

Daily: Tyrannical Curse – Brood of Hadar

Encounter: Pillar of Power – Killing Flames (Single Target) / Fiery Bolt (AoE) – Hadar’s Grasp (Single Target) / Arms of Hadar (AoE)

Hellbringer DPS Feats:

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Hellbringer – Templock Build

Hellbringer Templock Combat Powers

At-Wills: Hellish Rebuke – Hand of Blight

Class Features: All Consuming Curse – Prince of Hell

Daily: Tyrannical Curse – Brood of Hadar

Encounter: Pillar of Power – Dreadtheft (AoE) / Warlocks Bargain (Single Target) – Blades of Vanquished Armies (AoE) / Killing Flames (Single Target)

Hellbringer Templock Feats:

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Soulbinder Build

Soulbinder

We currently have no viable Soulbinder Build

Scourge Warlock Boons

If you still haven’t gotten all your boons, check out our Campaign Completion Guide, with info on how to complete all of the campaigns as fast as possible for all the boons.

Guild:

Power – Defense – Mount Speed

Elemental Evil:

Wave of Force – Heart of Stone, Searing Aggression – Gale of Retribution

Sharandar:

Dark Fey Hunter – Fey Precision, Elven Haste – Elven Ferocity – Elvish Fury

Dread Ring:

Reliquary Keeper’s Strenght – Evoker’s Thirst – Forbidden Piercing – Shadowtouch – Rampaging Madness

Icewind Dale:

Encroaching Tactics – Refreshing Chill – Sleet Skills – Cool Resolve – Winter’s Bounty

Underdark:

Primordial Might – Primordial Focus  – Drow Ambush Tactics – Dwarven Stamina – Abyssal Strikes

Tyranny of Dragons:

Dragon’s Claws – Dragon’s Gaze – Draconic Armorbreaker – Dragon’s Greed – Dragon’s Fury x2 – Dragon’s Thirst x1

The Maze Engine:

Abyssal Siphoning – Demonic Influence – Demonic Swiftness – Baphomet’s Might

Storm King’s Thunder:

Cold Hearted – Hardy Constitution – Icy Wrath – Vengeful Heat – Chill of Winter

The Cloaked Ascendancy:

Aura of Hope – Fiery Frency – Soothing Zephyr – Aberrant Power

Jungles of Chult:

Tyrant’s Terror x3 – Shamanic Grance x1 – Beasts Burden x1 – Overgrown x1 – Lingering Curse x2

(The reason behind having one of each is to max HP gain)

Ravenloft:

Undying Death x3 – Blood Lust

Acquisitions Incorporated:

Confidence Boost – Life-draining Job

Scourge Warlock Weapon & Gear

If you are new to Neverwinter and need to know how to get better gear and increase your item level, check out our Gearing Up Guide.

The best way to gear up in Neverwinter is by making a lot of Astral Diamonds, check out our newly updated Astral Diamond Guide for mod 14 to learn all the secrets of AD farming.

If you want to plan out your character and see what items are available the Neverwinter Character Simulator is a great tool.

Head:

  • Curselord’s Raid Ushanka / Rex Corona / Decaying Habit > The Seer’s Cap

Armor:

  • Hag’s Rags (Best in Slot) > Knotted Garbs

Arms:

  • Terrored Grips (Best in Slot) > Eyestalk Wrappers

Feet:

  • Enduring Boots / Boots of the Willed / Deathstriders

Primary & Secondary:

  • Exalted +1 Stronghold Weapons

Weapon Artifact Powers

  • Primary: Hellish Rebuke
  • Secondary: All Consuming Curse / No Pity, No Mercy

Neck & Waist:

  • Orcus Set (Demogorgon’s Girdle of Might, Baphomet’s Infernal Talisman)

Rings:

  • Ring of Offensive Action (Best in Slot) > Ring of the Shadowstalker +4/+5 > Masterwork Rings

Shirt & Pants:

  • Upper Primal Paints + Makos’s Spare Travel Pants

Artifacts:

    • Primary Artifact: Soul Sight Crystal / Wheel of Elements
  • Secondary Artifacts: Shard of Orcus’ Wand (For Set) – Eye of the Giant – Sigil of the Controller – Fragmented Key of Stars

Scourge Warlock Enchantments

When getting enchantments, always get the ones with the stats you are lacking in with your gear, boons, etc in mind. For example, if you’ve capped Crit with your gear and boons, don’t get azure enchantments for your offense slots. If you still need to refine your enchantments, see our Refinement Guide for tips on how to farm refinement.

Armor Enchantments:

  • Barkshield / Negation / Soulforged Enchantment

Weapon Enchantments:

  • Feytouched Enchantment

Offense Enchantments:

  • Radiant / Brutal Enchantments

Defense Enchantments:

  • Radiant / Dark Enchantments

Utility Enchantments:

Dragon’s Hoard x2 + QuartmasterX2 + 1 Fey Blessing or Dark Enchantments.

Overload Enchantments:

  • Various Marks from Stronghold Vendor > Corrupt Black Ice / Lethal / Piercing > Black / Red Dragon Glyph

Armor Reinforcement Kits:

  • Power Armor Kit – Armor Penetration Armor Kit

Jewelry Reinforcement Kits:

  • Action Point Gain Jewel

Scourge Warlock Consumables & Buffs

Consider to get VIP for the Power of VIP HP buff if you aren’t already. Also always stand in campfires to get the +1 ability campfire buff.

Get one from each of the rows below:

  • Empowered Chain of Scales (Best in Slot) > Adorable Pocket Pet > Tymora’s Lucky Coin
  • Wild Storm Elixir
  • Squash Soup

Scourge Warlock Companions

The best companions for Scourge Warlocks are:

  • Summoned Companion: Chultan Tiger
  • Active Companions: Air Archon – Fire Archon – Earth Archon – Razorwodd – Owlbear Cub (low crit build)

Companion Gear

For the companion gear from Illusionist’s Gambit, the +4 rings are actually better than the +5 as they have two offensive/defensive enchantment slots and the +5 has an overload slot.

  • Bold/Heroic Gear of the Companion
  • Masterwork Rings
  • +4/+5 Rings

Companion Runestones: Bonding Runestones

Companion Enchantments: Radiant / Draconic Enchantments

Scourge Warlock Mounts

When choosing a Legendary Mount for the Mount Powers, look for a mount that has both a useful equip and combat power. The best choices for a first legendary mount as a Scourge Warlock is a Swarm or Tenser’s Floating Disk.

What other mounts you use is not that important. What is important is to get the right insignia bonuses, and many different mounts can offer the various bonuses. To find out what mount has the bonus you want, check out our Insignia Bonus Guide.

All classes and specs should consider using Wanderer’s Fortune before you have refined all your gear and enchantments, for extra refinement every day.

The Best Scourge Warlock Insignia Bonuses :

  • Assassin’s Covenant – Shepherd’s Devotion – Protector’s Camaraderie –  Artificer’s Persuasion – Gladiators Guile – Cavalry’s Warning

Insignia Type :

  • Dominance – Prosperity – Skill

Scourge Warlock Mount Powers :

    • Mount Equip Power: Dominant Force (4000 power) – Fierce Predator (2000 Power + 2000 Armor Pen)
  • Mount Combat Power: Bat Swarm (Swarm) – Tenser’s Transformation (Tenser’s Floating Disk)

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Scourge Warlock Guide, please leave a comment below! More info about the SW class can be found at The Neverwinter Reddit. More builds and further info can also be found at MMOMinds.

10 Comments

  • Updated 21.12.2017 for Swords of Chult, 12b.

  • Reply
    Lillian
    May 10, 2018

    When will you have the Hellbringer Build

  • Reply
    Zealot
    May 20, 2018

    http://mmominds.com/2018/03/13/mod-13-charismas-guide-to-sw/

    Really good guide for SW, has a hellbringer build which I’ve found to be extremely useful. 😀

  • Reply
    Samuel Smithers
    Sep 04, 2018

    Terrored Grips and Heels of Fury are NOT BiS slot for a SW. SW only has 1 melee power making heels utterly pointless for us. So much wrong info-wise on this page that it hurts

  • Then what is BiS, Samuel?

  • Reply
    Mokiloc
    Feb 05, 2019

    how are terror grips not BiS? Heels no way but terror grips are a must have. idk if this was updated but i see no reference to heels in guide any way. personally im using executioners cowl, hags rags, terror grips and enduring.boots. helm and boots have room for personal preferences but hags n terror BiS.. IMO IMO IMO

  • Reply
    TheRealZay2K
    Feb 09, 2019

    Would u say deepcrow leg mount would be another bis mount for sw

  • Dest in Slot=BiS

  • Reply
    Lightning
    Mar 28, 2019

    omg, I can’t believe what I’m seeing in this guide. Why the heck would you build feats for gates of hell if you recommend other daily and not gates of hell?! ffs

  • Reply
    Zuki
    Apr 18, 2019

    Definitely too much to know to be good at this game. OMG! I’m glad I have a life beyond gaming. lol

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