Scourge, Status at its Finest

Overall Grade: B+

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The Scourge is a status-based Tenno spear gun. It is a great gun for status, having a base chance of 30% combined with AOE, along with innate Corrosive, allowing it to be combined with either Radiation and Viral, or Gas and Magnetic. Alongside amazing status, the Scourge also has good base damage, making the main fire solid all around. The only real downside is that it fires projectiles, making it more difficult to hit enemies from long distances.

The Scourge also has an alt fire that can be useful. Upon impact, the Scourge affects all enemies in a large area with a bullet attracting effect in an area around their heads. Any bullets fired into the attractor will automatically redirect to their head, generally resulting in a headshot. This effect is much better for Corpus because it simply adjusts the bullet’s path, not accounting for anything in the way such as armor on Grineer. Overall useful but the main fire is generally more reliable.

If you want a great status gun, Scourge is a very good way to go!

PROS:

  1. Easily reaches 100% status chance
  2. Pure corrosive base damage
  3. Decently sized aoe, allowing for lots of status and good clearing of groups
  4. Good damage
  5. Very ammo efficient

CONS:

  1. Fires slow projectiles
  2. Slow reload
  3. Alt fire isn’t very good against grineer and infested due to their hitboxes

TIPS

The Scourge is an extremely effective weapon with Saryn, especially if you have gas and magnetic, because of the aoe and high chance of gas procs.

Scourge Build

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The elements on this build can be changed, but gas and magnetic performed the best in simulacrum tests against all factions, with radiation and viral being a close second.

Overall the scourge is a solid A, being one of the best status hoses, and having good damage, able to kill most enemies on the star chart in 1-2 shots.

Stats At A Glance

Statistics

Mastery Level

6

Magazine Size

20 rounds/mag

Max Ammo

540 rounds

Reload Time

2.5s
Normal Attacks

Elemental Type

Corrosive

Elemental Dmg

60

Crit Chance

2.00%

Crit Multiplier

1.5x

Status Chance

30.00%
Impact 455

Puncture

72.5

Slash

122.5

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