Herald - DPS/Support

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Focused on: Direct damageUtility.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

A damage orientated Herald build which is focused on keeping up the
Facet of Nature Facet of Nature
2Upkeep.png
Facet of Nature
Place the facet of nature on yourself to grant nearby allies naturalistic resonance every few seconds to increase outgoing boon duration.
Facet of Nature.pngFacet of Nature: Pulse Naturalistic Resonance to nearby allies every few seconds.
Facet of Nature.png Naturalistic Resonance (3s): Increase outgoing boon duration by 50%.
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngInvetval: 3s
Radius.pngRadius: 600
.
Note: Power Renegade is a stronger DPS build than power herald, but both are too weak to be notable.

Skill Bar

 
 
Sword/SwordHealingUtilityElite
StaffHealingUtilityElite

Specializations

Variant:
over
for more might uptime on yourself.

Equipment

Stats

  • Complete armor, weapons, and trinkets are Berserker's.

Upgrades

Sword.png
Sword.png
I.png
Superior Sigil of Air
3Recharge.png
Superior Sigil of Air.pngSuperior Sigil of Air
50% Chance on Critical: Cause a Lightning Strike. (Cooldown: 3s)
Superior Sigil of Force
Superior Sigil of Force.pngSuperior Sigil of Force
+5% Damage
I.png
Staff.png
II.png
Superior Sigil of Air
3Recharge.png
Superior Sigil of Air.pngSuperior Sigil of Air
50% Chance on Critical: Cause a Lightning Strike. (Cooldown: 3s)
Superior Sigil of Force
Superior Sigil of Force.pngSuperior Sigil of Force
+5% Damage
II.png
6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
Superior Rune of the Scholar.pngSuperior Rune of the Scholar
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Ferocity (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Ferocity (5): +100 Power (6): +10% damage while your health is above 90%.

Infusions

  • Versatile Mighty Infusion Versatile Mighty Infusion
    Versatile Mighty Infusion.pngVersatile Mighty Infusion
    +5 Power +5 Agony Resistance
    for armor.
  • Mighty Infusion Mighty Infusion
    Mighty Infusion.pngMighty Infusion
    +5 Power +5 Agony Resistance
    for weapons and trinkets.

Consumables

Food

  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    • Bowl of Seaweed Salad Bowl of Seaweed Salad
      Bowl of Seaweed Salad.pngBowl of Seaweed Salad
      Nourishment (30m):
      Food.png60% chance to gain swiftness when you kill a foe+10% damage while moving+10 Experience from kills
      Consumable
      good alternative if you can keep up the modifier

Utility

  • Potent Superior Sharpening Stone Potent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone.pngPotent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Usage

  • Maintain
    the whole time.

Jalis

  • Start in
  1. ->
  2. Keep it up some seconds for the Fury.
  1. Wait til Energy nearly drops to 0.
  1. ->
  • when it is ready again.

Mallyx

  • Start in
  1. ->
  2. Keep it up some seconds for the Fury.
  1. Wait til Energy nearly drops to 0.
  1. ->
  • when it is ready again.


Note:

  • Use
    on CD. You might have to cancel
    /
    right before you drop to 0 energy to keep up
    .
    • Try to stand in your target's hitbox to make sure all 3 projectiles hit.
  • Both legendary stances are used to maintain damage buffs together with
    .
  • When using
    , you should be aware of your +100 toughness. Tell your tank!
  • Don't waste Energy while in
    or
    .
  • can be used on Gorseval during the phase to keep away the Weakness Weakness.

Breakbar

  • is your most effective hard CC.
  • Followed by
    ->
    .
  • And
    .
  • Only swap to Staff for
    if it is really needed.
Build rating: 60%
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5 Ratings
Bronze Medal - Basic
Lople205 said this build was basic last month

What Nuru said

Bronze Medal - Basic
Nuru said this build was basic April 2018

Its no more welcome bin raids. Much less dps then condi renegade. This is old-school. From time when groups run two revenants but they were replaced by two chronos. Also for boons and might there is war and chrono so this is useless better focus on pure dps. Maybe it could be archived. I liked that in past but times is changings.

Gold Medal - Great
Dibbelocher said this build was great September 2016

Simply great for supporting the entire group with buffs. Permanent fury and protection (and some extra might to tip off the PS warrior might through the "Shared Empowerment" trait, NOT facet of strength) for the ENTIRE group when placed in a group with the chronomancer which will share them through triggering Signet of Inspiration. Facet of nature allows the chronomancer to go full zerk, giving protection helps for the chronomancer to stay alive when taking all the hits as a tank.

Upkeeping the protection will be your job in almost all encounters, especially useful at Vale Guardian split phase(when stacking 2 guardians on top of eachother), Sabetha in later phases and MATTHIAS AT ALL TIMES.

Having protection on the entire group allows druid to focus less on healing and more on dealing damage!

You can do all this without losing any DPS potential. Dealing almost as much damage as sword/scepter+torch guardian.

2 More Ratings
Gold Medal - Great
Thor said this build was great January 2016

This build offers you perma protection/fury/regen while doing decent damage. This together with party wide boon duration for a high quickness uptime from your mesmer and the possibility for your warrior to use scholar instead of strength runes. Something you dont want to miss in your raid group.

Gold Medal - Great
XDeadzX said this build was great January 2016

Prefer the mallyx variant for personal play, Jalis variant appears to do better overall however.

Very easy to play, covers the largest amount of bases with least amount of button presses. The only build to provide party/subsquad wide boon duration making it a soft requirement in my personal raid teams.

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