Herald - Boon Support Healer

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Focused on: HealingSupport.

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A pure support Herald build which can be played as the main healer in dungeons and fractals or the secondary healer in raids. This build provides ~10 Might Might and permanent Fury Fury and Protection Protection to 10 players. It also has excellent healing and CC, high Alacrity Alacrity uptime on 5 players, and the buff.

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  • over if you're spending most of the fight on staff.


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Superior Rune of the Monk
Healing +5 Agony Infusion



Delicious Rice Ball Delicious Rice Ball
Delicious Rice Ball.pngDelicious Rice Ball
Nourishment (30m):
Food.png100 Healing Power+10% Healing Effectiveness (Outgoing)+25% Magic Find during Lunar New Year


Bountiful Sharpening Stone Bountiful Sharpening Stone
Bountiful Sharpening Stone.pngBountiful Sharpening Stone
Nourishment (30 m):
Potion.pngGain Power equal to 6% of your Healing PowerGain Power equal to 8% of your Concentration+10% Experience from Kills




  • Warding Rift Warding Rift
    Warding Rift
    Create a rift from the Mists, warding you from attacks. While the rift is open projectiles will hit nearby foes, blinding them.
    Damage.pngDamage: 138
    Blind.pngBlind (4s): Next outgoing attack misses.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 2s
    Range.pngRange: 600
    can be used to AOE blind trash mobs.
  • Renewing Wave Renewing Wave
    Renewing Wave
    Send out a wave of mist energy that heals and removes conditions from allies.
    Heal.pngHealing: 1,295
    Book.pngConditions Removed: 2
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    Range.pngRange: 300
    is a blast finisher and can be used with
    Protective Solace Protective Solace
    Protective Solace
    Legendary Centaur Stance. Summon a protective barrier around the tablett that destoys projectiles.
    Duration.pngDuration: 20s
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
    or another light combo field to clean a large amount of conditions.
  • Natural Harmony Natural Harmony
    Natural Harmony
    Legendary Centaur Stance. Collect energy, pulling it into the tablet to build up its power. After a short delay the energy will be released, healing nearby allies.
    Heal.pngHealing: 1,620
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDelay Time: 2s
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    can be used before the tablet is moved, so that the healing effect occurs directly at the destination.


  • Surge of the Mists Surge of the Mists
    Surge of the Mists
    Charge forward, knocking back enemies that cross your path.
    Damage.png9Damage: 2,745
    Knockback.pngKnockback: 120
    Book.pngEvade: ½s
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 600
    is your most effective hard CC. Make sure to step back slightly from the target before casting this to maximize the amount of hits you get from the skill.
  • Energy Expulsion Energy Expulsion
    Energy Expulsion
    Legendary Centaur Stance. Force energy to erupt from the tablet, knocking back foes and leaving behind energy fragments that heal allies.
    Heal.pngHealing Fragment: 1,265
    Knockback.pngKnockback: 450
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Book.pngNumber of Fragments: 5
    Duration.pngFragment Duration: 5s
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    Radius.pngRadius: 450
    is also a potent hard CC, but keep in mind that your tablet will be destroyed and your energy will be drained to 0.
Build rating - 4 stars
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2 Ratings
4 stars
Staub gave this build 4 stars February 2019

Magi trinkets are overkill since you already have so many outgoing heal modifiers with your traits and Monk's Rune. I'd swap them for harrier unless you really have trouble staying alive yourself. apart from that, a decent 2nd healer.

3 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 3 stars October 2018

Seems decent as a second healer, provides strong buffs in disorganized groups but usually inferior to Renegade