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Herald - Condi Herald

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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Condition damageMelee damageDpsSurvivalSolo playRoaming.

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Expansions required:

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Overview

Condi Herald is a strikingly powerful option for open world, capable of soloing champions and extremely difficult content.

Playstyle

Condition Herald is a slow-paced attrition build which has a considerable amount of self-healing and DPS, even in buffer sets like Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's . The build plays a lot like a bunker build, whittling down an opponent while ensuring that you remain topped-off throughout the fight. Its rotation is very simple, though you should get used to counting your autos, as interrupting its auto attack chain can be a massive DPS loss.

Purpose

This build is meant for solo or roaming play. It will not serve you well in a zerg and is not recommended for group play.

Skill Bar

 
 
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Specializations

Build Code

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  • - more condition cleanse

Invocation Variant

Invocation offers a smoother playstyle at the cost of most of your sustain. Run this when you're facing weak mobs.



Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Standard Equipment

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Superior Rune of Tormenting
Variants
  • DPS: Viper stat icon.png Viper's gear offers higher DPS but at a significant loss of defense.
  • Runes: (avoid if using Viper stat icon.png Viper's , ,
  • Budget Equipment: Run full Dire stat icon.png Dire gear with and , , and

Consumables

Solo Play

Use these consumables when attempting difficult content.
  • Standard -
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  • Budget -
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Event Farming

Use these for roaming and completing events.
Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain (requires crit chance)
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • ,
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    - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Usage

General

  • Swap legends often.
  • Try not to interrupt your auto-attack chain if possible.
  • In Mallyx, keep up as much as possible.
    • This skill keeps going during your
  • In Glint, keep and up.
    • Consume both of them before changing to Mallyx
  • Use off cooldown.
  • isn't useful in solo situations; do not bother with it.

Damage

  • The build is very easy to play. Use as often as possible, mixing in auto attacks and when they are on cooldown.
    • Do not interrupt your auto attack chain if you can help it.
  • While in Mallyx, ensure you're close enough to enemies to apply the torment from .
  • While in Glint, spam off cooldown.

Defense

  • Shield skills remove a condition on use.
  • and are your heal skills.
  • is great for anti-condition pressure.
  • is a very powerful heal.
  • Can't find such skill "Hardening Persistence"! Please refer to our skill index. grants damage reduction based on current upkeep.

Crowd Control

  • if running staff offhand.
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Build rating - 5 stars
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1 Ratings
5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars last month

Extremely powerful solo build capable of soloing a lot of different hard content. The damage isn't very high, but its nearly indestructible. I'm not sure if the renegade or herald build is stronger overall, but I've had more luck with this variant.

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