Herald - DPS Boon Support


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Focused on: Direct damageUtility.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

Herald power build mainly focused on Dungeons/Fractals. If you want to used Revenant/Herald in Raids, you should check the Raid Page.

Skill Bar

 
 
Sword/AxeHealingUtilityElite
StaffHealingUtilityElite

Slot Changes

Swap Legendary Assassin Stance.png Legendary Assassin Stance with:

Specializations

Equipment

Ascended Head (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Sword.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Axe.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of the Night.png
Superior Sigil of Force.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Staff.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of the Night.png
Superior Sigil of Force.png
Superior Rune of the Scholar.png6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
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Mighty +9 Agony Infusion

Sigil Variants

If you're not in a night time dungeon swap

Superior Sigil of the Night Superior Sigil of the Night
Superior Sigil of the Night.pngSuperior Sigil of the Night
Outgoing damage is increased by 10% at night.

for:

Superior Sigil of Air Superior Sigil of Air
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Superior Sigil of Air.pngSuperior Sigil of Air
50% Chance on Critical: Cause a Lightning Strike. (Cooldown: 3s)
for day time dungeons/fractals/raids.
Superior Sigil of Undead Slaying Superior Sigil of Undead Slaying
Superior Sigil of Undead Slaying.pngSuperior Sigil of Undead Slaying
+10% Damage vs. Undead
for The Ruined City of Arah.
Superior Sigil of Justice Superior Sigil of Justice
Superior Sigil of Justice.pngSuperior Sigil of Justice
+10% Damage vs. Outlaws
for Caudecus's Manor and Cliffside.
Superior Sigil of Icebrood Slaying Superior Sigil of Icebrood Slaying
Superior Sigil of Icebrood Slaying.pngSuperior Sigil of Icebrood Slaying
+10% Damage vs. Icebrood
for Honor of the Waves.

Note: It may benefit you to keep a separate weapon for each variant in your inventory as swapping sigils over time can become expensive.

Equipment Variant

  • Use
    Superior Rune of Strength Superior Rune of Strength
    Superior Rune of Strength.pngSuperior Rune of Strength
    (1): +25 Power (2): +10% Might Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 20% Might Duration (5): +100 Power (6): +20% Might Duration; +5% damage while under the effects of might.
    if your team is lacking might.
  • Use
    Superior Rune of Rage Superior Rune of Rage
    Superior Rune of Rage.pngSuperior Rune of Rage
    (1): +25 Ferocity (2): +10% Fury Duration (3): +50 Ferocity (4): 25% chance when struck to gain fury for 15 seconds. (Cooldown: 30s) (5): +100 Ferocity (6): +20% Fury Duration; While under the effects of fury gain +5% damage.
    as a very cheap alternative.

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
    or
    Plate of Truffle Steak Plate of Truffle Steak
    Plate of Truffle Steak.pngPlate of Truffle Steak
    Nourishment (30m):
    Food.png+100 power+70 precision+10% Experience from kills
    Consumable
    (this one is a bit cheaper)

Utility:

  • Superior Sharpening Stone Superior Sharpening Stone
    Superior Sharpening Stone.pngSuperior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Usage

Standard

Legendary Dragon Stance.png Legendary Dragon Stance + Legendary Assassin Stance.png Legendary Assassin Stance Rotation:

  1. Facet of Nature.png Facet of Nature -> One with Nature.png One with Nature off cd
  2. Facet of Elements.png Facet of Elements -> Elemental Blast.png Elemental Blast off cd
  3. Facet of Light.png Facet of Light
  4. Facet of Darkness.png Facet of Darkness
  5. Facet of Strength.png Facet of Strength
  6. Facet of Chaos.png Facet of Chaos
  7. Precision Strike.png Precision Strike
  8. Full Sword auto and Precision Strike.png Precision Strike off cd
  1. Enchanted Daggers.png Enchanted Daggers
  2. Impossible Odds.png Impossible Odds
  3. Sword Auto
  1. Facet of Elements.png Facet of Elements -> Elemental Blast.png Elemental Blast off cd
  2. Facet of Light.png Facet of Light
  3. Facet of Darkness.png Facet of Darkness
  4. Facet of Strength.png Facet of Strength
  5. Facet of Chaos.png Facet of Chaos
  6. Precision Strike.png Precision Strike
  7. Full Sword auto and Precision Strike.png Precision Strike off cd
  8. Swap to Assassin Stance as soon as its of cooldown
  1. Impossible Odds.png Impossible Odds
  2. Sword Auto
  • Repeat

With Chronomancer

Jalis

  1. Facet of Elements.png Facet of Elements -> Elemental Blast.png Elemental Blast
  2. Facet of Light.png Facet of Light
  3. Facet of Darkness.png Facet of Darkness
  4. Facet of Chaos.png Facet of Chaos
  5. Keep it up some seconds for the Fury.
  1. Vengeful Hammers.png Vengeful Hammers
  2. Wait til Energy nearly drops to 0.
  1. Facet of Elements.png Facet of Elements -> Elemental Blast.png Elemental Blast
  2. Facet of Light.png Facet of Light
  3. Facet of Darkness.png Facet of Darkness
  4. Facet of Chaos.png Facet of Chaos

Try to incorporate Precision Strike.png Precision Strike into your rotation, you can use it 2 times in Dragon stance and once in Dwarf stance. Don't interrupt your autoattack for it.

Mallyx

  1. Facet of Elements.png Facet of Elements -> Elemental Blast.png Elemental Blast
  2. Facet of Light.png Facet of Light
  3. Facet of Darkness.png Facet of Darkness
  4. Facet of Chaos.png Facet of Chaos
  5. Keep it up some seconds for the Fury.
  1. Embrace the Darkness.png Embrace the Darkness
  2. Wait til Energy nearly drops to 0.
  1. Facet of Elements.png Facet of Elements -> Elemental Blast.png Elemental Blast
  2. Facet of Light.png Facet of Light
  3. Facet of Darkness.png Facet of Darkness
  4. Facet of Chaos.png Facet of Chaos

Try to incorporate Precision Strike.png Precision Strike into your rotation, you can use it 2 times in Dragon stance and once in Demon stance. Don't interrupt your autoattack for it.

Misc

  • Try to maintain Facet of Nature + Facet of Darkness + Facet of Elements between fights to build up Fury, Swiftness and some Might. If you have a Tempest in your party he can double the stacked boons with Heat Sync.png Heat Sync
  • Both the Legendary Dwarf Stance and Legendary Demon Stance are used to maintain damage buffs together with Facet of Nature.
  • Don't waste Energy while in Legendary Dwarf Stance or Legendary Demon Stance}.
  • Start the fight with Surge of the Mists.png Surge of the Mists when CC is needed.
Build rating - 3 stars
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2 Ratings
0 stars
Nuru gave this build 0 stars April 2018

Its weak compared to renegade. Only viable for fun of power herald. Isn't so so usefull for team anyways

5 stars
The Blue Rangerr gave this build 5 stars December 2017

Good damage and boon output, but outclassed by other DPS or support options available

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