Herald - Hammer Backline

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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: Direct damageUtility.

Designed for:


A Power based Herald build for WvW. The utility of Glint, the mobility of Shiro and the damage of Hammer 2 allow this build to deal massive damage with great sustain.

Skill Bar


Legend Variants


Swap Shiro (Assassin) out for Jalis (Dwarf) to trade damage and mobility for AoE and personal damage reduction.



  • constant stability removal with quickness uptime but less DPS.


  • if might isn't an issue


  • Powerful if using Dwarf stance for damage mitigation, but a large hit to personal damage.


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Superior Rune of the Scholar
Mighty WvW Infusion



  • A setup for 100% crit with fury in hammer can be built with Marauder accessories and back piece.
  • Assassin's can be used over Berserker's to manipulate crit chance as can precision infusions.
  • Use Marauder's if you find you need extra defensive stats.


Staff only


  • If 25 Might Might can't be maintained without it, or for party support.



  • Fried Oyster Sandwich Fried Oyster Sandwich
    Fried Oyster Sandwich.pngFried Oyster Sandwich
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+10% Damage Reduction+70 Power+10 Experience from kills
    Alternate offensive option.
  • 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
    Offensive option.
  • Carrot Soufflé Carrot Soufflé
    Carrot Soufflé.pngCarrot Soufflé
    Nourishment (60 m):
    Food.png+200 power for 30s after killing an enemy+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from kills
    Alternate damage option.


  • Furious Sharpening Stone Furious Sharpening Stone
    Furious Sharpening Stone.pngFurious Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Power equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Ferocity equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Offensive option.



  • is your bread and butter damage skill, try to land it as often as possible.
    • will only hit a maximum of 5 targets across all three pulses and increases in damage the further the pulse is from you. Try to hit with the second or third pulse rather than the first when possible.
  • gives a 1.25s Evade frame and a Blast Finisher, be careful not to get caught behind your group while casting this skill.
    • You can
      through traps and marks to activate them without taking any damage.
  • has a long cast time, so try to predict where the enemies will go or use it on stationary targets like downed players that the enemy will move on to.


  • is a blast finisher and also cleanses conditions.
  • Avoid damage with
  • Use
    to disrupt players trying to finish/revive downs.

Glint (Legendary Dragon Stance)

  • Maintaining 3+ energy consuming skills is a large DPS increase from
    , with the best 3 to maintain being
    , unless swiftness is required.
  • Maintaining
    is a very low priority in this stance, but can be double tapped to increase boon uptime before leaving the stance.
  • up time is very important, try to maintain your group's fury.
    • is a stun break.
  • 's chain effect converts all damage you take into healing for 3 seconds. This is a strong tool against condition pressure.
  • can be used to move downed opponents out of banner range and interrupt rezes.
  • When running to/from objectives, speed up your zerg with

Shiro (Legendary Assassin Stance)

  • is a very large DPS increase, again thanks in part to
    • is a much smaller DPS increase, but at a reduced energy cost.
  • is an excellent getaway tool that both breaks stuns and removes all movement impairing conditions, great for escaping


  • Both
    have obvious tells and are easy to dodge, stow weapons to cancel casting if they're about to be evaded/blinded - this will save all the energy cost and only send the skill on a cd of 4 seconds. The same qualities make these skills perfect for fake casting them by stowing weapon immediately after beginning to cast, baiting enemy dodges/blocks.
  • might help removing siege from otherwise blocked positions (eg. arrowcards on walls)


  • Skill usage is reliant on energy management
  • Potential to be locked into the wrong stance at the wrong time
  • Heavy condition pressure


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Build rating - 5 stars
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4 Ratings
4 stars
Berg gave this build 4 stars September 2018

not gvg meta anymore. Since winter 17/18 and nerfs of the warrior bubble ("wind of disenchantment"), "coalescence of ruin" and sourge shades in spring, guilds tend to play rather melee focussed and rev is played with dragon and dwarf (or demon) legends and corresponding trait lines. sometimes there is even NO revenant in a comp. however this build is great for a pirateship comp

5 stars
Irrevenant gave this build 5 stars January 2018

Use malicious reprisal in devastation tree if want to be top dps in your squad. Play like a pro not a casual. :****

5 stars
Nailuj gave this build 5 stars December 2017

A staple build in any pirateship comp. This build is offers the highest consistent damage in the game.

1 More Rating
5 stars
Xivor gave this build 5 stars October 2017

Excellent build and coming back to meta with the current pirate ship meta forming post-PoF. This build has replaced Condi Rev at this time as the defacto go-to rev build. Gear in they current meta may have some alterations, but functionally, the build is the same.

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