Herald - Power DPS

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The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good.

Focused on: Direct Damage.

Designed for:

 

Overview

A power DPS build for Herald. One of the very first raid DPS builds in the Heart of Thorns era, this build has now returned to viability, providing solid sustained damage, good CC, Vulnerability Vulnerability,
, and access to Stability Stability.
While not the best choice on any one encounter, Power Herald has a simple, easy to understand rotation making it an ideal build for newer players to learn encounters on.

Skillbar

 
 
Sword/SwordHealingUtilityElite
StaffHealingUtilityElite

Legend Variants

Glint
can be used to provide additional boon support at a slight DPS loss. This is mainly worth it in disorganized groups that don't already have Might Might and Fury Fury covered.

Traits

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Variants

  • on night time encounters.
  • Slaying sigils if applicable.

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

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

Jalis Rotation

Start on Sword/Sword and
  1. Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until
    is off cooldown
  2. Finish your
    Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    chain
  3. Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until
    is off cooldown
  4. Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until
    is off cooldown
  5. Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until
    is off cooldown
  6. Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until
    is off cooldown
  7. Repeat from step 10

Glint Rotation

Start on Sword/Sword and
with all facets activated
  1. Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until
    is off cooldown
  2. Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until
    is off cooldown
  3. Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until
    is off cooldown
  4. Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until
    is off cooldown
  5. Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until
    is off cooldown
  6. Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until
    is off cooldown
  7. Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until
    is off cooldown
  8. Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until
    is off cooldown
  9. Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until
    is off cooldown
  10. Preparation Thrust Preparation Thrust
    ½Activation.png
    Preparation Thrust
    Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 226
    Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Brutal Blade Brutal Blade
    ¾Activation.png
    Brutal Blade
    Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
    Damage.pngDamage: 355
    Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (6s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Rift Slash Rift Slash
    ½Activation.png
    Rift Slash
    Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.
    Damage.pngDamage: 330
    Damage.pngRift Damage: 110
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    Range.pngRange: 130
    until you reach 0 energy
  11. Repeat from step 16

Notes

  • Be careful not to interrupt your auto-attack chain as much of the damage from it is loaded onto the final strike.
  • You should only swap to staff if breakbar contribution is needed as swapping is a major damage loss.
    • and
      Punishing Sweep Punishing Sweep
      ¾Activation.png
      5Recharge.png
      5Energy.png
      Punishing Sweep
      Sweep your staff at your foe. Gain access to Debilitating Slam if your foe is using a skill when struck.
      Damage.pngDamage: 509
      Weakness.pngWeakness (2s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
      Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
      Range.pngRange: 130
       Forward arrow blue.png 
      Debilitating Slam Debilitating Slam
      ¼Activation.png
      10Energy.png
      Debilitating Slam
      Imbue your staff with mist energy and slam it down, damaging and dazing nearby foes.
      Damage.pngDamage: 517
      Daze.pngDaze: ½ seconds
      Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
      Range.pngRange: 240
      are both powerful breakbar tools
  • can be used to provide Stability Stability to your group if needed.
  • Facet of Nature is generally only useful to maintain on
    and even then it is effectively a necromancer's Vampiric Aura that costs you approximately 1000 personal DPS.
Build rating - 5 stars
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3 Ratings
4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars September 2018

This build deals solid DPS with an easy rotation, and has fast access to CC. In disorganized groups that don't have a Chrono or Druid, it can also hard carry with the boons from Glint while still dealing very respectable personal DPS.

5 stars
Lord Daedhelor gave this build 5 stars July 2018

I would actually give this build a silver/gold rating, as the build is solid, but will never be meta in the current climate.

Pros:

- Solid DPS (33,460)

- Simple rotation

- Provides Assassin's Presence

- Access to very powerful CC

Cons:

- The build has little to no burst, negating the benefits of a power build

- The energy system makes it very hard to use extra skills

- The build is VERY reliant on quickness due to its reliance on Auto-attacking

- Swapping to Staff/using Jade Winds for CC is VERY large DPS loss

- Reliant on boons for DPS

In relation to the other Power DPS in this DPS tier: Holosmith, Dragonhunter, and Soulbeast, you'll have a much harder time being taken seriously and thus getting into groups. In terms of Revenant DPS, there isn't really a point in gearing this up as Condi Renegade is simply better.

TL;DR This build is solid, but when compared to other builds, it's subpar.

5 stars
Troupe gave this build 5 stars July 2018

Deals acceptable DPS with a simple rotation while also bringing team support in the form of Assassin's presence with no DPS tradeoff (unlike condi renegade). Can also output strong CC in a pinch with staff skills and Jade Wind + Forced Engagement.

All in all a great build that has re-emerged from years of mediocrity thanks to a gradual buffs finally pushing it over the threshold of playability.

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