Herald - Power Glint


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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Direct damageTankingSustain.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

A Herald build for running around in open world. This build has good sustained damage and healing.

Skill Bar

 
 
Sword/SwordHealingUtilityElite
StaffHealingUtilityElite

Weapon Variants

  • Run Shield instead of offhand Sword for more defense.
  • Run Hammer instead of Staff for a decent ranged option.

Skill Variants

Specializations

Variants

Equipment

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

Standard Equipment

The Standard Variant uses the same gear as the Herald - Power DPS build for fractals and raids. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set and is the gear that most players should aim for.
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Ascended Legs (Heavy).png
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Ascended Back.png
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Ascended Amulet.png
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Ascended Ring1.png
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Ascended Sword.png
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Superior Sigil of Force.png
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Superior Rune of the Scholar
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Optimal Equipment

The Optimal Variant is the best possible gear for this build. It's overkill in most cases, and you should only get it if you have spare gold or you don’t care about fractals and raids.

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Ascended Chest (Heavy).png
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Ascended Hands (Heavy).png
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Ascended Legs (Heavy).png
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Ascended Back.png
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Ascended Accessory1.png
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Ascended Amulet.png
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Ascended Ring1.png
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Superior Rune of the Scholar
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
If using a hammer run
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Variants
  • provides even more sustain at the cost of damage.


Consumables

If you're having trouble you can use the following consumables:
Food
  • Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Precision+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    ,
    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
    , or
    Dragon's Breath Bun Dragon's Breath Bun
    Dragon's Breath Bun.pngDragon's Breath Bun
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+200 power for 30s after killing an enemy+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    for more damage.
  • Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew.pngBowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png100% chance to gain might when you dodge.+40% to your Endurance refill rate.+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    for more dodges.
  • Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream for more healing.
Utility
  • Potent Superior Sharpening Stone Potent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone.pngPotent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Usage

Damage

Defense

  • Always dodge and sidestep attacks where possible. Your actual defensive skills cost energy, so manage them carefully and predict when you need to avoid attacks in advance.
    • If you're having problems with energy management, you can turn off some upkeep skills. Try not to turn off Facet of Darkness.png Facet of Darkness though as it's the main source of your damage.
  • You can use Unrelenting Assault.png Unrelenting Assault or Riposting Shadows.png Riposting Shadows as an evade.
  • Warding Rift.png Warding Rift blocks attacks.
  • Swapping legends will break stun thanks to Empty Vessel.png Empty Vessel.

Sustain

Crowd Control

Build rating - 5 stars
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4 Ratings
4 stars
Darkrayne gave this build 4 stars November 2018

You should use Dwarf stance for open world instead of Assassin when using this build. Vengeful Hammers provides more damage, more AOE and more healing than running Assassin with Facet of Nature and Impossible Odds enabled. You also don't need to use Facet of Nature at all when using Dwarf. That frees up lots of energy so you can use a lot more weapon skills without dropping your upkeep skill... which lets you do more damage, apply more chills, more boons and is less micro management. Against a dummy, Assassin will come out on top in terms of DPS but in practice, real gameplay, Dwarf just always seems like the better option for both DPS and self healing.

5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

This is an extremely self-sufficient build with good damage and insane self-healing. The boons of Glint and mobility of Shiro make it versatile enough to handle nearly anything.

5 stars
ApThug gave this build 5 stars May 2018

Although this build is good, I'd much rather prefer to switch out dwarf stance for assassin stance. Assassin's stance provides a series of extra escapes via riposting shadows and provides a great aoe stun via Jade winds. The extra mobility and utility you get with assassin's stance can greatly be a deciding factor if you plan on soloing dungeons/fractals or taking on champ mobs by yourself through evasion.

1 More Rating
5 stars
Toomanyunknown gave this build 5 stars April 2018

By far the best choice for Revenant in open world. Herald provides access to very useful boons while Jalis provides very good sustain when needed and decent utility when needed.

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