Herald - Solo Glint


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Overview

A Herald build for solo PvE content. This build is incredibly tanky while maintaining good DPS and sustain.


Play this build if: you need to take massive damage and keep going.

Don't play this build if: you need a lot of CC.

Skill Bar

 
 
Sword/SwordHealingUtilityElite
X/ShieldHealingUtilityElite

Variants

  • Run Staff for more CC. If you need more you can also bring Axe offhand.
  • Run Hammer for a decent ranged option.
  • You can run Shiro instead of Jalis for more DPS but worse damage mitigation.
  • You can run Ventari instead of Jalis for more sustain and defensive utility.

Specializations

Variants

Equipment

Ascended Head (Heavy).png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Heavy).png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Heavy).png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Heavy).png
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Ascended Legs (Heavy).png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Heavy).png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Sword.png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Ascended Sword.png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Force.png
Superior Sigil of Air.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Shield.png
Valkyrie stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Air.png
Superior Rune of the Scholar.png6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Sigil Variants

  • - approx. 10% DPS increase if you can maintain 25 stacks.
  • - more condition cleanse.
  • - more dodges.
  • - more sustain.
  • (and Major Sigil of the Night) - for night time encounters.
  • Slaying sigils where 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
    for an unconditional damage boost.
  • Plate of Truffle Steak Dinner Plate of Truffle Steak Dinner
    Plate of Truffle Steak Dinner.pngPlate of Truffle Steak Dinner
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+200 power for 30s after killing an enemy+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from kills
    Consumable
    for trash mobs.
  • Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream for sustain.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Consumable
    to mitigate heavy incoming damage.

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
  • Slaying potions if applicable

Usage

DPS

  • Your "rotation" consists of autoattacking while Facet of Nature.png Facet of Nature and your upkeep skills are active.
  • The Ventari variant has a different rotation as Ventari is a DPS loss. Here you should camp in Glint with Facet of Nature.png Facet of Nature, Facet of Light.png Facet of Light, and Facet of Darkness.png Facet of Darkness and only swap to Ventari when you need healing.
  • Make sure you're always flanking your enemies to proc Assassin's Annihilation.png Assassin's Annihilation. Yes, this means you have to circle around your enemies all the time.
  • Use
    Facet of Elements Facet of Elements
    1Upkeep.png
    Facet of Elements
    Legendary Dragon Stance. Place the Facet of Elements on yourself to grant nearby allies swiftness every few seconds.
    Facet of Elements.pngFacet of Elements: Pulse swiftness to nearby allies every few seconds.
    Swiftness.pngSwiftness (3s): 33% Movement Speed
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngInterval: 3 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
     Forward arrow blue.png 
    Elemental Blast Elemental Blast
    Not usable underwater.png
    ¼Activation.png
    15Recharge.png
    Elemental Blast
    Legendary Dragon Stance. Consume Facet of Elements to cover the target area in magical dragon breath.
    Damage.pngDamage: 266
    Burning.png3Pulse Three Burning (3s): 1,179 Damage
    Chilled.pngPulse Two Chilled (3s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
    Weakness.pngPulse One Weakness (4s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Book.pngPulses: 3
    Radius.pngInterval: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 360
    Range.pngRange: 600
    off cooldown.
  • If you have surplus energy, you can use Shackling Wave.png Shackling Wave or Grasping Shadow.png Grasping Shadow for DPS.

Defense

  • Dodging should be your first course of action as you have a lot of endurance regeneration from Can't find such trait "Vigorous Persistence"! Please refer to our trait index. Your actual defensive skills cost energy, so manage them carefully and predict when you're going to need to block things 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 will tank your damage.
  • Envoy of Exuberance.png Envoy of Exuberance, Facet of Chaos.png Facet of Chaos, and
    Facet of Nature Facet of Nature
    -2Upkeep.png
    Facet of Nature
    Place the facet of nature on yourself to grant nearby allies naturalistic resonance every few seconds to increase outgoing boon duration.
    Facet of Nature.pngFacet of Nature: Pulse Naturalistic Resonance to nearby allies every few seconds.
    Facet of Nature.pngNaturalistic Resonance (3s): Increase outgoing boon duration by 33%.
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngInterval: 3 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
     Forward arrow blue.png 
    One with Nature One with Nature
    ¼Activation.png
    25Recharge.png
    One with Nature
    Consume facet of nature to unify with the other facets gaining the boons which they apply. Facet of nature will be disabled while this skill is on recharge.
    Fury.pngFury (6s): 20% Critical Chance
    Might.png3Might (6s): +90 Power, +90 Condition Damage
    Regeneration.pngRegeneration (8s): 1,040 Heal
    Protection.pngProtection (4s): -33% Incoming Damage
    Swiftness.pngSwiftness (8s): 33% Movement Speed
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    Range.pngRange: 450
    provide protection that can be used to mitigate incoming damage.
  • You can use Unrelenting Assault.png Unrelenting Assault as an evade.
  • Crystal Hibernation.png Crystal Hibernation is a powerful block, but keep in mind that it locks you in place.
  • Inspiring Reinforcement.png Inspiring Reinforcement provides stability.
  • Swapping legends will break stun thanks to Empty Vessel.png Empty Vessel.

Sustain

  • As long as you're flanking enemies, you have excellent lifesteal from Assassin's Annihilation.png Assassin's Annihilation. Use this to keep yourself alive.
  • Infuse Light.png Infuse Light is the most powerful heal skill in the game. You also have a lot of small heals from Facet of Light.png Facet of Light and your shield and staff skills.
  • Cleanse conditions with Soothing Stone.png Soothing Stone, Renewing Wave.png Renewing Wave, or the proc from
    .
  • If running Ventari, you can spam your utility skills to heal yourself, block projectiles, and cleanse conditions.

CC

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