Herald - Condition Mallyx - (WvW)

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Focused on: Condition damageBoon ripSupport.

Designed for:


Overview

Frontline team support build with high AoE condition damage and boon rip.

Skill Bar

 
 
Mace/AxeHealingUtilityElite
StaffHealingUtilityElite

Legend Variants

Staff
Healing
Utility
Elite
Rapid Swipe
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Rapid Swipe
Charge forward, knocking back enemies that cross your path.
Damage.pngDamage: 339
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 130
Punishing Sweep
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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
Warding Rift
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Warding Rift
Create a rift from the Mists, warding you from attacks. While the rift is open projectiles will hit nearby foes, blinding them.
Damage.pngDamage: 138
Blind.pngBlind (4s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Duration.pngDuration: 2 seconds
Range.pngRange: 600
Renewing Wave
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Renewing Wave
Send out a wave of mist energy that heals and removes conditions from allies.
Healing.pngHealing: 1,295
Book.pngConditions Removed: 2
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Range.pngRange: 300
Surge of the Mists
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Surge of the Mists
Charge forward, knocking back enemies that cross your path.
Damage.pngDamage (9x): 2,745
Knockback.pngKnockback: 120
Book.pngEvade: ½ seconds
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 600
Soothing Stone
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Soothing Stone
Legendary Dwarf Stance. Heal yourself and remove conditions. Gain retaliation for each condition removed.
Healing.pngHealing: 5,501
Retaliation.pngRetaliation (2s): Reflect incoming damage back to its source.
Book.pngConditions Removed: 3
Inspiring Reinforcement
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Inspiring Reinforcement
Legendary Dwarf Stance. Create a stone road that damages and weakens foes as it's created. Once it's created it will pulse, granting stability to allies.
Damage.pngDamage: 266
Stability.pngStability (1½s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared or taunted.
Weakness.pngWeakness (6s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
Book.pngCascading Attacks: 6
Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Book.pngPulses: 5
Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
Combo.pngCombo Field: Lightning
Range.pngRange: 600
Forced Engagement
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Forced Engagement
Legendary Dwarf Stance. Launch a chain at your target. When the chain connects with a foe, it slows and taunts them.
Damage.pngDamage: 133
Taunt.pngTaunt (2s): Involuntarily attack foes.
Slow.pngSlow (2s): Skills and actions are slower.
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Vengeful Hammers
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Vengeful Hammers
Legendary Dwarf Stance. Invoke hammers to circle around you, damaging foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 40
Healing.pngHealing: 56
Vengeful Hammers.pngVengeful Hammers: -20% Incoming Damage, -20% Incoming Condition Damage
Book.pngNumber of Hammers: 2
Radius.pngRadius: 120
Book.pngUnblockable
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Swap Glint (Dragon) out for Jalis (Dwarf) to trade boons, reveals and damage for defensive utility.

Specializations

Variants



Variants

  • Can't find such trait "Harmonize Continuity"! Please refer to our trait index - you gain defensive team support, but lose some might stacking ability.

Variants

Variants

Swap Invocation to Retribution for Dwarf variants.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of Durability
18x
Malign WvW Infusion

Infusions

  • 18x
    Malign WvW Infusion Malign WvW Infusion
    Malign WvW Infusion.pngMalign WvW Infusion
    +5 Condition Damage +1% Damage to Guards, Lords, and Supervisors

Variants

Stats

  • Add as much Trailblazer's as needed for survivability then fill out with Viper's.
  • Dire is a good alternative to Trailblazer's, Sinister likewise for Viper's.
  • Use Celestial gear for high overall stats at the cost of condition duration.
  • Marauder's or Berserker's stats on the staff is also an option.

Sigil

  • Superior Sigil of Strength Superior Sigil of Strength
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    Superior Sigil of Strength.pngSuperior Sigil of Strength
    60% Chance on Critical: Gain Might (10 seconds). (Cooldown: 1s)
  • Superior Sigil of Draining Superior Sigil of Draining
    Superior Sigil of Draining.pngSuperior Sigil of Draining
    Steal life when interrupting an enemy.
  • Superior Sigil of Energy Superior Sigil of Energy
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    Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
    Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
  • Superior Sigil of Torment Superior Sigil of Torment
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    Superior Sigil of Torment.pngSuperior Sigil of Torment
    50% Chance on critical: Apply AoE torment (5 seconds, 180 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)

Rune

  • Superior Rune of Grenth Superior Rune of Grenth
    Superior Rune of Grenth.pngSuperior Rune of Grenth
    (1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +10% Chill Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): 25% chance when struck to cause chill for 3 seconds. (Cooldown: 30s) (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +20% Chill Duration; When you use a healing skill, nearby foes are chilled for 3 seconds. (Cooldown: 10s)

Food & Consumables

Food

  • Sweet Bean Bun Sweet Bean Bun
    Sweet Bean Bun.pngSweet Bean Bun
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+70 Expertise-20% Condition Duration (Incoming)+25% Magic Find during Lunar New Year
    Consumable
    - Defensive option, recommended.
  • Oysters with Spicy Sauce Oysters with Spicy Sauce
    Oysters with Spicy Sauce.pngOysters with Spicy Sauce
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+10% Damage Reduction+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    - Alternate defensive option.
  • Loaf of Saffron Bread Loaf of Saffron Bread
    Loaf of Saffron Bread.pngLoaf of Saffron Bread
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.pngIncoming damage reduced by 20% while stunned, knocked down, or knocked back.-20% condition duration+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    - Alternate defensive option.
  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    - Offensive option.
  • Saffron Stuffed Mushroom Saffron Stuffed Mushroom
    Saffron Stuffed Mushroom.pngSaffron Stuffed Mushroom
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.pngGain +200 condition damage for 30 seconds when you kill a foe. (This effect does not stack)+70 Precision+10% Experience from kill[sic]
    Consumable
    - Alternate offensive option.

Utility

  • Magnanimous Tuning Crystal Magnanimous Tuning Crystal
    Magnanimous Tuning Crystal.pngMagnanimous Tuning Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your VitalityGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Toughness+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable

Usage

Mace/Axe

  • Mace/Axe is your primary weapon set, providing consistent damage output.
  • Use to disrupt enemies after removing Stability Stability with .

Staff

  • Use staff to CC enemies and as a defensive tool while under pressure.
  • is a blast finisher and also cleanses conditions.
  • Avoid damage with .
  • Use to disrupt players trying to finish/revive downs.

Mallyx (Legendary Demon Stance)

  • and deal a significant amount of damage for condition builds, don't be afraid to prioritize over weapon skills.
  • hits up to five targets in a line, try to save it to remove critical boons such as Stability Stability and Resistance Resistance.
  • Use to absorb conditions from your team and give resistance.
    • Keep an eye on your parties conditions using Party View as opposed to Squad View. Save your energy until allies have conditions that need removal, rather than casting preemptively.
    • breaks stuns and pays the energy cost at the start of the cast but only gives Resistance Resistance and pulls conditions at the end of the cast. Be careful to avoid interrupts.
    • Avoid using if your allies don't need Resistance Resistance, can cover personal resistance.
  • Increase the healing of by first using to pull conditions to yourself.

Glint (Legendary Dragon 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.
  • has an obvious tell and is easy to dodge, stow weapons to cancel casting if its 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 this skill perfect for fake casting by stowing weapon immediately after beginning to cast, baiting enemy dodges/blocks.
  • chain skill deals a significant amount of damage, try to use it off cooldown.
  • When running to/from objectives, speed up your zerg with .

Jalis (Legendary Dwarf Stance)

  • Try to time to mitigate damage, don't simply use it as soon as you enter Dwarf stance.
    • Try to have the buff up as engages begin, when an enemy player is being cleaved or a friendly player is being rezzed.
  • does solid damage and gives pulsing Stability Stability, try to place it in areas where allies and enemies will be clashing.
  • is a lightning field, blast it to stack swiftness before moving out.

Weaknesses

  • Reliant on team for stability
  • Skill usage is reliant on energy management
  • Limited stun breaks
  • Potential to be locked into the wrong stance at the wrong time

Gameplay Videos

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    [KEK] Star Player
  • YouTube:
    [BoRP] Arete
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    [BoRP] Connor
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    [Ren] Enigma
Build rating - 5 stars
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3 Ratings
5 stars
KarmielKid gave this build 5 stars November 2017

Still a strong build overall. Good defensive and high damage output. Great team support.

5 stars
Xivor gave this build 5 stars April 2017

Strong and synergizes well with shout-chill necros running epidemic. Brings condition pressure to the frontline, along with strong boon stripping ability (if running Corruption). Good CC ability and group support with damage reduction, stability, and resistance. Require watchful energy management skills. Biggest con is self preservation when focused if energy levels are low.

5 stars
Arete gave this build 5 stars February 2017

Incredibly strong build with excellent defensive stats and high damage output. Combos very well with condition necros epidemic. No other condition build can bring the type of team support that revenant has available.