Herald - Hand Kiter

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

Designed for: Raids

This build was last updated on January 19, 2022 and is up to date for the July 19, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A specialized variant of the Build:Renegade_-_Boon_Support_Healer build designed to be self-sufficient while kiting the Soul Feast mechanic at Deimos. Should only be used in the Deimos encounter, for other encounters see Build:Renegade_-_Boon_Support_Healer

Skill Bar

Mace/Shield
Staff
Utility
Utility

Weapon Variants

Your mainhand weapon on the x/shield set doesn't really matter as you don't need to use any of the skills from it while kiting.

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Specializations

Specialization Variants

and provide comparable survivability to and , only through healing rather than damage reduction. Which traits work best will depend on your playstyle.


Devastation can be taken in place of Retribution to provide to your team in return of significantly reduced survivability. If you use Devastation you should also take a hammer instead of a staff in order to use to get in range of the main group to share . This is likely unnecessary, as many groups will already have a renegade providing .

Equipment

Head
Magi
Shoulders
Magi
Chest
Magi
Hands
Magi
Legs
Magi
Feet
Magi
Backpiece
Magi
Accessory
Magi
Accessory
Magi
Amulet
Magi
Ring
Magi
Ring
Magi
Mace
Magi
Shield
Magi
Sigil
Sigil
Staff
Magi
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18

Equipment Variants

Stats

If additional durability is required Clerics or Minstrels gear can replace some pieces of Magi gear, but you should never use a full set of Clerics or Minstrels stats due to the massive amount of toughness you will have. Be sure to communicate your toughness to the tank in your group if you are using pieces of Clerics or Minstrels gear.


Sigils

  • is the default option because Superior and Major sigils do not share an internal cooldown therefore this provides maximum self-healing.


There are numerous viable sigil options and which option is selected makes little difference to the build's performance

  • - Provides increased healing for the main group.
  • - Provides longer boons
  • - Useful if you find yourself using lots of dodges in your hand kiting.


Runes

There are numerous viable rune options and which option is selected makes little difference to the build's performance

Consumables

Food

Any food that gives 10% damage reduction can be used

  • is a common option.
  • can be used at almost no cost in exchange for a minor loss of survivability compared to a damage reduction food.


Utility

Usage

  • Use to block every second set of hand spawns.
  • Heal through the other set of hands. Your skill priority is (in descending order): , , , , .
  • Dodge over hands to give yourself Vigor Vigor and activate .
  • Be sure to pick up the healing orbs that are dropped after dodging or using Ventari skills.
  • Use or to survive Mind Crush.
  • 's upkeep can be activated prior to to prevent damage from any hands that spawn while channeling the block, or if you are not confident with the timing of Mind Crush.


While on Ventari

  • Spam on yourself (or your allies if they need it), leaving enough energy for or .


While on Glint

  • Activate and . Leave them active.
  • Activate and immediately consume your other facets (including , last) off cooldown to provide multiple boons.


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Ratings

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5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars • September 2018
The default hand kiter. Will be meta on Deimos until the end of time.
5 stars
Troupe gave this build 5 stars • April 2018
The go-to build for handkiting. Has lots of room for error as well as the capacity to heal the main group with the tablet if something goes wrong. @Nuru you can bring sword but there isn't any particular reason to - the block skill on sword 4 was removed in November 2017
5 stars
Nuru gave this build 5 stars • April 2018
Ideal build for hk. Also you can bring sword as offhand

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