Herald - Quickness Support Power DPS

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

Focused on: Direct damage and Support

Designed for: Raids and Fractals

Expansions required: Heart of Thorns builds

This build was last updated on July 13, 2022 and is up to date for the August 23, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A power heral build that provides permanent Quickness Quickness, Fury Fury, Swiftness Swiftness, Regeneration Regeneration, Protection Protection, and around 13 Might Might to its subgroup. It also provides to the whole squad, increasing boon duration while channelling Glint, and giving life siphon while channelling Shiro.

It can also provide other utilities depending on the second Legend chosen, such as Stability Stability or damage reduction.


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Skill Bar

Sword/Sword
Staff
Utility
Utility
  • Your second Legend defaults to . Read the Legends section below to see other alternatives.


Specializations

  • / - lower dps in exchange for sustain, might be worth on very few fights with extreme preassure like Boneskinner.
  • - since you have 0 healing power, a healer's Regeneration will override yours even with Elder's Respite, but you can take this trait if your subgroup's healer has low uptime of Regeneration Regeneration.


Equipment

Infusions are not required.

Head
Assassin
Shoulders
Assassin
Chest
Assassin
Hands
Assassin
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Assassin
Backpiece
Assassin
Accessory
Diviner
Accessory
Diviner
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Assassin
Ring
Diviner
Sword
Diviner
Sword
Diviner
Sigil
Sigil
Staff
Diviner
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18
  • Superior Sigil of Air is taken because it deals more damage than Impact due to Herald's low damage and abundance of power modifiers.


Consumables

Food
  • ,
Utility


Usage

Legends

  • - absolutely key to the build, this is your source of boons. It also increases the duration of boons you and your subgroup provide by 20%. Note this effect does not actually increase Concentration, it increases Boon Duration (and is not shown in the Hero Panel), so a build with this effect and 100% Boon Duration would provide boons lasting 120% longer.
  • provides the highest personal DPS through and provides your subgroup with —Assassin which gives allies life siphon increasing the subgroup's DPS by about 2,3k~. It provides personal mobility through , and CC through .
  • is a personal DPS loss of about 1k~. It provides your subgroup with —Dwarf which reduces damage taken by 10%. You can provide Stability Stability through , CC through , and reduce personal incoming strike and condition damage by 20% with . If needed, it can also reduce incoming strike damage to your subgroup by 50% with .
  • is an extremely niche option. It is a massive DPS loss that should almost never be taken, only if your group desperately needs projectile block through . It also offers condition cleanse through , CC through , and a very weak heal through —Centaur.
  • should never be played in bosses, but it offers a pull with which may be useful when fighting trash mobs if your group does not have pulls.

Rotation

  • Start on Glint with and use:

Loop

  • When on , use your sword skills for DPS under the effect of Impossible Odds and swap back to as soon as possible.
  • When you enter , delay your Legend Swap to follow this rotation:
  1. and leave it on until Facet of Light is available.
  • Basically, you cast your utility Facets and sword 4 and 5 twice, and your heal and elite Facet once.

Notes

  • Never consume , you need the increased boon duration.
  • Never run out of Energy or Facet of Nature will turn off and go on cooldown for 4 seconds.
  • Your Facets remain active for 6 seconds when Consumed thaks to .
  • Your Facets pulse boons on a 600 range radius, but only provides Quickness Quickness on a 360 range radius, so stay close to your allies.


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 1 votes.
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5 stars
Warming Hearth gave this build 5 stars • July 2022
Even though its damage is not very high, power quickness herald is a great build thanks to all the boons it provides, and permanently! It also has great CC by using staff. The 10-people buffs (like extra boon duration when channelling Glint) are also excellent.

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