Herald - Ventari Raid Healer

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Focused on: Support.

Designed for:

Overview

Ventari Herald is a healing-oriented build that is based on strong burst healing along with powerful condition cleanse. In addition, useful boons are distributed with Glint and

Facet of Nature Facet of Nature
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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.png Naturalistic Resonance (3s): Increase outgoing boon duration by 50%.
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngInvetval: 3s
Radius.pngRadius: 600

is maintained for group-wide boon duration.

is a usefull ~3%-5% damage increase for power based subgroups.

Skill Bar

 
 
Sword/ShieldHealingUtilityElite
StaffHealingUtilityElite

Specializations

Main Build




Variants



If another revenant or herald is present, which offers

, alternatively a variant with Invocation instead of Devastation can be played. Unlike the devestation variant, however, it's not based on strong burstheads but on constant healing by the tablet.

Keep in mind that this version is harder to play since better energy management is necessary to maintain Can't find such trait " Shrouding Mists"! Please refer to our trait index.

Equipment

Stats

  • Magi's staff, Berserker's sword, shield and axe.
  • Magi's armor
  • Magi's trinkets

Upgrades

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Superior Sigil of Transference
Superior Sigil of Transference.pngSuperior Sigil of Transference
Outgoing healing effectiveness is increased by 10%.
Superior Sigil of Water
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Superior Sigil of Water.pngSuperior Sigil of Water
30% Chance on Hit: Heal nearby allies around your target (360 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
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Sword.png
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Superior Sigil of Force
Superior Sigil of Force.pngSuperior Sigil of Force
+5% Damage
Superior Sigil of Water
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Superior Sigil of Water.pngSuperior Sigil of Water
30% Chance on Hit: Heal nearby allies around your target (360 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
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6x
Superior Rune of the Monk
Superior Rune of the Monk.pngSuperior Rune of the Monk
(1): +25 Healing Power (2): +5% Boon Duration (3): +50 Healing Power (4): +10% Boon Duration (5): +100 Healing Power (6): +10% outgoing heal effectiveness to allies, +1% outgoing heal effectiveness for 3 seconds whenever granting a boon to an ally (max 10)

Infusion

  • 18x
    Healing Infusion Healing Infusion
    Healing Infusion.pngHealing Infusion
    +5 Healing Power +5 Agony Resistance
  • Choose a Healing +5/+7/+9 Agony Infusion if you plan to use this build in fractals instead.

Notes

  • Don't use of Cleric's gear to avoid toughness conflicts with your tank.
  • If tanking, use some Cleric's trinkets and switch your Zealot's gear to Magi's instead.
  • Full Magi gear is recommended in unorganized raid groups. In organized and / or experienced raid groups:
    • Magi armor can be swapped against Berserk Armor for a light dps boost.
    • Magi trinkets can be exchanged for berserk trinkets for significantly better personal dps.

Consumables

Food:

Delicious Rice Ball Delicious Rice Ball
Delicious Rice Ball.pngDelicious Rice Ball
Nourishment (30m):
Food.png100 Healing Power+10% Healing Effectiveness (Outgoing)+25% Magic Find during Lunar New Year
Consumable
gives a straight increase to outgoing healing and a small healing power boost.

Utility:

Furious Tuning Crystal Furious Tuning Crystal
Furious Tuning Crystal.pngFurious Tuning Crystal
Nourishment (30m):
Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Expertise equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
Consumable
profides a small healing power boost and converts healing power to ferocity, which will slightly increase the damage output.

Usage

General

  • Maintain
    Facet of Nature Facet of Nature
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    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.png Naturalistic Resonance (3s): Increase outgoing boon duration by 50%.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngInvetval: 3s
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    the whole time.
  • Stay with your auto attack. Use your CC and other weapon skills only when needed. (Further details in weapon selection and skill rotation.)
  • Try to always move the tablet through allies for extra healing.
  • Keep the HP in mind. Do not overheal the group! This is necessary for better energy management.
  • Always start in
    Legendary Dragon Stance Legendary Dragon Stance
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    Legendary Dragon Stance
    Invoke the power of the legendary dragon Glint.
    so you can get
    from invoking Ventari.

Weapons

  • Sword/Shield
  1. With sword/shield mainly use auto attack as
    Precision Strike Precision Strike
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    Precision Strike
    Strike nearby foes with precision, sending out blades which damage and chill them.
    Damage.pngDamage: 312
    Chill.pngChilled (2s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
    Range.pngRange: 450
    is no dps gain and it's not worth its energy costs.
  2. Use
    Envoy of Exuberance Envoy of Exuberance
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    Envoy of Exuberance
    Send energy of Glint towards the target area granting protection to allies before releasing a burst of energy healing allies and returning to you. It also grants protection on the way back.
    Heal.pngHealing: 1,940
    Protection.pngProtection (2s): -33% Incoming Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Range.pngRange: 900
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    if it is needet for a small aoe heal and aoe protection.
  3. Use
    Crystal Hibernation Crystal Hibernation
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    Crystal Hibernation
    Channel a shield from the mists to protect you, blocking attacks and regenerating health.
    Heal.pngHealing: 975
    Book.pngPulses: 4
    Duration.pngDuration: 3s
    only if you're going to die as a second healing skill. Note that you can interupt it so you don't need to stay in place für the whole 3 seconds.
  • Staff
  1. With staff mainly use your auto attack as it provides the most dps and a small heal for other melees.
  2. Use
    Warding Rift 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.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 2s
    Range.pngRange: 600
    to block incoming attacks or to blind trash mobs.
  3. Use
    Renewing Wave Renewing Wave
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    15Energy.png
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    Renewing Wave
    Send out a wave of mist energy that heals and removes conditions from allies.
    Heal.pngHealing: 1,295
    Book.pngConditions Removed: 2
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    Range.pngRange: 300
    for a additional heal and condi cleanse or if you need a blast finisher.
  4. Use
    Surge of the Mists Surge of the Mists
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    Surge of the Mists
    Charge forward, knocking back enemies that cross your path.
    Damage.png9Damage: 2,745
    Knockback.pngKnockback: 120
    Book.pngEvade: ½s
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 600
    for CC.

Rotation

  • Start in
    Legendary Dragon Stance Legendary Dragon Stance
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    Legendary Dragon Stance
    Invoke the power of the legendary dragon Glint.
  1. Facet of Elements Facet of Elements
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    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
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngInterval: 3s
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    ->
    Elemental Blast Elemental Blast
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    Elemental Blast
    Legendary Dragon. Consume Facet of Elements to cover the target area in magical dragon breath.
    Damage.pngDamage: 266
    Burn.png3Pulse Three Burning (3s): 1179 Damage
    Chill.pngPulse Two Chilled (3s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
    Weakness.pngPulse One Weakness (4s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
    Book.pngNumber of targets: 5
    Book.pngPulses: 3
    Radius.pngInterval: 1s
    Radius.pngRadius: 360
    Range.pngRange: 600
  2. Facet of Light Facet of Light
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    Facet of Light
    Legendary Dragon Stance. Place the facet of light on yourself to grant nearby allies regeneration every few seconds.
    Facet of Light.pngFacet of Light: Pulse regeneration to nearby allies every few seconds.
    Regeneration.pngRegeneration (3s): 390 Health
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngInterval: 3s
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
  3. Facet of Darkness Facet of Darkness
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    Facet of Darkness
    Legendary Dragon Stance. Place the facet of darkness on yourself to grant nearby allies fury every few seconds.
    Facet of Darkness.pngFacet of Darkness: Pulse fury to nearby allies every few seconds.
    Fury.pngFury (3s): 20% Critical Chance
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngInterval: 3s
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
  4. Facet of Chaos Facet of Chaos
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    Facet of Chaos
    Legendary Dragon Stance. Place the facet of chaoson yourself to grant nearby allies protection every few seconds.
    Facet of Chaos.pngFacet of Chaos: Pulse protection to nearby allies every few seconds.
    Protection.pngProtection (3s): -33% Incoming Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngInterval: 3s
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
  5. Keep it up until your Energy reaches nearly zero for potent Regeneration, Fury, Protection and Might.
  • Switch to
    Legendary Centaur Stance Legendary Centaur Stance
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    Legendary Centaur Stance
    Invoke the power of the legendary centaur Ventari.
    to auto summon your tablet.
  1. Move your tablet with Ventari's Will Ventari's Will to where it is needed.
  2. Burst heal your team mates with rapid uses of
    Natural Harmony Natural Harmony
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    Natural Harmony
    Legendary Centaur Stance. Collect energy, pulling it into the tablet to build up its power. After a short delay the energy will be released, healing nearby allies.
    Heal.pngHealing: 1,620
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDelay Time: 2s
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    . This also provides alacrity to team mates.
  3. Cleanse conditions with
    Purifying Essence Purifying Essence
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    Purifying Essence
    Legendary Centaur Stance. Remove conditions from allies near the tablet, and heal them for a small amount per condition removed.
    Heal.pngHealinging Per Conditions Removed: 381
    Book.pngConditions Removed: 3
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    if needed.
  4. When your energy is near zero switch back to
    Legendary Dragon Stance Legendary Dragon Stance
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    Legendary Dragon Stance
    Invoke the power of the legendary dragon Glint.
    to maintain
    Facet of Nature Facet of Nature
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    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.png Naturalistic Resonance (3s): Increase outgoing boon duration by 50%.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngInvetval: 3s
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    .

Breakbar

  • Surge of the Mists Surge of the Mists
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    15Energy.png
    20Recharge.png
    Surge of the Mists
    Charge forward, knocking back enemies that cross your path.
    Damage.png9Damage: 2,745
    Knockback.pngKnockback: 120
    Book.pngEvade: ½s
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 600
    is your most effective hard CC.
  • Followed by
    Facet of Chaos Facet of Chaos
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    Facet of Chaos
    Legendary Dragon Stance. Place the facet of chaoson yourself to grant nearby allies protection every few seconds.
    Facet of Chaos.pngFacet of Chaos: Pulse protection to nearby allies every few seconds.
    Protection.pngProtection (3s): -33% Incoming Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngInterval: 3s
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    -> Chaotic Release Chaotic Release.
  • Energy Expulsion Energy Expulsion
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    Energy Expulsion
    Legendary Centaur Stance. Force energy to erupt from the tablet, knocking back foes and leaving behind energy fragments that heal allies.
    Heal.pngHealing Fragment: 1,265
    Knockback.pngKnockback: 450
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Book.pngNumber of Fragments: 5
    Duration.pngFragment Duration: 5s
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    Radius.pngRadius: 450
    is also a potent hard CC, but keep in mind that your tablet will be destroyed.

Control

  • Soft CCs: Keeping Seekers away (Vale Guardian) and holding Charged Souls (Gorseval).
    • and
  • Hard CCs: Keeping Seekers away (Vale Guardian)
    • ,
      ,
      and

Helpful Tips

  • If more CC is needed, the shield can also be exchanged for an axe.
    Frigid Blitz Frigid Blitz
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    Frigid Blitz
    Hurl your axe at your target, damaging and chilling the foes the axe passes through. When the axe reaches the target, shadowstep to it and deliver a large blow.
    Damage.pngPass-Through Damage: 81
    Damage.pngFinal Damage: 813
    Chill.pngChilled (2s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Unblockable.pngUnblockable
    Range.pngRange: 900
    is a good soft CC and
    Temporal Rift Temporal Rift
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    Temporal Rift
    Slice into the Mists, creating an unstable rift. After a short duration, this rift will collapse in on itself, pulling in enemies.
    Damage.pngDamage: 378
    Torment.png3Torment (8s): 382 Damage, 763 Damage if Moving
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 1s
    Radius.pngWidth: 300
    Range.pngRange: 900
    is one of the strongest hard CCs on which Revenant has access.
  • By dropping healing orbs with staff auto attack chain, more than 5 allies can be healed!
  • Punishing Sweep Punishing Sweep
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    5Energy.png
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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 (3s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
    is a block and can be used to absorb damage.
  • Warding Rift Warding Rift
    Activation.png
    10Energy.png
    10Recharge.png
    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.
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Duration.pngDuration: 2s
    Range.pngRange: 600
    can be used to cast AOE blind trash mobs.
  • Renewing Wave Renewing Wave
    1Activation.png
    15Energy.png
    15Recharge.png
    Renewing Wave
    Send out a wave of mist energy that heals and removes conditions from allies.
    Heal.pngHealing: 1,295
    Book.pngConditions Removed: 2
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
    Range.pngRange: 300
    is a blast finisher and can be used with
    Protective Solace Protective Solace
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    Protective Solace
    Legendary Centaur Stance. Summon a protective barrier around the tablett that destoys projectiles.
    Duration.pngDuration: 20s
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Combo.pngCombo Field: Light
    or another light combo field to clean a large amount of conditions.
  • Natural Harmony Natural Harmony
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    2Recharge.png
    Natural Harmony
    Legendary Centaur Stance. Collect energy, pulling it into the tablet to build up its power. After a short delay the energy will be released, healing nearby allies.
    Heal.pngHealing: 1,620
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDelay Time: 2s
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    can be used before the tablet is moved, so that the healing effect occurs directly at the destination.

Encounter Specific Tips

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Videos

The videos are divided into two categories. Videos from before the patch on 22.02.2017 and videos from after the balance patch. The builds played pre patch might be differ slightly from the actual build. Most of them run the Invocation variant. All credits go to the uploader of the videos (and the corresponding raid guilds).

Pre Patch

Post Patch

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Flamewing80 gave this build 0 stars February 2016

I have played your build and one of my creation. The concept is great, but it needs work. First off, there is too much toughness in this build as has been said and a lot of the traits need to be swapped out. I get the concept behind what you were trying to do but those exact traits are more likely to get the raid killed (bastion trait) than being helpful.

Now, the concept itself is great. I did play a herald/ Ventari healer during a VG run. There are a lot of up sides to being able to split your heals with the tablet and the staff, but I did end up camping staff more times than not because the shield was risky to swap to for healing. It was good to do so when in Ventari but if forced into herald where the only thing keeping my allies up was the facet of light I didn't want the shield at all and rather kept the staff. It is better to try to stay in Ventari since otherwise all you're using for heals is a facet.

Boon duration is already increased as well by just being herald. I ran magis armor and weapons with trinkets as clerics and the heals were powerful but I think some trinkets could be swapped for zerker for a dps gain without too great of a healing lose. Also, as I said some traits need to be swapped out to be less defensive and more support through boons to allies since we're not staying in Glint long enough for that to be effective. And the herald shines in boon sharing this is just boon sharing through heals.

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Neijala gave this build 0 stars February 2016

This build uses way too much toughness and vitality that you simply don't want to have on a heal build. It's generally much to defensive and offers no advantages compared to other heal builds. Furthermore you only have the offhand shield heals whenever you swap of ventari which limits your ability to heal.

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