Herald

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Herald concept art.jpg

She was as old as the Shiverpeaks, older than the gods. None will ever hear her true name spoken properly.

— The Herald

Herald is a revenant elite specialization that can wield shields and invoke the power of Glint.

List of herald skills[edit]

See also: List of revenant skills

Profession mechanic[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Energy / upkeep Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Legendary Dragon Stance.png
 Legendary Dragon Stance
Legend Invoke the power of the legendary dragon Glint.
Additional mechanics
Facet of Nature.png
 Facet of Nature
/ -2 Place the facet of nature on yourself to grant nearby allies naturalistic resonance every few seconds to increase outgoing boon duration.
Redirect Arrow.png
One with Nature.png
 One with Nature
0.25¼ 25 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.

Weapon skills[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Energy.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Shield[edit]

4
Envoy of Exuberance.png
 Envoy of Exuberance
0.75¾ 15 15 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.
5
Crystal Hibernation.png
 Crystal Hibernation
3 20 20 Channel a shield from the mists to protect you and regenerate health. You take no damage from attacks and conditions cannot be applied to you.

Slot skills[edit]

Healing[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Energy / upkeep Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Facet of Light.png
 Facet of Light
Legendary Dragon Stance Not available underwater.png / -1 Place the facet of light on yourself to grant nearby allies regeneration every few seconds.
Redirect Arrow.png
Infuse Light.png
 Infuse Light
Legendary Dragon Stance Not available underwater.png 30 Consume facet of light to heal yourself and invert all incoming strikes to healing for a short duration.

Utility[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Energy / upkeep Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Facet of Darkness.png
 Facet of Darkness
Legendary Dragon Stance Not available underwater.png / -2 Place the facet of darkness on yourself to grant nearby allies fury every few seconds.
Redirect Arrow.png
Gaze of Darkness.png
 Gaze of Darkness
Legendary Dragon Stance Not available underwater.png 20 Consume facet of darkness to reveal and blind the area around you, pulling foes out of stealth.
Facet of Elements.png
 Facet of Elements
Legendary Dragon Stance Not available underwater.png / -1 Place the facet of elements on yourself to grant nearby allies swiftness every few seconds.
Redirect Arrow.png
Elemental Blast.png
 Elemental Blast
Legendary Dragon Stance Not available underwater.png 0.25¼ 15 Consume facet of elements to have magical dragon breath cover the target area.
Facet of Strength.png
 Facet of Strength
Legendary Dragon Stance Not available underwater.png / -2 Place the facet of strength on yourself to grant nearby allies might every few seconds.
Redirect Arrow.png
Burst of Strength.png
 Burst of Strength
Legendary Dragon Stance Not available underwater.png 1 15 Consume facet of strength damaging nearby foes and causing vulnerability. Facet of strength will be disabled while this skill is on recharge.

Elite[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Energy / upkeep Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Facet of Chaos.png
 Facet of Chaos
Legendary Dragon Stance Not available underwater.png / -5 Place the facet of chaos on yourself to grant nearby allies protection every few seconds.
Redirect Arrow.png
Chaotic Release.png
 Chaotic Release
Legendary Dragon Stance Not available underwater.png 10.25¼ 45 Consume facet of chaos releasing chaotic winds damaging and knocking back foes while granting super speed to allies. Facet of chaos will be disabled while this skills is on recharge.

List of herald traits[edit]

See also: List of revenant traits
Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Crystal Harbinger.png Crystal Harbinger You can now equip a shield, use legendary dragon stance skills, and gain access to the facet of nature.
Major Adept Hardening Persistence.png Hardening Persistence Gain toughness for each point of upkeep you are currently using.
Major Adept Radiant Revival.png Radiant Revival 45 Place infuse light on an ally while you revive them.
Major Adept Swift Gale.png Swift Gale Gain superspeed when you successfully break a stun.
Minor Master Vigorous Persistence.png Vigorous Persistence Gain increased endurance regeneration while you have an active upkeep skill.
Major Master Bolster Fortifications.png Bolster Fortifications Grant protection to nearby allies when using a healing skill.
Major Master Harmonize Continuity.png Harmonize Continuity When you successfully stun break you also stun break nearby allies.
Major Master Shared Empowerment.png Shared Empowerment 1 When you apply a boon to an ally, also apply might to nearby allies.
Minor Grandmaster Envoy of Sustenance.png Envoy of Sustenance Increased boon duration.
Major Grandmaster Elder's Force.png Elder's Force Increased damage per boon on you.
Major Grandmaster Enhanced Bulwark.png Enhanced Bulwark 1 When stability is applied to you, gain an extra stack.
Major Grandmaster Soothing Bastion.png Soothing Bastion Activate Crystal Hibernation when you are struck below the health threshold. Using a shield skill will increase boon duration.

Notes[edit]

  • This elite specialization's reward track unlocks a unique shield and heavy shoulders skin.

External links[edit]