Herald

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the elite specialization for revenant. For the NPC, see Herald (NPC).
Spec image Herald.jpg

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

— The Herald

The Herald brings access to the legendary dragon Glint into the revenant profession. Equipping the herald elite specialization will allow the revenant to equip the shield weapon and Legendary Dragon Stance skills. Legendary Dragon Stance skills utilize the energy upkeep mechanic for revenant, such that all of them have an upkeep part of the skill that provides benefits to allies in an area. All Legendary Dragon Stance skills also have an active part that utilizes facets of the dragon to perform devastating attacks.

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 10 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 25 Channel a shield from the mists to protect you, blocking attacks and regenerating health.

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 15 0.25¼ -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 15 -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 the area around you, pulling foes out of stealth and blinding them.
Facet of Elements.png
 Facet of Elements
Legendary Dragon Stance Not available underwater.png 15 -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 cover the target area in magical dragon breath.
Facet of Strength.png
 Facet of Strength
Legendary Dragon Stance Not available underwater.png 15 -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 25 -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 superspeed to allies. Facet of Chaos will be disabled while this skill is recharging.

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 Gain infuse light when you begin reviving an ally. Your revive speed is increased.
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.

Gallery[edit]

List of herald equipment[edit]

Related achievements[edit]

Adept Herald Specializations (achievements).png Specializations Arenanet Points.png
Begin training the revenant's herald elite specialization.
Reward: Herald's Shield.png Herald's Shield
Arenanet Points.png
Master Herald Specializations (achievements).png Specializations 10 Arenanet Points.png
Completely train the revenant's herald elite specialization.
Reward: Herald's Shoulderplate.png Herald's Shoulderplate
10 Arenanet Points.png
Glint's Bastion Specialization Collections.png Specialization Collections Arenanet Points.png
Collect these 14 items and skins to receive the herald's shield, Glint's Bastion.
Reward: Glint's Bastion.png Glint's Bastion
1 Item Collected Arenanet Points.png
7 Items Collected Arenanet Points.png
14 Items Collected Arenanet Points.png

Notes[edit]

  • Using any of the Facet skills causes a looping piece of music to play. It appears to be based on the Crystal Desert theme from GW1. Turning the slider of the Player Instrument Volume up will make it sound louder.

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