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Channel legendary powers to slaughter foes and unleash chaos on the battlefield with our brand new profession: the revenant. Enter the field of battle heavily armored and equipped with the otherworldly powers of the Mists.

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Revenants channel the power of the Mists. As a soldier profession, revenants wear heavy armor. The revenant profession is available to players who have purchased the Heart of Thorns expansion.

Abilities[edit]

Revenant icon.png

Profession mechanic[edit]

Revenants can channel the Mists to invoke the powers of certain legendary figures of the past.

Energy[edit]

Revenants use a resource called energy, which regenerates over time. Activating skills uses energy, some even degenerating energy while active, making energy management critical for gameplay.

Legends[edit]

The revenant can have two legendary stances equipped, and of these only one can be active at any given time. As well as weapon swapping they can swap between channeling two legends. Channeling replaces the last five skill slots on the skill bar, depending on the current legend: the healing skill, three utility skills, and the elite skill. Revenant traits tend to synergize with the skill set, similar to a skill type.[1]

When channeling a legend, the interface changes slightly to reflect the legend channeled. For instance, when channeling Jalis, ice spikes are seen behind the utility skills, while when channeling Ventari, yellow leaves can be seen.

Skills[edit]

See list of revenant skills.

Unique skill types[edit]

Due to the unique nature of the Revenant's mechanics, its utility skills do not fall into specific categories aside from basic classification (Healing, Utility, Elite). This mechanic also results in Revenants not having access to Common and Racial Skills.

Specializations[edit]

The revenant has five core specializations, and one elite specialization:

Core[edit]

Devastation Devastation — associated with Legendary Assassin Stance. Focuses on improving damage to enemies with vulnerability. Benefits sword and dual-wielding.
Corruption Corruption — associated with Legendary Demon Stance. Focuses on critical hits and conditions. Benefits mace.
Retribution Retribution — associated with Legendary Dwarf Stance. Focuses on reducing and returning incoming damage. Benefits when you are struck.
Salvation Salvation — associated with Legendary Centaur Stance. Focuses on healing and support. Benefits staff.
Invocation Invocation — focuses on Fury. Benefits when invoking a legend.

Elite[edit]

Herald Herald — focuses on boon sharing based on the facets of Glint. Gains access to shields and the Legendary Dragon Stance.

Traits[edit]

See list of revenant traits.

Equipment[edit]

Armor[edit]

The revenant is a soldier profession and wears heavy armor.

Weapons[edit]

There are eight possible terrestrial weapon sets for this profession, two of which require the Herald specialization. The revenant can swap between two weapon sets while in combat.

Crafting[edit]

The following crafting disciplines can create items that are useful to the revenant:

Personal story[edit]

In the biography step of character creation, revenants must decide which blindfold they wear to shut out their physical world interaction.

I fight with my _____ blindfold on to shut out the distractions of the physical world and focus my magical inner sight.
Biography Mist Scrim.png Mist Scrim ("mist scrim") — Simple, straightfoward, and utterly effective, this blindfold is preferred by revenants who rely on utility and efficiency to get results.
Biography Veil Piercer.png Veil Piercer ("veil piercer") — Form follows function with this blindfold, designed both to cover a revenant's eyes and help punch through the barriers that conceal the unseen.
Biography Resplendent Curtain.png Resplendent Curtain ("resplendent curtain") — The resplendent curtain is for revenants who choose to make a more elegant and stylish impression; because even if they can't see the world around them, it can still see them.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In folklore, a revenant is someone who returns from a long absence, often from death or in a supernatural way.
  • Rytlock Brimstone is the first revenant.
  • A few elements of the revenant's unique mechanics stem from Guild Wars mechanics, such as energy and upkeep. The profession itself bears many similarities to the ritualist from Guild Wars Factions, who could channel spirits from the Mists and often wore blindfolds to help them focus.
  • Revenants were originally unable to weapon swap, like elementalists and engineers; however this was changed following player feedback. [4]
  • The Revenant's icon resembles a "third eye", and symbolizes enlightenment. [5]
  • Although they can only use spears, Revenants have 2 underwater weapon slots, allowing them to swap underwater weapons.
  • The Revenant is one of two professions that does not have access to signets, the other being Engineer.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PAX South presentation analysis in www.eurogamer.net
  2. ^ a b c d e Image filenames at NCSOFT's press website
  3. ^ a b c d Guild Wars 2 - Points of Interest: Episode 17
  4. ^ Forum post by Roy Cronacher
  5. ^ Forum post by Roy Cronacher