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Disambig icon.png This article is about the elite specialization. For the point of interest within Orr, see Harbinger (point of interest).

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A harbinger makes no clean kills, wielding a pistol to devastate their enemies with noxious, corrosive bullets. These skilled alchemists have developed elixirs to inflict Blight on themselves, converting their own pain into power. In Harbinger Shroud, they gain devastating abilities while suffering from Blight.

— Official site

Harbinger.pngHarbinger tango icon 20px.png Harbinger is an elite specialization for the necromancer. It focuses on Elixirs for boons, Blight and enables the mid-ranged and mobility-oriented Harbinger Shroud. It also grants necromancer access to a main hand pistol.

List of harbinger skills[edit]

See also: List of necromancer skills

Profession mechanic[edit]

Harbingers replace Death Shroud with Harbinger Shroud, which applies Blight to the harbinger every second while in shroud. When in combat out of shroud, life force will be continually drained to heal the harbinger.

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
F1 Harbinger Shroud.png Harbinger Shroud 10 Enter Harbinger Shroud, granting powerful offensive skills but leaving you vulnerable to attack.
As you remain in Harbinger Shroud, you accumulate blight over time.
Blight decreases your maximum health.
F1 ChainExit Harbinger Shroud.png Exit Harbinger Shroud Leave Harbinger Shroud and return to your normal form.
Harbinger Shroud
1 Tainted Bolts.png Tainted Bolts 0.5½ Fire quick bolts of dark energy that explode on impact, inflicting torment to enemies in the area.
2 Dark Barrage.png Dark Barrage 0.75¾ 4 Fire six bolts of tormenting energy that fan out from you, piercing all enemies in their path.
3 Devouring Cut.png Devouring Cut 1 5 Channel twisted energy to launch yourself at your foe, tormenting nearby enemies.
4 Voracious Arc.png Voracious Arc 0.75¾ 10 Leap to your destination, evading through the air. Daze enemies near your impact point.
5 Vital Draw.png Vital Draw 1 20 Twist the souls of nearby enemies, suspending them in the air while you siphon their life force. Gain life force for each target struck.

Weapon skills[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Pistol[edit]

1 Vicious Shot.png Vicious Shot 0.5½ Fire a tormenting bullet that bounces between nearby foes.
2 Weeping Shots.png Weeping Shots 10.25¼ 6 Pierce your enemies with a series of corrosive bullets, inflicting torment and vulnerability. Gain life force for the first target hit by each bullet.
3 Vile Blast.png Vile Blast 0.75¾ 12 Fire a dart that shatters on impact, releasing noxious liquid that stuns, weakens, and poisons foes in the area. Gain life force for each target struck.

Slot skills[edit]

Healing[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Elixir of Promise.png Elixir of Promise 0.5½ 25 Elixir. Gain health, vigor, and life force. Inflict blight on yourself.
Blight decreases your maximum health.

Utility[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Elixir of Risk.png Elixir of Risk 0.5½ 25 Elixir. Gain might and fury. Inflict blight on yourself.
Blight decreases your maximum health.
Elixir of Anguish.png Elixir of Anguish 0.5½ 25 Elixir. Gain swiftness and quickness. Inflict blight on yourself.
Blight decreases your maximum health.
Elixir of Bliss.png Elixir of Bliss 0.5½ 25 Elixir. Gain resolution and convert your conditions into life force. Inflict blight on yourself.
Blight decreases your maximum health.
Elixir of Ignorance.png Elixir of Ignorance 0.5½ 25 Elixir. Gain resistance and break stuns. Inflict blight on yourself.
Blight decreases your maximum health.

Elite[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Elixir of Ambition.png Elixir of Ambition 0.5½ 60 Elixir. Gain all boons. Inflict significant blight on yourself.
Blight decreases your maximum health.

List of harbinger traits[edit]

See also: List of necromancer traits

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Proficiency Pistol Proficiency.png Pistol Proficiency You can wield pistols.
Minor Adept Dark Disciple.png Dark Disciple Death Shroud is replaced with Harbinger Shroud, granting powerful offensive skills but leaving you vulnerable to attack.
As you remain in Harbinger Shroud, you accumulate stacking blight.
While in combat and not in Harbinger Shroud, life force drains constantly to heal you.
Blight decreases your maximum health.
Major Adept Wicked Corruption.png Wicked Corruption Deal increased strike damage for each stack of blight you have.
Major Adept Vile Vials.png Vile Vials Elixir skills gain reduced recharge and inflict vulnerability and slow on nearby enemies.
Major Adept Septic Corruption.png Septic Corruption Deal increased condition damage for each stack of blight you have. Shroud 2 skill also inflicts poison.
Minor Master Alchemic Vigor.png Alchemic Vigor Gain increased vitality.
Major Master Implacable Foe.png Implacable Foe Gain stability when entering Harbinger Shroud. Gain ferocity based on your vitality.
Major Master Twisted Medicine.png Twisted Medicine Elixir skills also grant their boons to nearby allies. Gain concentration based on your vitality.
Major Master Dark Gunslinger.png Dark Gunslinger Pistol skills gain reduced recharge. Gain expertise based on your vitality.
Minor Grandmaster Corrupted Talent.png Corrupted Talent Gain life force when you enter Harbinger Shroud.
Major Grandmaster Cascading Corruption.png Cascading Corruption Your power is increased. While in Harbinger Shroud, you gain an aura that pulses each interval to damage and cripple nearby enemies.
Major Grandmaster Deathly Haste.png Deathly Haste While in Harbinger Shroud, gain an aura that pulses each interval to grant quickness to yourself and nearby allies.
Major Grandmaster Doom Approaches.png Doom Approaches Your condition damage is increased. While in Harbinger Shroud, you gain an aura that pulses each interval to torment and weaken nearby enemies.

Lore[edit]

The harbinger borrows a dash of old west gunslinger, and mixes it with a splash of wandering apothecary, expressed by their elixir skills and related support traits. The result is a fast-paced, frenetic combat style that rewards skill, risk, and biting off exactly as much as you can chew (but no more) while subverting the traditional, more methodically-paced gameplay of Necromancer.

— Elite specialization lore[1]

In Cantha people have discovered, that you can extract ancient magic from the jade (as a result of the jade wind), and the Harbingers who are also very adept alchemists have realised that they can take that energy and imbue it into their elixirs as well as their bullets (for their main hand pistol) and the result is incredibly deadly and noxious

— Indigo Boock

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