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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

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.

— Herald release notes

Herald.pngHerald tango icon 20px.png Herald is an elite specialization for the revenant that unlocks the Legendary Dragon Stance. It also allows the revenant to use a shield.

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 enhancements based on your current legend.
Legend Specific Mechanics
Facet of Nature―Assassin.png
 Facet of Nature—Assassin
Grants allies the ability to steal life with their strikes.
Redirect Arrow.png
One with Nature.png
 True Nature
0.25¼ 20 Strip boons from nearby enemies.
Facet of Nature―Centaur.png
 Facet of Nature—Centaur
Heal nearby allies every few seconds.
Redirect Arrow.png
One with Nature.png
 True Nature
0.25¼ 20 Cleanse conditions from nearby allies.
Facet of Nature―Demon.png
 Facet of Nature—Demon
Transfer a condition from nearby allies to yourself every few seconds.
Redirect Arrow.png
One with Nature.png
 True Nature
0.25¼ 20 Transfer conditions to nearby enemies.
Facet of Nature―Dwarf.png
 Facet of Nature—Dwarf
Reduce incoming damage to allies.
Redirect Arrow.png
One with Nature.png
 True Nature
0.25¼ 20 Grant stability to nearby allies.
Facet of Nature―Dragon.png
 Facet of Nature—Dragon
Increase the duration of boons applied to allies.
Redirect Arrow.png
One with Nature.png
 True Nature
0.25¼ 20 Increase the duration of allies' boons.

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 8 15 Send the energy of Glint towards the target area, granting protection to allies before releasing a burst of energy that heals allies and granting protection again when it returns to you.
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 20 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 30 Legendary Dragon. Consume. 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 20 -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 15 Legendary Dragon. Consume. 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 20 -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 0.25¼ 15 Legendary Dragon. Consume. Consume Facet of Elements to cover the target area in magical dragon breath.
Facet of Strength.png
 Facet of Strength
Legendary Dragon Stance 20 -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 1 15 Legendary Dragon. Consume. Consume Facet of Strength, granting increased damage for successful hits. Facet of Strength will be disabled while this skill is recharging.

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 20 -4 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 0.75¾ 20 Legendary Dragon. Consume. 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 Proficiency Shield Proficiency.png Shield Proficiency You can wield shields in your off hand.
Minor Adept Crystal Harbinger.png Crystal Harbinger You can now use Legendary Dragon Stance skills and gain access to Facet of Nature.
Major Adept Elder's Respite.png Elder's Respite Regeneration heals for more. Gain regeneration when your health falls below the threshold
Major Adept Core Value.png Core Value Improve the effects of the True Nature skill.
Major Adept Rising Momentum.png Rising Momentum Gain increased movement speed for each point of upkeep currently in use.
Minor Master Draconic Fortitude.png Draconic Fortitude Gain increased maximum health.
Major Master Shared Empowerment.png Shared Empowerment 1 When you apply a boon to an ally, also apply might to nearby allies.
Major Master Shining Aspects.png Shining Aspects 3 Using a consume skill heals you.
Major Master Hardening Persistence.png Hardening Persistence Gain damage reduction for each point of upkeep currently in use. Shield skills remove conditions.
Minor Grandmaster Reinforced Potency.png Reinforced Potency Gain concentration and inflict increased damage for each active boon you have.
Major Grandmaster Elevated Compassion.png Elevated Compassion Heal allies when you grant them boons.
An ally can only be affected by this skill once per interval.
Major Grandmaster Draconic Echo.png Draconic Echo Your facet passives affect additional targets and you retain them for a duration after using your consume abilities.
Major Grandmaster Forceful Persistence.png Forceful Persistence Deal increased damage with active upkeep skills.
Herald active upkeep skills grant less damage but can be stacked.

Gallery[edit]

List of herald equipment[edit]

Related achievements[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • When using the Legendary Dragon Stance, a dragon sigil appears underneath the character, displaying all 6 possible skills with the active ones highlighted. This information is visible to other players as well as the Revenant.
  • 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 Guild Wars 1. Its volume can be adjusted via the Player Instrument Volume slider in the Sound Options menu.
  • Rytlock, as the first revenant, is also the first Herald, as he is in the legendary dragon stance and uses facets during the Heart of Thorns story.

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