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.
- 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 or Path of Fire expansion.
Revenants can channel the Mists to invoke the powers of certain legendary figures of the past.
Revenants use a resource called energy, which regenerates over time. Activating skills uses energy, some even cause energy degeneration while active, making energy management critical for gameplay.
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.
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.
- Legendary Assassin Stance — Invoke the power of the legendary assassin Shiro Tagachi.
- Legendary Centaur Stance — Invoke the power of the legendary centaur Ventari.
- Legendary Demon Stance — Invoke the power of the legendary demon Mallyx the Unyielding.
- Legendary Dwarf Stance — Invoke the power of the legendary dwarf king Jalis Ironhammer.
- Legendary Dragon Stance — Invoke the power of the legendary dragon Glint. (Herald specialization only)
- Legendary Renegade Stance — Invoke the power of the legendary charr renegade, Kalla Scorchrazor. (Renegade specialization only)
Unique skill types
Due to the unique nature of the Revenant's mechanics, Revenant skills are classified according to their Legend. Thus, each Legend is also a unique skill type. See the above Legends section for more details.
This mechanic also results in Revenants not having access to Common and Racial Skills.
The revenant has five core specializations, and two elite specializations:
- Devastation — associated with Legendary Assassin Stance. Focuses on improving damage to enemies with vulnerability. Benefits sword and dual-wielding.
- Corruption — associated with Legendary Demon Stance. Focuses on critical hits and conditions. Benefits mace.
- Retribution — associated with Legendary Dwarf Stance. Focuses on reducing and returning incoming damage. Benefits when you are struck.
- Salvation — associated with Legendary Centaur Stance. Focuses on healing and support. Benefits staff.
- Invocation — focuses on Fury. Benefits when invoking a legend.
- Herald — focuses on boon sharing based on the facets of Glint. Gains access to shields and the Legendary Dragon Stance.
- Renegade - Gains access to short bows and the Legendary Renegade Stance.
The revenant is a soldier profession and wears heavy armor.
- Axe — Focuses on applying conditions and hindering enemy movement. Works well with Legendary Demon Stance.
- Shield — Defensive weapon used to help survivability for you and your allies. Works well with Legendary Dragon Stance. (Herald specialization only)
- Sword — Delivers high burst damage, along with immobilize, chill, and slow. Works well with Legendary Assassin Stance.
- Hammer — Functions as a ranged weapon, good for ranged combat, area damage and projectile block. Works well with Legendary Dwarf Stance.
- Short bow — Inflict conditions and damage on foes at long-medium range. Works well with Legendary Renegade Stance. (Renegade specialization only)
- Staff — Supportive weapon with close combat attacks, healing and crowd control. Works well with Legendary Centaur Stance.
- Spear — Hybrid approach weapon with varied ranged attacks, can be used as physical and condition-damage. Works with available Aquatic Stances, Legendary Demon Stance, Legendary Assassin Stance and Legendary Dwarf Stance.
- Trident — Ranged weapon that inflicts various conditions based on the wielder's legendary stance. Works with available Aquatic Stances, Legendary Demon Stance, Legendary Assassin Stance and Legendary Dwarf Stance.
The following crafting disciplines can create items that are useful to the revenant:
- Weaponsmith — Maces, spears, swords, axes, shields, hammers.
- Huntsman — Short bow. (Requires Renegade trait line unlocked.)
- Artificer — Staves and Tridents.
- Armorsmith — Heavy armor.
- Jeweler — Jewelry.
- Chef — Food.
|I fight with my _____ blindfold on to shut out the distractions of the physical world and focus my magical inner sight.|
|Mist Scrim ("mist scrim") — Simple, straightfoward, and utterly effective, this blindfold is preferred by revenants who rely on utility and efficiency to get results.|
|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.|
|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.|
Revenant is by far the newest profession in Tyria, having been introduced to the world by Rytlock Brimstone in 1328 AE, who in turn learned it from Glint while searching the Mists for the lost Sohothin. Much like the ancient Canthan ritualists, revenants often blindfold themselves to aid their focus in communing with the spirits.
- Notable revenants
Battle Stance 
Glint elite skill 
Mallyx elite skill 
Legendary Dwarf Stance, UI swap-to animation 
Legendary Demon Stance, UI swap-to animation 
- In folklore, a revenant is someone who returns from a long absence, often from death or in a supernatural way.
- A few elements of the revenant's unique mechanics stem from Guild Wars mechanics, such as energy and upkeep.
- Revenants were originally unable to weapon swap, like elementalists and engineers; however this was changed following player feedback.
- The Revenant's icon resembles a "third eye", and symbolizes enlightenment. 
- Before the May 8th, 2018 patch, Revenants could only use spears underwater despite having two underwater weapon slots. They similarly only had two Legends usable underwater: Assassin and Demon. With the May 8th patch, they can use tridents and the Legendary Dwarf Stance underwater.
- Like the Engineer, Revenant has no access to signets. However, Facets expand upon the concept, featuring similar passive (upkeep) and active (blast) interaction, as well as having very similar skill icon artwork. In that way, Herald can be considered a 5-signet Revenant.
- As of the August 8th, 2017 patch, you can have idle conversations with the channeled legends. See each legend's individual page for dialogue.
- Every Revenant's legend has at least one skill which has an upkeep.
- During The Hero of Istan story instance, Revenants can channel the Legendary Prisoner Palawa Joko.
- Revenant on the official website.
- Initial overview of the Revenant on the official website.
- Hidden Arcana: Role-Playing the Revenant on the official website
- ^ Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire FAQ
- ^ PAX South presentation analysis in www.eurogamer.net
- ^ Crystalline Memories: "I also met Glint. She taught me the ways of the revenant."
- ^ a b c d e Image filenames at NCSOFT's press website
- ^ a b c d Guild Wars 2 - Points of Interest: Episode 17
- ^ Forum post by Roy Cronacher
- ^ Forum post by Roy Cronacher