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    Handkite Herald
    August 2023

    Group PvE


    Illustrious Visor icon Superior Rune of Sanctuary icon
    Magi's HelmSuperior Rune of Sanctuary
    Illustrious Pauldrons icon Superior Rune of Sanctuary icon
    Magi's ShouldersSuperior Rune of Sanctuary
    Illustrious Breastplate icon Superior Rune of Sanctuary icon
    Magi's ChestSuperior Rune of Sanctuary
    Illustrious Warfists icon Superior Rune of Sanctuary icon
    Magi's GlovesSuperior Rune of Sanctuary
    Illustrious Tassets icon Superior Rune of Sanctuary icon
    Magi's LegsSuperior Rune of Sanctuary
    Illustrious Greaves icon Superior Rune of Sanctuary icon
    Magi's BootsSuperior Rune of Sanctuary

    Weapons & Sigils

    Sword icon Superior Sigil of Transference icon
    Harrier's SwordSuperior Sigil of Transference
    Shield icon Superior Sigil of Renewal icon
    Harrier's ShieldSuperior Sigil of Renewal
    Staff icon Superior Sigil of Transference icon Superior Sigil of Renewal icon
    Mist Lord's Staff StaffSuperior Sigil of Transference Superior Sigil of Renewal


    Quiver of a Thousand Arrows icon
    Harrier's Backpiece
    Black Ice Earring icon
    Harrier's Accessory
    Asgeir's Talisman icon
    Harrier's Accessory
    Asgeir's Amulet icon
    Harrier's Amulet
    Black Ice Band icon
    Harrier's Ring
    Mistborn Band icon
    Harrier's Ring
    Relic icon
    Relic of the Defender


    Healing WvW Infusion icon
    20xHealing Infusion


    Healing in Legendary Centaur Stance:

    1. Ventari's Will
    2. Natural Harmony

    Healing in Legendary Dragon Stance:

    1. Facet of LightInfuse Light while damaged by hands

    Every time when swapping to Legendary Dragon Stance activate all Facets and use all utility actives:

    1. Gaze of Darkness
    2. Burst of Strength
    3. Elemental Blast

    Handkite Herald is one of the simpler builds to kite “hands” mechanic during a final boss fight in Wing 4: Deimos allowing you to fully outheal and partially block and mitigate Hands damage. This build does not see play anywhere outside Deimos’ encounter.

    Build fundamentals

    Mind Crush: Always remember to have Crystal Hibernation to protect yourself from Mind Crush. Alternatively, you can use Warding Rift or Facet of LightInfuse Light.

    Stacking hands

    With Warding Rift  you can block every other stack of hands. Because Hands are spawning in groups of 5 with a longer break between them, you should use Warding Rift after 2nd hands spawn and block 3 subsequent ticks.

    If your Warding Rift is on cooldown you can keep stacking hands by triggering Facet of LightInfuse Light and getting healed by the damage, or if that too is on cooldown, simply Dodge trying to time it so you’ll actually evade hands attack.

    Healing and barrier

    In Legendary Dragon Stance activate all Facets and instantly use 3 utility actives: Gaze of Darkness, Burst of Strength, Elemental Blast, but keep Infuse Light and Chaotic Release pulsing as long as possible, this will give you most Barrier with Resilient Spirit.

    In Legendary Centaur Stance you can heal yourself with Ventari's Will and Natural Harmony, and if your squad needs active healing, you can take Unyielding Devotion and move your tablet through the group for additional damage reduction on yourself.



    You can use any damage reduction food you want, any additional Healing or Concentration stats you might get with that will be helpful.

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