khawki.4205 Posted December 8, 2021 Share Posted December 8, 2021 (edited) Before we start, I'm talking PvE only, mostly raids/strikes/fractals, I don't play other game modes. So, I've been playing Herald whenever I can, mostly as dps (variation of snowcrows build, but with more personal dps), it's really enjoyable and can pull its weight on raids (not huge dps, but helps squad in some subtle ways, kind of being glue for pugs). Recently however I started trying out tank+heal herald, hoping I can somehow replace druid. As for healing - it's actually enough to keep your squad alive in most fights, easily no downed people on VG greens. Problem is, there is not enough might generation in his kit. With Facet of Strength and Shared Empowerment you can get up to 15 stacks with slightly above 80% Boon Duration. Not to mention very slow ramp up. I would really love some variety in raid compositions, thus I think about small change to PvE herald. Simply, change Facet of Strength to give 2 stacks of might instead of 1. Faster ramp up and being able to keep 25 stack on squad would be enough to make him viable option! And I know some people will mention spotter and spirits. Due to spirits druid always will be better, but I don't see reason why we should consider it as only option and not look towards other builds. As for spotter - you can simply take 100 precision food instead of 100 power one. You lose around 110 power (due to spotter over-capping) but with Herald you get 150 ferocity in return. Not to mention spotter can be given by soulbeast or other ranger build. So, what do you guys think about this small buff? Is it something that Herald should get or am I just being greedy? Edit: through discussion another problem about dps Herald showed up which I adressed in reply that I quote here for more clarity Spoiler 23 minutes ago, khawki.4205 said: So, we get another problem of conflict between low dps and beeing able to deal quite disturbing dps by almost afking. Thus I see simple solution of changing Forceful Persistence trait which is responsible of afk Herald builds. As for now it gives 13% dmg increase in every legend other than Glint when you have any upkeep skill active while also giving 4% per upkeep skill on Glint (so may go up to 20%). The problem I see with it that for Glint, you get 4% with skill that costs 1 upkeep and 4% with Elite, it doesn't matter. Same with other legends, you may have no energy drain (or 1 upkeep drain) and get 13% from that. But what if we change it to give dmg boost per draining upkeep (meaning you have to be actively loosing energy to gain from it, no staying at 50 energy all the time) and make no difference between Glint and other legends (since only Glint can get to all 5 draining upkeeps so higher dmg there). I am aware that Jalis-Shiro build would still be a thing here, but with Glint being better option people will gravitate towards it for bigger numbers. Edited December 13, 2021 by khawki.4205 Expanding topic 3 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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