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Condition Harbinger Quickness DPS Build

GW2. Raid Build. Condition Harbinger Quickness DPS Build. Necromancer PvE.


Last Update: April 2024


Role: DPS

The Condition Harbinger Quickness DPS is a necromancer build with ranged damage potential and versatility, making it a good choice in many situations. Also with the powerful Elixir of Ambition it can give its team every boon at the start of a fight to eliminate ramp up time. However, it can be a risky option due to the vitality it loses. In return it gains plenty of CC, easy damage, and the option to give plenty of boons like quickness to its allies passively.

Use all elixirs at your feet to gain boons and Blight. The Blight lasts 25 seconds and will give damage modifiers while stacked and enables your shroud skills to do massive burst in exchange for Blight stacks. Try to fit both your weapon sets skills in between your shroud cooldown, prioritizing the highest damaging skills first and skipping the others if shroud is ready.


Out of Shroud Skill Priority:

  • Use all elixirs at your feet (Only use Heal elixir at the start of a fight to boost blight)
  • Blood is Power > Dagger 4 (or enter shroud)
  • Signet of Spite
  • Enter Shroud when available
  • Scepter 3/2
  • Torch 4/5
  • Pistol 2/3
  • Dagger 5

Inside Shroud Skill Priority:

  • Shroud 2
  • Shroud 4/3 (prevent Blight reaching 25 stacks, and try to use all stacks before leaving Shroud)
  • Shroud 1
  • Leave Shroud after Shroud 2 if you won’t last long enough to get another 2 cast

CC ‚Äď Crowd Control Skills:

  • Shroud 5, Shroud 4, Pistol 3, Torch 5, Flesh Golem, Spectral Grasp

Difficulty
50%

Equipment

ItemStatRune / Sigil
Helm
Viper
Shoulders
Viper
Coat
Viper
Gloves
Viper
Leggings
Viper
Boots
Viper

Primary Weapon Set

Pistol
Viper
Dagger
Viper

Secondary Weapon Set

Scepter
Viper
Torch
Viper
ItemStat
Amulet
Viper
Ring
Viper
Ring
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Backpiece
Viper

Relic

Consumables

Infusions

Fractal
x18
Optional
x18

Skills

Pistol / DaggerHeal / Utility / Elite
Scepter / TorchHarbinger Shroud

Alternatives

  • Utility: instead of Elixir of Anguish when not providing quickness
  • Utility: instead of Signet of Spite for more CC
  • Elite: for more CC
  • Elite: when not providing quickness

Traits


Alternatives

  • Harbinger: for DPS Variant
  • Harbinger: for DPS Variant

NOTE: Harbinger as a purely DPS role focuses more on rotating in and out of shroud rather than camping shroud to give out quickness.


Build Template

Quickness Variant

Chat Code: (copy/paste into in-game chat)

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DPS Variant

Chat Code: (copy/paste into in-game chat)

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Gameplay



8 Comments

  1. Would this be viable as well for open world? Sorry for noob question just started last week.

  2. Heya! Two questions:

    1. Do I need to have two daggers as off-hand or is one sufficient as suggested daggers are the same anyway?

    2. Does it matter if the sigils are correctly inserted? Currently my pistol has torment runes/Scepter has torment runes and vice versa?

    Thanks!

  3. I lag so I need to be able to take a couple hits would it be alright to swap out for trailblazers?

  4. Why Corrosive Poison Cloud to another elixir? I’m new to Harb and appreciate the guide!

    • I meant to say: “Why Corrosive Poison Cloud and not another elixir?”
      Thanks!

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