HARBINGER – The BEST Necromancer Build for Guild Wars 2 PvE, WvW, PvP

HARBINGER – The BEST Necromancer Build for Guild Wars 2 PvE, WvW, PvP

Harbinger is a risky specialization for Necromancer in Guild Wars 2, but using this build and gear set will allow you a survivable playstyle to perform and experience PvE, WvW, and PvP. without the hassle of swapping builds or getting multiple sets of gear.

PvE: https://guildjen.com/harbinger-open-world-build/

WvW: https://guildjen.com/celestial-harbinger-roaming-build/

PvP: https://guildjen.com/condition-harbinger-pvp-build/

Other game mode independent builds: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsNLCbEPxouSJlM09gkd39_5L9_rCmf3v

0:00 – Harbinger Mechanics
4:56 – Equipment
5:59 – PvE
8:36 – Skill Priority
9:15 – WvW
12:42 – PvP

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  1. Doğukan Yılmaz on March 10, 2023 at 2:42 am

    is this build can useable in raids fractals and strikes too ? toughness in celestial set does make any problems ?

  2. xx xx on March 10, 2023 at 2:42 am

    The cele god necro .

  3. brandon black on March 10, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Very well done video. This is one of the only elite spec I don’t have unlocked yet and not only did I get a lot of information regarding playing as one you touched on counters and weaknesses which as a Wvw player I appreciate. Even if I don’t make this build I’m walking away with a lot from this video

  4. Rock McDwayne on March 10, 2023 at 2:44 am

    I run with death magic trait line though. Getting that 25 carapace that procs constant protection = 33% less damage makes you incredibly tanky combined with 5% heal off your condis. Once i went down that path i never want to go anything else for open world. I also run pistol at all times, only swapping offhand between warhorn and dagger. Dagger is good condi cleanse and warhorn for defiance break. I havent found any need for other weapons. Pistol alone can pop 25 stacks of condis on a mob with 2 button presses which gives you 25 carapace = 500 toughness with basically 100% uptime on protection (as long as you can keep 25 carapace on that is.)
    I also run full vipers gear, which provides enough health, 23k in my case. Even big hits from mobs can be healed up with relative ease, pop your elixir and just blast mobs with condis and you are full health most of the time. Only problematic thing i have found is the stuns and knockback effects as i seriously lack stability and/or stun breaks!
    Overall, I find it currently being the easyest spec to run around… very casual friendly in my oppinion.
    That being said, havent gotten the time to get mechanist to max yet… they say its the most casual friendly spec out there.

  5. gw2 shibarashi on March 10, 2023 at 2:44 am

    Gw2 has become a huge ZERO SKILL game with the years… So tragic

  6. アンズーAkyro on March 10, 2023 at 2:45 am

    I still prefer to use blood magic trait line over soul reaping for the WvW Harbinger Build. You eat conditions for life force and it survives wayyyyy better than soul reaping. Great guide either way. Never thought about using flesh wurm at the spawn in pvp map, I gotta do that from now on.

  7. Zuko on March 10, 2023 at 2:47 am

    I loved harbinger as a profession and the machanics, i barely tested tho. I’ll give it a go once i gear my old reaper for it. Keep bringing these amazing vids <3

  8. Serdar Kalemci on March 10, 2023 at 2:48 am

    my staff is not shooting beams like that. It’s saying "Necrotic Grasp".

  9. PhenQ Csgo on March 10, 2023 at 2:49 am

    Why most time celestial why not trailblazers/dire or berserger/assasin gear builds 🙃 most specs can solo all content berserger stats whit right traits… And trailzblaser woah unkillable pve

  10. gangrel1234 on March 10, 2023 at 2:50 am

    What y’all think about full ritualist gear for just openworld?(harbinger, firebrand, other?) Will it work for solo Play?

  11. G8Thunder on March 10, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Really liking the Harbinger. It reminds me of the 55 monks from GW1. Tiny health pool, big sustain. Also the video is really awesome for someone like myself new to Harbinger. The detailed walkthrough of fights showing your reasoning for when/why you use skills is really helpful. Thanks and keep up the good work and have fun!

  12. zoris sakis on March 10, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Tormenting runes also for wvw roaming Vallun? no more speed?

  13. Jake Perkins on March 10, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Clearly you must have never played spite death reaper

  14. ING LO on March 10, 2023 at 2:52 am

    with this kind of build, and others u share for new players in all game mode, we have bad players in pvp, wvw and condi harb in pve who hit 6k when they can hit 35 🙂 that’s the reason why u miss some meta event like chak.. 0 dps, no one die, all hit 3k, just useless.. learn meta builds with ur role, dps, heal, tank kiter, alac, quick etc.. and do ur job, playing this doesn t help to me. Share opti builds and learn to noobs how they have to dps, heal, move, support etc.. i think this help more than learning midtier open world build. my opinion 🙂

  15. Demeth Valknut on March 10, 2023 at 2:52 am

    It looked really really fun, I really want to try it now!

  16. An Di on March 10, 2023 at 2:53 am

    Dude i waited for this for so long 😀 Thanks!

  17. TamanTiJe on March 10, 2023 at 2:56 am

    Can you do the same video for crit build, dagger dagger daredevil thief?

  18. pau pau on March 10, 2023 at 2:59 am

    awesome videos! what is your personal favorite class for pve endgame?

  19. Marko Petkov on March 10, 2023 at 3:01 am

    The real problem with GW2 is that regardless of build variety the meta trumps any other creativity or play style. When you mix that with no gear or lateral Skill development you get one boring narrow role to fall into. In a game that totes "no roles" it seems to forget that zero is a number.

  20. Sean on March 10, 2023 at 3:02 am

    Pew pew pew “finger guns”

  21. her lee on March 10, 2023 at 3:02 am

    You should try the rune give you barrier per heal to make you immortal

  22. Devin Diaz on March 10, 2023 at 3:02 am

    Great video as always @vallum one question u can solo open world bosses with this build?

  23. Sei brav on March 10, 2023 at 3:04 am

    Nice fighting against you in WvW the other day.

  24. Tomi Alaverronen on March 10, 2023 at 3:04 am

    without the legendaries just way too costy to swap between tormenting and speed, if not get 2 set on celestial gear

  25. Lukas Panuska on March 10, 2023 at 3:07 am

    How much DPS can you make using this build on golem?

  26. Evelynn on March 10, 2023 at 3:07 am

    wow i was watching and wondering how did u change the aa effect appearance
    i really liked the dove and thous lines.. wow please lemme know :3

  27. Punkpirate on March 10, 2023 at 3:07 am

    how do you shoot birds as basic attack in shroud sometimes? is there some different skill effects potion or something? other classes also?

  28. Dexiray on March 10, 2023 at 3:07 am

    I’ll have to rewatch the blight explanation over and over again lol
    much appreciated though, it’s a fun class but so micromanaging

  29. Thermkin on March 10, 2023 at 3:08 am

    How do you keep the screen from turning vomit green on entering shroud?

  30. Embreis on March 10, 2023 at 3:11 am

    you know what, I love Vallun’s captivating and informative GW2 videos, his superior command of the game and excellent advice for years now, but these days I’ve come to enjoy listening to his raspy voice almost quite as much 😙

  31. D.M. Cornish on March 10, 2023 at 3:12 am

    Super super helpful, love condi necro in any flavour but Harbinger mixes it up so nicely and your guide here is really enlightening to get the most out of it, tyvm!

  32. Random doggie on March 10, 2023 at 3:13 am

    is the harbinger best for pvp?

  33. Noah Tran on March 10, 2023 at 3:14 am

    Nevermore is really the best legendary for Harbinger. YOU SHOOT SPIRIT BIRDS FROM YOUR *FISTS*!

  34. Ajat Ympd on March 10, 2023 at 3:16 am

    Just know that we LOVE THE CONTENT we NEED YOUR VIDS, hope alls well brother KEEP IT UP!!

  35. RelaxStation on March 10, 2023 at 3:17 am

    hey i dont understand why you have those flying birds there what are those and how can i trigger them ? thanks

  36. Louis Costanzo on March 10, 2023 at 3:20 am

    my brother and I have been watching your videos for a long time. You’re a great asset to GW2 community. Thank you man

  37. HonestBenny on March 10, 2023 at 3:21 am

    Wht not scourge?

  38. Hypnotika on March 10, 2023 at 3:25 am

    Harb Zerg is insanely good. It all comes down to situational awareness, but as a Necro, you should already be used to that. If you want a solid roaming build for Harb, I’d check out Hollts’ channel; probably the best Harb, hands down.

  39. Fogell McLovin on March 10, 2023 at 3:25 am

    noice, literally busy with my pvp legi wings and started to pvp necro. couldn’t ask for better timing.

  40. Work Bookmarks on March 10, 2023 at 3:25 am

    You explained the rotation very well, thank you!

  41. Spencer Chapman on March 10, 2023 at 3:26 am

    Are Nightmare Runes good for this?

  42. Bearpapa1214 on March 10, 2023 at 3:29 am

    great video, thx for sharing 🙂

    i just bought scholar rune 2 hr ago,
    haven equid yet !

    just wanna focus on total DPS output,
    is the tormenting much better then scholar? (PVE)
    temporarily excluded contagion effect.

    which weapon u using that have bird effect flying out ?

  43. I Cover on March 10, 2023 at 3:31 am

    Vallun, have you tried ‘death magic’ and ‘soul reaping’? You get heaps of toughness, pulsing condi cleanse and protection and upto 30% condi damage reduction with protection. The only thing I’ve found is you really lack passive heals.

  44. Steve Dimmick on March 10, 2023 at 3:34 am

    Omg! No thanks. There’s no way I can see how many stacks of anything I have during a fight. Sounds like a nightmare.

  45. keats27 on March 10, 2023 at 3:35 am

    So…is THIS the best necro build for all content or are your scourge or reaper builds the best builds?

  46. Darwin Mabazza on March 10, 2023 at 3:35 am

    I thank you for your honesty. 9yrs playing necromancer are best. It’s really good class. Necromancer will save new players. After 9year playing necromancer is the best class. Ty. Good video ☺️. Please use pet Master.

  47. Miroslav Kantor on March 10, 2023 at 3:37 am

    Hello Vallun, I’m new to GW2 and I have to say that I enjoy the game and I’m looking for a profession that is able to solo most of the pve content but without that I wouldn’t have to constantly change weapons during the fight and therefore not have to do too much micromanagement. I’m a regular player who doesn’t have much time to play and just wants to relax once in a while. I watched your videos One build to rule them all and I can’t decide which profession to play. thank you for your time

  48. deer on March 10, 2023 at 3:38 am

    I don’t know about this one. with good positioning and a bit of finesse the standard condi harbinger build in viper’s gear survives pretty well in open world. If you really struggle then you can just take Parasitic Contagion instead of Lingering Curse for even more sustain.

    This build just essentially sacrifices half of the dps of the normal build (which is off-putting if you’re just starting to try out harbinger) in exchange for being sturdier and having a decent WvW setup. I get that that’s the idea, but I think that if you want to learn to both PVE and WVW on a harbinger, you’re just way better off learning the 2 different builds in the long run, as well as investing in two separate gear sets so you can optimize the sigils and runes.

    if you’re strapped for gold, my advice would be to go for celestial first, but still learn the two different builds. (since celestial harbinger with the standard condi dps build will actually do decent damage and teach you to be more careful with your health, something you might want to get accustomed to.)

  49. Barre86 on March 10, 2023 at 3:41 am

    you wont get away with that strategy in plat EU

  50. John Doe on March 10, 2023 at 3:42 am

    Next level title in WvW going to switch to this Harbinger. Need a build to deal with the field spam trash with reflect on. Any ideas?

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