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Quickness Harbinger provides boons, and most importantly quickness, in 2 ways, through Elixirs and by Harbinger Shroud. Since you cannot use Elixirs while you are in shroud, and you want to be in Harbinger Shroud as much as possible to both give boons and do damage, there is a certain minimum rotation speed you are aiming to hit to be able to give 100% quickness. While it is quite forgiving to be able to hit this minimum speed, some practice is still required on the class to ensure full uptime.

Start by using Elixir of Promise, Elixir of Anguish, and Elixir of Ambition to build up blight stacks. Elixir of Anguish and Elixir of Ambition also gives quickness, among other boons, and you should take care not to use them too early before the boon strip. You should always start with these 3 skills after any prolonged phases of not attacking.

The rotation consists of 3 main combos:

  1. Pre Shroud
  2. In Shroud
  3. Out Shroud

And should be looped in this order indefinitely.

Pre Shroud combo consists of:

  1. Grasping Darkness (Greatsword 5)
  2. Nightfall (Greatsword 4)
  3. Harbinger Shroud

In Shroud combo consists of:

  1. Devouring Cut (Shroud 3)
  2. Dark Barrage (Shroud 2)
  3. Do it 3 times
  4. Exit Harbinger Shroud

Basically Shroud 3 Devouring Cut has a very long after cast and you are using Shroud 2 Dark Barrage to cancel the after cast.

Out Shroud combo consists of:

  1. Gravedigger (Greatsword 2)
  2. Death Spiral (Greatsword 3)
  3. Auto Attack Chain
  4. Gravedigger (Greatsword 2)

You will know when your auto attack chain is completed when the cooldown of Gravedigger (Greatsword 2) resets, in which case you should use it again immediately.

On top of this, you want to use:

  1. Elixir of Promise
  2. Elixir of Anguish
  3. Elixir of Ambition

off cooldown. These skills are also very easy to cancel and you should try your best not to cancel them by pressing the next skill too quickly.

Below 50% boss HP, you will notice that Gravedigger (Greatsword 2) has no cooldown. You should use it as much as possible and Out Shroud combo basically becomes spam Gravedigger (Greatsword 2) until Enter Shroud is off cooldown.

If you find yourself being forced out of Shroud early, just carry on and do Out Shroud combo repeatedly until Grasping Darkness (Greatsword 5) is off cooldown, then recover and continue the rotation.


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