Herald of Thunder PoE Autobomber Build, Support Gems

Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder is Herald skill. It reserves mana to grant added lightning damage to attacks and spells. Whenever you kill a shocked enemy, it will activate an effect where lightning bolts strike nearby enemies for a duration.

Herald of Thunder

Herald of Thunder Support Gems

  • Enlighten Enlighten Support – Reduces the mana reserved of the aura by the amount of the mana multiplier.
  • Empower Empower Support – Adds levels to supported auras, but increases their cost by the mana multiplier.
  • Enhance Enhance Support – Increases the quality of the gem, granting increased area of effect, but at increased mana cost.

PoE Herald of Thunder Autobomber Build: Kinetic Blast

1. Character: 100 Guardian

Life: 1 Strength: 169
Energy Shield: 5892 Dexterity: 200
Mana: 2134 Intelligence: 416
Evasion Rating: 1526 Charges: E: 3 / F: 3 / P: 3
Armour: 101

2. Main Skills Build

Main skill: Kinetic Blast Kinetic Blast. DPS: 17k.

Damage types:

  • Lightning: 29%
  • Fire: 24%
  • Cold: 20%
  • Chaos: 14%
  • Physical: 13%

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3. Skill Gems Build

These are the support skill gems for it:

Body Armour: Kinetic Blast Kinetic Blast (Blue) (21 / 23), Awakened Fork Fork Support (Green) (2 / 20), Awakened Elemental Damage with Attacks Elemental Damage with Attacks Support (Red) (5 / 20), Energy Leech Energy Leech Support (Blue) (21), Inspiration Support (Red) (21), Awakened Greater Multiple Projectiles Greater Multiple Projectiles Support (Green) (5 / 20),

Boots: Purity of Fire Purity of Fire (Red) (21), Purity of Ice Purity of Ice (Green) (21), Enlighten Enlighten Support (Blue) (4), Purity of Lightning Purity of Lightning (Blue) (21),

Helmet: Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder (Blue) (20 / 20), Enlighten Enlighten Support (Blue) (4), Hatred Hatred (Green) (19),

Offhand: Anger Anger (Red) (21), Vaal Haste Vaal Haste (Green) (21), Wrath Wrath (Blue) (21),

Gloves: Herald of Purity Herald of Purity (Red) (20 / 23), Herald of Ash Herald of Ash (Red) (20 / 21), Herald of Agony Herald of Agony (Green) (21 / 20),

Weapon: Flame Dash Flame Dash (Blue) (20 / 10), Portal Portal (White) (1 / 20), Clarity Clarity (Blue) (9), Convocation Convocation (Blue) (20 / 20), Dread Banner Dread Banner (Red) (21 / 23),

4. Passive Skill Build

Herald of Thunder PoE Autobomber Build

5. Equipment Build

Body Armour: Apocalypse Guardian Vaal Regalia

Weapon: Brimstone Bane Bane Imbued Wand

Offhand Weapon: Miracle Charm Titanium Spirit Shield

Helmet: Alpha’s Howl Alpha’s Howl Sinner Tricorne

Gloves: Tombfist Tombfist Steelscale Gauntlets

Boots: Gale Road Sorcerer Boots

Belt: Headhunter Headhunter Leather Belt

Amulet: Rage Rage Rosary Turquoise Amulet

Ring: Demon Grasp Unset Ring, Damnation Finger Unset Ring

Herald of Thunder Gem Level Progression

Level Required
Level
Required
Intelligence
Adds x to y
Lightning Damage
to Spells
Adds x to y
Lightning Damage
to Attacks
Deals x to y
Lightning
Damage
Experience
needed to level up
Total
Experience needed
1 16 41 2 to 7 2 to 7 1 to 34 0 0
2 20 50 2 to 9 2 to 9 1 to 47 49,725 49,725
3 24 58 3 to 11 3 to 11 1 to 65 95,714 145,439
4 28 67 3 to 14 3 to 14 2 to 87 169,595 315,034
5 31 73 4 to 16 4 to 16 2 to 108 199,345 514,379
6 34 79 5 to 18 5 to 18 3 to 135 285,815 800,194
7 37 85 5 to 21 5 to 21 3 to 166 401,344 1,201,538
8 40 92 6 to 24 6 to 24 4 to 203 554,379 1,755,917
9 43 98 7 to 27 7 to 27 5 to 248 755,049 2,510,966
10 46 104 8 to 31 8 to 31 6 to 301 1,016,533 3,527,499
11 49 111 9 to 35 9 to 35 8 to 363 1,898,602 5,426,101
12 52 117 10 to 39 10 to 39 9 to 436 1,964,019 7,390,120
13 55 123 11 to 44 11 to 44 11 to 522 2,573,731 9,963,851
14 58 130 12 to 49 12 to 49 13 to 623 4,676,439 14,640,290
15 60 134 13 to 53 13 to 53 15 to 708 3,017,327 17,657,617
16 62 138 14 to 57 14 to 57 17 to 803 7,823,001 25,480,618
17 64 142 15 to 61 15 to 61 19 to 908 15,264,208 40,744,826
18 66 146 16 to 66 16 to 66 21 to 1026 26,272,845 67,017,671
19 68 151 18 to 71 18 to 71 24 to 1157 62,872,274 129,889,945
20 70 155 19 to 76 19 to 76 27 to 1303 212,023,122 341,913,067
21 72 159 20 to 81 20 to 81 31 to 1451 N/A N/A

Herald of Thunder Mechanics

Similar to the Herald of Ash Herald of Ash and Herald of Ice Herald of Ice skill gems, Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder has two separate effects.

The first effect adds x-y lightning damage to both spells and attacks. Damage dealt by this effect can shock.

The second effect is triggered when a shocked enemy is killed. Lightning bolts strike enemies and destructible objects within Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder’s radius for its duration dealing lightning secondary damage. This AoE remains centered on the character’s location if the character moves. Damage dealt by this effect cannot inflict shock, and is not an area of effect.

The on-kill effect will strike an enemy or destructible object every 250ms, but will not strike the same enemy again within 400ms.

The on-kill effect from Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder applies to enemies killed by attacks as well as spells, but not if they are killed by minions, traps, mines, or totems.

Herald of Thunder Quality

Per 1% Quality: 0.75% increased Lightning Damage. A Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism (often abbreviated GCP) is a currency item that can be used to improve the quality of a gem. Each Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism will always raise the quality by 1%. The maximum quality is 20%.

Herald of Thunder Interactions

  • Elemental Damage: Elemental and lightning damage modifiers affect both the on-hit and on-kill effects of Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder. Added damage from support gems such as Added Cold Damage Added Cold Damage Support and Added Chaos Damage Added Chaos Damage Support only applies to Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder’s on-kill effect.
  • Casting and Spell Interactions: Because Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder’s lightning bolts is secondary damage and not spell damage it is not directly affected by items, support gems, or passive skills which specifically modify spells. However, such spell modifiers will affect Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder’s added on-hit damage if the skill that damage is added to is a spell. Being a cast, Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder benefits from items, support gems, and passive skills which modify cast (e.g. faster casting). Faster casting increases the cast speed of the Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder buff itself, but does not affect any other aspect of the skill.
  • Area of Effect: AoE modifiers like Increased Area of Effect Increased Area of Effect Support and Concentrated Effect Concentrated Effect Support affect the radius in which which Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder’s on-kill effect can strike targets. Concentrated Effect Concentrated Effect Support does not appear to increase the tooltip damage of Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder’s on-kill effect.
  • Duration: Duration modifiers like Increased Duration Increased Duration Support and Less Duration Less Duration Support affect the duration of the on-kill effect.
  • Auras, Buffs and Mana Reservation: Like Herald of Ash Herald of Ash and Herald of Ice Herald of Ice, Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder is not an aura and does not receive bonuses from aura nodes, items, or support gems. It does reserve mana however, and it therefore benefits from reduced Mana Reserved modifiers.
  • Quality: Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder’s increased lightning damage quality bonus is global, meaning that it affects the character’s lightning damage from all sources, not only Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder.
  • Cannot Apply Shock: Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder’s on-kill effect cannot apply Shock. However, if The Three Dragons The Three Dragons is equipped, the on-kill effect can apply Freeze.

PoE Herald of Thunder Gem Farming

1. Direct purchase from vendor

  • Siosa(The Library, Act 3) sells Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder for an Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration.
  • Lilly Roth(Lioneye’s Watch, Act 6) sells Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder for an Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration as well.

2. Herald of Thunder Gem Divination Cards

Amount Divination Card Result Drop Areas
6 The Fox random level 20 gem The Western Forest (Act 2) • The Riverways (Act 6) • The Vaal City • The Crossroads (Act 7) • The Fellshrine Ruins (Act 7) • Barrows Map • Castle Ruins Map • Sunken City Map
13 The Cataclysm random corrupted level 21 Spell gem Strange Sinkhole • Concealed Cavity • Sunken Shingle • Clouded Ridge • Forgotten Oubliette • Remote Gulch • Cremated Archives • Narrow Ravine• Mystical Clearing • Covered-up Hollow • Hidden Patch • Entombed Alcove • Secret Laboratory • Secluded Copse • Forbidden Chamber • Quarantined Quarters • Inner Grounds • Sealed Corridors • Restricted Gallery • Disused Furnace •  Blind Alley • Entombed Chamber • Sacred Chambers • Stagnant Canal • Walled-off Ducts • Neglected Cellar • Arcane Chambers • Forgotten Conduit • Ancient Catacomb • Haunted Mineshaft• Abandoned Dam • Desolate Track • Reclaimed Barracks • Sealed Basement • Secluded Canal • Forbidden Archives • Cremated Archives • Twisted Inquisitorium • Deathly Chambers • Restricted Collection • Side Chapel • Radiant Pools • Clouded Ledge • Flooded Complex • Forbidden Shrine • Sealed Repository • Evacuated Quarter • Concealed Caldarium • Moonlit Chambers • Shifting Sands • Forgotten Gulch • Desolate Isle • Dusty Bluff
3 Gemcutter’s Promise random superior gem (Q20) The Ebony Barracks • The Lunaris Concourse • Colonnade Map • Promenade Map

3. Buy level 21 Herald of Thunder Gem from Other Players

You can exchange an Exalted Orb Exalted Orb for a level 21 Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder gem with other players.

4. Quest Reward

It can be obtained by completing Intruders in Black(Act 2) quest.

5. Slain Monsters

The drop level of Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder is 16. You can get it by killing enemies, opening Gemcutter’s Strongbox.

Herald of Thunder Related Items

1. Herald of Thunder Jewel: Megalomaniac

Megalomaniac Megalomaniac is a unique Medium Cluster Jewel Medium Cluster Jewel. It may have “1 Added Passive Skill is Heraldry” modifier.

2. Herald of Thunder Weapon: Fidelitas' Spike

Herald of Thunder has 50% increased Buff Effect.

3. Herald of Thunder Ring: Circle of Regret (Synthesised)

  • Herald of Thunder has (40-30)% reduced Mana Reservation
  • (40-60)% increased Lightning Damage while affected by Herald of Thunder
  • Herald of Thunder has (70-100)% increased Buff Effect
  • +1% to maximum Lightning Resistance while affected by Herald of Thunder
  • +(50-60)% to Lightning Resistance while affected by Herald of Thunder

4. Herald of Thunder passive skills: Mastermind of Discord

  • 25% reduced Mana Reservation of Herald Skills
  • 25% increased Effect of Herald Buffs on you
  • Damage penetrates 25% Fire Resistance while affected by Herald of Ash
  • Damage penetrates 25% Cold Resistance while affected by Herald of Ice
  • Damage penetrates 25% Lightning Resistance while affected by Herald of Thunder

5. Herald of Thunder Helmet Enchantments

Name Level Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Herald Of Thunder Damage 1 66 25% increased Herald of Thunder Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Herald Of Thunder Damage 2 75 40% increased Herald of Thunder Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Herald Of Thunder Mana Reservation 1 66 Herald of Thunder has 20% reduced Mana Reservation helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Herald Of Thunder Mana Reservation 2 75 Herald of Thunder has 30% reduced Mana Reservation helmet 100
default 0

6. Herald of Thunder MTX

Item Effect(s)
Automaton Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an Automaton Effect.
Blood Guard Herald Effect Your Herald becomes a Blood Guard Effect.
Celestial Herald Effect Your Herald becomes a Celestial Effect.
Demonic Herald Effect Your Herald becomes a Demonic Effect.
Divine Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a divine effect.
Faith Guard Herald Effect Your Herald becomes a Faith Guard Effect.
Gloom Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a dark effect.
Gore Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a gory effect.
Innocence Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an innocence effect.
Purple Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a purple effect.
Sin Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a sin effect.
Sunprism Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a sun prism effect.
Wasteland Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a Wasteland Effect.
White Herald Effect Your Herald becomes a White Effect.

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