You’ll find all sorts of information here regarding the Handmaiden Career (for Kerillian) in Vermintide 2. The Handmaiden is a strange spec that is heavily leaning to “support”. I have to say, its kit really helps prevent runs from turning sour. Remember that you can block and revive in this game – and PUSH enemies – Use your huge stamina pool!
Handmaiden Passive Ability
- The Dance of Seasons: Increased dodge distance.
- Renewal: Stamina regeneration aura.
- Ariel’s Benison: Uninterruptible revive.
Handmaiden Career Skill
- Kerillian quickly dashes forward through enemies.
- Hitting enemies with this ability cause them to bleed.
Handmaiden Talent Tree Summary
I placed the whole Handmaiden talent tree in “one chunk” so it’s easy for you to VISUALLY spot/theorize synergies versus highlighting them in-game…
|Handmaiden L5 Talents|
|Asrai Vigour||Grants an extra Stamina shield|
|Wraithwillow Stance||Increases area for effective blocks and pushes by 30%|
|Quiver of Plenty||Increases ammunition amount by 40%|
|Handmaiden L10 Talents|
|Triumph of the Cadai||Clears any wound and converts any temporary health to permanet health when bosses die|
|Eldrazor’s Precision||Increases Power Level by 15% but reduces attack speed by 5%|
|Defiance||Reduces damage taken by 50% when Kerillian is the last hero standing|
|Handmaiden L15 Talents|
|Gladerunner||Increases movement speed by 5%|
|Shadowstep||Further dodge distance by 10%|
|Hukon’s Tenacity||Increases stamina regeneration speed by an addtional 30%|
|Handmaiden L20 Talents|
|Weavebond||Critical hits grant temporary health|
|Khaine’s Thirst||Kills grant temporary health|
|Champion of Loren||When bosses die, gain health|
|Handmaiden L25 Talents|
|Gift of Ladrielle||Kerillian disappears from enemy perception for 3 seconds after using Dash|
|Bladedance||Dash no deals damage to enemies as Kerillian passes through them but stuns less|
|Handmaiden’s Grace||Reduces the cooldown of Dash by 30%|
Handmaiden Generic Build Template
This is meant to be a “General purpose” build for the Handmaiden which focuses on the early to midgame. I will be adding more specialized builds which require more heavy item support soon.
Handmaiden “Starer / Early Game” Build – Talent Summary
|5||Quiver of Plenty||Either|
|10||Eldrazor’s Precision||Triumph of the Cadai|
|25||Gift of Ladrielle||Bladedance|
Handmaiden “Starter / Early Game” Build – Talent Choice Discussion
Remember the above recommendations are primarily suited to be good for “most people”, specifically for “early to midgame” when gear drops can’t easily be tailor fit to your needs.
MORE DISCUSSION TO COME AS THE DAYS PASS!
Well that’s about it (FOR NOW) regarding Kerillian Handmaiden Career path in Vermintide 2. I’m oddly excited to make a tryhard Handmaiden build with block/stamina talents haha. These heavy stamina investments really force you to “play a unique way” that isn’t present in most classes. It’s a cute spec that has its place – remember the Handmaiden the next time your team wipes.