Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Kerillian Guide – How To Build, Waystalker, Handmaiden, Shade

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Kerillian Guide to help you learn all about becoming proficient with Kerillian. In this guide, we have discussed all the careers, how to build Kerillian, and some general tips and guidelines.

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Kerillian

This is an in-depth discussion and Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Kerillian Guide. Kerillian, which represents the recon or archer class in the game, is for players looking to engage enemies with long-ranged weapons and suitable for ones relying more on stealth and assassinations than face-to-face combat.

In this Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Kerillian Hero Guide, we have discussed the best ways to utilize Kerillian’s strengths, career paths, and how to build the character.


Kerillian has certain sub-classes or careers as they are called in the game which with each progression brings new passive and special abilities. The first class is titled ‘Waystalker’. On a game built on regeneration of health and survival through waves of enemies, this career comes in handy because it helps the player heal over time and even regenerate health of his teammates.

Moreover, the standard ammo clip for some of the bows is 50 which is doubled thereby increasing the capacity. Zooming-in with certain bows is another option which becomes available. These are all that are included in the passive skills of the characters. The special or ‘career’ skill of Kerillian is titled ‘True shot volley’ and it basically instantly kills enemies.

So whenever you panic, press that ‘F’ button to clear hordes of enemies! Talents include a boost of 5% in both critical strike chances and attack speed. Stamina regeneration goes up by 30%. Ammunition is retrieved back in the case of death of a boss enemy. While above 25% health, Kerillian gains 30% additional power on a critical hit.

Standard kills and critical strikes will grant a little bit of health back. So tip for best outcome, fire bows, when you are prompted to reload, press ‘F’ to fire the true shot volley, it gets you the ammo back, resume and repeat. No need to reload or look for ammo this way.


The other class, which unlocks once you reach level 7, is titled ‘Handmaiden’. Building up on the skills of the previous career, this class improves mobility and grants the player a slick and swift move-set. The player can dodge attacks and cover larger distances while doing that by pressing the ‘Space’ key along with any directional button.

Other passive skills include stamina regeneration for teammates and the player being uninterruptible when reviving allies. Damage taken is also greatly reduced so this makes Kerillian very hard to kill. Career skill allows the player to rush forward and catch those pet-rats who are always running away.

Moreover, the character can also use this dash ability to escape and run away from trouble. Talents will increase stamina and blocking capability. Boss kills turns temporary health into permanent health. Attack power is increased by 10% while reducing attack speed. Half of damage is absorbed when you’re the last one standing! Finally, dash attack used with the talent can deal damage to enemies while the player passes through them.


Lastly, the ‘Shade’ class, unlocked at level 12, grants the player some talents which can be used effectively to inflict massive amount of damage onto opponents. All of these require you to approach the enemy from behind for maximum effect. You can, thus, pair these passive skills and the career skill together to achieve devastating results.

Using the career skill called ‘Infiltration’, you can get behind enemies (even bosses) undetected and then use passive skills which will increase damage output by 50%. Man-sized enemies are insta-killed with a blow from behind. Talents will grant you a boost of 5% in attack speed increasing your chances of getting a critical hit.

Damage output is also increased. Fast-swinging weapons like daggers or double-swords are recommended for a succession of hits. For more range, however, you may need to use the spear.

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