Revenants have proven very capable of inflicting conditions with demonic legends, being defensive with dwarven legends, and healing their allies with centaur legends. It’s certainly a flexible profession even by the standards of Guild Wars 2. But we haven’t seen any sign that the class could just wade in with weapons out and wreck things. That’s what the last legend, Shiro Tagachi, is all about: Revenants will be taking up the assassin’s paired swords and just wrecking everything that stands before them.
Befitting his legacy in lore, Revenants using Shiro’s legend will have access to quick and blinding strikes, as well as several abilities calling upon the power of jade. You can even unleash the Jade Wind, albeit on a smaller scale than the historical figure. While the elite specialization for the Revenant has yet to be revealed, if you were waiting to see whether or not you could wreck things with paired swords… this is good news.