Berserker - Condi Bannerslave (Fractal)
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- Condi Bannerslave (also known as Banner Support or BS) is a very powerful offensive support that provides its party with the unique damage buffs and . It also provides , strong CC, and very high personal DPS for a support build.
- Due to the raw power of banners, one bannerslave is standard in every fractal group. However, Warrior - Power Bannerslave (Fractal) or Spellbreaker - Power Boonstrip Bannerslave (Fractal) are more commonly because they have better CC and burst damage. Nonetheless Condi Bannerslave is still viable in fractals, and will deal higher sustained boss DPS in unoptimized parties.
- can replace if your group requires an extra source of fury.
- can replace for more CC.
- Discipline is worth running instead of Tactics if your party is mostly condition DPS that don't benefit much from . This provides higher personal DPS.
Phalanx Strength Variant
- If you need to provide 25 might to your party by yourself, take , replace runes with , and replace with . This is a big DPS loss and should only be used in groups with no other source of might.
- very minor dps difference. If you already have a set with them, upgrading to is a low priority.
- If you want to maximize your damage you can gain approximately 4% extra dps by using infusions that provide +5 condition damage, such as Malign +9 Agony Infusions, however this is only a small damage increase for what can be a very large gold cost.
- Fill in gaps in the rotation with auto-attacks until the next skill is off cooldown
- Follow the rotation as much as possible but stay on longbow if you can't make use of your sword skills in melee range.
- should be used off cooldown, taking priority over everything except . should only be used in combination with (or if you have stability from another source) to prevent the self-stun from it.
- Once the boss is below 50% hp, you should use in place of an auto-attack while on sword for extra damage.
- Your most easily accessible strong CC is .
- If your team needs strong CC, you can switch for , your strongest CC option.
- If you have use it off cooldown.
- You can provide extra might for your group by using inside your or another fire field.
- Use all of your equipped Banners at the beginning of the fight and re-summon them off cooldown.