Berserker - Condi Bannerslave

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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Condition damageUtility.

Designed for:


Expansions required:

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Condi Bannerslave (also known as Banner Support or BS) is a meta defining offensive support in raids. This build provides up to 10 players with the unique damage buffs and . It also has strong CC, and very high personal DPS for a support build. Due to the raw power of its damage buffs one bannerslave is standard in every raid group.
This build focuses on condition damage and excels in long sustained fights. For a more CC and burst damage focused variant, see Warrior - Power Bannerslave.

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Slot Changes

  • can replace if your group requires an extra source of fury fury.
  • can replace for more CC.
  • can replace a banner if splitting banners with another Warrior in the raid squad.
  • can be used if CC is unimportant, and the fury fury or res power will be beneficial.




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Superior Rune of the Renegade
Malign +9 Agony Infusion
Spiteful +9 Agony Infusion



  • very minor dps difference. If you already have a set with them, upgrading to is a low priority.


  • A can replace one of the for more DPS.


  • 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.



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    • or for a cheaper alternative


Opening Berserk Section

  1. Cast before entering combat
  2. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  3. followed by to break the self-stun.
  4. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  5. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  6. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  7. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  8. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  9. should end here.
  10. Stay on Sword until is available, then move to the next section of the rotation.

Berserk Loop Section

  1. Weapon swap Weapon swap to Longbow
  2. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  3. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  4. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  5. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  6. should end here.
  7. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  8. Stay on Sword until is available, then repeat from step 1.

Video Example

General Tips

  • Use off cooldown whenever you're on sword and off cooldown whenever you're on Longbow.
    • Once the boss is below 50% you should use off cooldown whenever you're on Sword.
  • Fill in gaps in the rotation with auto-attacks until the next skill is off cooldown
  • You can freely interrupt your Sword auto-attack chain without losing DPS.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Some bosses have attacks that are harmful to the group if they're reflected (Primarily Matthias Gabrel and Cairn the Indomitable), make sure to familiarize yourself with these and avoid reflecting them with .


  • Your most easily accessible strong CC is .
  • If your team needs strong CC, on Mathias Gabrel for example, you can switch for , your strongest CC option.
Build rating - 5 stars
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6 Ratings
5 stars
Mexx gave this build 5 stars November 2020

Great dmg and support for the group

5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

Warrior will be meta until banners are removed from the game.

5 stars
Icy` gave this build 5 stars December 2017

This build and rotation is quite solid and strong. As with most cwar builds, goal is to have as many Scorched Earths as possible, with other skills carefully distributed to replenish adrenaline before Scorched comes off cooldown. Relies heavily on near-perfect alacrity, so be nice to your chronos! With a single warrior and other unique buffs (single holo, single rev), groups might look like 7-1-1-1, where one of the chronos and both healers are outside. Used it with great effect on Wing 5's Soulless boss, also getting 'Necro Dancer' achieve in the same pull. For challenge mote version, we took two of these warriors, each with wild blow (help add removal), shattering blow, banner in more of a 5-5 comp.

3 More Ratings
5 stars
Troupe gave this build 5 stars November 2017

Now that might generation is no longer the responsibility of warriors they are able to focus their build to provide excellent dps while providing passive stat auras with Banners and Empower Allies

5 stars
DestinysCharm gave this build 5 stars February 2017

This build is especially great now more than ever because of the high demand for Condi builds in Wing 4. Makes everything go by so much faster and DPS is great. It is a MUST to follow this rotation though, DPS plummets without it. Otherwise great build.

5 stars
Butterpeanut gave this build 5 stars November 2016

Still a great build even after the SoI nerf. Any combo of rev, guardian, ele, etc can easily make up the might loss that this build has over the power PS. Great choice for VG, Gor, Sab, Trio, Matthias, and Xera. If your group never uses a class that can help fill in a few might stacks, then you may want to swap to smoldering sigil and use fried golden dumplings.