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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Overview

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 Banner of Strength.png Banner of Strength and Banner of Discipline.png Banner of Discipline. It also 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. For a variant with boonstrip but mediocre damage, see Spellbreaker - Power Boonstrip Bannerslave.
This guide is focused on raids. For the fractal version see Berserker - Condi Bannerslave (Fractal).

Skill Bar

LongbowHealingUtilityElite
Sword/Torch

Slot Changes

Specializations


Equipment

Ascended Head (Heavy).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Heavy).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Heavy).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Heavy).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Heavy).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Heavy).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Longbow.png
Viper stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Doom.png
Superior Sigil of Earth.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Sword.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Torch.png
Viper stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Geomancy.png
Superior Sigil of Earth.png
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Superior Rune of the Renegade
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Malign +5 Agony Infusion
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Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion

Variants

Runes

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

Infusions

  • 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.

Consumables

Food:

  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    ,
    Rare Veggie Pizza Rare Veggie Pizza
    Rare Veggie Pizza.pngRare Veggie Pizza
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or Red-Lentil Saobosa Red-Lentil Saobosa

Utility:

  • Toxic Focusing Crystal Toxic Focusing Crystal
    Toxic Focusing Crystal.pngToxic Focusing Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PowerGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    • Tuning Icicle Tuning Icicle
      Tuning Icicle.pngTuning Icicle
      Nourishment (30 m):
      Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
      Consumable
      or Potent Master Tuning Crystal Potent Master Tuning Crystal for a cheaper alternative

Usage

Opening Berserk Section

  1. Cast Flames of War.png Flames of War before entering combat
  2. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  3. Pin Down.png Pin Down
  4. Shattering Blow.png Shattering Blow
  5. Head Butt.png Head Butt followed by Outrage.png Outrage to break the self-stun.
  6. Berserk.png Berserk
  7. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  8. Blood Reckoning.png Blood Reckoning
  9. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  10. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  11. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  12. Blaze Breaker.png Blaze Breaker
  13. Flaming Flurry.png Flaming Flurry
  14. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  15. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  16. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  17. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  18. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  19. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  20. Blaze Breaker.png Blaze Breaker
  21. Flaming Flurry.png Flaming Flurry
  22. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  23. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  24. Blood Reckoning.png Blood Reckoning
  25. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  26. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  27. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  28. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  29. Flaming Flurry.png Flaming Flurry
  30. Berserk.png Berserk should end here.
  31. Stay on Sword until Berserk.png Berserk is available, then move to the next section of the rotation.

Berserk Loop Section

  1. Weapon swap Weapon swap to Longbow
  2. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  3. Berserk.png Berserk
  4. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  5. Blood Reckoning.png Blood Reckoning
  6. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  7. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  8. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  9. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  10. Blaze Breaker.png Blaze Breaker
  11. Flaming Flurry.png Flaming Flurry
  12. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  13. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  14. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  15. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  16. Blood Reckoning.png Blood Reckoning
  17. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  18. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  19. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  20. Blaze Breaker.png Blaze Breaker
  21. Flaming Flurry.png Flaming Flurry
  22. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  23. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  24. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  25. Berserk.png Berserk should end here.
  26. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  27. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  28. Blaze Breaker.png Blaze Breaker
  29. Stay on Sword until Berserk.png Berserk is available, then repeat from step 1.

Video Example

General Tips

  • Use Flames of War.png Flames of War off cooldown whenever you're on sword and Pin Down.png Pin Down off cooldown whenever you're on Longbow.
    • Once the boss is below 50% you should use Final Thrust.png Final Thrust 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.
  • Shattering Blow.png Shattering Blow should be used off cooldown, taking priority over everything except Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth. Head Butt.png Head Butt should only be used in combination with Shattering Blow.png Shattering Blow (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 Arcing Arrow.png Arcing Arrow inside your Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth 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 Shattering Blow.png Shattering Blow.

Breakbar

  • Your most easily accessible strong CC is Head Butt.png Head Butt.
  • If your team needs strong CC, on Mathias Gabrel for example, you can switch Shattering Blow.png Shattering Blow for Wild Blow.png Wild Blow, your strongest CC option.
Build rating - 5 stars
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5 Ratings
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.

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

2 More Ratings
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.

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