Spellbreaker - Power Boonstrip Bannerslave

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The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good.

Focused on: Physical DamageSupport.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

Variant of Warrior - Power Bannerslave. This build deals less damage than its core warrior counterpart, but provides extra utility through boonstrip and
, useful for doing specific mechanics in boss fights.
If no boonstrip is needed consider running Warrior - Power Bannerslave or Berserker - Condi Bannerslave instead.
This guide is focused on raids. For the fractal version see Spellbreaker - Power Boonstrip Bannerslave (Fractal).

Skillbar

Dagger/AxeHealingUtilityElite
Greatsword

Variants

is the default choice for the flexible utility slot but it can be replaced in certain circumstances.
  • Use
    if your group is lacking a source of Fury Fury.
  • Use
    if the knockback from
    is problematic.
can be replaced with
if CC is more important than boon removal.

Traits

Variants

  • instead of
    if you aren't using a greatsword.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

Food

  • if you don't have
    .

Utility

Usage

You want to maintain the maximum possible stacks of
and
while in combat, and have the buff from
active while you are casting your primary DPS skills,
and
. With all the various weapon sets you should be weapon swapping frequently to utilize the high-damage skills on each weapon set. The only skills that are not DPS increases over auto-attacking are
,
and
, so the rest of your weapon skills can be cast off cooldown.


Notes

  • removes 2 boons and
    and
    strip one boon each. In fractals with the No Pain No Gain instability
    and
    will easily clear the boons that automatically reapply.
  • Make sure not to interrupt your autoattack chains with other skills, particularly if you are in
  • can be used to generate adrenaline if you are unable to generate enough
  • should be used instead of dodging if it is available. If full counter resets your burst skill you can recast it immediately for better uptime of
Build rating - 3 stars
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1 Ratings
3 stars
Screaming gave this build 3 stars 2 weeks ago

Decent if you need the boon strip and somehow don't have Renegades or Scourge, but otherwise not worth taking over Berserker or Core on any encounter. Only go Spellbreaker if you absolutely need it.

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