Spellbreaker - Power Boonstrip Bannerslave (Fractal)

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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: Direct DamageSupport.

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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 stripping boons in fractals with the No Pain, No Gain instability.
If no boonstrip is needed consider running Warrior - Power Bannerslave instead.
This guide is focused on fractals. For the raid version see Spellbreaker - Power Boonstrip Bannerslave.

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.
  • is sometimes useful for cheesing mechanics or stripping a lot of boons at once. Note that you will lose a lot of CC from not having
    so make sure your fractal party accounts for this.

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

Variants

  • or slaying sigils if applicable.

Consumables

Food

  • if you don't have
    .

Utility

  • ,
    or
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone Potent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone.pngPotent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

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 - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
5 stars
Brnbrito gave this build 5 stars 5 weeks ago

For Fractals i strongly recommend Discipline over Tactics, the dps and QoL gain should easily outperform Empower Allies, and the assassin gear shouldn't be needed depending on your AR/party comp.

Weapon choice is debatable as well, i personally use A/A + Dagger for good dps and quick boonstrip, and CC with rock/plank/metal rod.

Also the guide takes Greatsword for some reason yet doesn't take the greatsword trait on Strength?

5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars October 2018

Meta variant any time boon strip is needed

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