Spellbreaker - Power Boonstrip Bannerslave (Fractal)

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Focused on: Direct DamageSupport.

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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.




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.




  • if extra boonstrip is required.


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Superior Rune of the Thief
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion


  • or slaying sigils if applicable.




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


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, . 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.
  • Only swap to mace/mace if CC is required. is your strongest CC skill, with and also being CC options. When you swap back to axe/axe simply repeat the opening rotation.


  • 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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0 stars
WienerDog gave this build 0 stars March 2020

Spellbreaker shouldn't be played at all in fractals, as better alternatives exist for boonstripping.

5 stars
Brnbrito gave this build 5 stars November 2018

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