Warrior - Power 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 DamageBannersCC.

Designed for:

Overview

Power Bannerslave (also known as Banner Support or BS) is a meta defining offensive support that provides its party with the unique damage buffs
and
. It also provides
, strong CC, and very high burst DPS for a support build. Due to the raw power of its damage buffs one bannerslave is standard in every fractal group.
For a variant that sacrifices some damage for the ability to strip boons, see Spellbreaker - Power Boonstrip Bannerslave (Fractal).
This guide is focused on fractals. For the raid version see Warrior - Power Bannerslave.

Skillbar

Axe/AxeHealingUtilityElite
Mace/Mace

Weapon Variants

Greatsword
Greatsword Swing
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Greatsword Swing
Chain. Slash your foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 170
Vulnerability.pngVulnerability (8s): 1% Incoming Damage
Range.pngRange: 130
Hundred Blades
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8Recharge.png
Hundred Blades
Repeatedly strike multiple foes. The last strike does extra damage.
Damage.png8Damage: 1,032
Damage.pngFinal Strike Damage: 271
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Range.pngRange: 130
Whirlwind Attack
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Whirlwind Attack
Whirl in a target's direction, slashing foes along your path.
Damage.pngDamage: 164
Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 4
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
Book.pngEvade: 0.75 seconds
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Whirl
Range.pngRange: 450
Bladetrail
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Bladetrail
Throw your greatsword at your foe so that it returns to you, crippling foes along the way.
Damage.pngDamage: 183
Cripple.pngCripple (4s): -50% Movement Speed
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 900
Rush
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Rush
Charge and strike your foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 414
Range.pngRange: 1,200
  • Greatsword can replace Mace/Mace in encounters where the CC requirement is low and
    is enough to cover CC. If running this you should take the
    trait.

Variants

Utility Skills

  • over
    if additional CC is required, or up to personal preference (there is only a low DPS difference between the two)

Elite Skills

  • provides Fury Fury and can be used as an emergency resurrect in inexperienced groups.

Traits

Variants

  • if using a greatsword.

Equipment

Equipment

This gear assumes you are getting 225 precision from having 150 AR and a Mist Offensive Potion with the Fractal Attunement mastery. If you have more AR, you can replace Assassin's pieces with Berserker's.
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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
If running a greatsword use
and
.

Variants

  • or slaying potions when applicable.

Consumables

Food

  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    • Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
      Bowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Curry Butternut Squash Soup
      Nourishment (30 m):
      Food.png+100 Precision+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
      Consumable
      if you don't have
      .

Utility

  • 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

Mace/Mace Offhand Rotation

Opening rotation:

  1. Place
    and
  2. for adrenaline
  • From here, use your axe skills as they come off cooldown, making sure to cast
    before using
    to ensure
    is active for the entire channel. Fill in gaps with
    Chop Chop
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    Chop
    Chop your foe.
    Damage.pngDamage: 252
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Double Chop Double Chop
    Double Chop
    Chop your foe twice.
    Damage.pngDamage (2x): 538
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Triple Chop Triple Chop
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    Triple Chop
    Deliver three final chops to your foe.
    Damage.pngDamage (2x): 470
    Damage.pngFinal Chop Damage: 504
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
    and be careful not to interrupt your auto-attack chain, as the damage is heavily backloaded onto the end of
    .
  • Swap to mace/mace if CC is required. A full adrenaline
    is your strongest CC skill, with
    and
    also being CC options. When you swap back to axe/axe simply repeat the opening rotation.
Video example

Greatsword Rotation

  1. Place
    and
  2. for adrenaline
  3. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  4. Chop Chop
    ¼Activation.png
    Chop
    Chop your foe.
    Damage.pngDamage: 252
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Double Chop Double Chop
    Double Chop
    Chop your foe twice.
    Damage.pngDamage (2x): 538
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
     Forward arrow.png 
    Triple Chop Triple Chop
    Activation.png
    Triple Chop
    Deliver three final chops to your foe.
    Damage.pngDamage (2x): 470
    Damage.pngFinal Chop Damage: 504
    Targets.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 130
  5. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  6. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  7. Repeat from step 13
  • With sufficient alacrity uptime there should be almost no time for autoattacks with this rotation.
  • This rotation should only be used for encounters where your teammates can handle any CC required, since by taking greatsword you forfeit your CC capabilities.

Video example

Build rating - 5 stars
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5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars October 2018

One of the most absurdly strong offensive support builds around.

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