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 Banner of Strength.png Banner of Strength and Banner of Discipline.png Banner of Discipline. It also provides Empower Allies.png Empower Allies, 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
Activation.png
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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10Recharge.png
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
¾Activation.png
15Recharge.png
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
2Activation.png
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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 Rampage.png Rampage is enough to cover CC. If running this you should take the Forceful Greatsword.png Forceful Greatsword trait.

Variants

Utility Skills

  • Kick (warrior utility).png Kick over Throw Bolas.png Throw Bolas if additional CC is required, or up to personal preference (there is only a low DPS difference between the two)

Elite Skills

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

Traits

Strength:


Peak Performance.png Peak Performance



Forceful Greatsword.png Forceful Greatsword



Berserker's Power.png Berserker's Power



Tactics:


Empowered.png Empowered



Empower Allies.png Empower Allies



Powerful Synergy.png Powerful Synergy



Discipline:


Warrior's Sprint.png Warrior's Sprint



24px Doubled Standards



Axe Mastery.png Axe Mastery


Variants

  • Phalanx Strength.png Phalanx Strength if extra might generation is required, such as in a composition with no Druid.

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.
Ascended Head (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Heavy).png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Axe.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Axe.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Impact.png
Superior Sigil of Force.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Mace.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Mace.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Severance.png
Superior Sigil of Paralyzation.png
Superior Rune of the Scholar.png6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
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Mighty +5 Agony Infusion
If running a greatsword use
and
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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 Spotter.png Spotter.

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 Banner of Discipline.png Banner of Discipline and Banner of Strength.png Banner of Strength
  2. "To the Limit!".png "To the Limit!" for adrenaline
  3. Throw Axe.png Throw Axe
  4. Throw Bolas.png Throw Bolas
  5. Eviscerate.png Eviscerate
  6. Cyclone Axe.png Cyclone Axe
  7. Throw Axe.png Throw Axe
  8. Dual Strike.png Dual Strike
  9. Whirling Axe.png Whirling Axe
  10. Throw Bolas.png Throw Bolas
  11. Cyclone Axe.png Cyclone Axe
  12. Throw Axe.png Throw Axe
  13. Eviscerate.png Eviscerate
  • From here, use your axe skills as they come off cooldown, making sure to cast Throw Bolas.png Throw Bolas before using Whirling Axe.png Whirling Axe to ensure Peak Performance.png Peak Performance is active for the entire channel. Fill in gaps with
    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
    and be careful not to interrupt your auto-attack chain, as the damage is heavily backloaded onto the end of Triple Chop.png Triple Chop.
  • Swap to mace/mace if CC is required. A full adrenaline Skull Crack.png Skull Crack is your strongest CC skill, with Tremor.png Tremor and Pommel Bash.png Pommel Bash also being CC options. When you swap back to axe/axe simply repeat the opening rotation.
Video example

Greatsword Rotation

  1. Place Banner of Discipline.png Banner of Discipline and Banner of Strength.png Banner of Strength
  2. "To the Limit!".png "To the Limit!" for adrenaline
  3. Bladetrail.png Bladetrail
  4. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  5. Throw Bolas.png Throw Bolas
  6. Eviscerate.png Eviscerate
  7. Cyclone Axe.png Cyclone Axe
  8. Throw Axe.png Throw Axe
  9. Dual Strike.png Dual Strike
  10. Whirling Axe.png Whirling Axe
  11. 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
  12. Throw Bolas.png Throw Bolas
  13. Eviscerate.png Eviscerate
  14. Cyclone Axe.png Cyclone Axe
  15. Throw Axe.png Throw Axe
  16. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  17. Arcing Slice.png Arcing Slice
  18. Hundred Blades.png Hundred Blades
  19. Whirlwind Attack.png Whirlwind Attack
  20. Bladetrail.png Bladetrail
  21. Throw Bolas.png Throw Bolas
  22. Arcing Slice.png Arcing Slice
  23. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  24. Cyclone Axe.png Cyclone Axe
  25. Throw Axe.png Throw Axe
  26. Dual Strike.png Dual Strike
  27. Whirling Axe.png Whirling Axe
  28. 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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