Banner Berserker

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Overview
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Key Skills
Key Traits
Conditions
Guide

The Banner Berserker is the strongest build for Warrior in fractals, provided at least one of the following is true:

  1. Your group will be able to break all necessary defiance bars near instantly without core Warrior’s fast recharging Skull Crack, or Rampage.
  2. Your group will be able to maintain 25 Might without .

Besides providing the group with strong unique damage buffs in and and having excellent single defiance bar damage in and , the build also has relatively high burst and excellent sustained damage.

Furthermore, the build is able to use damage modifying sigils like as well as slaying potions such as . As a Banner Berserker, your focus is to maintain your unique party buffs and instantly contribute to breaking defiance bars, all the while making DPS players sweat nervously when they glance at their DPS meter.

Equipment without Spotter
Armor
  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Assassin

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

Weapons
  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

  • Berserker Axe

    Force

  • Berserker Mace

    Severance

  • Berserker Mace

    Paralyzation

Consumables
Food
Utility
Infusion

Back and trinkets
Berserker
Assassin
Assassin
Assassin
Assassin
Berserker
Swap Weapons
  • Axes with , and other slaying sigils
  • A warhorn for pre-stacking Might
  • A sword is very useful for out of combat mobility
  • Greatsword for mobility and cleave
  • Rifle for siax
  • Torch for fights where you can trade cc for dps or need a fire field to blast
Armor
  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Assassin

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

  • Assassin

    Scholar

  • Berserker

    Scholar

Weapons
  • Berserker Axe

    Impact

  • Berserker Axe

    Force

  • Berserker Mace

    Severance

  • Berserker Mace

    Paralyzation

Consumables
Food
Utility
Infusion

Extra note

You need Fractal God, and 18 Mighty +9 Agony Infusion !

Back and trinkets
Berserker
Assassin
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Berserker
Swap Weapons
  • Axes with , and other slaying sigils
  • A warhorn for pre-stacking Might
  • A sword is very useful for out of combat mobility
  • Greatsword for mobility and cleave
  • Rifle for siax
  • Torch for fights where you can trade cc for dps or need a fire field to blast
Build
Traits
  • Strength

  • Discipline

  • Berserker

Alternate build

For fights of less than 1 minute with access to a Mistlock Singularity, precast , , and , replace the trait with , then equip , , and .

Skills
Heal
Utilities
Elite
Situational

If the group finds itself lacking Might, you can replace with , or if only a little CC is required, replace with .

If the group finds itself lacking CC, you can replace with . If CC is still short, it may be worthwhile swapping to Banner Warrior. Slow defiance bars leading to longer phases and potential might issues should be avoided if you can do anything about it.

For bosses with longer phases such as Ensolyss or Arkk, consider replacing with to improve berserk uptime.

For boss fights such as the Brazen Gladiator in the Chaos Fractal, with no initial defiance bar or phases, consider swapping for , for , and for , as the benefit of peak performance is reduced.

Details
Skill usage

Pre-fight:

  • Use both charges of .

  • Swap to and use . Swap back to your inital traits.

  • If a fire field isn’t present, equip an offhand torch and use .

  • If you haven’t needed to precast your banners at the boss, use them to blast the fire field for 6 stacks of Might per banner.

  • If you have precast your banners, use and on offhand warhorn to blast four times using the Mistlock Singularity.

  • Cast immediately before the boss becomes vulnerable.

  • If there is a defiance bar present immediately at the start of the fight, start on your Mace/Mace set - otherwise swap to it when necessary.

  • With you can deal 820 defiance bar damage with

    • , you can precast it and cancel the aftercast animation

DPS:

  • Camp Axe/Axe if no CC is required.
  • You need three critical hits to regain an . You should get three before pressing .
  • It is key that you are in mode for as many burn phases as possible for maximum DPS. Pay attention to your groups phase times and your extensions. It is better for to drop when the boss isn’t stunned if that means it will be back up right before another burst window.
CC skills
150 damage
390 damage
300 damage
100 damage

If using :

260 damage (while on Mace set)
200 damage
150 damage
100 damage
Damage modifiers
  • Entering grants 3 stacks of , while only grants 1. You will find starting to run low when out of , try to make sure you are in for burn phases while also not delaying where possible.
  • Casting for is only a DPS gain if you can’t be hitting something else, use it right before the start of DPS phases but only use it during if you need the heal.
  • With 100% critical chance, , and , it will take 3 hits to charge . Combine / with or a single auto-attack. Only use outside to prevent its ammo count fully recharging.
  • Interrupting your auto-attack chain to use or enter is a DPS increase. Keep in mind that inflicts 15x Vulnerability if your party is running low, and can often be used with no DPS loss if you are on your mace set waiting to CC.