The Banner Warrior is the superior build for warriors in fractals.
Besides providing the group with strong unique damage buffs (, and ) and having excellent defiance bar damage with the Mace/Mace set, the build also has a relatively high burst damage potential on both small and large hitboxes for a support role.
If enemy boons are present, the Spellbreaker specialization can be taken to reliably remove them with and . Another advantage of this variation is the strong on-demand projectile destruction with .
Furthermore, the build is able to use damage modifying sigils like as well as slaying potions such as . As a support warrior, your focus is first and foremost providing the group with aforementioned damage buffs and removing boons, secondly breaking the defiance bar while following your optimized damage rotation.
The build benefits from slaying potions such as and .
|Please use this instead of for situations where you should not Knockback foes (especially trash mobs).|
|A niche skill if you expect people do go down from incoming damage. Also a good precast to provide more Might.|
|A nice Might boost for the party after intermediate phases (e.g. orbs at Ensolyss).|
Everything else stays the same. Note that your CC suffers without so it is a good idea to bring consumables.
With enemy boons present ( No Pain, No Gain, Swampland, Molten Boss, Twilight Oasis) and no Domination Chronomancer or Mallyx Renegade you will have to take the Spellbreaker specialization instead of Discipline.
Offhand weapons are still Mace/Mace. !
It's a good idea to bring consumables.
You should also take where necessary. You can consider for additional party Might.
Gear-wise you are losing Power, Precision and Ferocity from Discipline's trait . To make up for this we are recommending to use our Gear-optimiser on the website if you want to max out crit cap.
Everything else stays the same.
Breaking defiance bars:
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 will deal over 940 defiance bar damage with the following skill order:
This also grants 1-3 stacks of , and
Camp Axe/Axe if there is no CC needed
Use while all modifiers are up
Use , and off recharge
Don't cancel the third hit of your auto-attack chain as it does more damage than the first two combined
If the Mistlock Singularity is easily accessible and close to the encounter:
Several Warrior skills involving movement and or leaps such as
and cannot be canceled by stow/draw weapons but by using weapon swap.
Evolve your rotation around your highest burst damage skills: and
Before using high burst damage skills:
Use when there are multiple targets with boons (e.g. MAMA and Assault Knight at 25%), you are not at the target to remove boons in time (e.g. Artsariiv after the split 66% and 33%) or to destroy projectiles (e.g. Imbued Shaman initial Lava Elemental spawn at 75% and final 25%)
If using :
|260 damage (while on Mace set)|
With mainhand dagger on Spellbreaker:
|100 damage (or 150 on targets using skills)|