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 .
Note: Without from a Druid you have to run more Assassin's pieces to reach 100% critical chance. It is highly recommended to aim higher than the minimum required Agony Resistance (e.g. , 18x and Agony Impedance as well as Mist Attunement). To determine the optimal gear for your personal Agony Resistance please use our gear optimizer.
|Please use this instead of for situations where you should not Knockback foes (especially trash mobs).|
|If you don't need the Mace/Mace CC, you can use a Greatsword and this trait instead.|
|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).|
|If your Chrono isn't running Chaos/Illu or doesn't use his F1 and you are playing the triple DPS team composition you probably lack Might uptime. In this case you can use this instead of and swap out for since you can't trigger it anymore. Note that your CC suffers without so it is a good idea to bring consumables.|
Gear-wise you are loosing 85 Power, Precision and Ferocity from Discipline's trait . To make up for this we are recommending to swap either
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 :
With mainhand dagger on Spellbreaker:
|100 damage (or 150 on targets using skills)|