Banner

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the skill type. For various consumables produced by guilds, see guild banner.
Warrior banners render.jpg

Banners are a skill type exclusive to warriors. Once summoned, banners provide effects or boons to allies within their area. Banners can be picked up by the warrior who summoned them, this ends their effects prematurely, but also greatly reduces their recharge, allowing the warrior to redeploy them on the next battle. Banners cannot be interacted with by anyone else, and are indestructible. Warriors who provide banners for their group are often referred to as Banner Support.

List of banner skills[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

Banner of Defense.png Banner of Defense 1 80 Banner. Place a banner that grants bonus toughness and vitality to you and nearby allies. Picking up the banner reduces the recharge of this skill.
Banner of Discipline.png Banner of Discipline 1 80 Banner. Place a banner that improves precision and ferocity for you and nearby allies. Picking up the banner reduces the recharge of this skill.
Banner of Strength.png Banner of Strength 1 80 Banner. Place a banner that improves power and condition damage for you and nearby allies. Picking up the banner reduces the recharge of this skill.
Banner of Tactics.png Banner of Tactics 1 80 Banner. Place a banner that increases healing power and boon duration for you and nearby allies. Picking up the banner reduces the recharge of this skill.
Battle Standard.png Battle Standard 2 180 Banner. Place a battle standard that revives fallen allies and finishes downed foes. Once placed, the banner periodically grants boons to allies. Picking up the banner reduces the recharge of this skill.

Related traits[edit]

  • Warrior tango icon 20px.png Inspiring Battle Standard Doubled Standards - Unique Banner effects applied to you are stronger. Gain swiftness when you summon or pick up a banner.

Notes[edit]

  • Banners will only affect non-players (such as Pets and Minions) when their respective maximum allied target limit is not being reached.

Trivia[edit]

  • Banner skill evolved from Guild Wars 1's Ebon Battle Standard skills and the bundle system.
  • Prior to the March 5, 2019 game update, banners could be picked up and carried around as bundles by any ally, providing the following bundle skills, with slot 2 skill being specific to each banner:
# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
1 Stab (banner skill).png Stab 0.5½ Stab a foe with your banner.
2 Banner of Defense.png Staggering Banner 0.75¾ 10 Push back nearby foes with a staggering blow.
2 Banner of Discipline.png Furious Rally 1 10 Inspire nearby allies, granting fury.
2 Banner of Strength.png Brutal Banner 0.75¾ 10 Strike a foe with your banner and inflict vulnerability.
2 Banner of Tactics.png Compassionate Banner 1 10 Inspire nearby allies, healing them.
2 Battle Standard.png Whirlwind Banner 1 15 Inspire nearby allies, granting stability.
3 Inspire.png Inspire 0.5½ 15 Inspire nearby allies, granting swiftness.
4 Sprint.png Sprint 10.25¼ 15 Run forward with your banner, ignoring movement-impeding effects.
5 Plant Standard.png Plant Standard 1 10 Plant the standard back in the ground.