Banner of Defense

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Banner of Defense.png

Banner of Defense

1 Activation time  80 Recharge time  3 Hero point  Ground-targeted  

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior (skill list)
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Place a banner that increases toughness and vitality for you and nearby allies. Picking up the banner reduces the recharge of this skill.

 Banner of Defense.png Banner of Defense: 100 Toughness, 100 Vitality
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 60%
 Number of targets.png Number of Allied Targets: 10
 Duration.png Duration: 60s
 Radius.png Effective Radius: 600
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast
 Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Discipline Discipline[edit]

Inspiring Battle Standard Doubled Standards - Unique Banner effects applied to you are stronger. Gain swiftness when you summon or pick up a banner.

Additional Skills[edit]

The banner created by this skill is a bundle that can be picked up, providing the skills below:

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Stab (banner skill).png
0.5½ Stab a foe with your banner.
Banner of Defense.png
 Staggering Banner
0.75¾ 10 Push back nearby foes with a staggering blow.
0.5½ 15 Inspire nearby allies, granting swiftness.
10.25¼ 15 Run forward with your banner, ignoring movement-impeding effects.
Plant Standard.png
 Plant Standard
1 10 Plant the standard back in the ground.
  • Pressing the Swap Weapons key (` by default on an English keyboard) to drop the banner is faster than using its  
    Plant Standard.png
     Plant Standard skill, but does not trigger a blast finisher.


  • Attribute gain is equal to 10 + level * 2
  • Buff lasts 5 seconds, starts 3 seconds after it is created, and is renewed every 3 seconds.
  • Actually lasts 95 seconds starting from when it is created.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 05, 2019
  • Banners no longer have skills and are instead destroyed when they're picked up.
  • Banners can now only be picked up by the warrior who summoned them.
  • Reduced all banners' stat gains from 170 to 100 at level 80.
  • Banners' durations have been reduced from 90 seconds to 60 seconds.
  • All utility-slot banner skills have had their recharge times reduced from 120 seconds to 80 seconds.
  • Picking up a banner now reduces the recharge time of that banner by 60 seconds.
March 27, 2018
  • Fixed a bug that caused banner effects to display at a selected enemy's location rather than the player's location when using a banner underwater.
February 22, 2017
  • Increased the number of enhancement targets from 5 to 10.
August 20, 2013
  • Updated this skill to properly display their duration.
May 28, 2013
  • Warrior banners now apply their buffs immediately.
March 26, 2013
  • Increased toughness and vitality granted to allies from 90 at level 80 to 170.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Banner of Defense has been added to the game.