Banner of Tactics

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Banner of Tactics

Warrior icon small.png Warrior (skill list)
Banner of Tactics
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link
0.25¼ Activation time  30 Recharge time  
Banner of Tactics

Banner. Place a banner that grants boons and superspeed and breaks stuns on initial placement, then pulses boons to you and nearby allies afterward.

Superspeed.png Initial Superspeed (5s): Movement speed is greatly increased. Maximum duration: 10s
Stability.png5 Initial Stability (5s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
Resistance.png Resistance (2s): Nondamaging conditions currently on you are ineffective.
Interval.png Boon Application Interval: 3 seconds
Number of targets.png Number of Allied Targets: 5
Duration.png Combo Field Duration: 3 seconds
Duration.png Duration: 15 seconds
Radius.png Effective Radius: 360
Combo.png Combo Field: Light
Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun
Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Defense Defense

Tactics Tactics

Discipline Discipline

  • Doubled Standards Doubled StandardsBanners grant resolution to allies when they are dropped. Pulsing boons applied through banners last longer.


  • The stun break only happens on placement and not cast meaning you can't cast this skill while stunned.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 25, 2024
  • Increased the stability stacks from 1 to 5 in PvE only. Reduced the casting time from 0.8 seconds to 0.3 seconds. Reduced the aftercast by 0.3 seconds.
June 27, 2023
  • This skill no longer applies quickness in PvE.
November 29, 2022
  • This skill now breaks stuns on allies in addition to its other effects.
September 13, 2022
  • Fixed an issue that prevented banner effects from prioritizing the warrior who placed them and their party or squad over other allies.
August 02, 2022
  • Recharge reduced from 60 seconds to 30 seconds (except Battle Standard).
  • Animation changed; casting time reduced by 0.2 seconds (except Battle Standard).
  • Light combo field radius reduced from 600 to 360. Combo field duration reduced to from 5 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Pulsing boon radius reduced to 360.
  • Once placed, banners last for 15 seconds and can no longer be picked up.
  • Banners no longer grant quickness on placement by default (except for Banner of Tactics in PvE only).
  • All banner skills (except for Battle Standard) have been reworked. They now grant different boons when placed, depending on the banner:
    • Banner of Tactics: Applies stability and superspeed (and quickness in PvE only) to allies.
  • Pulsing boons have changed to the following:
    • Banner of Tactics: Resistance (2 seconds)
June 28, 2022
  • Banners no longer provide attribute bonuses to allies. Instead, quickness is granted to allies in the area when the warrior uses the banner skill, and then the banner will continue to pulse boons to nearby allies for the remainder of its duration. Each banner provides a different boon, as follows:
    • Banner of Tactics: Regeneration for 1 second
  • Picking up a banner no longer reduces the recharge time of the skill. Instead, they can be carried around and dropped to reposition them. Picking up a banner does not grant the warrior additional skills, but they will continue to pulse their associated boons when picked up. The delay before you can pick up a dropped banner has been increased from 1 second to 3 seconds.
  • All Banners (except Battle Standard): Recharge time reduced from 80 seconds to 60 seconds.
May 11, 2021
  • Reduced the number of allied targets affected from 10 to 5. The Discipline trait Doubled Standards now increases the number of allied targets from 5 to 10.
  • Banners no longer cause blast finishers. They now create a light combo field that persists for 5 seconds after the banner is summoned.
November 19, 2019
  • A 1-second delay before banners can be picked up has been added.
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 06, 2018
  • Instead of applying a 10% longer boon duration, this banner now applies 170 concentration at level 80.
February 22, 2017
  • Increased the number of enhancement targets from 5 to 10.
May 28, 2013
  • Warrior banners now apply their buffs immediately.
March 26, 2013
  • Increased healing granted to allies from 90 at level 80 to 170.
January 28, 2013
  • This skill's descriptions have been updated.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Banner of Tactics has been added to the game.