Battle Standard

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Battle Standard.png

Battle Standard

2 Activation time  180 Recharge time  9 Hero point  Ground-targeted  

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior (skill list)
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Place a battle standard that revives fallen allies and grants fury, might, and swiftness to allies.

 Fury.png Fury (3s): 20% Critical Chance
 Might.png Might (10s): 30 Power, 30 Condition Damage
 Swiftness.png Swiftness (3s): 33% Movement Speed
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 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 Inspiring Battle Standard - Banners also grant regeneration to allies. Unique banner buffs applied to you are stronger.

Skills and description[edit]

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

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Stab (banner skill).png
0.5½ Stab a foe with your banner.
Battle Standard.png
 Whirlwind Banner
1 15 Inspire nearby allies, granting stability.
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.


  • When used underwater, the Battle Standard appears at the caster's position rather than being ground targeted.
  • Despite the tooltip, the revive radius is smaller than 600. The green circle you see when ground targeting seems to be the actual revive radius, which is around 360.
  • The banner stays for a duration of 65 seconds.
  • Despite other banners hitting 10 targets, this one still caps at 5.
  • After the first second of casting this skill, and before the banner has appeared, the player will gain Swiftness and Fury for 3 seconds and 3 stacks of Might for 10 seconds. While the player holds, or is close to, the banner it will continuously refresh these boons and also provide them to other nearby allies every 3 seconds for its entire duration.
  • The Swiftness can be prolonged by up to 30 sec after the banner disappears via Inspire. 4 casts can be made but due to how effect stacking works, the first cast loses its benefit.
  • The banner only revives when it is first summoned. Players can be revived from the Downed state only.
  • The banner will revive players for 100% of their total down state health and 100% of their normal health meaning that through debuffs (such as Poisoned and/or Agony), the banner's revival capabilities can be negated to the point that the affected player will not revive at all, and only regain a portion of their downed health. This is a common issue in fractals, as higher level fractals can cause players to have multiple stacks of agony, thus nullifying the effects completely.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 08, 2018
  • The cooldown of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the lower 180-second cooldown in all modes.
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.
  • Reduced the cooldown from 240 seconds to 180 seconds in PvP and WvW.
April 15, 2014
  • Renamed the Warbanner this skill summons to Battle Standard in order to keep it consistent with the skill's name and description.
October 15, 2013
  • This skill no longer applies boons until the end of the cast to prevent unintended behavior when canceling it.
August 20, 2013
  • Updated this skill to properly display their duration.
  • Battle Standard now displays the casting range of the skill.
June 25, 2013
  • This skill has had its underwater aftercast reduced by 1.1 seconds.
May 28, 2013
  • Warrior banners now apply their buffs immediately.
  • No longer initially applies stability and then transitions over to swiftness.
  • It now applies swiftness with stability coming from the active skill on the banner.
October 22, 2012
  • This skill no longer goes on full recharge if it's interrupted while being activated.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Battle Standard has been added to the game.