Turtle Banner

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Turtle Banner

Effect type
Game link

Carrying a powerful banner. Grants 33% increased movement speed. Dropping the banner will destroy it.

— In-game description

Turtle Banner is a tier 2 tactic created from Schematic: Turtle Banner. It lasts for 15 minutes.


The banner texture.
Appearance of the banner.
# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
1 Shell Shock (skill).png Shell Shock 0.75¾ Lob a magical turtle shell at a location. On impact, grants nearby allies protection and applies weakness to enemies.
2 Shell-ter.png Shell-ter 10.5½ 8 Create a bubble that heals allies and protects them from projectiles.
3 Saved by the Shell.png Saved by the Shell 1 15 Grant damage immunity to allies.
4 Shell Wall.png Shell Wall 1 30 Place a wall that grants resistance to allies and slow to enemies that pass through it.
5 Bomb Shell.png Bomb Shell 60 Plant the banner in the ground with such force that you knock down enemies and grant stability and protection to allies.


  • Grants break bar to the wielder.
  • If the wielder drops the banner either through being downed, using weapon swap or using a trap, the banner is lost (and you have to wait until the tactivator is recharged to get a new one). The banner is also lost when changing equipment.
  • The banner is not lost by entering water, resurrecting someone, gliding or using a mount.
  • The banner is restricted to the general area around the objective it is spawned in. Leaving the objective area while carrying the banner will display a warning message, and failing to return to the objective area within the allocated time will destroy it.


  • Prior to the November 17, 2020 game update, the banner could be used on the whole map without any restriction.