War Banner

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War BannerAoE, Spell, Duration, Aura, Physical
Level: (1-20)
Reservation: 10% Mana
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Requires Level 4Casting once reserves mana to carry a banner which increases the accuracy of nearby allies, and physical damage taken by nearby enemies. Gain stages by killing enemies while carrying the banner. Casting the skill again places the banner, ending the mana reservation. Once placed, it becomes more powerful for each stage gained. You cannot have multiple banners at the same time.You and nearby allies gain (15-21)% increased Accuracy Rating
Gain 1 Stage when you Kill an Enemy while carrying the Banner
Gain Adrenaline for 0.05 seconds per Stage on Placing the Banner
Base Duration of 10 seconds after being Placed
+1 second to Base Placed Banner Duration per Stage
When placed, 8% increased Area of Effect per Stage
When placed, 1% increased Aura effect per Stage
Nearby Enemies take (8-11)% increased Physical Damage

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased effect of AuraYou and nearby allies gain 0.5% increased Accuracy Rating
3% less Skill Effect Duration
1% increased Skill Effect Duration
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
War Banner skill icon.pngWar Banner inventory icon.png
Drop level: 5
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemWarBanner

War Banner is a banner aura skill. While the banner is active, it grants the user and nearby allies increased accuracy and causes nearby enemies to take increased physical damage. When placed, the Banner provides Adrenaline to nearby allies.

A Marauder with a War Banner attached on his back
A War Banner placed on the ground (Gem level 1, quality 20, initial stage)

Skill functions and interactions

Aura Effects

  • increased Accuracy Rating and Nearby Enemies take % increased Physical Damage are both aura effects that can be modified by Increased Effect of Auras.
  • Aura effects are always active whether the banner is placed or not.
  • Players and monsters must be inside the banners radius to receive the aura effects when the banner is placed on the ground.
  • Because war banner has an aura that affects you and allies, it can be supported by generosity support. Generosity SupportGenerosity SupportSupport, Aura
    Icon: G
    Level: (1-20)
    Requires Level 31Supports aura skills that affect you and allies, increasing the aura's effect on allies, but preventing it from affecting you at all. Cannot support curse auras, or other auras that only affect enemies. Cannot support skills used by totems.Supported Auras do not affect you
    Non-Curse Auras from Supported Skills have (20-39)% increased Effect

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 2% increased Aura Area of Effect
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    will increase all aura effects, including those that affect enemies like Nearby Enemies take % increased Physical Damage.

Buff effects

  • Adrenaline is a buff that can be modified by Increased effect of buffs on you.
  • Buffs are temporary effects that only occur after placing the banner with stages.
  • Destroying the placed banner by creating a new carried banner will also end the granted buff if it still has duration remaining.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthAccuracyinc. Phys
Damage taken
Exp.Total Exp.

Gem quality

TypeStats (per 1% quality)Weight
Superior0.5% increased effect of Aura50
AnomalousYou and nearby allies gain 0.5% increased Accuracy Rating
3% less Skill Effect Duration
Divergent1% increased Skill Effect Duration100

Item acquisition

War Banner can drop anywhere.


War Banner can be created from the following recipes:

7The Wilted RoseThe Wilted RoseThe Wilted Rose card art.png7Level 21 Aura Gem
Though the path to divinity is fraught with peril, hope may bloom from within.
Random corrupted level 21 Aura gemA
13The CataclysmThe CataclysmThe Cataclysm card art.png13Level 21 Spell Gem
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
Random corrupted level 21 Spell gemA
6The FoxThe FoxThe Fox card art.png6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
Random level 20 gemA
8Dying AnguishDying AnguishDying Anguish card art.png8Level 19 Gem
Alternate Quality: +19%
Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
Random level 19 gem with 19% alternative qualityA
8The HookThe HookThe Hook card art.png8Level 21 Gem
Alternate Quality: +23%
Every obsession began with a single, innocent taste.
Random corrupted level 21 gem with 23% alternative qualityA
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise card art.png3Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
Random gem with 20% qualityA
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Right click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Shift click to unstack.
Random gem with 1–20% qualityA
1The VoidThe VoidThe Void card art.png1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect War Banner.

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.LabyrinthStatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment War Banner Effect 166Merciless LabyrinthWar Banner has 25% increased Aura Effecthelmet 100
Enchantment War Banner Effect 275Eternal LabyrinthWar Banner has 40% increased Aura Effecthelmet 100

Alternate skill effects

War Banner has the following alternate skill effects:

Demonic Eye Banner SkinDemonic Eye Banner SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Banner now has a Demonic Eye skin.Your Banner now has a Demonic Eye skin.
Invisible Buff EffectInvisible Buff EffectSkill Gem EffectRemoves the visual effects on the player from arctic armour, tempest shield, blood rage, molten shell, plague bearer, phase run, petrified blood, withering step, any aura, any blasphemied curse, or any herald gem.Removes the visual effects on the player from arctic armour, tempest shield, blood rage, molten shell, plague bearer, phase run, petrified blood, withering step, any aura, any blasphemied curse, or any herald gem.

Related unique items

The following unique items are related to War Banner:

ItemBase ItemRequired levelStats

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now grants you and nearby allies 15% increased accuracy rating at gem level 1 (from 40%), up to 21% at gem level 20 (from 59%).
  • War Banner has been added to the game.


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