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Dragon Banner needs a 70% across the board damage nerf (video)

jul.7602jul.7602 Member ✭✭✭
edited July 17, 2020 in WvW

Dragon banner damage is still ridiculously high, and scales disproportionately well on certain classes. See the twitch for evidence.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/677407477?t=00h00m40s

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  • Aeolus.3615Aeolus.3615 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 17, 2020

    yes, and some small scale groups are even using several banners with the glitch wich i wont talk what it is.

    Ive found 2 thiefs with a banner each ganking players.

    2-3 banners with condi bunkers burn based with ministrels bunkeres support, everything melts xD

  • jul.7602jul.7602 Member ✭✭✭

    @Aeolus.3615 said:
    yes, and some small scale groups are even using several banners with the glitch wich i wont talk what it is.

    Ive found 2 thiefs with a banner each ganking players.

    2-3 banners with condi bunkers burn based with ministrels bunkeres support, everything melts xD

    Actually, from my experience the dragonbanner substantially better on zerker classes than on burn guard (at least the tb/dire variant).

  • misterman.1530misterman.1530 Member ✭✭✭

    How about everyone who complains about stuff like this just go play Animal Crossing or whatever? Some game in which no one gets hurt. Dragon Banner is slow, easily observed. Simply jump out of the way. If a thief is using a DB, it means they are missing some of theie stealth capabilities. If you can't down a squishy VISIBLE thief with a dragon banner, that is definitely your issue. Not the Dragon Banner's.

  • Aeolus.3615Aeolus.3615 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 18, 2020

    @misterman.1530 said:
    How about everyone who complains about stuff like this just go play Animal Crossing or whatever? Some game in which no one gets hurt. Dragon Banner is slow, easily observed. Simply jump out of the way. If a thief is using a DB, it means they are missing some of theie stealth capabilities. If you can't down a squishy VISIBLE thief with a dragon banner, that is definitely your issue. Not the Dragon Banner's.

    @misterman.1530 said:
    I guess u dont know how to gltich it then like some are doing :) or are u one of those that cant fight w/o having 2-3 banners to kill just a few 5-10 players?

    @jul.7602
    yes, zerker is best for its usage, reapers and thiefs are the best classes also to use banners due how their utilities and traits affect the banner mechanics, the burn condi bomb/spike will melt any one afected by it and theres some lame gltichs and tricks that people are doing with banners that makes banner more than what they are.

    Note, 70% is to much, banner still need to do somewhat strong damage, and devs said they m8 look at the bammer and make banner a tool to defend inside strucutures.

  • geist.4126geist.4126 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 18, 2020

    I see the fact that you can still use your normal skills while using the banners as way bigger issue. The banner should lock those. The banner isn't much of an issue when you only have the 5 skills, because everyone can chase you down and just kill you.
    The issue here is like it's for years in roaming overpowered skills that make the banner even stronger in the hands of certain classes.

    WSR is the only server where people call in /t for help when dueling.

  • Zhaid Zhem.6508Zhaid Zhem.6508 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Banner is okai but, like siege weapons etc it should not be affected by the holder' stats and buffs.
    What make it too strong in your video are sigil; mights and rev attributes.

  • misterman.1530misterman.1530 Member ✭✭✭

    @VAHNeunzehnsechundsiebzig.3618 said:

    @misterman.1530 said:
    How about everyone who complains about stuff like this just go play Animal Crossing or whatever? Some game in which no one gets hurt. Dragon Banner is slow, easily observed. Simply jump out of the way. If a thief is using a DB, it means they are missing some of theie stealth capabilities. If you can't down a squishy VISIBLE thief with a dragon banner, that is definitely your issue. Not the Dragon Banner's.

    yeah, db is so inconsequential, that some coms only go on maps, if they can have at least 2 dragonbanners there. And some coms run with three and melt everything in their way.

    Go figure

    Dragonbanner is broken and need to be removed.

    Not sure what server you are on, but have never, ever, seen 2-3 dbs running in a group. Also, I have never seen dbs take down a zerg. Cause issues for it, sure, but not take it down. I guess I've played on servers, and against servers, that, you know, dodge the big flames. I would love to see videos of this overpowered DB you speak of.

  • RisenHowl.2419RisenHowl.2419 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Zhaid Zhem.6508 said:
    Banner is okai but, like siege weapons etc it should not be affected by the holder' stats and buffs.
    What make it too strong in your video are sigil; mights and rev attributes.

    This is the real problem, player stats and traits shouldn't affect dragon banner abilities.

    @misterman.1530 said:

    @VAHNeunzehnsechundsiebzig.3618 said:

    @misterman.1530 said:
    How about everyone who complains about stuff like this just go play Animal Crossing or whatever? Some game in which no one gets hurt. Dragon Banner is slow, easily observed. Simply jump out of the way. If a thief is using a DB, it means they are missing some of theie stealth capabilities. If you can't down a squishy VISIBLE thief with a dragon banner, that is definitely your issue. Not the Dragon Banner's.

    yeah, db is so inconsequential, that some coms only go on maps, if they can have at least 2 dragonbanners there. And some coms run with three and melt everything in their way.

    Go figure

    Dragonbanner is broken and need to be removed.

    Not sure what server you are on, but have never, ever, seen 2-3 dbs running in a group. Also, I have never seen dbs take down a zerg. Cause issues for it, sure, but not take it down. I guess I've played on servers, and against servers, that, you know, dodge the big flames. I would love to see videos of this overpowered DB you speak of.

    during NA prime in t1 every group has 2-3 banners. It's been this way for weeks, it's to the point where people queue on their alts just to waste banners so the other team can't use them lol

  • Magnuzone.8395Magnuzone.8395 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 18, 2020

    3 things need a change and dragon banner is certainly one of them.

    • Dragon banners need to either go or to get a serious nerf.
    • Rangers rapid fire need to be brought down 50% or so.
    • Long range pulls need to be changed completely, it has no place in wvw and is mainly used for trolling. It has no real use.
  • God.2708God.2708 Member ✭✭✭

    @jul.7602 said:
    Dragon banner damage is still ridiculously high, and scales disproportionately well on certain classes. See the twitch for evidence.

    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/677407477?t=00h00m40s

    This is moderately impressive. How does a group of people stare down another 20-30 people and none of them exceed 1k DPS?

    Honestly I'd just like dragon banner 3 to get the damage reduction 1 and 2 got. Whilst the banner is a bit oppressive, most of that relates to target cap things not the actual damage it deals. Anet is running up the wrong tree if they are looking to reduce the damage on it. The strength of the banner comes from the mass spread of damage it applies from the increased target cap.

    The banner makes individuals feel 'impactful' because they can see a lot of numbers show up on their screens, and if they're running ARCdps they see themselves at the top. It's a lot of instant gratification. If you want to 'nerf' dragon banner it's important to clarify what you mean by to much damage. The fellow in the video landed a 5, 3, and 2 all at once and killed maybe 2 people. The burst is clearly okay-ish. The problem is it hits 10-15-20+ people which makes it really devastating in larger fights when used in conjunction with your zergs bomb.
    The 5 skill should have its cap reduced to 5, not 10.
    The 3 skill have its targets dropped to 10, not 20 (and double its damage to siege, and possibly reduce its damage a little bit).
    And the 1 skill should have its targets dropped to 5 not 10.

  • CrimsonNeonite.1048CrimsonNeonite.1048 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 19, 2020

    I just fought a guild group and pugs (with a 30 man open tag, with not all on voice), hanging around SM with cloaking waters and three dragon banners, which was really not fun to fight against, until their timers ran out.

    So yeah, the problem is stacking banners can be OP, especially with two skills left untouched from the nerf hammer.

  • Aeolus.3615Aeolus.3615 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @misterman.1530 said:

    @VAHNeunzehnsechundsiebzig.3618 said:

    @misterman.1530 said:
    How about everyone who complains about stuff like this just go play Animal Crossing or whatever? Some game in which no one gets hurt. Dragon Banner is slow, easily observed. Simply jump out of the way. If a thief is using a DB, it means they are missing some of theie stealth capabilities. If you can't down a squishy VISIBLE thief with a dragon banner, that is definitely your issue. Not the Dragon Banner's.

    yeah, db is so inconsequential, that some coms only go on maps, if they can have at least 2 dragonbanners there. And some coms run with three and melt everything in their way.

    Go figure

    Dragonbanner is broken and need to be removed.

    Not sure what server you are on, but have never, ever, seen 2-3 dbs running in a group. Also, I have never seen dbs take down a zerg. Cause issues for it, sure, but not take it down. I guess I've played on servers, and against servers, that, you know, dodge the big flames. I would love to see videos of this overpowered DB you speak of.

    In NA some classes than can glitch banner atacks will gather even to gank solo players.

  • Jaruselka.5943Jaruselka.5943 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 19, 2020

    Dragon banners are OK as long as there is more risk involved as a tradeoff for the massive damage output. How about a 50% reduction in vitality to anyone carrying a DB? You want that kind of firepower? Fine, but it will cost you.

  • Batdogi.7142Batdogi.7142 Member ✭✭

    They should make an unannounced patch and change dragon banner into a duplicate of Centaur banner but keep the Dragon banner tool tips...just for the LuLz

  • Vova.2640Vova.2640 Member ✭✭✭

    what are you talking about dragon banner is balanced

  • RisenHowl.2419RisenHowl.2419 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Vova.2640 said:
    what are you talking about dragon banner is balanced

    But they nerfed 1 and 2, so everything's good here

  • Lhiash.4910Lhiash.4910 Member ✭✭

    I would be okay with DB being only allowed to exist inside an objective, so if you walk out of keep/tower with it in hand it despawns. It would have a niche use as defender's tool, it won't be possible to stack them in a zerg and it would make defending stuff easier.

  • Please Anet Nerf Dragon Banner #5 damage and target cap, and #3 CD and target cap as well. Also the siege Cap over the board should be reduced. We believe in you help us a bit here.

  • Limodriver.4106Limodriver.4106 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 20, 2020

    I do 1 million damage all the time wipe out the entire blob just by myself plz dont nerf.

  • Fiends.5412Fiends.5412 Member ✭✭

    We need to BUFF dragon banner and make them purchasable on the gem store so we can have more out at once.

  • Erze.7253Erze.7253 Member ✭✭

    @misterman.1530 said:
    Not sure what server you are on, but have never, ever, seen 2-3 dbs running in a group.

    I have. Several times in the last few weeks.

  • LetoII.3782LetoII.3782 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The goal seems to be nothing short of sweeping every last obstacle from the zergs path.

    What's next, uninterruptable rezzes?

    [HUNT] the predatory instinct

  • @Magnuzone.8395 said:
    3 things need a change and dragon banner is certainly one of them.

    • Dragon banners need to either go or to get a serious nerf.
    • Rangers rapid fire need to be brought down 50% or so.
    • Long range pulls need to be changed completely, it has no place in wvw and is mainly used for trolling. It has no real use.

    You're putting a 50% nerf to Rapid Fire as your #2 after Dragon Banners in your top 3 things that need to be nerfed? lol >.< RF is one of the LAST things that needs a nerf. It just got a nerf in Feb. It's 10 strike nature means its very very easy to dodge at a minimum 30% of the damage and for it to do any appreciable damage the Ranger needs to be glass in the first place. Plus, there is already so much projectile hate that this is a non issue. Not to mention firing off a traited RF into a zerg is likely to kill the Ranger from Retaliation damage.

  • Blockhead Magee.3092Blockhead Magee.3092 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The only problem with the dragon banner is when zergs of 30+ take several of them into battle. Sure, outnumbered folks defending their structure is a great usage, but beyond that, its just aweful.

  • Justine.6351Justine.6351 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @LetoII.3782 said:
    The goal seems to be nothing short of sweeping every last obstacle from the zergs path.

    What's next, uninterruptable rezzes?

    Nah,

    "Removed downed state.
    - Now when damage brings your health down to zero, you are disabled for 30 seconds and become invulnerable. There is a stacking debuff that causes you to have increasing lengths of disabled each time this occurs until you gain wexp."

    Anet buff me :-(
    Make me good at game!