Banners Selection Guide – Desertguard Banners Included

Desertguard Banners

In today's Game of War meta we all want the best of everything. We try to get max research, the right troop set up, and the right presets ready.  But we often overlook the little things. The little things could mean the difference between burning or capping for a trap, or getting kicked from the wonder for a lot of leaders.

So today we will break down the little things that make a big difference. We have already discussed the best Gems and Runes. Now, we'll discuss the best Banners for traps, leads, and wonder fighters.

Best Banners - What to Use for Each Category?

Banners can be set for defense, attack, or wonder. Below you will find each category and the best banners for each. The awesome thing about banners is now we have a preset where we are able to easily flip between banner sets. This can be utilized for trapping or changing from leading rallies to conquering wonder.

Banner Update 10/17

New Banners are here again! Most of these banners are heavily geared towards wonder but some also do have helpful attack and defense stats. Take a look at what are the best banners for you. In addition, many are running into the problem of not having the Leviathan Banner, check out this video on twitch, where we talk about how to choose banners when you are missing a key one!

Top Attack Banners

Some of the new Desertguard Banners made our list for the top attack banners while leaving two spots open for older ones.  You will want to continue to mix in the Divine Leviathan Banner and Ultra DBC Exclusive Kunai Banner. The Divine Leviathan not only has great attack stats but will continue to be helpful to leads when their hero is out. With 500MT Resolute Defense this banner cannot be beaten. The Ultra DBC Kunai Banner not only has 50TTT attack in it but also gives DDR and DAR when your hero is out. This banner was the first of its kind and is definitely needed!!

  1. Ultra Desertguard Turban Banner
    1. 40MT Unstoppable Attack
    2. 4KTTT Rally and Wonder Health
  2. Divine Leviathan Defenders Axe Banner 
    1. 1,000 Multi-Kill
    2. 2BT Defense Annihiliation
    3. 500MT Resolute Defense
  3. Ultra DBC Exclusive Kunai Banner
    1. 50TTT Troop Attack
    2. 50TTT Rally & Wonder Attack
    3. 50MT Resolute Defense
    4. 90% DAR without Hero
    5. 100% DDR without Hero
    6. 10KTTT Rally and Wonder Health
    7. 5KTTT Trap Health
  4. Divine Desertguard Dagger Banner
    1. 20TTT Troop Attack
    2. 4KTTT Rally and Wonder Health
  5. Ultra Desertguard Multikill Banner
    1. 1,200 MultiKill
    2. 4KTTT Rally and Wonder Health

Top Defense Banners

Next up, Defense. The new banners didn't change much for defense. With the exception of the Kunai banner,nothing changed at all. This banner is useful for Heroless Traps, but it is useless if you have your Hero. So for most traps this new release will not affect your banner set up.

  1. Ultra DBC Exclusive Kunai Banner
    1. 100% TDR without Hero
    2. 90% Defense Annihilation Debuff Resistance without Hero
    3. 50 TTT Troop Attack
    4. 50 TTT Rally and Wonder Attack
    5. 50 MT Resolute Defense
    6. 10 KTTT Rally and Wonder and Gathering health
    7. 5 KTTT Mobile Trap Health
  2. Ultra DBC Celebration Kunai Banner
    1. 5 TTT Troop Attack
    2. 5 TTT Rally and Wonder Attack
    3. 5 MT Resolute Defense
    4. 1 KTTT Rally and Wonder and Gathering Health
    5. 500 TTT Mobile Trap Health
  3. Divine Leviathan Defender’s Axe Banner
    1. 1,000% Multi Kill Bonus
    2. 2BT Defense Annihiliation
    3. 500MT Resolute Troop Defense
  4. Ultimate Gilded Banner
    1. 5BTT Troop Attack
    2. 250MTT Onslaught Attack
    3. 1MT Resolute Defense
    4. 2MT Troop Defense
    5. 500KT Enemy Type Defense Debuff
    6. 50BTT Rally & Wonder Health
    7. 25BTT Mobile Trap Health

Top Wonder Banners

Finally, Desertguard Banners have a lot of Wonder stats in them. While there are still two banners with better wonder stats, the Desertguard banners definitely beat most of the older ones and should be switched in!

  1. Divine Leviathan Ancestral Blade Banner
    1. 20TTT Troop Attack
    2. 20KTTT Rally and Wonder Health
    3. 10KTTT Trap Health
  2. Ultra DBC Exclusive Kunai Banner
    1. 50TTT Troop Attack
    2. 50TTT Rally and Wonder Attack
    3. 100%DDR without Hero
    4. 90% DAR without Hero
    5. 50MT Resolute Defense
    6. 10KTTT Rally and Wonder Health
    7. 5KTTT Trap Health
  3. Divine Desertguard Dagger Banner
    1. 20TTT Troop Attack
    2. 4KTTT Rally and Wonder Health
  4. Ultra Desertguard Turban Banner
    1. 40MT Unstoppable Attack
    2. 4KTTT Rally and Wonder Health
  5. Ultra Desertguard MultiKill Banner
    1. 1,200 MultiKill
    2. 4KTTT Rally and Wonder Health

Banner Update 10/13

Ultra DBC banners just released as a Friday the 13th special.  These banners will look very familiar as they bring back the game's most iconic gear. THE KUNAI!!!! Just like the KUNAI, these banners will be game-changing!!!!

The new Exclusive kunai banner gives DDR and DAR when you’re Heroless!!!!! NEVER BEFORE SEEN!!!! This is a huge game changer!! Heroless traps just gained a huge weapon here and so did all of the rally leads. This banner combined with a lot of the other releases make trapping without a hero super easy!!! So excited to see how this plays out.

DBC Kunai Banners

Top Defense Banners

  1. Ultra DBC Exclusive Kunai Banner
    1. 100% TDR without Hero
    2. 90% Defense Annihilation Debuff Resistance without Hero
    3. 50 TTT Troop Attack
    4. 50 TTT Rally and Wonder Attack
    5. 50 MT Resolute Defense
    6. 10 KTTT Rally and Wonder and Gathering health
    7. 5 KTTT Mobile Trap Health
  1. Ultra DBC Celebration Kunai Banner
    1. 5 TTT Troop Attack
    2. 5 TTT Rally and Wonder Attack
    3. 5 MT Resolute Defense
    4. 1 KTTT Rally and Wonder and Gathering Health
    5. 500 TTT Mobile Trap Health
  2. Divine Leviathan Defender’s Axe Banner
    1. 1,000% Multi Kill Bonus
    2. 2BT Defense Annihiliation
    3. 500MT Resolute Troop Defense
  3. Ultimate Gilded Banner
    1. 5BTT Troop Attack
    2. 250MTT Onslaught Attack
    3. 1MT Resolute Defense
    4. 2MT Troop Defense
    5. 500KT Enemy Type Defense Debuff
    6. 50BTT Rally & Wonder Health
    7. 25BTT Mobile Trap Health

Top Attack and Wonder Banners

  1. Ultra DBC Exclusive Kunai Banner
    1. 100% TDR without Hero
    2. 90% Defense Annihilation Debuff Resistance without Hero
    3. 50 TTT Troop Attack
    4. 50 TTT Rally and Wonder Attack
    5. 50 MT Resolute Defense
    6. 10 KTTT Rally and Wonder and Gathering health
    7. 5 KTTT Mobile Trap Health
  2. Ultra DBC Celebration Kunai Banner
    1. 5 TTT Troop Attack
    2. 5 TTT Rally and Wonder Attack
    3. 5 MT Resolute Defense
    4. 1 KTTT Rally and Wonder and Gathering Health
    5. 500 TTT Mobile Trap Health
  3. Divine Leviathan Ancestral Blade Banner
    1. 10KTTT Mobile Trap Health
    2.  20TTT Troop Attack Bonus
    3.  20KTTT Rally Health Bonus
    4.  20KTTT Wonder Holding Troop Health Bonus
  4. Divine Leviathan Defender’s Axe Banner
    1. 1,000% Multi Kill Bonus
    2. 2BT Defense Annihilation
    3. 500MT Resolute Troop Defense

These banners can be switched out easily using presets. Remember, when defending heroless some banners work with hero and some do not. This is indicated within the description by saying “when hero present.”

Gems and Runes are two other "little" things you'll want to pay attention to:

Gems Guide | Runes Guide

Just look at the different possibilities. See how huge a difference these little changes can make. With the insane numbers each of these offers, it's worth the time to check and make sure yours are right. Now get out there and make a difference.

Banner Update 10/10

Divine Leviathan Banners are here, don’t forget to add these into your banner set up! These banners are a must have for Leads, Traps, and Fillers! The Defender’s banner has 500MT Resolute Defense which is the biggest increase we have seen in this stat thus far!

GoW Leviathan Banners

Top Defense Banners

  1. Divine Leviathan Defender’s Axe Banner
    1. 1,000% Multi Kill Bonus
    2. 2BT Defense Annihiliation
    3. 500MT Resolute Troop Defense
  2. Ultimate Gilded Banner
    1. 5BTT Troop Attack
    2. 250MTT Onslaught Attack
    3. 1MT Resolute Defense
    4. 2MT Troop Defense
    5. 500KT Enemy Type Defense Debuff
    6. 50BTT Rally & Wonder Health
    7. 25BTT Mobile Trap Health
  3. Ultimate DBC Ornate Banner
    1. 3BTT Troop Attack
    2. 3BTT Legion Attack
    3. 1MT Legion Defense
    4. 2MT Type Defense
    5. 500KT Enemy Legion Defense Debuff
    6. 50BTT Rally & Wonder Health
    7. 25BTT Mobile Trap Health
  4. Zealous Banner
    1. 200KT Resolute Defense
    2. 800KT Legion Defense
  5. Ultimate DBC Radiant Banner
    1. 50MTT Legion Attack
    2. 50MTT Type Attack
    3. 40KT Troop Defense
    4. 40KT Type Defense
    5. 500MTT Rally & Wonder Health
    6. 250MTT Mobile Trap Health

Top Attack and Wonder Banners

  1. Divine Leviathan Ancestral Blade Banner
    1. 10KTTT Mobile Trap Health
    2. 20TTT Troop Attack Bonus
    3. 20KTTT Rally Health Bonus
    4. 20KTTT Wonder Holding Troop Health Bonus
  2. Divine Leviathan Defender’s Axe Banner
    1. 1,000% Multi Kill Bonus
    2. 2BT Defense Annihiliation
    3. 500MT Resolute Troop Defense
  3. Ultimate Gilded Banner
    1. 5BTT Troop Attack
    2. 250MTT Onslaught Attack
    3. 1MT Resolute Defense
    4. 2MT Troop Defense
    5. 500KT Enemy Type Defense Debuff
    6. 50BTT Rally & Wonder Health
    7. 25BTT Mobile Trap Health
  4. Ultimate DBC Ornate Banner
    1. 3BTT Troop Attack
    2. 3BTT Legion Attack
    3. 1MT Legion Defense
    4. 2MT Type Defense
    5. 500KT Enemy Legion Defense Debuff
    6. 50BTT Rally & Wonder Health
    7. 25BTT Mobile Trap Health
  5. Ultimate DBC Radiant Banner
    1. 50MTT Legion Attack
    2. 50MTT Type Attack
    3. 40KT Troop Defense
    4. 40KT Type Defense
    5. 500MTT Rally & Wonder Health
    6. 250MTT Mobile Trap Health
  6. Absolution Banner
    1. 15KTT Type Attack
    2. 500KT Type Defense Debuff
    3. 45KTT Rally/Wonder Health Bonus
    4. 21KTT Mobile Trap Health

Banner Update 10/2

New Banners are here and the stats are intense! These Banners are a must have for both defense and attack players!

DBC banners October 2 Update

Top Defense Banners

  1. Ultimate Gilded Banner
    1. 5BTT Troop Attack
    2. 250MTT Onslaught Attack
    3. 1MT Resolute Defense
    4. 2MT Troop Defense
    5. 500KT Enemy Type Defense Debuff
    6. 50BTT Rally & Wonder Health
    7. 25BTT Mobile Trap Health
  2. Ultimate DBC Ornate Banner
    1. 3BTT Troop Attack
    2. 3BTT Legion Attack
    3. 1MT Legion Defense
    4. 2MT Type Defense
    5. 500KT Enemy Legion Defense Debuff
    6. 50BTT Rally & Wonder Health
    7. 25BTT Mobile Trap Health
  3. Ultimate DBC Radiant Banner
    1. 50MTT Legion Attack
    2. 50MTT Type Attack
    3. 40KT Troop Defense
    4. 40KT Type Defense
    5. 500MTT Rally & Wonder Health
    6. 250MTT Mobile Trap Health
  4. Zealous Banner
    1. 200KT Resolute Defense
    2. 800KT Legion Defense

Top Attack and Wonder Banners

  1. Ultimate Gilded Banner
    1. 5BTT Troop Attack
    2. 250MTT Onslaught Attack
    3. 1MT Resolute Defense
    4. 2MT Troop Defense
    5. 500KT Enemy Type Defense Debuff
    6. 50BTT Rally & Wonder Health
    7. 25BTT Mobile Trap Health
  2. Ultimate DBC Ornate Banner
    1. 3BTT Troop Attack
    2. 3BTT Legion Attack
    3. 1MT Legion Defense
    4. 2MT Type Defense
    5. 500KT Enemy Legion Defense Debuff
    6. 50BTT Rally & Wonder Health
    7. 25BTT Mobile Trap Health
  3. Ultimate DBC Radiant Banner
    1. 50MTT Legion Attack
    2. 50MTT Type Attack
    3. 40KT Troop Defense
    4. 40KT Type Defense
    5. 500MTT Rally & Wonder Health
    6. 250MTT Mobile Trap Health
  4. Absolution Banner
    1. 15KTT Type Attack
    2. 500KT Type Defense Debuff
    3. 45KTT Rally/Wonder Health Bonus
    4. 21KTT Mobile Trap Health

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26 comments

  1. What to do with the large amount of low level maps?

  2. I’m a filler should I just go all T5’s? and how many?

  3. Please do a section on mobile traps, most effective traps today, and how siege plays into attacks. Does strategic troops still outweigh all attacks and is there any new way to set up attacks plus information for us traps to make a combo account…. attack and defense/health?? Thanks

  4. Hey Dark,
    Is there a chat room or group somewhere that discusses traps? I can’t get my troops ratios right and everything I do just seems to make it worse. Thanks

  5. What about the Vanquisher Banner over Devious or Domination for rally leaders?

    • Vanquisher benefits for a rally leader are Rally Attack vs. Empire 150 million and one could argue defense benefits the rally leader as well. This banner has no debuff for rally leaders. Its a good option if you desire maximum attack rally.

      • So your suggestion would be debuff has a better effect for rally leaders due to the chance of zeroing the targets defense rather then over powering it with attack boost?

  6. I’ve been told the rally and wonder banners, as well as power banners, are for rally leaders, and will not help when filling. Is this correct?

    • The troops you send to rally take on the stats of the hero in the rally and the stats of the rally leader. Your gear, research and stats have nothing to do with the rally’s stats if you are just filling. If you set a rally then yes those banners would help, but not while filling. Your banners will help you if you are attacked. However, wonder banners won’t help you on defense and power up banners only help if you have cores equipped.

  7. Which is best to attack/defend…im almost 1T and have a hard time defending and attacking guys my size even. So which one will help most?

    • Marshal’s Training Gear banner provides 5,000 Defense.

      More defense would be best but there just isn’t any banners for Defense so you next best option are banners that provide health. Hero Health Banner.

      That is about it for Imperial Banners for traps. If you use cores you can use the power up boost banners. Legion Attack Banner with Hero Banner increases the Legion Attack of your troops and has enemy debuffs. Your hero must be in your stronghold for it to work. So this banner doesn’t help heroless or hero out rally defenders.

      Another possibility is using the Glorious Rally and Wonder Banner. Its possible you will gain 50,000% Attack even though it states while leading a rally or occupying the Wonder, however, the stats show something different on the banner.

      • Dark,

        How do I unlock my 4th Banner; the activate button is greyed out so I can’t activate a Marshals training banner.

        • Tap where the banner should go to select a banner. Find you Marshal’s banner and equip it. Then you should be able to tap it to activate.

  8. Can the Athena Bounty Banner be used to collect double chest also.

    • It is used to collect the Athena Gift only unless you confirm otherwise for us 😉 !

      • I have used it to double any gift in the city view except the secret gift. You can also collect 2 gifts if you activate Athena’s banner with about 30 seconds before the gift expires and then wait about 3-4 minutes into the next hour when the new gift arrives. Athena’s banner has a duration of 5 minutes and a cooldown time of 24 hrs (at legendary quality)

  9. Warden Banner – receive additional bonuses from your prisoners. Rare, Epic and Legendary banners increase the number of prisoners that provide a bonus.
    What are the bonuses you get from the prisoners?

  10. Let’s say I have a level 1 Quest banner that has been used while acquiring my level 6 Quest banner. Now that my level 6 banner is finished, how do I swap it out with my level 1 banner so that I now use my level 6 Quest banner? I keep going to the banners under the forge and pressing ok on my level 6 banner for questing, but nothing going changes.

    I also can’t figure out how to activate the other 2 banners. I have never used them at all, but now I have a level 6 of those too.

    Thanks for any help.

    • The banners have a cooldown period. You will need to wait for this to end. I believe the Quest banner is a 24 hour cool down.

      • I understand the cool down period. What I can’t figure out is how to unequip the level 1 banner of questing and equip my level 6 banner of questing.
        I also can’t figure out how to equip more than 1 banner. But this problem may lie with me forgetting how to equip a banner altogether.
        Thanks

        • Select the banner you have equipped, just above the activate button, now choose the banner you wish to equip. Also, you can only equip one banner at a time.

        • All quest banners have a duration of 00:00, so any quests uncollected are converted to new quests as soon as you activate the banner, as long as you aren’t in the cooldown period of a like banner. i can’t think of a benefit to using a lower level banner unless you are trying to collect a lower quality quest (like for the daily milestone event). If that’s what you want, you could select the “Chance” button (if you have some available) at the bottom right of one of the three quest types for your city.

      • The quest banner cooldown times(hrs) are (from level 1 to 6): 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 1hr