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Warband

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Warbands are elemental-themed unique packs of monsters. They were originally introducted during the Warbands league but were not added to the core game when the league ended. Warbands are still available through other means, such as Zana's map device, prophecies, and certain maps like Overgrown Ruin Map inventory icon.pngOvergrown Ruin MapOvergrown Ruin MapMap Level: 82
Map Tier: 15
Guild Character: §
Only fear remains unforgotten, where once magnificent rites drew important crowds.Travel to this Map by using it in the Eternal Laboratory or a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
Overgrown Ruin Map inventory icon.png
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Tiers

Warbands Map Graph

Warbands are separated into four tiers. The tier of a zone determines what kind of monsters can spawn. Tier 4 allows for the toughest warbands (the bosses) while tier 1 only spawns the weakest.

The current tier of the zone could be found with two methods:

  • it would be shown with small dots next to circle of the map (2 pairs of 1 dot for tier 1, 2 pairs of 2 dots for tier 2 and so on).
  • there was a message on the map modifiers such as ("Captured by the Binerot"); see the faction section below for details
Tier Restrictions
1 Level 2+ Zones (Zones may have two dots, but it doesn't seem like Tier 2 units will spawn)
2 Level 10+ Zones
3 Level 41+ Zones (Cruel+)
4 Level 56+ Zones (Merciless)

In addition to those restrictions, zone level will also affect the number of potential warbands can spawn from each tier. At lower levels you'll only see 2 warbands, where as on 68+ zones up to 6 warbands can spawn in total.[1] Chaos Renegades, the fourth Warband faction, are hostile to both other Warbands and to exiles. They can only spawn in tier 4 map areas.

The tier will be determined by the number of warband kills in a zone; every 10 minutes (60 minutes for maps) the zones with the most warband kills will have their warbands removed, while new warbands will appear elsewhere in world increasing the strength of warbands in adjecent zones. Warbands will follow the regular world layout, for maps they follow a layout similar to the map upgrade path (see the graph).[2]

Factions

Warbands are separated into four factions, each based on a damage type.

Element Faction Home Map
Fire Redblade Beacon Map
Cold Mutewind Sulphur Wastes Map
Lightning Brinerot Shipyard Map
Chaos Renegades Overgrown Ruin Map

In the Warbands league, an enemy's faction could generally be found using the following techniques:

  • looking at the map; the map icons will have appopinately themed icons (i.e. lightning, fire, ice)
  • the mod in the upper right corner

Depending on the tier, the message on the upper right corner would change:

Tier Faction Message
1 Redblade Redblade Scouts
2 Redblade Redblade Raiders
3 Redblade Redblade Fanatics
4 Redblade Conquered by the Redblade
1 Mutewind Mutewind Trackers
2 Mutewind Mutewind Hunters
3 Mutewind Mutewind Purifiers
4 Mutewind Cleansed by the Mutewind
1 Brinerot Brinerot Lookouts
2 Brinerot Brinerot Pillagers
3 Brinerot Brinerot Buccaneers
4 Brinerot Captured by the Brinerot

Warbands Members

Name Faction Tier Variations Skills
Redblade Skullbreaker Redblade 1 6
Redblade Flamelord Redblade 2 4
Redblade Warmonger Redblade 3 4
Uruk Baleh Redblade 4 N/A
  • Cyclone
  • Firestorm
  • Molten Strike
  • Charged Explosion
El'Abin, Bloodeater Redblade 4 N/A
  • Reave
  • Flicker Strike
  • Enrage
  • Fire Elemental Cone
  • Fire Nova Mine
  • Flame Cascade (?)
Leli Goya, Daughter of Ash Redblade 4 N/A
  • Magma Orb
  • Magma Orb Nova
  • Summon Flame Golem
  • Summon Magma Elementals
Bin'aia, Crimson Rain Redblade 4 N/A
  • Flameblast
  • Vaal Flameblast
  • Discharge
  • Enduring Cry
  • Flame Dash
  • Summon Flame Golem
Mutewind Wildrunner Mutewind 1 7
Mutewind Lynx Mutewind 1 1
Mutewind Hexbinder Mutewind 2 4
Mutewind Snow-singer Mutewind 3 4 * Freezing Pulse
Yorishi, Aurora-sage Mutewind 4 N/A
  • Hatred
  • Ice Crash
  • Leap Slam
  • Vaal Glacial Hammer
  • Ice Storm Call
  • Arctic Breath
Jeinei Yuushu Mutewind 4 N/A
  • Hatred
  • Arctic Armour
  • Tornado Shot
  • Barrage
  • Blink Arrow
  • Mirror Arrow
  • Smoke Mine
  • Summon Ice Golem
  • Bearers of Frost explosions
Otesha, the Giantslayer Mutewind 4 N/A
  • Hatred
  • Blood Rage
  • Whirling Blades
  • Spectral Throw
  • Flicker Strike
  • Frenzy
  • Dual Strike
  • Double Strike
  • Cold Snap
  • Icestorm
  • Smoke Mine
Brinerot Raider Brinerot 1 6
Brinerot Soothesayer Brinerot 2 4
Brinerot Stormhand Brinerot 3 3
Musky "Two-Eyes" Grenn Brinerot 4 N/A
  • Wrath
  • Tempest Shield
  • Shock Nova
  • Lightning Strike
  • Lightning Warp
Susara, Siren of Pondium Brinerot 4 N/A
  • Discipline
  • Lightning Warp
  • Storm Call
  • Lightning Tendrils
  • Lightning Trap
Lussi "Rotmother" Roth Brinerot 4 N/A
  • Lightning Vaal Fireball
  • Storm Herald
  • Lightning Warp
Rama, The Kinslayer Renegades 4 N/A
  • Determination
  • Summon Minions
  • Immortal Call
  • Vulnerability
  • Cyclone
Kalria, The Fallen Renegades 4 N/A
  • Enfeeble
  • Lightning Warp
Invari, The Bloodshaper Renegades 4 N/A
  • Extra Gore
  • Glacial Cascade
  • Haste
  • Whirling Blades
  • Enfeeble
Lokan, The Deceiver Renegades 4 N/A
  • Fast Attacks
  • Ethereal Knives
  • Smoke Mine
Marchak, The Betrayer Renegades 4 N/A
  • Animated Weapons
  • Fire Trap
  • Caustic Cloud Trap
Berrots, The Breaker Renegades 4 N/A
  • Independent Searing Bond Minions
  • Caustic Cloud Trap
  • Ice Trap
Vessider, The Unrivaled Renegades 4 N/A
  • Summon Undead
  • Desecrate
Morgrants, The Defeaning Renegades 4 N/A
  • Seraph Spectral Throw
  • Cast on Hit Lightning/Ice/Fire Storm Call

Items

Any type of Warband member can drop items with special new magic mods or the unique shields. Tier three/four members can drop the unique boots. Tier four members can drop the unique rings. [2]

Warbands mods

These item affixes only appear on magic items of the correct item type that drop from the respective Warband members. The item drops pre-identified. All Warband mods are prefixes.

  • Brinerot: (20 to 25)% increased Damage while using a Flask (gloves)
  • Mutewind: Cannot Be Frozen (boots)
  • Redblade: 10% of Physical Damage taken as Fire Damage (helmets)
  • Renegades:
    • Betrayer's: Damage Penetrates (6 to 10)% Fire Resistance (weapons)
    • Deceiver's: Damage Penetrates (6 to 10)% Cold Resistance (weapons)
    • Turncoat's: Damage Penetrates (6 to 10)% Lightning Resistance (weapons)

List of unique items

ItemLvl.Stats
Brinerot FlagBrinerot Flag
Tarnished Spirit Shield
Quality: +20%
Chance to Block: 24%
Energy Shield: (114 to 138)
Requires Level 23, 60 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
5% increased Spell Damage
+3 to Level of Socketed Warcry Gems
(8-12)% increased Cast Speed
(20-40)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
+(70-90) to maximum Energy Shield
Gain 2 Power Charges on using a Warcry
The lords of the sea bow to no one.
Brinerot Flag inventory icon.png
Brinerot Flag inventory icon.png
233% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
5% increased Spell Damage+3 to Level of Socketed Warcry Gems
(8-12)% increased Cast Speed
(20-40)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
+(70-90) to maximum Energy Shield
Gain 2 Power Charges on using a Warcry
Redblade BannerRedblade Banner
Painted Tower Shield
Quality: +20%
Chance to Block: 30%
Armour: (378 to 415)
Requires Level 35, 87 Str3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)(80-100)% increased Armour
+(50-60) to maximum Life
20% increased Taunt Duration
+5% Chance to Block
50% increased Warcry Cooldown Recovery Speed
2% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life against Taunted Enemies
Blood shed is blood shared.
Redblade Banner inventory icon.png
Redblade Banner inventory icon.png
353% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)(80-100)% increased Armour
+(50-60) to maximum Life
20% increased Taunt Duration
+5% Chance to Block
50% increased Warcry Cooldown Recovery Speed
2% of Attack Damage Leeched as Life against Taunted Enemies
Brinerot WhalersBrinerot Whalers
Trapper Boots
Quality: +20%
Evasion: 78
Energy Shield: (166 to 202)
Requires Level 41, 40 Dex, 40 Int+(120-150) to maximum Energy Shield
20% increased Physical Damage
25% increased Movement Speed
+(20-30)% to Lightning Resistance
(20-40)% increased Projectile Damage
Unaffected by Shocked Ground
Those Theopolis fatcats put a price on our heads.
Let's see what they'll pay for their own.
Brinerot Whalers inventory icon.png
Brinerot Whalers inventory icon.png
41+(120-150) to maximum Energy Shield
20% increased Physical Damage
25% increased Movement Speed
+(20-30)% to Lightning Resistance
(20-40)% increased Projectile Damage
Unaffected by Shocked Ground
Mutewind PennantMutewind Pennant
Enameled Buckler
Quality: +20%
Chance to Block: 24%
Evasion: (482 to 530)
Requires Level 42, 103 Dex3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)(80-100)% increased Evasion Rating
+(20-40)% to Cold Resistance
10% increased Area of Effect of Area Skills
Gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on using a Warcry
25% increased Warcry Buff Effect
Embrace the snow or be buried.
Mutewind Pennant inventory icon.png
Mutewind Pennant inventory icon.png
423% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)(80-100)% increased Evasion Rating
+(20-40)% to Cold Resistance
10% increased Area of Effect of Area Skills
Gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on using a Warcry
25% increased Warcry Buff Effect
Mutewind WhisperstepsMutewind Whispersteps
Serpentscale Boots
Quality: +20%
Armour: 79
Evasion: (145 to 178)
Requires Level 42, 40 Str, 40 DexAdds (25-30) to (40-50) Cold Damage to Spells
(50-70)% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
(100-150)% increased Evasion Rating
+(20-30)% to Cold Resistance
25% increased Movement Speed
Unaffected by Chilled Ground
Corruption sweeps across this land,
but our bloodline is clear.
It is our duty to keep it so.
Mutewind Whispersteps inventory icon.png
Mutewind Whispersteps inventory icon.png
42Adds (25-30) to (40-50) Cold Damage to Spells
(50-70)% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
(100-150)% increased Evasion Rating
+(20-30)% to Cold Resistance
25% increased Movement Speed
Unaffected by Chilled Ground
Brinerot MarkBrinerot Mark
Unset Ring
Requires Level 44Has 1 Socket25% increased Effect of Buffs granted by Socketed Golem Skills
Socketed Golem Skills gain 20% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
+3 to Level of Socketed Golem Gems
(20-25)% increased Spell Damage
+(15-25) to maximum Energy Shield
+(20-40)% to Lightning Resistance
Each time, it is granted to the most senior captain of the fleet,
and each time, the ring soon washes ashore once more,
still wrapped around a severed finger.
Brinerot Mark inventory icon.png
Brinerot Mark inventory icon.png
44Has 1 Socket25% increased Effect of Buffs granted by Socketed Golem Skills
Socketed Golem Skills gain 20% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
+3 to Level of Socketed Golem Gems
(20-25)% increased Spell Damage
+(15-25) to maximum Energy Shield
+(20-40)% to Lightning Resistance
Mutewind SealMutewind Seal
Unset Ring
Requires Level 44Has 1 SocketSocketed Golem Skills have 20% increased Attack and Cast Speed
Gain Onslaught for 10 seconds when you Cast Socketed Golem Skill
+3 to Level of Socketed Golem Gems
Adds (5-10) to (11-15) Physical Damage to Attacks
(5-10)% increased Attack Speed
(3-5)% chance to Dodge Attacks
When a fallen leader's body is taken to the funeral peak,
those who seek power must ascend together.
One returns with the seal.
The rest do not return at all.
Mutewind Seal inventory icon.png
Mutewind Seal inventory icon.png
44Has 1 SocketSocketed Golem Skills have 20% increased Attack and Cast Speed
Gain Onslaught for 10 seconds when you Cast Socketed Golem Skill
+3 to Level of Socketed Golem Gems
Adds (5-10) to (11-15) Physical Damage to Attacks
(5-10)% increased Attack Speed
(3-5)% chance to Dodge Attacks
Redblade BandRedblade Band
Unset Ring
Requires Level 44Has 1 SocketSocketed Golem Skills have 25% chance to Taunt on Hit
Socketed Golem Skills have 5% Life Regenerated per second
+3 to Level of Socketed Golem Gems
+(30-40) to Strength
(20-30)% increased Fire Damage
+(30-40) to maximum Life
To ascend to leadership, the child of a Redblade warlord
must pull the band from the still-hot
ashes of their father.
Redblade Band inventory icon.png
Redblade Band inventory icon.png
44Has 1 SocketSocketed Golem Skills have 25% chance to Taunt on Hit
Socketed Golem Skills have 5% Life Regenerated per second
+3 to Level of Socketed Golem Gems
+(30-40) to Strength
(20-30)% increased Fire Damage
+(30-40) to maximum Life
Redblade TramplersRedblade Tramplers
Ancient Greaves
Quality: +20%
Armour: (356 to 422)
Requires Level 46, 82 StrAdds (2-5) to (7-10) Physical Damage to Attacks
(5-10)% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
(150-200)% increased Armour
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+(20-30)% to Fire Resistance
25% increased Movement Speed
Unaffected by Burning Ground
Our home was swallowed beneath
the great mountain for our complacency.
Now we must prove our value to the Molten One
by sating his hunger for life.
Redblade Tramplers inventory icon.png
Redblade Tramplers inventory icon.png
46Adds (2-5) to (7-10) Physical Damage to Attacks
(5-10)% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
(150-200)% increased Armour
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+(20-30)% to Fire Resistance
25% increased Movement Speed
Unaffected by Burning Ground
The PariahThe Pariah
Unset Ring
Requires Level 60Has 1 Socket+2 to Level of Socketed Gems
(5-10)% increased Attack and Cast Speed
+100 to Maximum Life per Red Socket
+100 to Maximum Energy Shield per Blue Socket
+100 to Maximum Mana per Green Socket
15% increased Item Quantity per White Socket
A man who changes his loyalties often,
soon finds he has none.
The Pariah inventory icon.png
The Pariah inventory icon.png
60Has 1 Socket+2 to Level of Socketed Gems
(5-10)% increased Attack and Cast Speed
+100 to Maximum Life per Red Socket
+100 to Maximum Energy Shield per Blue Socket
+100 to Maximum Mana per Green Socket
15% increased Item Quantity per White Socket
Steppan EardSteppan Eard
Sorcerer Boots
Quality: +20%
Energy Shield: (193 to 244)
Requires Level 67, 123 Int(110-140)% increased Energy Shield
+(20-30) to maximum Energy Shield
30% increased Movement Speed
20% increased Movement Speed on Shocked Ground
50% increased Damage on Burning Ground
2% of Life Regenerated per second on Chilled Ground
Unaffected by Desecrated Ground
To fight an enemy on their lands is a tactical mistake.
Make those lands your own, and the mistake becomes theirs.
Steppan Eard inventory icon.png
Steppan Eard inventory icon.png
67(110-140)% increased Energy Shield
+(20-30) to maximum Energy Shield
30% increased Movement Speed
20% increased Movement Speed on Shocked Ground
50% increased Damage on Burning Ground
2% of Life Regenerated per second on Chilled Ground
Unaffected by Desecrated Ground
Broken FaithBroken Faith
Archon Kite Shield
Quality: +20%
Chance to Block: 27%
Armour: 162
Energy Shield: 48
Requires Level 68, 85 Str, 85 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+12% to all Elemental Resistances
0.4% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life
Gain (5-10)% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
+5% Chance to Block
Gain Unholy Might on block for 10 seconds
100% increased Global Armour while you have no Energy Shield
Be not blinded by the light.
Broken Faith inventory icon.png
Broken Faith inventory icon.png
683% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+12% to all Elemental Resistances0.4% of Chaos Damage Leeched as Life
Gain (5-10)% of Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
+5% Chance to Block
Gain Unholy Might on block for 10 seconds
100% increased Global Armour while you have no Energy Shield

Version History

Version Changes
2.4.2
  • Warbands members now drop their signature items already identified.
2.0.4
  • The rate of spawning Warbands has been increased. It's now up to twice as high in some cases (such as leaders and Chaos Warbands).
2.0.1
  • Introduced the Chaos Warband Renegades.
  • Added three new Unique Items and some new weapon mods that can drop from the new Warband Renegades.
  • Warbands no longer leave footprints behind them.
2.0.0f
  • Fixed a bug where Warbands in Maps were using location information from Merciless instead of the correct Map information.
2.0.0g
  • There are now more fourth-tier Warbands throughout Merciless and Maps.
  • Increased the experience gained and the amount of items dropped by Warbands Grunts by 60% and Warbands Elites by 50%.
  • Warbands in Maps now change every hour rather than every half-hour, giving more opportunity to kill good ones.
  • The Chaos Leaders will rise up against the Warbands in content update 2.0.1.

References

  1. Omega_K2 (July 23, 2015). "Warbands Pack Numbers".
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chris (July 20, 2015). "How Warbands Works". Grinding Gear Games.