Berserker - GS Dps

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Focused on: Direct damage.

Designed for:

Overview

A Berserker dungeon build with decent DPS that should be played if you are the second Warrior. Otherwise you should play Berserker - Phalanx Strength if you own Heart of Thorns or Warrior - Phalanx Strength if not. If you do not own Heart of Thorns and are the second Warrior play Warrior - GS Axe/Mace.

Skill Bar

GreatswordHealingUtilityElite
Axe/Mace

Slot Changes

Utility Skills

  • Use either
    or
    and have the other warrior run the banner that you're not.
  • if you need more vulnerability.
  • if you find your party doesn't have access to fury.
  • if your party needs a condition cleanse.

Elite Skills

  • if you want the extra party utility of reviving.
  • if you would like some help in maintaining Signet Precision stacks.
  • If you don't want to use
    to get adrenaline to full or need to deplete a break bar.

Weapons

  • You could also carry two Swords. One with
    the other with
    . These swords would be used as offhands if you need extra evades/blocks for some bosses.
  • Lastly you should have a Longbow with
    and
    .
  • You should also carry a Warhorn for trash runs.

Specializations

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
2x
Precise Infusion
6x
Versatile Mighty Infusion
10x
Mighty Infusion

Variants

Rune

for PUGs, Solos / if you find yourself dipping below 90% health.

Sigils

If you're not in a night time dungeon swap

for:

for day time dungeons/fractals.
for The Ruined City of Arah.
for Caudecus's Manor and Cliffside.
for Honor of the Waves.
for fighting with the presence of many enemies and for those who want to increase their ferocity.

Note: It may benefit you to keep a separate weapon for each variant in your inventory as swapping sigils over time can become expensive.

Food
for a cheaper alternative.

Use the 10% dungeon-specific nourishment buffs when possible. Otherwise:

for Ascalonian Catacombs.
for all paths of Twilight Arbor.
for enemies in Fractals of the Mists where potions do no apply.

Usage

  1. Double dodge for
    .
  2. Get into combat.
  3. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  4. Dodge into Target
  5. (If it won't hit a wall)
  6. Dodge into Target
  7. to regain adrenaline
  8. Improvise

Primal Burst Skills

  • Spam
    if your target has less than 50% health.
  • Use
    to keep up
    if your target has more than 50% health.

Signet Mastery

  • Repeatedly use
    outside of a fight to gain Signet Precision stacks with
    .
  • Feel free to use
    and
    if you know there won't be a fight for 30 seconds to retain stacks.
    • Enabling autocast on
      on your second weapon set allows you to recast it automatically.
    • This also works during unskipable video sequences.
    • The autocast is bound to your set thus it will automatically deactivate once you swap to greatsword.

Misc

  • You might want to use
    or
    while running to a boss to get into combat.
  • When all your Greatsword skills are on cooldown, you can auto attack or dodge to keep maintaining
    .
  • Use all of your equipped Banners at the beginning of the fight. Preferably by throwing them into combo fields.

Written Guides

Streamers

Build rating: 5 stars
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3 Ratings
5 stars
Fredor gave this build 5 stars November 2015

The highest dps a warrior can achieve right now, but should only be played if you are the second warrior.

5 stars
Abe gave this build 5 stars November 2015

Increases the warrior's personal dps by an incredible amount, especially with the odd buffs to berserker traits. If it is wanted to have discipline then it is more than viable to swap out arms for discipline, Berserker is definitely NOT an option to drop.

5 stars
VenomBullet gave this build 5 stars November 2015

This build is good as it hits the maximum DPS I agree with that, but losing discipline it means you lost your best abilities as a warrior, Since discipline skills in my opinion are 100% useful. (50% faster weapon swap/25% move speed/gain more adrenaline/quickness 4sec every 15sec)

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