Berserker - Phalanx Strength

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Focused on: Direct damageUtility.

Designed for:

Archived due to the nerf the Phalanx Strength trait received in the November 2017 balance update that has made this build obsolete


Requires Heart of Thorns (Use the Warrior - Phalanx Strength build otherwise). This build is used in speed clears for daily completion since it's offensive support potential is enormous.

Skill Bar


Slot Changes

Weapon Variants

  • You could also carry Off hand Sword with
    if you need an additional block.
  • You can also carry a Warhorn with
    . The Warhorn is quite a good alternative since blasting a fire field also triggers Phalanx Strength.
  • Lastly you should have a Longbow with


Main Build


Restorative Strength.png Restorative Strength

Forceful Greatsword.png Forceful Greatsword

Berserker's Power.png Berserker's Power


Empowered.png Empowered

Empower Allies.png Empower Allies

Phalanx Strength.png Phalanx Strength


Smash Brawler.png Smash Brawler

Blood Reaction.png Blood Reaction

Bloody Roar.png Bloody Roar

Arms Variant

Substitute Tactics with Arms if you're the second Warrior in the group.


Signet Mastery.png Signet Mastery

24px Sundering Burst

Furious.png Furious


Ascended Head (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Heavy).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Assassin stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Greatsword.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Air.png
Superior Sigil of Force.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Axe.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Mace.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Air.png
Superior Sigil of Strength.png
Superior Rune of Strength.png6x
Superior Rune of Strength
Mighty Infusion.png18x
Mighty Infusion


    • Critchance: 1032 (Stats) + 170(Banner) + 150(Spotter) = 1352/21 = 64,38% + 5%(Base) + 20%(Fury) = 89,38%
  • Can be useful when having trouble to survive.

Superior Sigil of Air

  • in night time dungeons.
  • for The Ruined City of Arah.
  • for Caudecus's Manor and Cliffside.
  • for Honor of the Waves.

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

  • main food for might stacking.
  • alternative in dungeons or when the group can easily maintain 25 stacks of might.
    • for a cheaper alternative.
  • for Fractals of the Mists.
  • Use the 10% dungeon-specific nourishment buffs when possible. Otherwise:
  • Superior Sharpening Stone for Ascalonian Catacombs.
  • for all paths of Twilight Arbor.


  1. Double dodge for Stick and Move.png Stick and Move.
  2. Head Butt.png Head Butt
  3. Berserk.png Berserk
  4. Decapitate.png Decapitate
  5. Cyclone Axe.png Cyclone Axe
  6. Crushing Blow.png Crushing Blow
  7. Tremor.png Tremor
  8. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  9. Hundred Blades.png Hundred Blades
  10. Arc Divider.png Arc Divider
  11. Whirlwind Attack.png Whirlwind Attack
  12. Dodge into Target
  13. Bladetrail.png Bladetrail (If it won't hit a wall)
  14. Rush.png Rush
  15. Arc Divider.png Arc Divider
  16. Hundred Blades.png Hundred Blades
  17. Whirlwind Attack.png Whirlwind Attack
  18. Dodge into Target
  19. Head Butt.png Head Butt to regain adrenaline
  20. Berserk.png Berserk
  21. Arc Divider.png Arc Divider
  22. Hundred Blades.png Hundred Blades
  23. Improvise

Primal Burst Skills


  • If you use Blood Reckoning.png Blood Reckoning, use it for a second Arc Divider.png Arc Divider when you target is below 50% HP.
  • If your adrenaline is full before the cooldown to activate Berserker is up, feel free to use Arcing Slice.png Arcing Slice before you use Head Butt and go Berserk again.
  • When all your Greatsword skills are on cooldown you can Auto attack, or dodge to keep maintaining Stick and Move.png Stick and Move.
  • Use all of your equipped Banners at the beginning of the fight. Preferably by throwing them into combo fields.
Build rating - 5 stars
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8 Ratings
5 stars
Serana gave this build 5 stars October 2017

Still a reserved role on just about every team for its unmatched ability to stack might as well as support with banners. This is also probably the easiest top tier build to run for those new to high level fractals and raids.

5 stars
DestinysCharm gave this build 5 stars March 2017

Knowing rotation is critical to healing. The DPS is crazy, but you have to be focused to get in the perfect combos. Save Vulnerabilities if the enemy has already hit the 25 cap. Great build for Fractals.

5 stars
Stio89 gave this build 5 stars November 2016

Overrated, No survivability, Has no place in high level fractals imo.

5 More Ratings
5 stars
Omniscient gave this build 5 stars January 2016

This is a solid build that provides both might stacking and banner support while dealing a significant amount of damage and being easy to play. Almost any party is made stronger with at least one person running this build.

5 stars
Hanz gave this build 5 stars November 2015

Extremely effective at its role, usually has a reserved spot on every team.

5 stars
Hyaroglek gave this build 5 stars November 2015

Great dps and great might stacking, but the healing skill is useless, too much CD for a non great healing skill. I think signet is better, easier to play, and recover health even if you disengage your enemy. I think it's better and more versatile.

Expect that the build is perfect.


5 stars
Chase gave this build 5 stars September 2015

A go to for easy might stacking on the party. Dead simple rotation and pretty good DPS considering the offensive support. Can easily be tweaked for different encounters allowing it even better survivability/support or party wide mobility/defensive support. Much easier than other classes for the role it's in (offensive support via might stacks) and is the only profession which can supply banners for more party-wide damage. That being said, fury is a small problem (and one that can also be rectified to some degree on this build). Considering all the elementalists/thieves that can also provide fury, this is a very minor issue.

5 stars
Fredor gave this build 5 stars August 2015

Godlike offensive support while still being able to maintain a good dps. The must have for each pve warrior.

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