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

Overview

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

GreatswordHealingUtilityElite
Axe/Mace

Slot Changes

  • Use
    for a strong reliable healing skill.
  • Use
    for an on-demand ressurection.
  • Remove either
    or
    and have the other warrior run the banner that you're not and in it's place use
  • if you need more vulnerability.
  • if you find your party doesn't have access to fury.
  • if you don't need either of the others.

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
    and
    .

Specializations

Main Build

Arms Variant

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

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of Strength
18x
Mighty Infusion

Variants

Equipment
    • Critchance: 1032 (Stats) + 170(Banner) + 150(Spotter) = 1352/21 = 64,38% + 5%(Base) + 20%(Fury) = 89,38%
Sigils
  • 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.

Food
  • main food for might stacking.
  • alternative in dungeons or when the group can easily maintain 25 stacks of might.
    • for a cheaper alternative.
Utility
  • 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.

Usage

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

Misc

  • If you use
    , use it for a second
    when you target is below 50% HP.
  • If your adrenaline is full before the cooldown to activate Berserker is up, feel free to use
    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
    .
  • Use all of your equipped Banners at the beginning of the fight. Preferably by throwing them into combo fields.
Build rating: 98%
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8 Ratings
Gold Medal - Great
Serana said this build was great 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.

Gold Medal - Great
DestinysCharm said this build was great 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.

Silver Medal - Good
Stio89 said this build was good November 2016

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

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5 More Ratings
Gold Medal - Great
Omniscient said this build was great 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.

Gold Medal - Great
Hanz said this build was great November 2015

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

Gold Medal - Great
Hyaroglek said this build was great 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.

Hyaro

Gold Medal - Great
Chase said this build was great 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.

Gold Medal - Great
Fredor said this build was great 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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