Berserker - Burning Burst

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The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good.

Focused on: Condition damageControl.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

A Berserker build for running around in open world. This build is relatively fragile, but deals massive AoE condition damage and has access to a lot of crowd control. It can also take the Tactics trait line to bring powerful group buffs without losing much damage.

Skill Bar

LongbowHealingUtilityElite
Sword/Torch

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - if conditions are a problem.
Utility Skills
  • - more dodges.
  • - if crowd control is needed.
  • - alternative to
    if you're taking a lot of damage.
  • - alternative to
    if conditions are a problem.
  • - panic button.

Specializations

Tactics Variant

If there are nearby players, you can run Tactics instead of Discipline to grant them a lot of increased damage with
. If you do this, it's also worth running
and
.

Equipment

This build uses similar gear to the Berserker - Condi Bannerslave and Berserker - Condi DPS build for fractals and raids. The main difference is
, which you can use if you have spare weapons or you don't care about fractals and raids.
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6x
Superior Rune of the Renegade
18x
Malign +5 Agony Infusion
Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Rabid Variant

You can run Rabid stats as a cheaper option while you're working your way up to Viper, or if you prefer having more health. You lose about 10% damage but your effective health is increased by over 40%.
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6x
Superior Rune of the Tempest

Consumables

If you're having trouble you can use the following consumables:
Food
  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or
    Saffron Stuffed Mushroom Saffron Stuffed Mushroom
    Saffron Stuffed Mushroom.pngSaffron Stuffed Mushroom
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.pngGain +200 condition damage for 30 seconds when you kill a foe. (This effect does not stack)+70 Precision+10% Experience from kill[sic]
    Consumable
    for more damage.
  • Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew.pngBowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png100% chance to gain might when you dodge.+40% to your Endurance refill rate.+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    for more dodges.
  • Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream for more healing.
Utility
  • Toxic Focusing Crystal Toxic Focusing Crystal
    Toxic Focusing Crystal.pngToxic Focusing Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PowerGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    (optimal) or
    Potent Master Tuning Crystal Potent Master Tuning Crystal
    Potent Master Tuning Crystal.pngPotent Master Tuning Crystal
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable

Usage

Damage

  • Your main damage skills are
    /
    ,
    ,
    ,
    , and
    . Use these skills as often as possible and fill with autoattacks.
  • is a significant damage increase, use it whenever possible.
  • Use
    ,
    , and
    to gain adrenaline and fuel your damaging skills.
    • Combo
      with
      to break yourself out of the self-stun.
  • Use
    inside fire fields (such as
    ) as often as possible to blast might.
  • Use
    off cooldown for might and fury.

Survivability

  • blocks attacks and reflects projectiles.
  • can be used to blind enemies.
  • You can slot
    ,
    , or
    for more damage mitigation.
  • You can cleanse conditions by weapon swapping. For more condition-heavy fights you should run
    or
  • Remember to always dodge and sidestep attacks if possible. Don't get hit by anything you can move out of.

Crowd Control

Build rating - 4 stars
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1 Ratings
4 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 4 stars September 2018

This build's high AoE damage makes it good for farming trash mobs. It excels in groups where it can bring its passive damage buffs.

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