Berserker - Condi DPS


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

Focused on: Condition damage.

Designed for:

 

Expansions required:

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Overview

A condition DPS Berserker build. This build deals high sustained damage and brings a lot of CC. However, it has a complex rotation which relies on animation canceling and can be difficult for players with high ping. It excels against bosses with large hitboxes where it can hit with every strike of Blaze Breaker.png Blaze Breaker.

Skill Bar

LongbowHealingUtilityElite
Sword/Torch

Slot Changes

Signet of Might.png Signet of Might and Signet of Fury.png Signet of Fury can be replaced with a different skill to suit your group's needs. Signet of Might.png Signet of Might should be removed first.


Specializations

Equipment

Ascended Head (Heavy).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Heavy).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Heavy).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Heavy).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Heavy).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Heavy).png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Longbow.png
Viper stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Earth.png
Superior Sigil of Doom.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Sword.png
Viper stat icon.png
Ascended Torch.png
Viper stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Earth.png
Superior Sigil of Geomancy.png
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Superior Rune of the Renegade
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Malign +9 Agony Infusion
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Spiteful +9 Agony Infusion

Variants

Runes

  • very minor dps difference. If you already have a set with them, upgrading to
    is a low priority.

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
    ,
    Rare Veggie Pizza Rare Veggie Pizza
    Rare Veggie Pizza.pngRare Veggie Pizza
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or Red-Lentil Saobosa Red-Lentil Saobosa

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
    • Tuning Icicle Tuning Icicle
      Tuning Icicle.pngTuning Icicle
      Nourishment (30 m):
      Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
      Consumable
      or Potent Master Tuning Crystal Potent Master Tuning Crystal for a cheaper alternative

Usage

DPS Rotation:

  1. Shattering Blow.png Shattering Blow
  2. Head Butt.png Head Butt
  3. Pin Down.png Pin Down
  4. Berserk.png Berserk
  5. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  6. Blood Reckoning.png Blood Reckoning
  7. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  8. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  9. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  10. Blaze Breaker.png Blaze Breaker
  11. Flames of War.png Flames of War
  12. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  13. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  14. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  15. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  16. Shattering Blow.png Shattering Blow
  17. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  18. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  19. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  20. Blaze Breaker.png Blaze Breaker
  21. Flames of War.png Flames of War
  22. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  23. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  24. Combustive Shot.png Combustive Shot
  25. Pin Down.png Pin Down
  26. Shattering Blow.png Shattering Blow
  27. Berserk.png Berserk
  28. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  29. Blood Reckoning.png Blood Reckoning
  30. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  31. Repeat from step 9
  • Fill in gaps in the rotation with auto-attacks until the next skill is off cooldown
  • Try and step back from the boss before casting Blaze Breaker.png Blaze Breaker to allow it to land extra hits.

Breakbar

  • Your most easily accessible strong CC is Head Butt.png Head Butt.
  • If your team needs strong CC, on Mathias Gabrel for example, you can switch Signet of Might.png Signet of Might for Wild Blow.png Wild Blow, your strongest CC option.

Misc

  • If you have "For Great Justice!".png "For Great Justice!" use it off cooldown.
  • You can provide extra might for your group by using Arcing Arrow.png Arcing Arrow inside your Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth or another fire field.
  • Use all of your equipped Banners at the beginning of the fight and re-summon them off cooldown.
  • Some bosses have attacks that are harmful to the group if they're reflected (Primarily Matthias Gabrel and Cairn the Indomitable), make sure to familiarize yourself with these and avoid reflecting them with Shattering Blow.png Shattering Blow.
Build rating - 4 stars
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3 Ratings
5 stars
Pandawarmachine gave this build 5 stars 6 days ago

Due to break bars it's not as powerful as Power Core, but it's still strong and performs well. Rotation seems long but once you understand WHY, it's very logical and straightforward to use.

It lacks in trash clearing, excels in longer fights that don't phase too much. 4.5 out of 5.

3 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 3 stars January 2019

Mediocre condition DPS. Difficult to pull off in real fights due to how alacrity and ping dependent the rotation is.

5 stars
Butterpeanut gave this build 5 stars February 2017

Updated to reflect 08/08/17 patch. 35k+

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