Berserker - Condi DPS

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

Focused on: Condition damage

Designed for: Raids

Expansions required: Heart of Thorns builds

This build was last updated on August 30, 2022 and is up to date for the August 23, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A condition DPS Berserker raid build. This build deals high sustained damage and brings a lot of CC.


Skill Bar

Longbow
Sword/Torch
Utility


Skill Variants

  • can be used instead of if extra CC is needed.


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Specializations


Equipment

Head
Viper
Shoulders
Viper
Chest
Viper
Hands
Viper
Legs
Viper
Feet
Viper
Backpiece
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Amulet
Viper
Ring
Viper
Ring
Viper
Longbow
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Sword
Viper
Torch
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x13
Infusion
x5
  • If you do not have stat infusions, use (or alternatives) as your food instead.


Consumables

Food

  • or ascended alternatives
    • , or for a cheaper alternative


Utility

  • or .


Usage

Rotation

Although the basic structure of the rotation is simple, in practise you have multiple skills that will come off cooldown at different times from loop to loop. See General Tips for an explanation of how to use these skills in the rotation.


Opener

  1. Cast before entering combat
  2. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  3. followed by to break the self-stun.
  4. Weapon swap Weapon swap


Basic Sword/Torch Section

  1. (if target is below 50%)
  2. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap as soon as you can


Basic Longbow Section

  1. Autoattack and until Scorched Earth is available
  2. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  3. Return to start of sword section


Video example


Breakbar

  • Your most easily accessible strong CC is .


General Tips

  • Use and + off cooldown.
    • Use off cooldown too, but make sure that you're in one of your fire fields in order to give yourself a Fire Aura.
    • will come off cooldown in between casts - you can use it immediately as it doesn't interrupt other channels.
    • You can also save to break stuns inflicted during the encounter if you think you may need to.
  • If is available after using , use immediately after.
    • As you delay until after a , the cooldown practically lines up with and it's ideal to use it in a fire field for the combo finisher. If they become desynced however, just use off cooldown.
    • Although this combo extends the time you spend on Longbow you still want to only use twice.
  • You can freely interrupt your Sword auto-attack chain without losing DPS.
  • Swap off from Sword as soon as your weapon swap is available.
  • Use off cooldown.
    • If is nearly off cooldown when you would swap off sword, you can stay for a few more seconds and do .
  • Once the boss is below 50% you should use whenever you're on Sword.
  • You can provide extra might for your group by using inside your or another fire field.
  • 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 .
    • You can also save to break stuns inflicted during the encounter if you think you may need to.


Ratings

This build has a rating of 4 stars based on 3 votes.
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5 stars
Pandawarmachine gave this build 5 stars • April 2019
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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