Berserker - Condi DPS

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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Condition damage.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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

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Slot Changes

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




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Superior Rune of the Renegade
Malign +9 Agony Infusion
Spiteful +9 Agony Infusion



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


  • A can replace one of the for more DPS.



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DPS Rotation:

  1. Cast before entering combat
  2. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  3. followed by to break the self-stun.
  4. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  5. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  6. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  7. followed by to break the self-stun.
  8. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  9. Repeat from step 3
  • 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 to allow it to land extra hits.

Video Example of the Rotation


  • Your most easily accessible strong CC is .

General Tips

  • You can freely interrupt your Sword auto-attack chain without losing DPS.
  • Swap off from Sword as soon as your weapon swap is available
  • 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 .
  • 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.
Build rating - 4 stars
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3 Ratings
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+