Berserker - Condition Skull Grinder Roamer

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Focused on: Condition damageControl.

Designed for:

Overview

A condition based Berserker build made for solo/smallscale roaming with high single target condition damage combined with several crowd control (CC) abilities. Interupting enemies and applying conditions is a key element of this build.

Skill Bar

Mace/TorchHealingUtilityElite
Sword/Sword
Longbow
Dual Shot
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Dual Shot
Shoot a pair of arrows at your foe.
Damage.png2Damage: 160
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,000
Fan of Fire
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Fan of Fire
Fire a spread of three flaming arrows, burning foes.
Damage.png3Damage: 423
Burn.png3Burning (2s): 1968 Damage
Book.pngTargets per Arrow: 5
Book.pngPierces
Range.pngRange: 1,000
Arcing Arrow
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Arcing Arrow
Shoot a slow, arcing arrow that explodes on impact.
Damage.pngDamage: 487
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Range.pngRange: 1,000
Smoldering Arrow
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Smoldering Arrow
Shoot an arrow that explodes on impact blinding foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 49
Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Radius.pngRadius: 180
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,000
Pin Down
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Pin Down
Fire an arrow that bleeds and immobilizes your target.
Damage.pngDamage: 97
Bleed.png6Bleeding (12s): 3,060 Damage
Immobilize.pngImmobilize (3s): Unable to move.
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,000
Rifle
Fierce Shot
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Fierce Shot
Fire a shot at your target, gaining bonus adrenaline against vulnerable targets.
Damage.pngDamage: 135
Attribute bonus.pngBonus Adrenaline: 1
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Aimed Shot
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Aimed Shot
Fire a precise shot that cripples your foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 85
Cripple.pngCripple (5s): -50% Movement Speed
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Volley
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Volley
Fire a volley of shots at your foe.
Damage.png5Damage: 730
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Brutal Shot
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Brutal Shot
Shoot your foe and make them vulnerable.
Damage.pngDamage: 122
Vulnerability.png8Vulnerability (12s): 8% Incoming Damage
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Rifle Butt
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Rifle Butt
Push your foe back with your rifle butt.
Damage.pngDamage: 244
Knockback.pngKnockback: 600
Range.pngRange: 130

Slot Changes

Weapons
Switch your swords if a ranged weapon is needed.

  • Longbow should be used as a offensive ranged weapon to apply conditions from far.
  • Rifle should be used as a defensive ranged weapon to keep yourself away from your enemy.

Heal

  • for a strong heal in short fights.
  • for additional condition removal.

Utility

  • instead of
    if having problems with hitting moving targets.
  • for additional condition removal and a stun break.
  • for additional adrenalin and a stun break with low cooldown.

Elite

  • for additional boons and to trigger
  • for more CC to trigger

Specializations

Variants

  • Use
    if you use
    Throw Bolas Throw Bolas
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    Throw Bolas
    Physical. Throw bolas to immobilize your foe.
    Damage.pngDamage: 61
    Immobilize.pngImmobilize (4s): Unable to move.
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 900
    .
  • Use
    if your party overrides your fury.

Variants

  • Use
    for more survivability.
  • Use
    for CC heavy enemies.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of Perplexity
18x
Malign WvW Infusion

Consumables

Variants

Stats
  • Adapt the amount of Trailblazer stat icon.png Trailblazer's according to the condition pressure you are receiving.
Sigils
  • against condition heavy enemies.
Food
  • Good alternative balancing offensive and defensive.
  • Defensive food.
  • cheap alternative to Rare Veggie Pizza
Utility
  • for a cheaper alternative.

Usage

Basic skill rotation

  1. Start with Mace/Torch
  2. Flames of War Flames of War
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    Flames of War
    Cleanse conditions and become a mobile fire field that burns nearby foes. When the field expires, it explodes, damaging foes and burning them again.
    Damage.pngDamage: 760
    Burn.pngBurning (1s): 131 Damage
    Burn.png2Final Burning (5s): 1310 Damage
    Book.pngConditions Removed: 2
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 5s
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
    stay out of combat
  3. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  4. Impale Impale
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    Impale
    Throw your sword at your foe to impale them.
    Damage.pngDamage: 122
    Torment.png5Torment (8s): 1,275 Damage, 2,550 Damage if Moving
    Duration.pngDuration: 4 seconds
    Radius.pngInterval: 1 second
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
    Range.pngRange: 900
  5. Savage Leap Savage Leap
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    Savage Leap
    Lunge at your foe, striking them with your sword.
    Damage.pngDamage: 183
    Cripple.pngCripple (3s): -50% Movement Speed
    Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Leap
    Range.pngRange: 600
  6. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  7. Kick Kick
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    Kick
    Physical. Push your foe back with a kick.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Knockback.pngKnockback: 240
    Range.pngRange: 300
  8. Head Butt Head Butt
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    Head Butt
    Rage. Stun your target. Stun yourself. Gain adrenaline if you hit.
    Damage.pngDamage: 1,894
    Attribute bonus.pngAdrenaline: 30
    Stun.pngStun: 3s
    Stun.pngSelf-Stun: 1s
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks Stun
    Range.pngRange: 180
  9. Berserk Berserk
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    Berserk
    Rage. Gain adrenaline, an attack-speed boost, and access to primal burst skills.
    Radius.pngAttack Speed Increase: 15%
    Adrenaline.pngAdrenaline: 10
    Duration.pngDuration: 15s
  10. Skull Grinder Skull Grinder
  11. Blaze Breaker Blaze Breaker
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    Blaze Breaker
    Smash your torch into the ground, creating a deadly shock wave that conditions foes.
    Damage.png5Damage: 1,900
    Burn.pngBurning (2s): 262 Damage
    Cripple.pngCripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
    Range.pngRange: 400
  12. Pommel Bash Pommel Bash
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    Pommel Bash
    Daze your foe with a brutal pommel bash.
    Damage.pngDamage: 97
    Daze.pngDaze (1s): Unable to use skills.
    Range.pngRange: 130
  13. Flames of War Flames of War
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    Flames of War
    Cleanse conditions and become a mobile fire field that burns nearby foes. When the field expires, it explodes, damaging foes and burning them again.
    Damage.pngDamage: 760
    Burn.pngBurning (1s): 131 Damage
    Burn.png2Final Burning (5s): 1310 Damage
    Book.pngConditions Removed: 2
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 5s
    Radius.pngRadius: 180
  14. Skull Grinder Skull Grinder
  15. Mace Smash Mace Smash
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    Mace Smash
    Chain. Smash your foe.
    Damage.pngDamage: 195
    Range.pngRange: 130
    till adrenalin is full again
  16. Skull Grinder Skull Grinder
  17. Mace Smash Mace Smash
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    Mace Smash
    Chain. Smash your foe.
    Damage.pngDamage: 195
    Range.pngRange: 130
    and
    Outrage Outrage
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    Outrage
    Rage. Break out of stun and gain adrenaline for each foe near you.
    for adrenalin
  18. Skull Grinder Skull Grinder
  19. Improvise

Notes:

  • Time your CC abilities to interrupt your enemy to trigger
    , Distracting Strikes Distracting Strikes and
    Superior Rune of Perplexity Superior Rune of Perplexity
    Superior Rune of Perplexity.pngSuperior Rune of Perplexity
    (1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +10% Confusion Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): 25% chance when struck to inflict 3 stacks of confusion for 5 seconds. (Cooldown: 25s) (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +20% Confusion duration; when you use a heal skill, inflict 3 stacks of confusion in an area for 6 seconds. (Radius: 240, Cooldown: 15s)
  • Kick Kick
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    Kick
    Physical. Push your foe back with a kick.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Knockback.pngKnockback: 240
    Range.pngRange: 300
    is the perfect preparing skill for either Skull Grinder Skull Grinder or
    Head Butt Head Butt
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    Head Butt
    Rage. Stun your target. Stun yourself. Gain adrenaline if you hit.
    Damage.pngDamage: 1,894
    Attribute bonus.pngAdrenaline: 30
    Stun.pngStun: 3s
    Stun.pngSelf-Stun: 1s
    Stun-Break.pngBreaks Stun
    Range.pngRange: 180
    . They both have enough range to reduce the distance made by the knockback and hit the target.
  • Always use
    "For Great Justice!" "For Great Justice!"
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    "For Great Justice!"
    Shout. Grant fury and might to yourself and nearby allies.
    Fury.pngFury (8s): 20% Critical Chance
    Might.png3Might (25s): 90 Power, 90 Condition Damage
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    to keep up
    .

Counters

  • Heavy condition pressure
  • Heavy CC pressure
  • High range classes
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