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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Overview

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

Skill Bar

LongbowHealingUtilityElite
Sword/Torch

Slot Changes

  • Wild Blow.png Wild Blow can be used if extra CC is needed.

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:

  • 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.

Usage

DPS Rotation:

  1. Cast Flames of War.png Flames of War before entering combat
  2. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  3. Pin Down.png Pin Down
  4. Shattering Blow.png Shattering Blow
  5. Head Butt.png Head Butt followed by Outrage.png Outrage to break the self-stun.
  6. Berserk.png Berserk
  7. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  8. Blood Reckoning.png Blood Reckoning
  9. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  10. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  11. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  12. Blaze Breaker.png Blaze Breaker
  13. Sundering Leap.png Sundering Leap
  14. Flaming Flurry.png Flaming Flurry
  15. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  16. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  17. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  18. Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth
  19. Shattering Blow.png Shattering Blow
  20. Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire
  21. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  22. Blaze Breaker.png Blaze Breaker
  23. Flames of War.png Flames of War
  24. Flaming Flurry.png Flaming Flurry
  25. Head Butt.png Head Butt followed by Outrage.png Outrage to break the self-stun.
  26. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  27. 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 Blaze Breaker.png Blaze Breaker to allow it to land extra hits.

Video Example of the Rotation

Breakbar

  • Your most easily accessible strong CC is Head Butt.png Head Butt.

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 Final Thrust.png Final Thrust whenever you're on Sword.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Outrage.png Outrage will come off cooldown in between Head Butt.png Head Butt casts - you can use it immediately as it doesn't interrupt other channels.
    • You can also save Outrage.png Outrage 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 last month

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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