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Berserker - Greatsword Burst

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

Focused on: Strike damageBurstDps.

Designed for:

  

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Overview

A warrior build with extremely high area damage and burst.

Skill Bar

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Axe/Axe

Weapon Variants

  • Mace (mainhand) - defense/cc
  • Mace (offhand) - very high cc
  • Shield - defense/cc
  • Rifle - the only real ranged option

Skill Variants

Heal Skills

  • - general use: a big heal that maxes adrenaline
  • - defense: counter-pressure, performs best against hard solo content.

Utilities

  • - defense: more dodges.
  • - offense: CC that activates
  • - offense/mobility: CC that activates
  • - defense: stability and damage reduction
  • - defense: best condition clear and stunbreak
  • - offense: high DPS option
  • - defense: immortality for a few seconds
  • - offense: boost ally damage; great for zergs
  • - offense: boost ally damage; great for zergs
  • - defense: boost ally defense; great for zergs
  • - utility: boost ally heals and boons; great for zergs
    • If taking banners, ensure is taken.

Elite Skills

  • - ally rez + boon support

Specializations

Build Code

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  • - stability
  • - An excellent stunbreak that includes a short invulnerability period.
  • - helps mitigate the lost defense from

Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Berserker

This set uses gear similar to Berserker - Power DPS, making it good for general PVE.

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Superior Rune of the Eagle

Consumables

Farming

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • , , - general farming

Solo

This food assists with more difficult content, such as bosses or bounties. Ascended versions of these are available and should be used when possible.
Food
  • - permanent Fury Fury when farming trash or with a zerg
  • - extreme sustain when farming trash or with a zerg
  • - a huge boost to damage whenf arming trash or in a zerg
  • , - DPS food
  • , - Defense and Might Might
  • - Lifesteal
  • , , - Damage Reduction Food
Utility
  • , - Damage

Usage

Damage

  • Use off cooldown
  • This build operates with a basic skill priority, but requires some finesse due to its Adrenaline mechanic.
  • Use to start fights. Immediately follow it with to break the self-stun.
  • Throughout the rotation, use Rage skills to prolong the duration of . Only use if is available.

The basic greatsword priority is as follows:

  1. to open fights, and throughout the fight to maintain
  2. - use this off cooldown.
  3. at 0 adrenaline to instantly refresh
  4. Fill with auto-attacks.

For axes, the priority is similar:

  1. to open fights, and throughout the fight to maintain
  2. off cooldown
  3. Fill with auto-attacks.
  • On Axe/Axe in particular, the goal is generally to avoid auto-attacking as much as possible.

Defense

  • can be used to evade attacks and reposition.

Crowd Control

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Build rating - 4 stars
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3 Ratings
4 stars
Linera gave this build 4 stars April 2021

This build has massive aoe damage, allowing it to annihilate elite and lesser foes with ease. It struggles, however, with tougher enemies like champions and certain high-damage aoe attacks due to its relatively low sustain. Comparing it to strength fighter, it has far greater damage, slightly less combat mobility, and much less self-sustain, making it better for lower-intensity play. Overall, extremely powerful, violent build that suits the berserker specialization perfectly, but struggles with harder content. 4/5

5 stars
Yonguy gave this build 5 stars July 2020

This Build is useful because the warrior has a natural resistance, and added damage from the Berserker specialization is perfect, as it has great area damage, ideal for all types of tasks in the open world, it deserves 5.

4 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 4 stars June 2020

An extremely powerful farming build. It lacks the sustain potential of its spellbreaker variant, but has much higher area damage.

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