Berserker - Greatsword Burst

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

Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Open World and Open World General

Expansions required: Heart of Thorns builds

Overview

A open world warrior build with extremely high area damage and burst.


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Skill Bar

Greatsword
Axe/Axe
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • Mace (mainhand) - defense/cc
  • Mace (offhand) - very high cc
  • Shield - defense/cc
  • Rifle - the only real ranged option
  • Sword (mainhand) - offers high mobility; a great option for mobility in a zerg


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

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


Juggernaut Variant

This variant offers extremely high sustain and defense at a drastic reduction in DPS. This variant follows a tiered progression based on how much defense you need.

  1. Replace with
  2. Replace with
  3. Replace Discipline with the Tactics variant below.


Equipment

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

This set uses gear similar to Build:Berserker_-_Power_DPS, making it good for general PVE.

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Greatsword
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Axe
Berserker
Axe
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6


  • , - budget DPS
  • , - budget dps
  • Knight Knight - defensive trinkets


Consumables

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions. Budget versions of these foods exist and are acceptable.
  • - farming
  • , - DPS
  • - defense
Utility
  • (and variants) - farming
  • , - dps


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


Ratings

This build has a rating of 4 stars based on 3 votes.
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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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