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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: Direct damageArea damageMelee damageMobilityDpsDefenseRoaming.

Designed for:

  

Expansions required:

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Overview

A very powerful warrior build that excels at roaming with high area damage and good innate defense.

Skill Bar

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Mace/Shield

Weapon Variants

  • Axe provides higher DPS.
  • Rifle is your best ranged option.
  • Mace Mainhand and Mace Offhand provide excellent CC.
  • Avoid Longbow.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills
  • - if you aren't taking much damage.
  • - a big heal that also maxes out your adrenaline.
Utility Skills
  • - better than if you're going to be fighting in the same spot for a while.
  • - more dodges.
  • - Good CC and stability
  • - alternative to if you don't need a stun break.
  • - alternative to if you're taking a lot of damage.
  • - alternative to if conditions are a problem.
  • - panic button.
Elite Skills
  • - longer duration of boons than but also a longer cooldown.
  • - grants stability, mobility, and crowd control.

Specializations

Build Code

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Variants
  • if you are taking axes.

Equipment

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

Standard Equipment

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Superior Rune of Strength

Equipment Variants

Gear

  • Berserker stat icon.png Berserker's , Assassin stat icon.png Assassin's - higher dps, much lower defense
  • Knight stat icon.png Knight's - lower dps, higher defense

Runes

  • - higher burst, less DPS
  • - cheap defensive rune
  • , , - powerful defensive options

Sigils

  • - extremely strong if you can proc it every 10 seconds

Consumables

Farming

This food is used to maximize profit when farming events.
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 (requires crit chance)
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma

Solo

This food assists with more difficult content, such as bosses or bounties.
Food
  • , - Defense/Damage
  • , - Damage
Utility
  • - Damage


Usage

Damage

  • Abuse for high AOE damage.
    • Your gains additional range as its used
    • You can use to instantly refill adrenaline in Can't find such skill "Berserk Mode"! Please refer to our skill index. to gain additional casts of .
  • Greatsword is your main weapon. Just and burst as often as possible, filling with autoattack chains as needed.
    • Never interrupt your autoattack chain.
    • Remember that roots you in place, don't use it if you need to move or dodge soon.
    • deals good damage if you need to move or you can whirl into a wall.
    • is worth using over autoattacking (as long as the projectile isn't eaten by a wall).
    • is worth using as a gap closer.
  • Activate off cooldown for boons.
  • If running the dual axe variant, you should constantly swap between Axe/Axe and Greatsword to use their damaging skills. While on Axe/Axe, you should prioritize > > .

Defense

  • You can swap to Mace/Shield to block attacks and stun enemies.
  • can be used to evade attacks and reposition.
  • You can slot , , or for more damage mitigation.
  • You get quite a lot of sustained healing from .
  • You can cleanse conditions by weapon swapping or using . For more condition-heavy fights you can run .

Crowd Control

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Build rating - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
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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