Build

Berserker - Macebow

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Focused on: Condition damageControl.

Designed for:

Overview

A balanced Berserker built to outsustain most 1v1s and small skirmishes. Offers reliable and easy-to-use stuns, healing, immunity, and condition-cleansing effective against any opponent.

Skill Bar

Mace/ShieldHealingUtilityElite
Longbow

Specializations

Equipment

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Superior Sigil of Doom
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Superior Sigil of Doom.pngSuperior Sigil of Doom
Your next attack after you swap to this weapon while in combat inflicts poison (6 seconds). (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Annulment
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Superior Sigil of Annulment.pngSuperior Sigil of Annulment
Your next attack after swapping to this weapon while in combat will remove 2 boons from your target.
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Superior Sigil of Fallibility
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Superior Sigil of Fallibility.pngSuperior Sigil of Fallibility
On hit: Inflict vulnerability for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 2s)
Superior Sigil of Cleansing
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Superior Sigil of Cleansing.pngSuperior Sigil of Cleansing
Remove 1 condition when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
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Superior Rune of the Undead
Superior Rune of the Undead.pngSuperior Rune of the Undead
(1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +35 Toughness (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): +65 Toughness (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): 7% of toughness is converted to Condition Damage.
Rabid Amulet
Rabid Amulet.pngRabid Amulet
+900 Precision +900 Toughness +1200 Condition Damage

Equipment Variants

Rune

  • Superior Rune of the Krait Superior Rune of the Krait
    Superior Rune of the Krait.pngSuperior Rune of the Krait
    (1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +10% Bleeding Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): +15% Bleeding Duration; 25% chance when struck to cause bleeding for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 15s) (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +20% Bleeding Duration; When you use an elite skill, you inflict bleeding, torment, and poison for 8 seconds to nearby foes. (Cooldown: 30s)

Amulet

  • Wanderer's Amulet Wanderer's Amulet
    Wanderer's Amulet.pngWanderer's Amulet
    +1050 Precision +560 Toughness +1050 Condition Damage +560 Expertise
    trades some toughness and burst damage for condition duration.

Usage

  • Your long-term sustain is heavily reliant on gaining and maintaining 3 stacks of
    along with frequent use of
    via Primal Bursts in
    mode.
  • will be your main source of damage. It's also a blast finisher, you can stack Might with it in a Longbow fire field.
  • is best used in melee before/after swapping.
  • can be used before casting
    . This delivers extra pressure and prevents the self-stun by applying stability.
  • Blocks on the Mace/Shield set reflect projectiles and grant Might each time you block. Unblockable attacks can't be reflected.
  • The build has penty of ways to deal with condition damage, including both Resistance application and decent condition cleansing via
    .
  • Save
    for situations where you are unable to adequately protect yourself with
    and
    . Don't hesitate to use
    for extra Resistance should you need it.
Build rating: 98%
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18 Ratings
Silver Medal - Good
Elarionus said this build was good May 2017

This build is quite good, though I would highly recommend signet of rage over headbutt. You can do a lot more damage, and unleash a lot more primal bursts when you're getting a passive source of adrenaline.

Gold Medal - Great
Erladion said this build was great April 2017

Prefer this over the GS/Mace Burst meta for SoloQ.Much more survivability.Can easily bunker on point.Far range weapon is a big advantage against pew pew classes, which are shot from a distance, while you're at the point.Only one minus is low mobility, but you could try Lynx rune in this case.

Gold Medal - Great
Dawnoflight said this build was great March 2017

i really like this build it gives a good variety in play styles.

15 More Ratings
Gold Medal - Great
Warrior911 said this build was great February 2017

Amazing build. I prefer though the signet of rage instead of head butt to keep the adrenaline high.

Gold Medal - Great
Rixter93 said this build was great October 2016

Magnific build

Silver Medal - Good
Anonymousquestions said this build was good July 2016

Close to perfection. Use carrion amulet and rune of leadership. With GS over bow and you can do so much more damage while tanking a lot more damage.

Gold Medal - Great
Froggy11235 said this build was great June 2016

I think this is an amazing build. I vary from this build by wielding sword/shield with rabid amulet to focus on bleeding as a viable second condi, myself. For this, use sword auto attack, longbow 5 (pin down) and shattering blow for bleed stacks while using berserk mode burst on longbow/sword, burst mode on longbow, and longbow 2 (fan of fire) for fire damage. Headbutt and shield 4 (shield bash) create good immobs to keep people in fire fields and allow you to remove immobs on you. Shield 5 (shield stance) is a great opening engage tool for large scrums like the first push at mid to begin matches. Overall, solid stuff.

Gold Medal - Great
Thurm0hi4 said this build was great June 2016

I use this build but with a few differences, but overall probably best build i have seen as of right now for a warrior. It is super simple to use and in 1v1 fights if you know how to use the stuns its an almost guaranteed win. If at the beginning of the fight you use "Shield Bash" + "Shattering Blow" + "Head Butt" then you should have enough adrenaline to go into berserk. All in all super simple and super fun build i would highly recommend trying it. I'll put link for my changes. http://gw2skills.net/editor/?vJAQNApeTnEdAdhgVhAukCEliliA7t4ucjuGDgHQAApE0CSBA-TJhAABA8EAg+UAMWZAe2fAA

Gold Medal - Great
Bakibenz said this build was great June 2016

Very nice build, it's strong and fun to play. Sometimes elementalists are hard to kill (too much condi cleanse) but using a bit of CC does the job.

Gold Medal - Great
Lyon said this build was great June 2016

Outrage instead Shattering Blow & Rabid's Amulet instead Wanderer's one. have fun ! One of the best class at moment. Can win 1v2.

Gold Medal - Great
TristanTzara said this build was great May 2016

The best warrior build atm.

Gold Medal - Great
Noskillfaceroll said this build was great May 2016

Great amount of condi spam, and decent survivability.

Gold Medal - Great
TheIronsavage said this build was great May 2016

Till condi get balanced , best build so far

Gold Medal - Great
Lucabuccia said this build was great May 2016

This build offers the best damage output and condi pressure I've ever dreamt. The fun fact is also the easyness of condi cleansing via Cleansing Ire. Since meta rolls around condi damage, the pressure is insane.

Gold Medal - Great
Calcium Carbonate said this build was great May 2016

An amazingly consistent build that suffered far less than Mesmers or Necros from the removal of Mercenary amulet. Offers condi bomb levels nearing that of the Distracting Strikes build without the massive sacrifices or counters. Compensates for M/Sh+LB mobility limitations with copious immunities, blocks and passive healing. All-around simple and effective bruiser that doesn't suffer vs. condi the way Scrapper does.

Gold Medal - Great
Loncaric said this build was great May 2016

i think this is one of the best warrior build in current meta

Gold Medal - Great
Hanz said this build was great May 2016

Currently the strongest warrior build, one that's able to outsustain its opponents instead of relying on ourbursting and hit&run tactics.

Solid damage, ~1k HP regen per second, potentially 20+ seconds of resistance, 2 direct damage immunities, blocks, okay mobility, great condi cleansing.

Gold Medal - Great
Butterpeanut said this build was great May 2016

A great build that I anticipate will be common in season 3. Not hurt nearly as bad as other condition builds by the removal of mercenary amulet. I'd recommend the wanderer's amulet.