Berserker - Power DPS

The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good

Focused on: Direct damage

Designed for: Raids and Fractals

Expansions required: Heart of Thorns builds

This build was last updated on October 02, 2022 and is up to date for the August 23, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A fresh iteration of the Heart of Thorns era build, Power Berserker. This version has strong burst and sustained damage from spamming in .


Skill Bar

Axe/Axe
Greatsword
Utility


Skill Variants

  • or can replace or . This will provide more burst DPS through , but will be lower DPS long-term so you'll need to know what your phase times will be. Therefore this is more viable in fractals than in raids.


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Specializations


Trait Variants

  • If the target has boons, run .
  • for more DPS if you're confident in your rotation and quickness/alacrity uptime. This offers ~500 more DPS.


Equipment

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Assassin
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Assassin
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Assassin
Backpiece
Assassin
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Axe
Berserker
Axe
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Greatsword
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18


Equipment Variants

Depending on your ability to flank, you may be better off running or even . In such cases you will need to increase the number of assassin pieces to make up for the lost precision. This is particularly relevant in fractals, where it can be very difficult to flank your targets.

In fractals, you may want to replace the on with a .


Consumables

Food


Utility


Usage

Rotation

The rotation aims to get as many casts of and off during mode as possible. Effectively, this means that while on Axe/Axe you cast followed by a combination of skills that gets you back to 10 Adrenaline to recast .


Opener

  1. - make sure to let the entire attack finish!
  2. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


Greatsword section

  1. during Arc Divider
  2. - if you want to save Wild Blow for CC, use here instead
  3. - Make sure the final hit goes through or you may not have enough adrenaline for Arc Divider
  4. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


Axe/Axe section

  1. - the extra adrenaline from means you can immediately Decapitate after this
  2. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap
  3. Return to start of Greatsword section


Subsequent Berserks

Whenever you re-enter berserk while already at full adrenaline, do the following:

  1. Weapon Swap Weapon Swap


In the event that is not available, delay the swap to Greatsword and follow the Axe priority list until it is.


Video example by Baseraver


General Tips

Greatsword

  • You can manually weapon stow (or weapon swap) immediately after the third hit of to shave ~0.25s off the cast time. This may not seem like much, but it is essential to staying in Berserk if you're using .


Axe

  • If you have trouble memorising the Axe section, it may be helpful to think of it as a priority list to build adrenaline for your next :
  1. +
  2. +
  3. +
  • When is almost off cooldown, use your remaining axe skills (make sure to be at full adrenaline) and Weapon Swap Weapon Swap instead of .


Berserk

  • All your Rage skills extend the duration of Berserk, which means it is important to use them as soon as they are available to avoid dropping out of Berserk.
    • This involves using and to maintain damage rather than a stunbreak/CC.
  • The second time you enter Berserk, you should already be at full adrenaline so you use after entering Berserk instead. This means your second Berserk has a longer duration and is easier to maintain.
  • Generally you shouldn't be auto-attacking while mode is active.


Outside of Berserk

  • Stay on Axe when you're not in Berserk, but as isn't available you should just use your Axe skills as they come off cooldown.
  • Try to complete your Axe auto chains when not in Berserk.
  • Do not use your rage skills whilst outside of Berserk.
  • Use as soon as it is available.


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 4 votes.
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3 stars
R200ell gave this build 3 stars • March 2022
good damage, but the lack of cc doesn't give it much carry potential, two skills both with 20 second cds between, the build works well if you can rely on your group
5 stars
Gorekid gave this build 5 stars • May 2019
Awesome build! I came back to the game from a long break I was using Phalanx Strength warrior build and luckily I found this one and I didn't have to switch gear or anything just sigils. This build is way more OP then the one I was using before, tho warrior is still kinda squishy but thats propably just how it is ^^ I love this build.
5 stars
Wolfsong gave this build 5 stars • May 2019
I legit stopped playing my warrior because of the recent changes to Berserker. I thought the spec was ruined, but this came along. Always glad to see an axe/axe warr build. Super fun to play. 5/5
5 stars
Rugesun gave this build 5 stars • May 2019
Nice burst damage. For fractals, dungeons, and Power damage on raids i t works. You can use shield for more CC and protect, or another good option for healing is the berserker one. I almost prefer full zojja + fury signet, anyway that's just a personal opinion :p

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