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Berserker - Support Condition

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Part of the current metagame.

Our curator decided this build is in the current metagame regardless of rating. The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Condition damageUtility.

Designed for:

 

Expansions required:

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Overview

This build is used in raids and fractals to support the team with Banners and
as well as dealing strong personal DPS. Because banners give 10 players an extremely strong DPS buff, one set of banners is standard in every squad.

Skill Bar

LongbowHealingUtilityElite
Sword/Torch

Slot Changes

  • Replace
    with
    if your group requires an extra source of fury.
  • Replace
    with
    if your group is struggling with breakbars.
  • Replace a banner with
    if your group has 2 warriors and can split banners between them.

Specializations

Main Build

Variant: If you need to provide 25 might to your party by yourself, take
, replace runes with 6x
, and replace
with
. This is a big DPS loss and should only be used in groups with no druids/renegades/etc.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Renegade
18x
Malign +9 Agony Infusion

Variants

Runes

  • very minor dps difference. If you already have a set with them, upgrading to
    is a low priority.

Infusions

  • If you want to maximize your damage you can gain approximately 4% extra dps by using infusions that provide +5 condition damage, such as Malign +9 Agony Infusions, however this is only a small damage increase for what can be a very large gold cost.

Consumables

Food:

  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    ,
    Rare Veggie Pizza Rare Veggie Pizza
    Rare Veggie Pizza.pngRare Veggie Pizza
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or Red-Lentil Saobosa Red-Lentil Saobosa

Utility:

  • Toxic Focusing Crystal Toxic Focusing Crystal
    Toxic Focusing Crystal.pngToxic Focusing Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PowerGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    • Tuning Icicle Tuning Icicle
      Tuning Icicle.pngTuning Icicle
      Nourishment (30 m):
      Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
      Consumable
      or Potent Master Tuning Crystal Potent Master Tuning Crystal for a cheaper alternative

Usage

DPS Rotation:

  1. Start with Sword/Torch
  2. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  3. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  4. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  5. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  6. Repeat from step 4
  • Fill in gaps in the rotation with auto-attacks until the next skill is off cooldown
  • should be used off cooldown, taking priority over everything except
    .
    should only be used in combination with
    (or if you have stability from another source) to prevent the self-stun from it.
  • Follow the rotation as much as possible but stay on longbow if you can't make use of your sword skills in melee range.

Breakbar

  • Your most easily accessible strong CC is
    .
  • If your team needs strong CC, on Mathias Gabrel for example, you can switch
    for
    , your strongest CC option.

Misc

  • If you have
    use it off cooldown.
  • You can provide extra might for your group by using
    inside your
    or another fire field.
  • Use all of your equipped Banners at the beginning of the fight and re-summon them off cooldown.
  • Some bosses have attacks that are harmful to the group if they're reflected (Primarily Matthias Gabrel and Cairn the Indomitable), make sure to familiarize yourself with these and avoid reflecting them with
    .
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4 Ratings
Gold Medal - Great
Icy` said this build was great December 2017

This build and rotation is quite solid and strong. As with most cwar builds, goal is to have as many Scorched Earths as possible, with other skills carefully distributed to replenish adrenaline before Scorched comes off cooldown. Relies heavily on near-perfect alacrity, so be nice to your chronos! With a single warrior and other unique buffs (single holo, single rev), groups might look like 7-1-1-1, where one of the chronos and both healers are outside. Used it with great effect on Wing 5's Soulless boss, also getting 'Necro Dancer' achieve in the same pull. For challenge mote version, we took two of these warriors, each with wild blow (help add removal), shattering blow, banner in more of a 5-5 comp.

Gold Medal - Great
Troupe said this build was great November 2017

Now that might generation is no longer the responsibility of warriors they are able to focus their build to provide excellent dps while providing passive stat auras with Banners and Empower Allies

Gold Medal - Great
DestinysCharm said this build was great February 2017

This build is especially great now more than ever because of the high demand for Condi builds in Wing 4. Makes everything go by so much faster and DPS is great. It is a MUST to follow this rotation though, DPS plummets without it. Otherwise great build.

1 More Rating
Gold Medal - Great
Butterpeanut said this build was great November 2016

Still a great build even after the SoI nerf. Any combo of rev, guardian, ele, etc can easily make up the might loss that this build has over the power PS. Great choice for VG, Gor, Sab, Trio, Matthias, and Xera. If your group never uses a class that can help fill in a few might stacks, then you may want to swap to smoldering sigil and use fried golden dumplings.

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