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==Equipment==

Revision as of 17:23, 12 September 2019

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

Focused on: Direct damageUtility.

Designed for:

 

Overview

The Burstzerker provides massive AoE spike damage from and potent downstate control through various high damage cleave skills.

Skill Bar

First Weapon Set

GreatswordHealingUtilityElite
Axe/Axe

Skill Variants

Heal

  • will lower your burst damage in exchange for an incredible sustain option. Use this if party support is an issue or enemies have high pressure.

Utility

  • can be replaced by the following if sustain is an issue.
    • a short cooldown stunbreak
    • powerful anti condition pressure and adrenaline gain
  • for quick might stacking and fury access.

Elite

  • If spending a lot of time at range and you want to ensure you have adrenaline on inc, consider running this, especially for non Signet of Fury builds.
  • This skill is useful for eliminating opponents you are unable to cleave yourself in melee range, or reviving clumps of downed allies.

Specializations




Variants

  • Take Defense only if you absolutely must to survive, as it is a major DPS loss.



Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
Mighty WvW Infusion

Variants

Stats

  • Marauder's provides a better spread of stats and helps keep you alive with Strength equipped, but Berserker's may be used in its place for higher damage at a higher risk.

Sigils

  • Superior Sigil of Energy Superior Sigil of Energy
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    Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
    Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
  • Superior Sigil of Stamina Superior Sigil of Stamina
    Superior Sigil of Stamina.pngSuperior Sigil of Stamina
    Your endurance is refilled each time you kill a foe.

Consumables

Food

  • Fried Oyster Sandwich Fried Oyster Sandwich
    Fried Oyster Sandwich.pngFried Oyster Sandwich
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+10% Damage Reduction+70 Power+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    Defensive Option
  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    Offensive Option

Utility

  • Furious Sharpening Stone Furious Sharpening Stone
    Furious Sharpening Stone.pngFurious Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Power equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Ferocity equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
  • Superior Sharpening Stone Superior Sharpening Stone
    Superior Sharpening Stone.pngSuperior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    cheaper option.

Usage

General

  • Focus on keeping a high uptime and landing as many as possible. While in Berserker form, you can swap to Axe, land your high priority skills and swap back in time to Arc Divider again with minimal loss, but do not linger any longer than the 5s cooldown or you are wasting valuable Arc Divider time.
    • Axe is used generally to gain large amounts of adrenaline and provide cleave outside of Arcing Slice, as can be unreliable.
  • provides 5 adrenaline, so between Berserk you should swap weapons once to Axe/Axe, and back again to Greatsword to regain full adrenaline.
  • removes Immobilize Immobilize when using a movement skill - list of movement skills in the build:
    • Greatsword: and .
  • Use your utilities conservatively, once out of cooldowns you become a very easy target.
    • should be used as stunbreaks and not preemptively unless absolutely necessary.


Opening Burst

Start in combat
  1. Weapon Swap
  2. Weapon Swap

From here, if you have received any alacrity during this burst, you will be able to add the following step before Berserk ends

In the heat of WvW, with dodge rolls and CC, you may find it impossible to complete this rotation 100% of the time. Your priority is using as many Arc Dividers as possible at close range.

Videos

YouTube:

Opening Rotation Demonstration
Build rating - 5 stars
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8 Ratings
5 stars
Rugesun gave this build 5 stars May 2019

Absolutely love it for 1v1. I also prefer axe + shield for a little more sustai and an extra CC, however Axe + Axe is also a OP combination

4 stars
Threather gave this build 4 stars May 2019

Insane damage and the spec itself is 5 stars. This build however runs strength as major recommendation when defense (bot, top, top) is better in most non-guild situations, doesn't recommend 1 energy sigil and warrior scales on toughness much much better than vitality so it gets 4 stars until those some of those things are fixed.

5 stars
Freya gave this build 5 stars May 2019

This build is really good in damage, so high infact, that often it doesn't even matter if enemy has protection or not.

Pretty sure it hasn't reached it's full potential yet.

5 More Ratings
5 stars
Xivor gave this build 5 stars May 2019

Overpowered. Needs a nerf. Became an overnight celebrity after the update. Highest burst damage currently in the game, especially in the frontline.

5 stars
Ruler gave this build 5 stars May 2019

Put this build under the meta tab! The burst and cleave is insane, its definately a must to have multiple in a melee meta push comp right now.

5 stars
Kurnian gave this build 5 stars May 2019

Players: we need to tune down power creep that came in with HoT and PoF specs for WvW

Anet: *reworks berserker*

Players: *am i a joke to you?*

5 stars
Recovery8 gave this build 5 stars May 2019

Extremely strong burst. It's great for getting people down before they can react. Obvious downside is low to no defense/escape.

5 stars
The Blue Rangerr gave this build 5 stars May 2019

Currently the highest burst power spike available in the game, capable of killing multiple targets instantly before they can react in a WvW zerg setting.

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