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Berserker - DPS Berserker

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: Strike damage and Dps

Designed for: WvW Zerg

Expansions required: Heart of Thorns builds

Difficulty:
TBD
This build was last updated on March 28, 2023 and is up to date for the June 25, 2024 patch.

Overview

A high burst damage Berserker WvW build with overwhelming damage.


Skill Bar

Greatsword
Longbow
Utility


Variants

Weapon
  • Hammer
Utility
  • Banner of Tactics
  • Berserker Stance Signet of Might/Dolyak Signet
Elite
  • Battle Standard Signet of Rage


Template Code

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Specializations


Equipment

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


Equipment Variants

Stats
  • Feel free to use as much Berserker's gear as you can without dying
Sigils
  • Sigil of Superior Sigil of Frenzy on Longbow
  • Sigil of Superior Sigil of Energy Sigil of Superior Sigil of Force


Consumables

    • personal option


Usage

Overall Priorities

High
  • Battle Standard
Moderate
  • Damage


Surviving

  • This build has moderate passive defense
  • This build has moderate mobility skill access
    • Use Whirlwind Attack to move out after spiking
    • Rush can be used for repositioning or gap closing
      • Drop your target if using it defensively
  • This builds has moderate active defenses
Active defense priority Toggle
  • Warrior's Sprint - for Immobilize Immobilize
    • Whirlwind Attack
    • Rush
  • Dodge
  • Whirlwind Attack - general use
  • Balanced Stance


Detailed Explanations

Battle Standard

  • Prioritize Battle Standard on clumps of 2+ downed enemies
    • Battle Standard only finishes enemies in 180 radius, the smallest circle in its targeting reticle
  • Since Battle Standard also rezzes allies in 360 radius, use it on groups of 3+ allies if you have the skill ready


Damage

  • Start fights in Longbow, conserve Berserk until your commander commits to the fight, do not use it on range spikes
    • Your damage at range is minimal outside of Berserk but using it too early will only lead to padding the damage meter without doing useful damage - don't play to pad the meter
  • Once your commander commits, use Signet of Fury to fill your Adrenaline then activate Berserk
    • Spam Scorched Earth until you get a chance to go into melee, then swap to Greatsword and follow your priorities
      • Don't be afraid to go into Greatsword for a single Arc Divider, disengage with Whirlwind Attack then swap back to Longbow
    • After your first Scorched Earth Blood Reckoning Scorched Earth use Berserker Stance to keep adrenaline full
  • Make sure to drop your target when casting Scorched Earth otherwise it will aim towards the target instead of where your character is facing
    • A Lock Autotarget keybind can be useful for this
  • Since all your Longbow skills other than Scorched Earth are projectiles, avoid casting them into projectile blocks/reflects
  • Your Longbow skills other than Arcing Arrow all require facing the target at the end of the cast
  • Hundred Blades is situational. You stand still during channel, which means hitting CC'ed, movement impaired and downed foes is the ideal setup for this ability.
Damage priority Toggle
Longbow
  • Scorched Earth
  • Blood Reckoning - while Scorched Earth is on cooldown
  • Arcing Arrow
  • Fan of Fire
  • Autoattacks
Greatsword
  • Arc Divider
  • Blood Reckoning - while Arc Divider is on cooldown
  • Hundred Blades
  • Rush
  • Bladetrail - only if no projectile block/reflect, realistically almost never use this
  • Autoattacks
  • Whirlwind Attack - save to disengage


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 1 votes.
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5 stars
OuterOcean gave this build 5 stars • May 2024
Still the top 1 dps, having from big range and melee damage when using longbow and greatsword. Very versatile, covers everything a dps wants. All the other dps specialization damage got gutted leaving only versatile specializations to be dominant. Being in the boonball meta makes berserker the least punishable dps in WvW, you wont be able to find any other that will be easier and able to take the spot.

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