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General Gameplay Tips

General Berserker Tips

The cleave damage output from Condition Berserker is huge and can be a great advantage especially at bosses with adds e.g. Vale Guardian, Gorseval, Sabetha, Xera and Mursaat Overseer.

The main reason to cleave is to ensure that you always maintain 25 stacks of as this increases your Condition Damage.

If a boss is about to phase, it is more beneficial to use than auto attacking as the Burning ticks do more DPS before it becomes Invulnerable.

can be used as a gap closer when doing mechanics or moving during split phases.

Remember to use once the enemy is below 50% health.

You have access to a condition cleanse through . This skill will cleanse two conditions from you but will come at a heavy DPS loss if you use it solely for this purpose.

is a blast finisher and can be used in Smoke fields to blast Stealth.

provides Immobilize and can be used to slow down adds.

Berserker Specific Mechanics

Berserker Mode!

is a specific mechanic that is unique to Berserker. It has a one second cast time to enter and will last for 15 seconds, unless extended. There is no way to manually exit , you have to wait out the timer.

When in , you can access to new burst skills:

Both of these skills have a Cooldown and are one of your main sources of damage.

can be extended by using rage skills. Each skill extends the duration by a different amount. You can also extend the duration of by using the trait in the Berserker Trait Line.

Let's take a look at your rage skills and see how long they extend by:

  • extends by two seconds.
  • extends by two seconds.
  • extends by five seconds.
  • extends by one second or by five seconds if it has acted as a Stun Break.
  • extends by two seconds.

Utility Skills

Utility Skills

Your Heal skill will always be as your rotation partly revolves around this skill. Using will Recharge your and .

increases the duration of your by five seconds. This skill can be used in a Fire field to grant yourself Fire Shield. This will then detonate when you land, due to , and cause Burning.

can be used to grant yourself two stacks of Stability. This can be used to prevent the Stun from or to avoid getting Stunned, Knocked Back or Knocked Down by certain mechanics. The shockwave from this skill will reflect incoming projectiles and you will need to take care at certain encounters. Rock Guard, a 0.5 second buff from using , will block incoming attacks.

will extend the duration of your by one second if it doesn't Stun Break you. If it does Stun Break you, by using , then it will extend by five seconds.

can be used as a Stun Break. If you don't have Stability this skill will Stun you if you connect with an enemy.

Traits

Traits in the Arms Trait Line

increases your Condition Duration based on your current Precision. This trait will help you cap out on Condition Duration and will be even more effective when running the Discipline trait line. This is because you will gain additional Precision through .

causes you to gain + 180 Condition Damage when under the effects of Fury.

reduces the Recharge of your Sword skills by 20% and increases your Condition Damage by + 120 when on your Sword Set. This trait also increases your Expertise by + 120 regardless of weapon.

gives you a 33% chance to cause Bleeding on critical hit and causes your Bleeding to last 33% longer.

is a stacking buff that increases your Condition Damage by 10 stat points for each stack. There is a maximum of 25 stacks for this buff. You gain by landing a critical hit on your target(s). You can massively increase the amount of stacks you have by cleaving adds during encounters.

Traits in the Discipline Trait Line

increases your damage by 7% while under the effects of Swiftness.

The rotation for this build relies on the lower Cooldown of your Weapon Swap, from , and the reduced Cooldown of your and , from .

will improve the effects of banners on you by 100%. This will greatly increase your Power, Precision, Ferocity and Condition Damage. and will put you at roughly 75% Critical Chance which will help to buff you through , , and . Please note that these do not need to be your banners.

causes your burst skills to give Swiftness and partially restore your adrenaline. It also causes your burst skills to do 7% more damage.

Traits in the Berserker Trait Line

causes your rage skills to inflict Burning on up to five nearby enemies.

reduces the Cooldown on your Torch skills and also grants you + 120 Condition Damage when you are on your Torch set. Additionally, you gain + 120 Condition Damage regardless of your weapon set.

increases your Power and Condition Damage by + 300 stat points when you are in . It also decreases your Toughness by 300 stat points.

causes you to gain a Fire Shield whenever you critically hit an enemy. It also causes Fire Shields to explode, causing Burning, when a rage skill or torch skill is used. Fire Shields that are created by rage skills will detonate immediately. The 15 second Cooldown on this trait only refers to when gaining a Fire Shield from a critical hit but not the detonation.

Boons and Conditions

You provide permanent Burning through , , , , and .

You can provide permanent Bleeding through , , , , , and .

You can provide roughly 50% Cripple uptime through , and .

You can provide roughly 20% Immobilize uptime through .

You can provide some Blind through .

You can give yourself Stability through .

You give yourself Quickness when you enter due to .

You give yourself Fury and Swiftness whenver you use a burst skill due to and respectively.

Breakbars


Spirit Vale

Vale Guardian 22,021,440 687 140 2,000

General Berserker Tips

If you are in an organised group and kill Vale Guardian in the middle then you do not need to worry about your positioning so much as it is fairly easy to cleave the Seekers. Cleaving the Seekers will keep up your stacks thereby giving you more Condition Damage.

If you kill Vale Guardian on a wall then try to cleave the boss and the Seekers at the same time. You can do this by standing at his side and by aiming your through him to hit the Seekers behind.

If the timing permits, you can use to block the teleport from .

Split Phase

As Condition Berserker you will need to go to the Red Guardian during the split phase. If you have problems with Seeker control during the split, use to Immobilize it.

Use to help break the Red Guardian.

There is no reason to skill save during the split phase, so just continue your rotation as normal.

If you have fast split phases then you will want to hold off from using . With fast split phases you might not have back off Cooldown for when you engage Vale Guardian again.

Gorseval the Multifarious 21,628,200 1,374 250 4,500

General Berserker Tips

Although keeping up 25 stacks of should not be a problem here, remember that you can always cleave the expanding orbs. Cleaving the orbs is typically your responsibility and is easily done with good positioning.

During the second and third DPS phases you can delay the use of until the Breakbar Phase, enabling you to use without getting Stunned. You can also slightly delay at the start of the encounter, if you have trust issues, to avoid the first as it will grant you Stability.

During the third DPS phase, or "Eggs" will spawn around Gorseval. Try to avoid Dodging out of the "Eggs" in order to upkeep DPS, because you can simply walk backwards out of them as they spawn. will root you in place, so take care not to get trapped in an egg.

Split Phase

As you head back towards Gorseval, you can use as a gap closer. If you use through or while you have up you will gain a Fire Shield. The same applies when moving between Charged Souls during the split phase. Fire Shield will give mobs Burning when you are stuck and can potentially detonate due to .

If your group is struggling with the split phases, remember that you can always use to Immobilize the Charged Souls.

Breakbar Phase

Save your to help CC but remember to use beforehand so you don't get Stunned. You won't have up for the first Breakbar as you will need to use it to kickstart your rotation.

If your squad is really struggling with CC then you could swap out for .

Sabetha the Saboteur 34,015,256 1,374 48

General Berserker Tips

Keep an eye on Sabetha's health and try not to waste Cooldowns if she is about to phase. This becomes more important when Kernan, Knuckles and Karde spawn as they will spawn Invulnerable and therefore destroy any projectiles you use.

You can easily cleave adds to help provide stacks. This is actually important when Karde spawns as you will need to help cleave down his turrets.

Time Bombs

You lose barely anything by baiting the mechanic, as you can normally attack from range at some point in your rotation. To bait the mechanic you must be the closest person to Sabetha.

If you get a when you are on your Sword set you can use as you walk out of the stack and to get back in.


Salvation Pass

Slothasor 18,973,828 1,374 360 4,000

Power based DPS classes are a lot stronger at this encounter. Check out our Team Composition Page to see what we recommend.

Matthias Gabrel 25,953,840 1,374 140 2,500

General Berserker Tips

During the Snowstorm phase, Matthias will create Icy Patches that can be cleaved by you with , therefore aiding to keep up the 25 stacks of .

Take care with as this skill can reflect Matthias when he uses - his jump attack.

Conditions continue to apply when Matthias uses his , so always continue with your rotation when he uses this attack.

Dealing with Mechanics

If you do happen to get a mechanic, be it Well of the Profane () or , you can walk backwards from Matthias to continue attacking and using . When moving back to Matthias remember to use as a gap closer.

If you are targeted by and are forced to move away from Matthias, you can use if you are on your Sword set to avoid too much DPS downtime. Use to get back to Matthias once has ended but take care not to leap too early.

Breakbar Phase

Save your to help CC but remember to use beforehand so you don't get Stunned.

If your squad is really struggling with CC then you could swap out for .


Stronghold of the Faithful

Keep Construct 55,053,600 687 200 3,500

Power based DPS classes are a lot stronger at this encounter. Check out our Team Composition Page to see what we recommend.

Xera 22,611,300 1,374 48 2,000

General Berserker Tips

You can easily cleave adds here, therefore maintaining 25 stacks of . You can move around Xera to position yourself so you can use onto the adds as they spawn. This will not only help to maintain stacks but it will also aid in cleaving down the adds. Take care when cleaving adds that are in a shard AoE field as their Burning will get converted into Aegis.

If in the second phase you stay in one place to kill Xera, then try to stand to the side of her so you can cleave shards as well. Again, this will help to maintain stacks and also to remove shard pressure.

Remember to use to help CC when Xera has her Breakbar up.

Island Pre-Event

Use Longbow for the second island as most likely you will be placed on a button. Using in is ideal. You can use to help blast Might in your field to help boost your DPS classes while they are killing the central shard.


Bastion of the Penitent

Cairn the Indomitable 19,999,998 1,374 200

General Berserker Tips

Cairn's crystal shard attack, , is reflectable. So make sure not to reflect it with .

You can use to block the teleport from , just as with from Vale Guardian.

This boss is a simple DPS golem so take the time to practise your rotation.

Mursaat Overseer 22,021,440 1,374 160

General Berserker Tips

You can easily cleave Jade Scouts here, therefore maintaining 25 stacks of . It'll probably be your job to cleave at least two Jade Scouts but preferably three.

Just like with Cairn, this boss is practically a DPS golem so take this opportunity to practise your rotation.

Samarog 29,493,000 1,374 420 4,500

Power based DPS classes are a lot stronger at this encounter. Check out our Team Composition Page to see what we recommend.

Deimos 35,981,456 1,374 140

General Berserker Tips

If you are going to pre-stack Might with , remember to do it after the boon strip.

can be used to Immobilize Prides and Greeds if needed.

Split Phase

will solo break any of the Sauls which spawn.

There is no reason to skill save during the split phases, so just keep up your rotation as normal. The faster you phase Saul, the faster you are back at Deimos.

Remember to cleave both Saul and Deimos when possible.


Hall of Chains

Soulless Horror 35,391,600 1,374 160 3,000

General Berserker Tips

At the begining of the fight you can cleave both Soulless Horror and the wurms with .

Use on the Tormented Dead if needed. Take if you are struggling with Tormented Dead control.

You can use if you have to move away from Soulless Horror due to bad wall spawns.

Breakbar Phase

Save your to help CC but remember to use beforehand so you don't get Stunned.

If your squad is really struggling with CC then you could swap out for .

Dhuum 32,000,000 1,374 400

General Berserker Tips

Use in your rotation on the Enforcers as they take extra direct damage.

Keep at eye on the Reaper by the gate. If spiders start to build up, use to cleave them.

Greater Death Mark

Remember that is a condition cleanse, so use it to cleanse the Torment after the Soul Split ().

Dealing with Mechanics

Use for extra movement during mechanics and going to greens, if you have to do them. This will help you maximise your DPS uptime.

You can also use when moving out to the seals during the final 10%.


Mythwright Gambit

Conjured Amalgamate

Power based DPS classes are a lot stronger at this encounter. Check out our Team Composition Page to see what we recommend.

Twin Largos

General Berserker Tips

At Nikare you can use to block and . If you are targeted by you can move to place it down but continue to attack by using .

At Kenut you can use to block . This attack by Kenut hits multiple times and you may still take damage from it even if you block with .

You can also block , the small AoEs that spawn which apply Torment.

You can block with . If your Heal Druid is struggling with kiting this attack you can always do it as you can still DPS from range when you need to move out.

Save your so you can CC Kenut or Nikare during .

Qadim 19,268,760 1,374 240

Power based DPS classes are a lot stronger at this encounter. Check out our Team Composition Page to see what we recommend.

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