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Berserker concept art.jpg

When the fury burns within me, and the adrenaline runs through my veins.

— The Berserker

Berserker is a warrior elite specialization that can wield torches and gains access to rage skills. After building enough adrenaline, they are able to enter berserk mode, granting a new set of burst skills.

List of berserker skills[edit]

See also: List of warrior skills

Profession mechanic[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
15 Gain adrenaline, an attack-speed boost, and access to primal burst skills.
Primal bursts
Arcing Sear.png
 Arcing Sear
Greatsword 0.5½ 5 Deliver a circular attack to foes around you, creating an expanding ring of fire. Deal more damage to foes with low health.
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 Rupturing Smash
Hammer 0.75¾ 5 Jump to the targeted location and slam your hammer down, creating a deadly chain of earthen shock waves that knock back foes.
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 Scorched Earth
Longbow 0.75¾ 5 Fire a burning shot that leaves behind a trail of flaming destruction.
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 Gun Flame
Rifle 10.25¼ 5 Fire a fast, flaming shot that explodes when it hits, interrupting foes.
Axe 0.75¾ 5 Leap at your foe with a powerful attack. Foes behind your target take half damage.
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 Skull Grinder
Mace 0.75¾ 5 Unleash a powerful skull strike that dazes your target and inflicts multiple conditions.
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 Flaming Flurry
Sword 20.5½ 5 Lash out with a flurry of strikes that destroys projectiles and shoots fireballs at foes in front of you.
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 Burning Shackles
Harpoon gun 10.75¾ 5 Fire a fast, forceful shot that immobilizes and burns foes.
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 Wild Whirl
Spear 0.75¾ 5 Strike all foes around you, burning and pulling them in.

Weapon skills[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description


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 Blaze Breaker
0.75¾ 15 Smash your torch into the ground, creating a deadly shock wave that conditions foes.
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 Flames of War
0.75¾ 25 Cleanse conditions and become a mobile fire field that burns nearby foes. When the field expires, it explodes, damaging foes and burning them again.

Slot skills[edit]


Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Blood Reckoning.png
 Blood Reckoning
Rage Not available underwater.png 0.25¼ 20 Heal for a percentage of the damage you deal. Critical hits heal for more and give extra adrenaline.


Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Rage Not available underwater.png 10 Break out of stun and gain adrenaline for each foe near you.
Shattering Blow.png
 Shattering Blow
Rage Not available underwater.png 0.5½ 15 Summon a rock in front of you, and then shatter it to gain adrenaline and send rock fragments at all foes in front of you. Foes bleed based on how close they are to the rock. The shock wave produced by this attack reflects projectiles.
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 Sundering Leap
Rage Not available underwater.png 0.75¾ 25 Leap to a location and gain adrenaline. When you land, deal damage and inflict vulnerability on all foes in the area.
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 Wild Blow
Rage Not available underwater.png 0.75¾ 30 Lash out with a critical attack that launches your target. Your target flies backward with such force that they knock back other foes in the way. Gain bonus adrenaline if this move hits.


Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Head Butt.png
 Head Butt
Rage Not available underwater.png 0.5½ 20 Stun your target. Stun yourself. Gain adrenaline if you hit.

List of berserker traits[edit]

See also: List of warrior traits
Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Primal Rage.png Primal Rage You can equip torches and use rage skills. Gain access to berserk mode and primal bursts.
Major Adept Last Blaze.png Last Blaze When you use a rage skill, set nearby foes on fire.
Major Adept Savage Instinct.png Savage Instinct Activating berserk mode breaks stuns and removes conditions.
Major Adept Smash Brawler.png Smash Brawler Killing a foe reduces the recharge of all primal burst skills.
Minor Master Always Angry.png Always Angry Your first strike when entering combat generates extra adrenaline.
Major Master Blood Reaction.png Blood Reaction A percentage of precision is given as a bonus to ferocity. This bonus is double in berserk mode.
Major Master Dead or Alive.png Dead or Alive Taking fatal damage while in berserk mode ends berserk but heals you and converts remaining adrenaline into health.
Major Master Heat the Soul.png Heat the Soul Reduced recharge on torch skills. Gain condition damage while wielding a torch.
Minor Grandmaster Fatal Frenzy.png Fatal Frenzy Gain an attack-speed boost when activating berserk mode.
Major Grandmaster Bloody Roar.png Bloody Roar Taunt and bleed enemies when you activate berserk mode. Effectiveness is doubled against nearby foes.
Major Grandmaster Eternal Champion.png Eternal Champion Gain stability while in berserk mode. Gain stability when you break out of stun.
Major Grandmaster King of Fires.png King of Fires 2 Increase the duration of burning you apply. Critical hits against burning foes spread the burning to nearby foes.



  • This elite specialization's reward track unlocks a unique torch and heavy helmet skin.

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