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Berserker

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the warrior's elite specialization. For the equipment attribute combination, see Attribute combinations#Three attributes.
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With Heart of Thorns, warriors can now become berserkers capable of channeling their adrenaline to enter a berserk mode. While enraged, they gain access to new primal burst skills, replacing standard burst skills with new enhanced abilities. Further complementing the berserker’s new mode are rage skills, which offer new ways to gain adrenaline, ensuring that flying into a frenzy is never far away.

— Berserker release notes

Berserker.pngBerserker tango icon 20px.png Berserker is an elite specialization for the warrior that focuses on adrenaline and adds a new berserk mode that gives access to primal bursts. It also allows the warrior to use an offhand torch.

List of berserker skills[edit]

See also: List of warrior skills

Profession mechanic[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Berserk.png
 Berserk
Rage 15 Gain adrenaline, an attack-speed boost, and access to primal burst skills.
Primal bursts
Two-handed
Arc Divider.png
 Arc Divider
Greatsword 0.75¾ 5 Deliver a circular attack to foes around you, creating a violent shock wave that damages foes. Deal more damage to foes with low health.
Rupturing Smash.png
 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 immobilize foes.
Scorched Earth.png
 Scorched Earth
Longbow 0.5½ 5 Fire a burning shot into the ground that creates a trail of flaming destruction.
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 Gun Flame
Rifle 0.75¾ 5 Fire a fast, flaming shot that explodes on the first foe it hits, interrupting foes in the area.
Main-handed
Decapitate.png
 Decapitate
Axe 0.75¾ 5 Leap at your foe with a powerful attack. Foes behind your target also take damage.
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 Skull Grinder
Mace 0.5½ 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.
Aquatic
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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

Torch[edit]

4
Blaze Breaker.png
 Blaze Breaker
0.5½ 15 Smash your torch into the ground, creating a deadly shock wave that conditions foes.
5
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 Flames of War
0.5½ 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]

Healing[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Blood Reckoning.png
 Blood Reckoning
Rage 15 0.25¼ 20 Heal yourself, gain adrenaline, and recharge all burst skills. Heal for a percentage of your outgoing damage.

Utility[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Outrage.png
 Outrage
Rage 15 10 Break out of stun and gain adrenaline. Gain additional adrenaline for each foe near you.
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 Shattering Blow
Rage Not available underwater.png 15 0.5½ 15 Shatter a rock to gain adrenaline and send out rock fragments that inflict bleeding on all foes in front of you. The shock wave produced by this attack reflects projectiles. Block attacks and gain boons while activating this skill.
Sundering Leap.png
 Sundering Leap
Rage Not available underwater.png 15 0.75¾ 25 Leap to a location and gain adrenaline. When you land, deal damage and inflict vulnerability on all foes in the area. Gain bonus adrenaline if your attack hits.
Wild Blow.png
 Wild Blow
Rage Not available underwater.png 15 0.75¾ 20 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.

Elite[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Head Butt.png
 Head Butt
Rage Not available underwater.png 25 0.75¾ 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 Proficiency Torch Proficiency.png Torch Proficiency You can wield torches in your off hand.
Minor Adept Primal Rage.png Primal Rage Gain access to berserk mode and primal bursts.
Major Adept Smash Brawler.png Smash Brawler Reduces the recharge on primal burst skills and berserk mode.
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.
Minor Master Always Angry.png Always Angry Gain increased damage and condition damage when you enter or exit berserk mode.
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 Heat the Soul.png Heat the Soul Reduced recharge on torch skills. Gain condition damage while wielding a torch.
Major Master Dead or Alive.png Dead or Alive 30 Taking fatal damage while in berserk mode will heal you.
Minor Grandmaster Fatal Frenzy.png Fatal Frenzy Gain boons when activating berserk mode.
Major Grandmaster Bloody Roar.png Bloody Roar Taunt enemies when you activate berserk mode. Deal increased damage while using berserk.
Major Grandmaster King of Fires.png King of Fires 15 Increase the duration of burning you apply. Gain fire aura when you critically hit an enemy. Berserker skills detonate fire aura, damaging
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and burning nearby foes.
Major Grandmaster Eternal Champion.png Eternal Champion Gain stability while in berserk mode. Gain stability and might when you break out of stun.

Gallery[edit]

List of berserker equipment[edit]

Related achievements[edit]

Adept Berserker Specializations (achievements).png Specializations (Heart of Thorns achievements) Arenanet Points.png
Begin training the warrior's berserker elite specialization.
Reward:Berserker's Torch.png Berserker's Torch
Arenanet Points.png
Master Berserker Specializations (achievements).png Specializations (Heart of Thorns achievements) 10 Arenanet Points.png
Completely train the warrior's berserker elite specialization.
Reward:Berserker's Helm.png Berserker's Helm
10 Arenanet Points.png
Wild Abandon Specialization Collections.png Specialization Collections Arenanet Points.png
Collect these 14 items and skins to receive the berserker's torch, Wild Abandon.
Reward:Wild Abandon.png Wild Abandon
1 Item Collected Arenanet Points.png
7 Items Collected Arenanet Points.png
14 Items Collected Arenanet Points.png

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