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Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior (skill list)
Berserker tango icon 20px.png Berserker
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Burst. Gain adrenaline, an attack-speed boost, and access to primal burst skills.

 Damage.png Damage: 0
 Radius.png Attack Speed Increase: 15%
 Attribute bonus.png Adrenaline: 10
 Duration.png Duration: 15s
 Burning.png Burning (3s): 393 Damage

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]


  • The increased 15% attack speed does not stack with Quickness or Dual Wielding.
  • Berserk costs 30 points of adrenaline to activate
  • Upon using Berserk the skill is replaced by an appropriate primal burst skill which is immediately usable.
  • While Berserk is active the adrenaline bar becomes a maximum of 10 points
  • Rage skills increase duration of Berserk.
  • The character sometimes shouts "You can't stop me!" or "I'll destroy you all!" upon activating Berserk.
  • The character sometimes shouts "No!" when Berserk is about to run out.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 23, 2019
  • This skill has been moved to slot 1 of the profession mechanic bar. Slot 2 of the profession mechanic bar has been removed when warriors use the berserker specialization.
  • Berserk mode is no longer instant and has a casting time.
  • Entering berserk mode now initiates an attack that damages nearby foes and inflicts burning for 3 seconds.
  • Berserk mode is no longer a rage skill. Instead, it is considered a level-3 burst skill.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Berserk has been added to the game.