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Disambig icon.png This article is about the warrior's elite specialization. For the equipment attribute combination, see Berserker's.

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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 Weapon Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngBerserk.png Berserk 0.25¼ 15 Burst. Gain adrenaline, an attack-speed boost, and access to primal burst skills.
Two-handed Primal Bursts
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngArc Divider.png Arc Divider Greatsword 10.75¾ 5 Primal Burst. Spin to create shock waves that grow in size to damage nearby foes.
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngRupturing Smash.png Rupturing Smash Hammer 0.75¾ 5 Primal Burst. Jump to the targeted location and slam your hammer down, creating a deadly chain of earthen shock waves that immobilize and daze foes.
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngScorched Earth.png Scorched Earth Longbow 0.5½ 5 Primal Burst. Fire a burning shot into the ground that creates a trail of flaming destruction.
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngGun Flame.png Gun Flame Rifle 0.75¾ 5 Primal Burst. Fire a fast, flaming shot that explodes on the first foe it hits, interrupting foes in the area.
One-handed Primal Bursts
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngDecapitate.png Decapitate Axe 0.75¾ 5 Primal Burst. Gather your strength into a powerful attack. If it hits, gain might and recharge this skill.
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngSkull Grinder.png Skull Grinder Mace 0.5½ 5 Primal Burst. Unleash a powerful skull strike that dazes your target and inflicts multiple conditions.
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngFlaming Flurry.png Flaming Flurry Sword 20.5½ 5 Primal Burst. Lash out with a flurry of strikes that block missiles and shoot fireballs at foes in front of you.
Aquatic Primal Bursts
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngBurning Shackles.png Burning Shackles Harpoon gun 10.75¾ 5 Primal Burst. Fire a fast, forceful shot that immobilizes and burns foes.
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngWild Whirl.png Wild Whirl Spear 0.75¾ 5 Primal Burst. Strike all foes around you, burning and pulling them in.

Weapon skills[edit]

# Skill 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 Flames of War (warrior skill).png 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 Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Blood Reckoning.png Blood Reckoning 0.25¼ 20 Rage. Heal yourself, gain adrenaline, and recharge all primal burst skills. Heal for a percentage of your outgoing damage. This skill extends the duration of berserk mode.

Utility[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Outrage.png Outrage 10 Rage. Break out of stun and extend the duration of berserk mode. The extension of berserk mode increases if a stun was broken.
Shattering Blow.png Shattering Blow Not available underwater 0.5½ 15 Rage. Summon a rock that blocks attacks, then shatter it to send out rock fragments that inflict bleeding on all foes in front of you. Extends the duration of berserk mode if it hits.
Sundering Leap.png Sundering Leap Not available underwater 0.75¾ 25 Rage. Leap to a location, dealing damage and inflicting conditions on all foes in the area. Extends the duration of berserk mode if it hits.
Wild Blow.png Wild Blow Not available underwater 0.75¾ 20 Rage. Lash out with a critical attack that launches your target. The target flies backward, knocking back other foes in the way. Gain fury and extend the duration of berserk mode if this attack hits.

Elite[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Head Butt.png Head Butt Not available underwater 0.75¾ 20 Rage. Stun your target and stun yourself. Gain adrenaline and extend berserk duration if you hit. This skill removes all stability and deals increased damage if stability was removed.

List of berserker traits[edit]

See also: List of warrior traits

Tier Trait 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 Increases berserk mode duration.
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 reduces incoming damage.
Minor Master Burst of Aggression.png Burst of Aggression Gain a burst of speed when entering 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 Gain condition damage. Gain additional condition damage while wielding a torch. Torch skills gain reduced recharge.
Major Master Dead or Alive.png Dead or Alive 30 Receiving fatal damage while in berserk mode ends berserk and heals you. Incoming healing is increased.
Minor Grandmaster Fatal Frenzy.png Fatal Frenzy Berserk mode increases power and condition damage but reduces toughness.
Major Grandmaster Bloody Roar.png Bloody Roar Deal increased damage while in berserk mode.
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 and burning nearby foes.
Major Grandmaster Eternal Champion.png Eternal Champion Gain toughness while in berserk mode. Gain stability and might when breaking stuns.

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