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

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
0.25¼ 15 Burst. Gain adrenaline, an attack-speed boost, and access to primal burst skills.
Two-handed Primal Bursts
Arc Divider.png
 Arc Divider
Greatsword 10.75¾ 5 Primal Burst. Spin to create shock waves that grow in size to damage nearby foes.
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 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.
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 Scorched Earth
Longbow 0.5½ 5 Primal Burst. Fire a burning shot into the ground that creates a trail of flaming destruction.
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 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
Axe 0.75¾ 5 Primal Burst. Gather your strength into a powerful attack. If it hits, gain might and recharge this skill.
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 Skull Grinder
Mace 0.5½ 5 Primal Burst. Unleash a powerful skull strike that dazes your target and inflicts multiple conditions.
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 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
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 Burning Shackles
Harpoon gun 10.75¾ 5 Primal Burst. Fire a fast, forceful shot that immobilizes and burns foes.
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 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


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


Skill Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Blood Reckoning.png
 Blood Reckoning
15 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.


Skill Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
15 10 Rage. Break out of stun and extend the duration of berserk mode. The extension of berserk mode increases if a stun was broken.
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 Shattering Blow
Not available underwater.png 15 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.
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 Sundering Leap
Not available underwater.png 15 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.png 15 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.


Skill Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Head Butt.png
 Head Butt
Not available underwater.png 25 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.


List of berserker equipment[edit]

Related achievements[edit]


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