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Dead or Alive

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Dead or Alive

30 Recharge time  

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Berserker
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Receiving fatal damage while in berserk mode ends berserk and heals you. Incoming healing is increased.

 Healing.png Healing: 5,220 (0.04)?
 Miscellaneous effect.png Incoming Healing Increase: 10%

— In-game description


  • While great for surviving large, slow attacks - rapid attacks or conditions will quickly deplete your health after the healing effect takes place.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 23, 2019
  • This trait now increases incoming healing by 10% in addition to its previous effects.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the cooldown from 30 seconds to 60 seconds in PvP only.
November 04, 2015
  • When activated, this trait no longer ends berserk mode.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Dead or Alive has been added to the game.


  • The name of this trait is likely a reference to the fighting game series Dead or Alive.